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Volume 12, Issue 2 (1981) Spring-Summer: Extended Outlooks: The Iowa Review Collection of Contemporary Writing by Women

Volume 12, Numbers 2-3

Front Matter

Contents

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There and Here p. 1-2
Barbara Anderson

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Bread p. 7-8
Margaret Atwood

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Letters from Three Women p. 9-10
Wendy Battin

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Johnnieruth p. 15-20
Becky Birtha

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Family Script p. 21-24
Anne Blackford

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Falling South p. 25-26
Martha Boethel

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Mornings Remembering Last Nights p. 27-28
Olga Broumas

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Epithalamion p. 29-30
Olga Broumas

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Two, Remembered p. 31-31
Constance Carrier

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Travel Notes p. 32-35
Michelle Cliff

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The Children's Ward p. 36-47
Jane Cooper

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Hanging the Pictures p. 48-48
Madeline DeFrees

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Extended Outlook p. 49-49
Madeline DeFrees

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Agave Americana p. 50-61
Madeline DeFrees

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Madeleine's Dreads p. 62-62
Alexis DeVeaux

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From "Natural Birth" p. 63-68
Toi Derricotte

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Formal Garden Series p. 69-75
Shirley Eliason

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The Sleeping p. 76-76
Lynn Emanuel

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Silence. She Is Six Years Old p. 77-77
Lynn Emanuel

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In My Father's Cabin p. 78-79
Kathy Engel

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Letter to Sandra McPherson p. 80-80
Abbie Huston Evans

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Poem for Maya p. 81-81
Carolyn Forché

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Expatriate p. 82-82
Carolyn Forché

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Endurance p. 83-84
Carolyn Forché

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Because One Is Always Forgotten p. 85-85
Carolyn Forché

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Message p. 86-86
Carolyn Forché

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Selective Service p. 87-87
Carolyn Forché

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Each Bird Walking p. 97-98
Tess Gallagher

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Internal Geography: Part One p. 99-100
Joan Gibbs

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The Love Sequence p. 101-108
Sandra M. Gilbert

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Summer, an Elegy p. 109-122
Ellen Gilchrist

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Clanking to Byzantium p. 123-124
Ellen Gilchrist

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To a Friend Going Blind p. 125-126
Jorie Graham

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I, Boudica p. 127-131
Judy Grahn

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Well Enough Alone p. 132-132
Debora Greger

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The Shallows p. 133-133
Debora Greger

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De Arte Honeste Amandi p. 134-136
Linda Gregerson

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Places p. 137-149
Lois Elaine Griffith

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Helios and Athene p. 150-154
H. D.

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Reading H.D.'s "Helios and Athene" p. 155-163
Adalaide Morris

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Queen Charming p. 164-166
Pamela White Hadas

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The Gaudenzia p. 167-186
Gwen Head

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Indulgence and Accidents p. 187-188
Judith Hemschemeyer

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Mouse p. 191-191
Laura Jensen

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Whale p. 192-193
Laura Jensen

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Abishag p. 198-199
Shirley Kaufman

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From "Claims" p. 200-202
Shirley Kaufman

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Philosophy in Warm Weather p. 203-203
Jane Kenyon

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The Pond at Dusk p. 205-205
Jane Kenyon

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Restaurant p. 206-206
Maxine Hong Kingston

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Absorption of Rock p. 207-208
Maxine Hong Kingston

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Eager Street p. 209-210
Kendra Kopelke

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Leaving My Daughter's House p. 211-212
Maxine Kumin

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Upstairs p. 213-214
Marlene Leamon

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A Sequence for My Mother p. 215-219
Jan Heller Levi

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A Poem for Women in Rage p. 220-222
Audre Lorde

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Abortion p. 223-231
Audre Lorde

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The River Honey Queen Bess p. 232-233
Cynthia Macdonald

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My Familiar Lover p. 234-235
Cynthia Macdonald

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On Faith p. 236-236
Heather McHugh

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Asthma p. 237-237
Lynne McMahon

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Utanikki, August 1978 p. 238-239
Sandra McPherson

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Afternoon Walk p. 240-240
Josephine Miles

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Doing Time p. 241-242
Sara Miles

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First Intimation p. 243-243
Vassar Miller

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In Mrs. N's Palace p. 250-251
Honor Moore

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Stone Soup p. 252-252
Lisel Mueller

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Fracture p. 253-253
Lisel Mueller

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Fairy Tale p. 254-254
Carol Muske

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Even before the Mirror Myra p. 255-255
Gerda S. Norvig

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Hand Fantasy p. 256-256
Gerda S. Norvig

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Final Anatomy p. 257-257
Diana Ó. Hehir

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History: 13 p. 259-259
Sharon Olds

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The Takers p. 260-260
Sharon Olds

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The Meal p. 261-261
Sharon Olds

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The House of Fecundity p. 262-263
Sharon Olds

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Sex without Love p. 264-264
Sharon Olds

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The Birthmark p. 265-265
Merrill Oliver

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One Blue Flag p. 268-268
Linda Pastan

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In the Middle of a Life p. 269-270
Linda Pastan

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Spaces of Work p. 271-277
Padma Perera

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Laocoön Is the Name of the Figure p. 280-280
Marge Piercy

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Self-Criticism p. 281-281
Monica Raymond

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The Thread p. 282-285
Monica Raymond

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For Ethel Rosenberg p. 286-290
Adrienne Rich

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Mother-in-Law p. 291-292
Adrienne Rich

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Integrity p. 293-294
Adrienne Rich

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Laura Riding Roughshod p. 295-299
Jane Marcus

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The Short Order Cook in the Mountains p. 300-301
Susan Schweik

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Basic Training p. 302-302
Jane Shore

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High Holy Days p. 303-305
Jane Shore

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Doors Opening Here, and There p. 306-308
Marcia Southwick

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Fishes at Saint-Jean: Chagall, 1949 p. 309-313
Roberta Spear

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Days p. 314-315
Elizabeth Spires

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Ordinary Lives p. 316-316
May Stevens

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Postcard p. 317-317
Pamela Stewart

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What Can You Do? p. 318-319
Ruth Stone

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Secondhand Coat p. 321-321
Ruth Stone

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Poetry p. 322-322
Ruth Stone

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On Ruth Stone p. 323-330
Sandra M. Gilbert, Wendy Barker, Dorothy Gilbert, Diana Ó. Hehir, Josephine Miles, Tillie Olsen, Charlotte Painter, and Susan Gubar

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How We Love Now p. 331-332
Stephanie Strickland

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Love That Gives Us Ourselves p. 333-333
Stephanie Strickland

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Pears p. 336-337
Mary Swander

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My Grandmother's Hair p. 338-338
Joan Swift

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Father p. 339-339
Joan Swift

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Pneumonia p. 340-340
Joan Swift

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1933 p. 341-341
Joan Swift

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Breaking a Voodoo p. 342-342
Eve Triem

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Eve Triem: A Retrospective p. 343-347
Carolyn Kizer

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Franz, the World Is Abstract p. 350-351
Chase Twichell

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Starkweather House p. 352-353
Chase Twichell

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Running p. 354-357
Leslie Ullman

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Physics p. 358-359
Jeanne Murray Walker

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Making the Painting p. 360-361
Jeanne Murray Walker

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The Last Migration: Amherst, Mass., Winter, 1981 p. 362-363
Jeanne Murray Walker

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Northern Liberties p. 364-364
Jeanne Murray Walker

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Necessity p. 365-365
Jeanne Murray Walker

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For My Daughter's Twenty-First Birthday p. 366-366
Jeanne Murray Walker

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Alice James p. 367-368
Naomi Wolf

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A Woman at the Window p. 369-370
Nellie Wong

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Toward a 44th Birthday p. 371-371
Nellie Wong

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Your Story p. 372-372
Susan Wood

Back Matter

About the Cover Image

The cover reproduces a portrait of Virginia Woolf in charcoal and collage by Shirley Eliason.

Editors

Editor
David Hamilton
Editor On Leave
Fredrick Woodard
Associate Editors
Lowell Edwin Folsom
Adalaide Morris
Managing Editor
Norman Sage
Designer
Kay Amert
Compositor
Annie Graham & Co.
Assistant Editors
David Cole
Frank DePirro
Kim Edwards
Peggy Gifford
Douglas Glover
David Groff
Laura Julier
Conlin Wagner

Special Guest Editors
Jane Cooper
Gwen Head
Adalaide Morris
Marcia Southwick