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Volume 19, Issue 3 (1989) Fall

Front Matter

Contents

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An Interview with Ralph Ellison p. 1-10
Ralph Ellison and Richard Kostelanetz

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The Body Breaking p. 18-18
Marvin Bell

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Climbing Mt. Baldy at the Dunes p. 21-21
Marvin Bell

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Portrait p. 21-22
Marvin Bell

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A Dream... or Was It? p. 23-23
Marvin Bell

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For Michelle p. 27-27
Fleda Brown Jackson

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Mississippi River, near Cape Girardeau, Mo. p. 28-28
Fleda Brown Jackson

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Saniya's Dreams p. 29-29
Khaled Mattawa

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History of My Face p. 30-30
Khaled Mattawa

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The Radios of September p. 31-36
Craig Loomis

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Stepping into the World of Men p. 37-49
Mary Helen Stefaniak

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Sunflowers p. 50-50
Louise Erdrich

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Translucence p. 51-52
Louise Erdrich

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A Phantom of Delight p. 53-53
Michael Heffernan

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A Light in the House p. 54-54
Michael Heffernan

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Another Visit from My Sister p. 55-55
Alan Feldman

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Marini's "Man on a Horse" p. 55-55
Alan Feldman

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The Body Is Beautiful p. 56-56
George Shelton

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March p. 56-57
George Shelton

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Three Foxes p. 57-57
George Shelton

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At Sunset p. 58-58
George Shelton

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China Journal p. 59-81
Vicki Armour-Hileman

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Letter from Kunming p. 82-85
J. D. Brown

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The Woman in the Water p. 86-103
Katharine Haake

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Boy Soprano p. 104-105
Nance Van Winckel

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Pink p. 106-106
Donald Schenker

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Cows in the Rain p. 107-107
Donald Schenker

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Beef Tune p. 108-108
Donald Schenker

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Ravioli Fiorentini p. 109-109
Beatrice Hawley

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Coming Home: An Interview with Rita Dove p. 112-123
Steven Schneider and Rita Dove

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White Out p. 124-135
J. M. McCool

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Auntie p. 136-141
Alyce Ingram

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My Allan Bloom Problem: And Ours p. 142-153
Steven Weiland

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On Michael Heffernan p. 154-158
Peter Junker

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A Quartet of Contemporary Poetries p. 159-173
Laurence Goldstein

Back Matter

About the Cover Image

Our cover image, "Viking Ship" (1981), a 15" x 20" water color and collage work on paper, is by Ulfert Wilke (1907-1987), the first director of The University of Iowa Museum of Art. It is in the collection of the artist's family. Mark Tade took the photograph.

Editors

Editor
David Hamilton
Managing Editor
Mary Hussmann
Designer
Kay Amert
Assistant Editors
David Madole
Rochelle Nameroff
James Boyd White
Editorial Assistants
Mary Adams
Nicole Cooley
Kristen E. Gandrow
Jessie Grearson
Bruce Holbert
Carolyn Jacobson
Rebecca L. Johnson
Fritz McDonald
Steve Parrott
Rosemary Regan-Gavin
Margarita Robles
David P. Wall
Advisory Board
Panayot Butchvarov
Maria A. Duarte
Eugenia T. McGee
Allan Megill, Chair
Fredrick Woodard
Paul Zimmer