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Volume 25, Issue 2 (1995) Spring-Summer

Front Matter

Contents

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Foreword p. 1-5
David Hamilton

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Essayism p. 6-14
Robert Atwan

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Patch Work: Picturing Vietnam p. 15-23
Rebecca Blevins Faery

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My Life with Medicine p. 24-39
Naomi Shihab Nye

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The Changed Name of God p. 40-46
Steven Harvey

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Bonanza p. 52-59
Jo Ann Beard

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Hill Kids p. 60-74
Diane Sullivan Mertens

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Allegiance p. 75-83
Bret Lott

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Zen Suite p. 84-90
Gerald Stevenson

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Keepers of the Flame p. 91-103
Albert Goldbarth

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Of an "Only Child" 's World p. 116-119
Michael Benedikt

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Innocence p. 120-125
William Kittredge

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A Girlhood p. 126-144
Julene Bair

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Rooms in College p. 145-156
Paul West

Back Matter

About the Cover Image

On our covers, this time, are two works by Leola Bergmann, both reproduced with her permission. On the front is a collage portrait of the novelist, Marguerite Young, "Miss Macintosh/Young's \ . . odd-angled vision ...,'" and, on the back, "May 4th?'93," a monoprint based on four plates. A quotation from Rilke appears faintly on it: "so leben wir und nehmen immer Abschied," ("we live our lives, forever taking leave," trans., Leishman and Spender), from the Eighth Dunio Elegy. Ms. Bergmann earned a BA in English from St. Olaf College, 1937, and an MA, 1939, and PhD in American Civilization from The University of Iowa in 1942. She is the author of Music Master of the Middle West, University of Minnesota Press, 1944; The Negro in Iowa, Iowa State Historical Society, 1948; Americans from Norway, J. B. Lippincott, 1950; and numerous articles and reviews. From 1964 to 1969, she studied printmaking at Iowa with Mauricio Lasansky, Keith Achepol, and Virginia Myers. Her prints are in numerous private and public collections in this country and abroad. A retrospective of three decades of printmaking was shown in an Iowa City gallery in October, 1994. Her late husband, Gustav Bergmann, was professor of philosophy at The University of Iowa. He lettered the line from Rilke that Ms. Bergmann worked into her print.

Editors

Editor
David Hamilton
Associate Editor
Mary Hussmann
Assistant Editor
Rebecca Childers
Designer
Kay Amert
Advisory Board
David Baldus
Frank Conroy
Charles Kremenak
Judy Polumbaum
Leslie Simms
Thomas Walz