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Volume 26, Issue 3 (1996) Fall

Front Matter

Contents

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A Conversation about Kwame Anthony Appiah's "In My Father's House: Africa in the Philosophy of Culture" p. 1-26
Mahoumbah Klobah, Mawuena Logan, Dean Makuluni, Cherry Muhanji, Theresa Riffe, and Barbara Eckstein

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On Criticism p. 27-30
Helen Vendler

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Audenesque p. 31-33
Seamus Heaney

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The Thing about Channels p. 34-50
Jeffrey J. Merrick

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Promises of Dill Seed p. 62-62
Peter Imsdahl

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Reply without Gazelles p. 63-64
Sandra Meek

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Wild Onions p. 65-65
Robert W. Thomas

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Plymouth p. 66-66
Brian Young

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Taxidermy p. 69-85
Leslie Walker Williams

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Sweeper Women p. 93-101
Beth Lee Simon

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The Madonna of the Serpent p. 102-103
Jennifer Atkinson

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Persephone Sets the Record Straight p. 104-105
Shara McCallum

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Apple p. 106-106
Shara McCallum

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No Whip, No Velvet p. 107-108
Cal Bedient

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Mother p. 109-109
Beth Roberts

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1963 p. 110-110
John Talbot

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The Virgin Jocasta p. 111-112
Paul Stanslaw

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Amos Needs Turning p. 112-113
Paul Stanslaw

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The Cabalist p. 113-113
Paul Stanslaw

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The Heart of Power p. 114-125
John J. Berry

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Ghost Story p. 126-126
Gordon Lish

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Blue Books p. 127-134
Steven Harvey

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Yiddish Pantoum p. 135-135
Rochelle Nameroff

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Disappearance: A Backwards Waltz p. 136-136
Rochelle Nameroff

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The Coroner's Reprieve p. 137-138
Bob Hicok

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Over Coffee p. 139-140
Bob Hicok

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Quesnay's Aspect p. 141-142
Barbara Campbell

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Readerly p. 143-144
John Latta

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What Price Electrolysis p. 145-156
Jan Maulhardt

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Borges Travel p. 157-158
Mark Axelrod

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Verlaine Shoes p. 158-159
Mark Axelrod

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Rembrandt Toothpaste p. 160-161
Mark Axelrod

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Cervantes Institute p. 161-162
Mark Axelrod

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Monet Jewelry p. 163-165
Mark Axelrod

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Place Heaven's Compartment Material Here p. 168-168
Gregory Brooker

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Place "Transition" Winter 1929 Here p. 169-169
Gregory Brooker

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All Souls p. 170-170
K. Reynolds Dixon

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If I Met Philip Johnson p. 171-171
George Swaney

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Chilled p. 172-172
Rich Ives

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His Finger Eaten by a Pig p. 173-173
Rich Ives

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A Man Who Would Be Santa p. 174-178
Tom Walz

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Ruth Stone's Intricate Simplicities p. 179-193
Roger Gilbert

Back Matter

About the Cover Image

This is the third in our series of covers featuring paintings by Donald Justice. "Old Building, Galesburg, Illinois," is acrylic on canvas, 24 by 20 inches. It is in the private collection of Peggy Wier and is reproduced with her permission.

Editors

Editor
David Hamilton
Associate Editor
Mary Hussmann
Assistant Editors
Creston Lea
Corinne Madden
Valerie Savior
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Kay Amert
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John Beer
Lisa Chen
John D'Agata
Ellen Fagg
Jerry Harp
John Isles
Antonio Jocson
Dorian Karchmar
Patricia Lawrence
Paula Melton
Katherine Swiggert
Michael Taeckens
Michael Theune
Ruth Tobias
James Tweedie
Advisory Board
David Baldus
Frank Conroy
Charles Kremenak
Judy Polumbaum
Leslie Simms
Thomas Walz