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Volume 27, Issue 2 (1997) Summer/Fall

Front Matter

Contents

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A ___ with Anne Carson p. 1-22
John D'Agata and Anne Carson

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Chaldaic Oracles 1 p. 23-24
Anne Carson

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Elegies for Little Beings p. 25-30
Eugen Ionescu and Stavros Deligiorgis

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From "Crabcakes" p. 31-42
James Alan McPherson

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Betsy Breaks Up p. 46-46
Laura Wilder

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Lonesome Road Blues p. 50-50
Boyd White

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Hellhound on My Trail p. 50-50
Boyd White

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Counting p. 51-53
Douglas Goetsch

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From "Poems to Seize Sound" p. 54-59
S. Anna Stephens

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Wormwood p. 60-69
Rikki Ducornet

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Skipping p. 70-70
Diane Williams

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A History of the Imagination p. 71-75
Norman Lock

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Four Poets from the World p. 76-81
Carolyn Brown

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[Dogs' Breath Steams, Cold Air Catches in Your Throat] p. 82-82
Eugenius Ališanka and H. L. Hix

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Solstice p. 82-83
Eugenius Ališanka and H. L. Hix

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[Devoted Walls Stood There] p. 83-83
Eugenius Ališanka and H. L. Hix

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Autumn Apocalypse p. 83-83
Eugenius Ališanka and H. L. Hix

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Losing Death p. 84-84
Eugenius Ališanka and H. L. Hix

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Arrow p. 84-84
Eugenius Ališanka and H. L. Hix

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Ecoutez p. 85-85
Eugenius Ališanka and H. L. Hix

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Sand Sphinx p. 85-85
Eugenius Ališanka and H. L. Hix

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Pause p. 86-86
Eugenius Ališanka and H. L. Hix

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Peripheral Vision p. 86-86
Eugenius Ališanka and H. L. Hix

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Tabula Rasa p. 87-87
Eugenius Ališanka and H. L. Hix

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Enchanted Country p. 87-87
Eugenius Ališanka and H. L. Hix

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Under the Cupola of Snow p. 88-88
Eugenius Ališanka and H. L. Hix

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Atlantis p. 88-88
Eugenius Ališanka and H. L. Hix

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Crystallography p. 89-90
Eugenius Ališanka and H. L. Hix

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Dialogue in a Cellar p. 90-91
Eugenius Ališanka and H. L. Hix

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Two Thousand Years p. 91-92
Eugenius Ališanka and H. L. Hix

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Civitas Lunae p. 92-95
Eugenius Ališanka and H. L. Hix

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Godspeed p. 96-96
Eugenius Ališanka and H. L. Hix

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Treasure Map with No Spot Marked "X" p. 97-98
Ranjit Hoskote

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Helical Histories p. 98-99
Ranjit Hoskote

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Palace p. 100-100
Ranjit Hoskote

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A Poem for Grandmother p. 101-102
Ranjit Hoskote

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Group Portrait p. 102-104
Ranjit Hoskote

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Mother Goddess p. 104-105
Ranjit Hoskote

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The Last Annal of Alamgir p. 105-110
Ranjit Hoskote

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Donkey Blues p. 111-111
Ambrose Massaquoi

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Titi Bum Boat p. 112-112
Ambrose Massaquoi

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Casanova p. 112-113
Ambrose Massaquoi

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Titi Bum Boat Is a Towel p. 113-113
Ambrose Massaquoi

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Freetown from New Englandville p. 114-114
Ambrose Massaquoi

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Sugar Daddy Dance p. 114-116
Ambrose Massaquoi

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Complex (Street Talk Recorded) p. 117-117
Ambrose Massaquoi

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Gambe River Gal (For All Black Sisters) p. 118-118
Ambrose Massaquoi

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A Tink Say San Do Dem p. 118-119
Ambrose Massaquoi

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Bo by Bus p. 119-120
Ambrose Massaquoi

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En You Ge De Voice p. 120-121
Ambrose Massaquoi

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Glossary p. 122-122
Ambrose Massaquoi

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Kingdoms: Kingdom I; Kingdom II; Kingdom III; Kingdom IV p. 123-127
Mohammad Sulaiman and Ferial J. Ghazoul

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Ecclesiastes p. 128-132
Mohammad Sulaiman and Ferial J. Ghazoul

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From "The Book of Revelations and Epistles" p. 133-133
Mohammad Sulaiman and Ferial J. Ghazoul

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The Book They Held Together p. 134-134
Raymond Federman

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The Competition p. 135-135
Raymond Federman

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Dick and Eddie: A Narralogue p. 136-148
Ronald Sukenick

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Grandma's Garden Seeds p. 149-153
Garfield Linton

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Elegiac Variations p. 154-157
Eric Pankey

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Angels of Fire p. 158-160
Frankie Paino

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The Binding of Isaac p. 160-161
Frankie Paino

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Like Water p. 161-163
Frankie Paino

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One Petition Lofted into the Ginkgos p. 164-165
Gabriel Gudding

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Test Day p. 166-166
John Repp

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The Barrette p. 167-167
Valerie Savior

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The Scarf p. 167-167
Valerie Savior

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No Other World than This p. 168-168
Timothy Liu

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Bleecker Street p. 169-169
Timothy Liu

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A Love Poem for Alyce Husar p. 170-171
Paul Zimmer

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Dog, Fish, Shoes (Or Beans) p. 172-173
Albert Goldbarth

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Long Distance p. 175-189
Maribeth Fischer

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Ron Padgett's "New and Selected Poems" p. 190-196
Matthew Rohrer

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On Paul Zimmer p. 197-199
David Hamilton

Back Matter

About the Cover Image

Our cover art this year is by Jim Madden. The front cover image, which depicts a landscape painted in response to returning to Iowa after a summer spent alongshore in Maine, is a 22" x 28" oil paint, graphite, and beeswax on canvas called Labor Day 1996. Our back cover depicts a landscape inspired by the settlement patterns of the rural midwest, and is a 16" x 20" charcoal and pastel on paper called Early Spring 1995. Mr. Madden earned a B.Arch. from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1975 and practiced architecture in Portland, Oregon until 1987. While living in Bozeman, Montana from 1988 to 1992 he began painting landscapes and returned to school. He earned a BFA in painting from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1994 and an MA from The University of Iowa in 1996. In May 1997 he earned an MFA in painting from The University of Iowa and plans to return to Montana with his wife, Corrine. All works are in the collection of the artist and are re produced with his permission.

Editors

Editors
David Hamilton
Mary Hussmann
Assistant Editors
Kevin Larimer
Corrine Madden
Judith Mitchell
Designer
Kay Amert
Editorial Assistants
Jerry Harp
Paula Melton
Wuru Terrell
Stacy Tintocalis
Beth Schrank
Advisory Board
David Baldus
Frank Conroy
Charles Kremenak
Leslie Simms
Thomas Walz