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Volume 29, Issue 2 (1999) Fall

Front Matter

Contents

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Hard Play p. 1-27
Jean Harper

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Mrs. Blue p. 34-46
Joshua Ferris

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Birds of America p. 47-49
Sandra Meek

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From "The Untitled" p. 50-53
Kevin Larimer

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Ode to Zoning p. 54-54
Peter Henry

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The Road p. 58-58
Saadi Youssef and Khaled Mattawa

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Happiness p. 59-59
Khaled Mattawa and Saadi Youssef

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Thresholds p. 60-60
Jon Thompson

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Absolution p. 60-61
Jon Thompson

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Black Market p. 61-61
Jon Thompson

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[Eight Drawings] p. 62-69
Matilde Dolcetti

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Cross-Fertilization p. 70-79
Lawrence Arancio

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Cures p. 80-81
Samantha Hunt

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Erosion p. 82-82
Samantha Hunt

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Cardinal p. 97-97
Howard Zimmon

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Not Walter Pater p. 98-98
Kirk Nesset

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Days of 1931 p. 99-102
James Collins

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Vessel p. 103-103
Brian Henry

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Heart p. 103-103
Brian Henry

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Doppelgänger p. 104-104
Brian Henry

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Five of Diamonds p. 105-105
Brent Hendricks

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Five of Clubs p. 106-106
Brent Hendricks

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Five of Spades p. 107-107
Brent Hendricks

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Five of Hearts p. 108-108
Brent Hendricks

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How to Sustain the Visionary Mode p. 109-109
Eric Pankey

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A Confessional Poem p. 110-110
Eric Pankey

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Comes a Time p. 110-110
Eric Pankey

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Eclipse on the Day of the Field Trip p. 111-112
Julie Jordan Hanson

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Timepieces p. 113-113
Rebecca Lilly

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Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone p. 114-120
Clifford Thompson

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About the Grass p. 121-127
Tony Knoderer

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Bad John Going Down p. 128-145
Erika Gentry

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Prairie Dog Town p. 146-146
Jamey Dunham

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Dusk Falls on the Kitchen p. 146-146
Jamey Dunham

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Bird Sanctuary p. 147-148
Dean Young

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Two Love Poems p. 150-150
Timothy Kelly

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Ars Domestica p. 151-152
Dana Roeser

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3 A.M.: Put Pedro to Sleep p. 153-156
Dana Roeser

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Soap Box Derby Queen p. 157-157
Laura Sullivan-Hackley

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Homage to Paul Celan p. 158-158
Gregory Vargo

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Introductory p. 159-159
Martha Zweig

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Really Fictional Fiction p. 160-167
Zed Ander

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Where Is That Boy? p. 168-171
Sarah Manguso

Back Matter

About the Cover Image

The works on our covers this year are by Matilde Dolcetti who di rects the Scuola Internationale di Gr?fica in Venice and was in residence with the Printmaking Department of the School of Art and Art His tory at Iowa in the spring of 1998. Her Venetian scenes are works on paper, etchings that are then hand-colored in watercolor. A set of eight line drawings, portraits of women, are included inside.

Editors

Editors
David Hamilton
Mary Hussmann
Assistant Editors
Kevin Larimer
Brian Lennon
Judith Mitchell
Designer
Kay Amert
Editorial Assistants
Mark Baechtel
Santhosh Daniel
Wayne Harrison
Sara Levine
Sarah Manguso
Dalia Rosenfeld
Advisory Board
David Baldus
Frank Conroy
Charles Kremenak
Leslie Simms
Thomas Walz