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Volume 38, Issue 1 (2008) Spring

Front Matter

Contents

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Human Rights Index p. v-vi
University of Iowa Center for Human Rights

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Woman with a Yellow Scarf p. 1-2
Mary Ruefle

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My Search among the Birds p. 3-7
Mary Ruefle

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All My Roe p. 8-8
Mary Ruefle

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Stairs p. 9-10
Amy Leach

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Alter Ego p. 11-12
Amy Leach

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The First Time I Met H p. 13-19
Maggie McKnight

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Very Decent of You p. 20-28
Paul Zimmer

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Pilgrim p. 29-30
Sara London

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The Golden Lesson p. 31-32
Susan B. A. Somers-Willett

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Dandelion p. 33-33
Malachi Black

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Ivory Tower Boy p. 34-34
Wilson Diehl

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Pearl p. 35-35
Wilson Diehl

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Prayer for the Underground Supplicant p. 36-36
Karen An-Hwei Lee

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Five Villanelles p. 37-41
Jim Barnes

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[Introduction] p. 42-42
Lynne Nugent

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Distance Learning Circuit Rider p. 43-44
William Ford

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The Award p. 45-45
Amelia Colwell

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The Bedroom p. 46-47
April Newman

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Rain on a Dead Child p. 48-49
Salma Salama

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February 15th p. 50-50
Claudia Nagy

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Paper Sky p. 50-50
Abigail Peterson

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Dry and Yellow p. 52-53
Jamey Genna

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In the Poet's House p. 54-54
Margaret Gibson

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Christos and the Tomato p. 55-56
Margaret Gibson

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Margin p. 57-57
Warren Slesinger

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Lifeboat p. 58-58
Warren Slesinger

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Dear City p. 59-60
Nicole Cooley

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Absence p. 61-61
Chard deNiord

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Relentless p. 62-62
J. D. Robinson

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Eddie's Sin p. 63-63
J. D. Robinson

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Byron in Baghdad p. 64-73
Mike Smith

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The Dark Art of Description p. 74-82
Patricia Hampl

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Time and Distance Overcome p. 83-89
Eula Biss

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A Feeling in Your Head p. 90-94
Lance Larsen

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Riding the Cassville Ferry p. 95-101
Barbara Camillo and Victor Camillo

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The Literary Miracle p. 102-107
William H. Gass

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Inordinate Points p. 108-109
Eric Pankey

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Elegy for the Builder's Wife p. 110-110
Nick Courtright

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Cantilevered Bedtime Story p. 111-111
Deborah Bogen

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Prequel p. 112-112
Lolita Stewart-White

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The Souls of Black Folk p. 113-113
Lolita Stewart-White

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A Tear for Gauguin p. 114-114
Ron de Maris

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On the Water p. 115-115
Robley Wilson

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Finity p. 116-148
Patrick Madden

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Prayers to Those Who Wait p. 149-164
Andrew Kozma

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Indigo p. 166-166
Robert Dana

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Elegy for a Hometown p. 167-168
Robert Dana

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Almost Impervious p. 169-169
Nance van Winckel

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Camden Refractory p. 170-170
Jennifer Pilch

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Milton on the Plains: The Coal Furnace p. 171-171
Sharon Chmielarz

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Burning p. 172-172
Sharon Chmielarz

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Detroit, 1972 p. 173-173
Jim Daniels

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Some Lovely Scrubbing p. 174-178
Zach Savich

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Carolyne Wright as "Scholar Gipsy" p. 179-183
Elinor Benedict

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Murder, My Sweet p. 184-187
Kass Fleisher

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Light on the Body p. 188-191
David Hamilton

Back Matter

About the Cover Image

Prairie excerpt from Maggie McKnight's graphic memoir in progress, Misconception: The Story of a Family.

Editors

Editor
David Hamilton
Fiction Editor
Hugh Ferrer
Managing Editor
Lynne Nugent
Assistant Editors
Lauren Barrier Gould
Sarah Karon
Designer
Amber Withycombe
Editorial Assistants
Lisa Angelella
Ian Breen
Rebecca Bridge
Janis Bultman
Katie Chase
Jennifer S. Cheng
Olivia Clare
T. Zachary Cotler
Elizabeth Cowan
Kate Dion
Jennifer duBois
Braden Hepner
T. Geronimo Johnson
Katherine Klein
Megan Knight
Justin Latici
Kecia Lynn
Margaret MacInnis
June Melby
Nathaniel Minton
Elinathan Ohiomoba
Jennifer Percy
Steven Ramirez
Shawn Saler
Zach Savich
Jordan Stempleman
Joseph M. Tiefenthaler
Tyler Tritten
Joyce Turner
Ryan Van Meter
Julia Carrie Wong
Interns
Martin R. Biro
Tara Atkinson Gunyon
Chris Harrison
Erica Kalnay
Craig Moreau
Advisory Board
David Baldus
Charles Kremenak
Leslie Simms
Thomas Walz
Contributing Editors
Patricia Foster
Robert Hass
Bob Hicok
Yiyun Li
Phillip Lopate
James Alan McPherson
Chris Offutt
Lia Pupura
Cole Swensen