Fall 1981



Fall 1981

Table of Contents

Special Feature

Coyote Goes Upriver: A Cycle for Story Theater and Mime

excerpts from Diné Bahane: The Navajo Creation Story


American Theater Watch, 1980–1981

From Performance to Print: Preface to a Native American Text

Making the Most of a Mess

The Heartless Darkness of “Apocalypse Now”

The Tenth Symphony

Translation: Fun or Folly?


Along the Avenue of Dead Gestures

Dance for the Sun

Dust Light, Leaves


Happy Ending

In the Garden



Mountain Soprano

Our Tree of Opposites

The Hill Has Something to Say

The Night: Ensenada

The Okra Flower

The Rapture is Coming

The Universe Is Too Big to Love

This Poem is for Margaret

Watch Them Die


[Notes and Sketches on the Navajos]


on Madness in Literature by Lillian Feder

on The Hunt by John G. Mitchell

on Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome, David A. Jasen; Brewster’s Millions by George Barr McCutcheon, David A. Jasen; & The Eighteen-Carat Kid and Other Stories by P. G. Wodehouse, David A. Jasen

on The Creation of Nikolai Gogol by Donald Fanger

Seeing Through Words, Seeing Through Words, Seeing Words Through, Seeing Words (as) Through (on American Hieroglyphics: The Symbol of The Egyptian Hieroglyphics in The American Renaissance by John T. Irwin)

The National Poetry Series: 1980 and 1981 (on Leaving Taos by Robert Peterson; Gumbo by George Barlow; In Winter by Michael Ryan; The Dollmaker’s Ghost by Larry Levis; & So This Is The Map by Reg Saner)