Fall 1993



Fall 1993

Table of Contents


A Thousand Buddhas

Alone, with Friends: From a Journal toward Springtime

American Theater Watch, 1992–1993

Forest of voices



The Extent of Fatherhood


Counting Potatoes

Fishing, Winter 1989

Goodbye on the Wind


It Begins with a Presentiment

Making Hot Oil

Mein Kampf

Mornings Like This

Nights Without Rockets

Shiva’s Prowess & Banded Krait

Slow Storm



The Book of the Dead Man (#23)

The Stones of Callanish & Norwegians at the Shetland Hotel

Three Epigrams


You Can’t Drive the Same Truck Twice


Life, Death, and American Afterlife (on Images of Afterlife: Beliefs from Antiquity to Modern Times by Geddes MacGregor; Confrontations with the Reaper: A Philosophical Study of the Nature and Value of Death by Fred Feldman; & When Time Shall Be No More: Prophecy Belief in Modern American Culture by Paul Boyer)

on A Space Filled with Moving by Maggie Anderson

on Beyond PC: Toward a Politics of Understanding by Patricia Aufderheide

on Forests: The Shadow of Civilization by Robert Pogue Harrison

on Stepping Westward: The Long Search for Home in the Pacific Northwest by Sallie Tisdale

on The Laughing Place by Pam Durban

Scheming on Dickey (on The Whole Motion: Collected Poems, 1945-1992 by James Dickey)

Skating on Paper (on A Dream of Mind by C. K. Williams; Travels by W. S. Merwin; To Put the Mouth To by Judith Hall; Fanatic Heart by Deborah Pope; Shoetown by Gerald McCarthy; & Short Talks by Anne Carson)


Narrative Hunger and Silent Witness: An Interview with Reynolds Price