Spring 2000



Spring 2000

Table of Contents


Idiot Savant: Henry Ford as Proto-Postmodern Man


On the Killing Fields

The Sound of a Meadowlark



The Mappist


At Horticulture Park


Burning the Letters

Glenfillan Sheepdog Trials


It Could Be Anything

Naked Poetry

Objects in This Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear

Sea-Wrack Religion

Squatting & Snake Fence

Sunday Sublime

Table Prayer

The Hemlock Tree

Workers for the Lord

Youthful Journals


Nights, Lights, Ruins


It’s Only Rock-and-Roll (on Selfwolf by Mark Halliday and Road Atlas: Prose and Other Poems by Campbell McGrath)

on Dark Waves and Light Matter by Albert Goldbarth

on Ecology of a Cracker Childhood by Janisse Ray

on The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank

on The Material Ghost: Films and Their Medium by Gilberto Perez

on The Playwright’s Voice: American Dramatists on Memory, Writing and the Politics of Culture by David Savran

on The Wedding Jester by Steve Stern

on Tupperware: The Promise of Plastic in 1950s America by Alison J. Clarke

Position, Connection, Conviction (on Reluctantly: Autobiographical Essays by Hayden Carruth; What the Twilight Says: Essays by Derek Walcott; Twenty Questions by J. D. McClatchy; Stealing Glimpses: Of Poetry, Poets, and Things in Between by Molly McQuade; and After-Images: Autobiographical Sketches by W. D. Snodgrass)