Spring 1999



Spring 1999

Table of Contents

Special Feature

Finding Eudora

Golden Apples

Learning from Miss Welty

The Doll

The Essential Clue and Connection

Tough as Fire


Desert River, Different River

On Leaving Florida

Twilight of the Apple Growers


In the Valley of the Shadow


The Librarian’s Farewell


At the Border


Charlie Fox


Grief, for a long time sound,

History of Rain

If night and day behaved like doors

On Playing the Hoedown “Sally Goodin”


Poets’ Corner


Preaching the Subjunctive

The Pornographer’s Dream

The Two



But Is It a Basket?


About Writers: Hack, Serious, and Academic (on Hired Pens: Professional Writers in America’s Golden Age of Print by Ronald Weber; A Dangerous Profession: A Book about the Writing Life by Frederick Busch; and Writing in Disguise: Academic Life in Subordination by Terry Caesar)

Mutability Cantos (on Mrs. Dumpty by Chana Bloch; The Uses of Adversity by Ronald Wallace; Green Sees Things in Waves by August Kleinzahler; Babylon in a Jar: New Poems by Andrew Hudgins; and Glare by A. R. Ammons)

on Avatars of the Word: From Papyrus to Cyberspace by James J. O’Donnell

on Blank Fictions: Consumerism, Culture and the Contemporary American Novel by James Annesley

on O My Land, My Friends: The Selected Letters of Hart Crane, edited by Langdon Hammer and Brom Weber

on The American Prose Poem: Poetic Form and the Boundaries of Genre by Michel Delville

on Twentieth-Century Southern Literature by J. A. Bryant Jr.

Worlds and Seas: Poets on Poetry (on The Work of Poetry by John Hollander; Some Necessary Angels: Essays on Writing and Politics by Jay Parini; and The Catbird’s Song: Prose Pieces 1963-1995 by Richard Wilbur)

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