Spring 2007



Spring 2007

Table of Contents


Eight Fragments from My Grandfather’s Body

Next Stop Abbottland: The Stories of Lee K. Abbott

The Dark Art


A Great Piece of Elephant

Ecce Homo

Knife, Barn, My Harvey


A Diet of Angels

Autobiography: The Short Version

My Ancestors on Either Side & Too Much in the Sun

Paradise; Zeno’s Sparrow; Constant Sorrow; & Valentine

Talk to God

The Storm Drain

Thoughts on an Anniversary: Once More, with Feeling

What Isn’t There





Let’s Pretend (on Lines of Truth and Conversation by Joan Alexander; Carrying the Torch by Brock Clarke; Copy Cats by David Crouse; and If the Sky Falls by Nicholas Montemarano)

on A Private History of Awe by Scott Russell Sanders

on Between the Lines: A History of Poetry in Letters, 1962-2002 by Joseph Parisi and Stephen Young

on The Company They Kept: Writers on Unforgettable Friendships by Robert B. Silvers and Barbara Epstein

on The Lives of Rocks by Rick Bass

on The Narrow Road to the Interior: Poems by Kimiko Hahn