Spring 2012



Spring 2012

Table of Contents

Special Feature

Eudora Welty: All Serious Daring Starts from Within (essay)

Forby and the Mayan Maidens (fiction)

In Praise of Surrealism & In Praise of the Ordinary (poems)

In the Lion’s Cage (poem)

Isogloss: Language and Legacy on Mount St. Helens (essay)

Leaving Duck Creek (essay)

Left Behind; Decoration Day; & Living Tree (poems)

Making Friends, and the Book of Friendship, with Eudora Welty (essay)

Mourners, Onlookers, Gawkers (poem)

The More Mysterious: An Interview with Robert Morgan

Voice in the Whirlwind (essay)


Squeeze Me, I Sing


Easter Afternoon


Proud Flesh

Siren Song

We’re Small on the Rim

Words Fail the Winning Athlete & The News from Poetry


Bottom of da Boot: Losing the Coast of Louisiana


All Possible Worlds (on Josie Sigler’s Living Must Bury; Harmony Holiday’s Negro League Baseball; David Clewell’s Taken Somehow by Surprise; Kathleen Graber’s The Eternal City; and Maxine Scates’s Undone)

It’s All in the Details (on Charles Baxter’s Gryphon: New and Selected Stories; Ann Packer’s Swim Back to Me; Ernest J. Finney’s Sequoia Gardens: California Stories; Phillip Sterling’s In Which Brief Stories Are Told; & Amina Gautier’s At-Risk)

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