Summer 1995



Summer 1995

Table of Contents


A Call to the Colors


The Site, The Story



Life at the Molecular Level

Light Opera


Advancing Back

Bottom’s Dream

Burglar Alarm

Cocktail Waitress

Dreaming of Rural America


Once Against a Time



Still Life with Tropical Flowers

The Other End

Theft & Theory and Substance of the Night

With Crickets


The Unstill Still Life


Bit Players (on Stealing Time by Mary Grimm; Watch with Me and Six Other Stories of the Yet-Remembered Ptolemy Proudfoot and His Wife, Miss Minnie, Née Quinch by Wendell Berry; In the Walled City by Stewart O’Nan; and The Good Doctor by Susan Onthank Mates)

Can White Guys Write? (on Paper Trails: Essays by Michael Dorris; A Geometry of Lilies: Life and Death in an American Family by Steven Harvey; A Place That’s Known by Michael Pearson; and Inheritance of Horses by James Kilgo)

Fourteen Ways of Looking at Selecteds (on The Darkness Around Us Is Deep: Selected Poems of William Stafford, edited by Robert Bly; Hinge & Sign: Poems, 1968-1993 by Heather McHugh; Velocities: New and Selected Poems, 1966-1992 by Stephen Dobyns; New and Selected Poems, 1974-1994 by Stephen Dunn; Study for the World’s Body: New and Selected Poems by David St. John; Firekeeper: New and Selected Poems by Pattiann Rogers; Walking to Cootehill: New and Selected Poems, 1958-1992 by John Engels; and A Marvin Bell Reader: Selected Poetry and Prose by Marvin Bell)

Mapping America from Odd Angles (on The Lawn: A History of an American Obsession by Virginia Scott Jenkins; Watch The Skies!: A Chronicle Of The Flying Saucer Myth by Curtis Peebles; & AfterCulture: Detroit and The Humiliation Of History by Jerry Herron)

on Voices Of Decline: The Postwar Fate Of US Cities by Robert A. Beauregard