Summer 1997



Summer 1997

Table of Contents

Special Feature

“The Bluesteel, Rawhide, Patent-Leather Implications of Fairy Tales”: A Conversation with Albert Murray


A Secret Iridescence

Martha Graham, Audio Description Of

The Disassociation Game


Among the Azores

Aunt Rachel on Friday

Days at Home



A Constant, A Mystery & A Warning to the Comet Hyakutake about the Olafsen Brothers

A Quarrel of Pairs

An Explanation

Dancer & Fifty Tears


Elvis Sings Gospel

Fender Drumming



Riffs and Reciprocities Redux

The Extra

The Hall of Architecture



Singing at Sea


Nine Recent Chapbooks: A Few Slips of Paper in the Pages (on Wild Peavines by Robert Morgan; Gristle by R. T. Smith; The Keepers of Light by Michele Wolf; Rude Noises by Martha Meek; Holding Ground by Becky Gould Gibson; In Defense of Stones by Janet MacFadyen; The Wave He Caught by Rick Noguchi; Millrat by Michael Casey; and The Tan Chanteuse by Carol Boston Weatherford)

Still Crazy (or Fuming) After All These Years (on Radical Son: A Generational Odyssey by David Horowitz; A Tale of Two Utopias: The Political Journey of the Generation of 1968 by Paul Berman; For the Hell of It: The Life and Times of Abbie Hoffman by Jonah Raskin; Making Peace with the 60s by David Burner; and Reassessing the Sixties: Debating the Political and Cultural Legacy by Stephen Macedo)

Telling Lives (on The Night in Question by Tobias Wolff; You’re So Beautiful by Eileen FitzGerald; The Worldwide Church of the Handicapped by Marie Sheppard Williams; and After Rain by William Trevor)

What Persists (on Chickamauga by Charles Wright; Sun Under Wood by Robert Hass; Connecting the Dots by Maxine Kumin; Crossing to Sunlight: Selected Poems by Paul Zimmer; Alive Together: New and Selected Poems by Lisel Mueller; and Collected Poems by Leslie Norris)