Winter 1987



Winter 1987

Table of Contents


Dwelling in Possibility: Reflections of a Homebody on the Open Road

Humanities ’87: Setting Some Priorities

MexAmerica in Our Future

Sacred Space



The Carp

Wanting Only to Be Heard


A New Roof

Angus, the One-Legged Duckling




North of Spruce Pine

On the Level


The Adamsons’ Peacocks

The Dresser

The Woman on the Dump

Woman in a Series of Photographs


In Search of Roots (on Professing Literature: An Institutional History by Gerald Graff & American Literature and the Academy: The Roots, Growth, and Maturity of a Profession by Kermit Vanderbilt)

Much Is Still Left In: Five First Books of Stories (on Resurrectionists by Russell Working; Learning the Mother Tongue by Cathryn Hankla; Temporary Shelter by Mary Gordon; Zero db and Other Stories by Madison Smartt Bell; & Town Smokes by Pinckney Benedict)

on Demand the Impossible: Science Fiction and the Utopian Imagination by Tom Moylan

on Female Adolescence: Psychoanalytic Reflections on Works of Literature by Katherine Dalsimer

on Scenes from the Homefront by Sara Vogan

on The Ideal Bakery by Donald Hall

on The Poet’s Art by M. L. Rosenthal

The Poetry of Ted Hughes: Form and Imagination by Leonard M. Scigaj

To Enlighten, To Embody (on Palladium by Alice Fulton; Under The Vulture-tree by David Bottoms; Lovesick by Gerald Stern; The End of Beauty by Jorie Graham; & Zone Journals by Charles Wright)


An “Open Mind” Profile: Katherine Anne Porter Talks with Glenway Wescott and Eric F. Goldman