Winter 1994



Winter 1994

Table of Contents


Snake Handling and Redemption

The Fear of Inquiring Too Closely

The Shape of an Egg

Writing from the Center


Los Asesinos

Robert Kennedy Dying

War Is Not Peace; Peace Is Not Love


Ambiguous Love Poem

Annus Mirabilis


Charm to Be Read in the Year 3494



Dead Languages

Demolition Derby


How Desire Keeps Us Young

Quiet Time


Square Dance, Fourth Grade

The Vietnam Birthday Lottery, 1970


Five Chapbooks Out of Many (on Gratitude to Old Teachers by Robert Bly; Kyrie for One Voice by Margaret Holley; Reflections of a White Bear by Carolyn E. Campbell; Love for Other Things; New and Selected Poems by Tom Hennen; & Jewel Weed by Diane Swan)

on Reverse Tradition: Postmodern Fictions and the Nineteenth-Century Novel by Robert Kiely

on The Bread of Time: Toward an Autobiography by Philip Levine

Related Stories (on Moses Supposes by Ellen Currie; Silent Passengers by Larry Woiwode; All My Relations by Christopher Mcllroy; Home at Last by Jean McGarry; & Various Antidotes by Joanna Scott)

Science, Literature, and Their Cultural Gap (on American Literature and Science by Robert J. Scholnick; The Literature of Science: Perspectives on Popular Science Writing by Murdo William McRae; Science as Writing by David Locke; Yorick’s World: Science and the Knowing Subject by Peter Caws; & Chemistry Imagined: Reflections on Science by Roald Hoffman, Vivian Torrence)

Wise Saws When Last Seen (on Collected Poems (1930-1993) by May Sarton; House Without a Dreamer by Andrea Hollander Budy; The Owl in the Mask of the Dreamer: Collected Poems by John Haines; Nobody Lives on Arthur Godfrey Boulevard by Gerald Costanzo; & Adjusting to the Light by Miller Williams)

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