Winter 1996



Winter 1996

Table of Contents



Levels and Opposites: Structure in Poetry

Randall Jarrell’s Poetics: A Rediscovered Milestone

The Storytelling Animal


Along a Wider River


Missing in Action

The Last Day of Casablanca



Cheap White Paper

Country Road




Late Wakings

Loveless you Wander

On Certain Cold Days

The Invention of Zero


Two for One

Union & The Defeat of the Shadowboxer

Visual Dictionary



Fracture and Fairy Tales


A Convention of Things (on Desiring Flight by Christianne Balk; Living at the Epicenter by Allison Funk; Internal Strategies by Anita Feng; Loosestrife by Stephen Dunn; and Flying Blind by Sharon Bryan)

Constructing the Icons of Popular Culture (on Wanted Dead or Alive: The American West In Popular Culture, edited by Richard Aquila; Inventing the Public Enemy: The Gangster in American Culture, 1918-1934 by David E. Ruth; 100 Years on the Road: The Traveling Salesman in American Culture by Timothy B. Spears; Judgment and Grace in Dixie: Southern Faiths from Faulkner to Elvis by Charles Reagan Wilson; and God in the Stadium: Sports and Religion in America by Robert J. Higgs)

Does Style Make the Woman (on The Beacon Book of Essays by Contemporary American Women, edited by Wendy Martin; Wild Ride: Earthquakes, Sneezes and Other Thrills by Bia Lowe; Writing the World by Kelly Cherry; Field of Vision by Lisa Knopp; and Never in a Hurry: Essays on People and Places by Naomi Shihab Nye)

Nor Good Red Herring: Novellas and Stories (on What They Tell You to Forget: A Novella and Stories by Fred Pfeil; Flights in the Heavenlies by Ernest J. Finney; Solo Spinout: Stories and a Novella by Ann Nietzke; Because We Are Here by Chuck Wachtel; and Ship Fever and Other Stories by Andrea Barrett)

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