Winter 2003

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Winter 2003

Table of Contents

Essays

In Praise of Envy

Taming the Gorgon: My Mother into Fiction

The Cosmos and Me

The Dog Gets to Dover: William Maxwell as a Correspondent

Fiction

“This Is Earl Sandt”

Nguyen Van Thieu Is Dead at 78

Putting the Lizard to Sleep

The Center of the World

Two Men Do Not Dream the Same Dream

Poetry

A Leaf of Basil; Iris; & Ashes

Caesura

From

In Loco Parentis, 1963

Niagara: Winter 1878

Once, on Patmos

Parks

Revisiting the City of Her Birth

The Current, Short History of 139th Street & Perfection

The Slow Insult

Art

Fables of Light

Reviews

Anthologizing—the Good, the Bad, and the Indifferent (on Word of Mouth: Poems Featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, edited by Catherine Bowman; Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry, edited by Billy Collins; Stand Up Poetry: An Expanded Anthology, edited by Charles Harper Webb; Hammer and Blaze: A Gathering of Contemporary American Poets, edited by Ellen Bryant Voigt and Heather McHugh; The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry, third edition, edited by Jahan Ramazani, Richard Ellmann, and Robert O’Clair; Good Poems, edited by Garrison Keillor; and Poems to Read: A New Favorite Poem Project Anthology, edited by Robert Pinsky and Maggie Dietz)

New Maps of the Territories: On Mennonite Writing (on Sweeter Than All the World by Rudy Wiebe; The Breath You Take from the Lord by Patrick Friesen; Now You Care by Di Brandt; Searching for Intruders: A Novel in Stories by Stephen Raleigh Byler; and The Body and the Book: Writing from a Mennonite Life by Julia Kasdorf)

on Badlands by Doug Rennie

on New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best, 2003, edited by Shannon Ravenel

War and Poets (on Rendezvous with Death: American Poems of the Great War, edited by Mark W. Van Wienen and Poets of World War II, edited by Harvey Shapiro)

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