20.2 (1995)



Robert F. Gish, “Waters, Words and the American West: Frank Waters 1903-1995”

Philip C. Kolin, “Tennessee Williams’ ‘Big Black: A Mississippi Idyll’ and Race Relations, 1932”

Eric Muirhead, “‘The Latent Feeling of Fellowship:’ A Reflection on the Art of Writing From Experience”

Walter McDonald, “A Few Tips on Reading Modern & Contemporary American Poetry,” “Poetry Checklist,” “Fiction Checklist”


J. M. Cummings, “Lady in the Park”

Marienne Krietlow, “hyster- or hystero- 1: womb 2: hysteria Webster’s Dictionary

John Shaw, “The Happy Place”

William Snyder, Jr., “The Evalina Letters”

John Sullivan, “Weekend in Erie”

Jack Troutner, “Narrative Fantasy No. 2: Tom & Henry”


Cyd Adams, “Ricks,” “Grease Trap,” “Longview, Texas”

Lyn Lifshin, “Dream of Ivy,” “Marilyn Monroe Imagines Going Out On The Weather Patio With The Clean Cut Scrubbed,” “Marilyn Monroe Goes To The Museum”

Jenny Lind Cawood, “Prairie Silence”

John P. Freeman, “Meditation At River Bend”

Grace Butcher, “Running in West Texas,” “Out There”

Jack Troutner, “‘Prosaic Solidity:'” Homage to Albers’s Homage to The Square: White Setting,” “Fantastic Voyage: Georgia O’Keeffe’s Painting, ‘Brown Sail, Wing and Wing, Nassau,'” “Photorealism: Richard Estes’s Painting, ‘Helene’s Florist'”

Annette Lebox, “Blue Collar Lover,” “A Kiss Is An Opening Act”

Richard T. Jennings, “Victoria’s Secret”

Dwight Scarver, “Weekly Game”

Rick Mitchell, “Bonfire,” “Picture”

C. D. Russell, “Fathers Understand,” “Scissors”

Giles Mitchell, “Riding Out The Apocalypse”

James Scofield, “Nobody Notices”

Mary Winters, “To Be Hollow,” “Our Feet”

Kristina Van Sant, “Visiting College, One Year After Leaving,” “Turning”

Errol Miller, “Hampton Roads,” “Around The Bend,” “Mars Hill”

Hugh Abernathy, Jr., “On Her Own”

Genevieve Stephens, “The Condos”

R. L. Cook, “Enigma”

Carol Cullar, “Hermes Trismagistus Speaks To Boadicea Ex Officio,” “Ancestor”

Samuel E. Hamill, “Behind Every Bush”


Nancy Hoeper Shynett reviews Robert Franklin Gish – Songs of My Hunter Heart: A Western Kinship and When Coyote Howls: A Lavaland Fable

Laurie Champion reviews Jim Sanderson – Semi-Private Rooms