7 / Editor's Note, Robert Stewart
E S S A Y S26 / On Rediscovering Vincent O. Carter, an introduction, Chip Fleischer
55 / Robert Stackhouse: Artist As Shapeshifter, an introduction, Elisabeth Kirsch
73 / Real Words, Paul Zimmer
101 / How Many of You Are There In the Quartet?, Brian Doyle
119 / Alice, Judy Ray
157 / Looking Out, Gary Gildner
P O E T R Y8 / Six Poems, Naomi Shihab Nye
14 / Four Poems, Quincy Troupe
20 / Two Poems, Marilyn Hacker
93 / Tools, Joseph Millar
94 / Luminous Blue Variables, Michelle Boisseau
133 / When I Left, Vanessa Sooy
136 / On the Holy Friar Crossing a Suspension Bridge to Paradise, Joanna Goodman
138 / We are not Creatures of a Single Day, trans. by David McDuff, Pia Tafdrup
140 / Two Poems, Judith Berke
170 / Looking for the Man in the Moon, Suzanne Rhodenbaugh
210 / The Summer Carnival, Luisa Igloria
212 / Two Poems, Donald Junkins
F I C T I O N33 / The Song of Evening, Vincent O. Carter
59 / Songs Without Words, Charlotte Holmes
65 / Kismet, Sarah A. Odishoo
79 / Amnesty Barracks, Daniel Woodrell
215 / The Pleasure of Man and Woman Together on Earth, Thomas E. Kennedy
I N T E R V I E W142 / The Subject is Life, conducted, by Angela Elam, Naomi Shihab Nye
T H E L I T E R A R Y A W A R D S172 / Awards, an introduction, Aleatha Ezra
173 / Stone or Water, first place, The Alexander Patterson Cappon Award for Fiction, Janet L. Thompson
189 / On the Edge of Ice, first place, The Dorothy Churchill Cappon award for creative nonfiction, Monica Devine
199 / Five Poems, first place, the New Letters poetry award, Ellen Bass
R E V I E W S241 / H. L. Hix, "Modes of Sacred Speech": A review of poetry books by Grace Schulman, Miranda Field, Natasha Trethewey, Jacqueline Marcus, Linda Gregerson.
253 / Conger Beasley Jr., "Anything Could Occur": A review of Hart Crane: A Life, by Clive Fisher.
A R T W O R KRobert Stackhouse, drawings, etching, lithographs, front cover & pages, 6, 53, 54, 58, 72, 78, 118, 131, 132, 156, 171, 188, 198, 209, 214. (Introductory essay by Elisabeth Kirsch, page 55.)
258 / Awards Honor Roll
260 / New Programs: New Letters on the Air
260 / Celebrations: News From Our Authors
261 / Visitors' Log: The New Letters Guest Book
262 / NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS
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