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297.1 Winter Issue 2012

297.1 Winter Issue 2012

297.1 Winter Issue 2012 Cover

As usual, we honor Black History Month with poems by Allison Joseph and Marcus Jackson and reviews of three books by African American poets in our Synecdoche column. Crosscuts highlights two African American films.

This issue also features a knockout story by Steven Schwartz that deftly moves between narrative telling and scene work. In our second podcast, we discuss Schwartz’s fine story (see the NAR website for details). We neglected last time to express our gratitude to donors G. W. Clift, John Davis, Sharon Hashimoto, and Michael Spence. Thanks for your generous financial contributions. And apologies for the late acknowledgement.

Art

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Devil’s Music [monotype] • Gary Kelley

Untitled [digital collage] • Marty Gotera

This Will Be Worth Something Someday [pen and ink wash] • Jess Fink

Mort à Las Vegas [graphite] • Joanna Barnum

Reverend Killjoy [pen and ink] • Jared Rogness

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Poetry

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Evolution • Elisabeth Murawski

Shopping for Pants as Lesson in Language • Brian Simoneau

Identity Theft • Jay Robinson

Ode to Melatonin • Allison Joseph

A Brief History of History • Kevin Stein

Kerosene • Claire Millikin

Bedbugs Conspire to Keep Me from Greatness • Patricia Lockwood

Russian Women’s Fashions • Christ Waters

Nobody’s Birthday Wish • Eric Paul Shaffer

The State of the Art Sonnet • Thomas Brush

Crew • Marcus Jackson

Prayer II • Nadine Sabra Meyer

Stopping at the Joyce Kilmer Rest Stop on a Snowy Evening • Angela Sorby

cue • Jim Warner

Pastoral • Andrew Nurkin

Siren • Kevin Berland

Borrowed Tongue • Kathleen A. Kelly

Trench • Brian Swann

A Visit from the Friendly Aunts • Susan Kelly-DeWitt

Autoethnography: Weeping Cherry • Cathryn Hankla

70-and-Over Slo-Pitch Softball • Jim Daniels

The Maligawa in Victoria Park • Ann Struthers

Religione Al DentePhilip Dacey

Roadside • Peter Makuck

Life • Susanne Kort

Psalm • Dian Duchin Reed

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Paeans: Brief Book Reviews • Anne Drolet

Synecdoche: Brief Book Reviews • Vince Gotera

Crosscuts: Brief DVD Reviews • Grant Tracey

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From the Editors • NAR Staffers Out in the World

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