Vol 6, No. 3 & 4, Spring/Summer 1988

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At Ketchikan’s city dock, logs harvested from Native lands in southeast Alaska are bound for Japan. In the background, Deer Mountain rises above downtown Ketchikan, which fronts on Tongass Narrows.

© Bob Hallinen

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Table of Contents


Interview with Stuart Dybek
The Maze Stuart Dybek
Variations on an American Hymn Renée Manfredi
Ambiguous Words & Gestures & Tricks Joseph C. Spear
Romancing Languages E.S. Creamer
Joshua’s Cold Emily Hammond
Gumboot Sadie’s J.A. Hamilton
The Habit of Faith Marjorie K. Cole
On Return Susan E. Davis
Spring Fever Judy Brackett


Aubade Daniel Bourne
The Thirst Peter Richetti
This Far Peter Richetti
Fox With Phoenix Wing Vanessa Haley
A Young Farmer’s Letter to his Sister Vanessa Haley
The Ride Vanessa Haley
AMVETS Beach in Winter Robert M. Chute
Designing Simplicity Robert M. Chute
Seeds Michael A. Carey
Broken Whispers Michael A. Carey
Ragtime Michael A. Carey
Home Waltz Eric Trethewey
The Secret History of Spring Louis Phillips
Genesis II Louis Phillips
Late Edition Forecast Greg German
Tender Michael J. Bugeja
Salzburg Michael J. Bugeja
The Clock Michael J. Bugeja
Long Distance Frances Ruhlen McConnel
After Dinner Pop Dozes in His Chair Gary H. Holthaus
Last Flight: Retirement Home Gary H. Holthaus