Vol. 8, No. 1 & 2, Fall/Winter 1989

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Alaska’s only extant maritime historic site, McKay’s Marine Ways, was built in 1923 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Located in the Tongass Narrows in southeast Alaska, it was used by high-masted halibut schooners and modern-day salmon seiners.

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Table of Contents

Special Section: Amy Hempel

Wanting Conditions: An Interview with Amy Hempel
Nashville Gone to Ashes
The Harvest
Commentary on “The Harvest”
The Artist and His Dog


Second Coming Rita Ciresi
A Goodwill Ambassador David Henry
Neighbors Lois Requist
The Angel Thomas Lisa Lenzo
The Rut Jody Azzouni
The Wood of Such Trees Anthony Bukoski
Ice Skating at the North Pole Sena Jeter Naslun


Stacking Rabbits William Kloefkorn
Laying My Hands on the Radio William Kloefkorn
Insomniac’s Creed Bruce Bond
Denial Bruce Bond
Return of the Steeplejack Joseph Bathanti
Awakening at Night Cara Chamberlain
The Salt Lake Valley Cara Chamberlain
His Grandmother Watches Their Burning Barn Paul Ruffin
Mississippi River Steve Crow
In the Dark Playground Janet McCann
Chatham Bay Susan Aizenberg
In an Austin Bar, Without You Susan Aizenberg
Girl with a Fiddle Susan Aizenberg
Richardson Cemetery Ann Fox Chandonnet
Aleut Lullaby Ann Fox Chandonnet


Modernism for the Millions: The Films of Woody Allen Raymond Carney