Volume 24, Number 4 / 2004

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Poetry
GREGORY MAHRER  Afterlife
LINDA BIERDS  Percussion / Elegance / Spillikins /
BRIGIT PEGEEN KELLY  The Foreskin
CATE MARVIN  Lying My Head Off
CHARLES SIMIC  Leaves at Night / Insomnia’s Cricket / Sunlight
V. PENELOPE PELIZZON  From The Monongahela Book of Hours
NICHOLAS SAMARAS  Bodies of No Separation
SALLY KEITH  Song from the Rain
ANN TOWNSEND  The Enclosure Act
SIDNEY WADE  Insurance
DEBORA GREGER  On the River of Mercy / Night School in Florida
GERI DORAN  Earth Moving / The Atlantis of Morning (Reprise)
NANCE VAN WINCKEL  In the Old Man’s Favorite Soap Opera
ROBIN EKISS  The Past Is Another Country / Dark Girl Dressed in
Blue

Fiction
JOHN MCNALLY  Brains of the Operation
SHEILA MULLIGAN  What Flows Through Me That You Call Time
NORMAN LOCK  Tango in Amsterdam
RACHEL CANTOR  Slave for a Day
KEITH LEE MORRIS  Notes for an Aborted Story Called “The Cyclist” That Turned Out to Be Too Much Like “The Swimmer”

Cultural History
DIARMAID MACCULLOCH  Reformation Time and Sexual Revolution

Reflections
FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY  Petersburg Visions in Prose and Verse (translated by Michael R. Katz)
CARL PHILLIPS  Coin of the Realm

Recollections
CARL VAN VECHTEN  Nineteen-Twenties: Days and Nights

Revaluations
DAVID CASTRONOVO  Norman Mailer As Midcentury Advertisement

Provocations
MYLES WEBER  August Wilson Grounded

Film
WILLIAM COLLINS DONAHUE  The Shadow Play of Religion in Fritz Lang’s Metropolis

Rediscoveries
JAMES HUNEKER  The Melancholy of Masterpieces

Contributors’ Notes

COVER ARTIST: Tod Gunter