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Marilyn Nelson Waniek

Fall 1991

A Multitude of Dreams

By Marilyn Nelson Waniek

The Eating Hill. By Karen Mitchell. Portland, Ore.: Eighth Mountain Press, 1989. 88 pp. $8.95. The Venus Hottentot. By Elizabeth Alexander. Charlottesville and London: University Press of Virginia, 1990. 52 […]

Summer 1991

Psalm

By Marilyn Nelson Waniek

So many cars have driven past me without a head-on collision. I started counting them today: there were a hundred and nine on the way to the grocery, a hundred […]

Summer 1991

Matins (2:30 A.M.)

By Marilyn Nelson Waniek

One-third of the worldis dreaming right now of food. Another third stares into empty handmade bowls. And I can’t sleepfor indigestion. Is this pain heartburn, or the mysterious reasonfor my […]

Summer 1991

Vespers

By Marilyn Nelson Waniek

I notice it’s evening,and it’s suddenly night.I’ve missed the transition,preoccupied with some important mundane task or another. And suddenly it’s night. The swamp-peepers, stars one by one reappearing. It happens […]