October 1, 1984

Inscrutable

By Alan Feldman

She says he’s become inscrutable. So she forces the issueOn Friday evening, which gives her the rest of the weekendTo cry. And her hand is shaking. Like a tissueShe is […]

October 1, 1984

Running the River Lines

By David Baker

               for Tim Gaines   Tonight, on a bank line strungfor catfish, a crawdad hooked through the tailand dangled scarcely an inchin the murky water, we catch a loon. It must […]

October 1, 1984

Hour Angle

By John Holloway

   Stay the same as you are. And I will(as if beggars could ride) go with you, that is  stay the same …    but perhaps more by changing: for so will youif the ocean […]

October 1, 1984

A Poem of Light and Shade

By John Holloway

Shadows that look as if they grow.  Planted in corners and undersides,underleaves. Shadows that gather and garner where  sun cannot flush and flash, being all straightness. Yes. That look as if they […]

October 1, 1984

Dissolving the Boundaries

By Alan Feldman

Book report: Have you read R. K. Narayan’s The English Teacher?You may recall, it’s about a man’s adjustment to living with his wifeAfter he’s gotten used to solitude. At first […]