Volume 82, Number 3, Fall 2008

Table of Contents

From: Prairie Schooner

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Swan's Home

pp. 5-21
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Joy is an act of resistance, and: Special ears, and: Another poem of a small grieving for my fish Telly, and: On the reasons I loved Telly the fish

pp. 22-27
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The Common Man, and: A Panegyric Against the Consolation of Grief, and: A Prayer to God My God in a Time of Desolation

pp. 28-35
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The Burning Boy, and: Abyss of Birds

pp. 35-38
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It Goes

pp. 38-39
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News of the Morning, and: The Birth of Ulysses, and: Like Fruit Flies Among Stones, and: The Dance, and: The Book of the Dead Man (Wartime)

pp. 39-44
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The Killing

pp. 45-57
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Night Candles, and: Remembering David, and: Very Lights

pp. 58-60
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Canetti's Ground, and: Blackout, and: Much of the Night, and: Goodbye, Twentieth

pp. 61-63
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Ace, and: Modigliani's Girls, and: Because You Were Mine, and: Depression Glass, and: Learning Language

pp. 64-70
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Taboo against the Word Beauty, Epistolary Version Riding the Chicago Loop, and: Taboo against the Word Beauty, Invocation, and: Taboo against the Word Beauty, Troubadourian Version

pp. 70-72
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Direction uncertain, and: A new life, and: Today on my birthday

pp. 73-76
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What We Have

pp. 77-87
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Brows, and: Nostrils, and: Pavan for the Little Finger of the Right Hand

pp. 88-89
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Intimations of Pregnancy, and: Being a Horizon, and: Spell for Daughters

pp. 90-91
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The End of the Day, and: Night, and: Alphabet Soup, and: Translucent Blue Envelope

pp. 92-93
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October 26, 2005, and: Visiting Pike Place, 2003

pp. 94-95
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Deer hunt at Chincoteague Wildlife Refuge, and: Autumn Fire, and: Piano Hymn of Faces

pp. 95-98
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Welcome to My World

pp. 99-110
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Returning, and: Naked Window

pp. 111-112
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Quill, and: Edge, and: Hypothesis

pp. 113-115
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Estimations: The Lover, and: Aparicion, and: Lover Boys, and: Fan Letter

pp. 116-119
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Annelida, My Love and Yours, and: Show Me Yours, and: Prayer Is the Little Implement, and: Compose an Evening Sky

pp. 119-124
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Portrait of the Subject, at Rise, and: Portrait of a Seamstress, and: The Reaper, and: Girl over Grasslands, and: Hymn to Nephthys

pp. 124-128
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Coming to Grips, and: This Hunger, and: At Two Years

pp. 128-131
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Loosestrife

pp. 132-147
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Things I Learned on St. Margaret's Bay, and: Bodies of Water

pp. 148-150
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Long Division with Alligators, and: Feminist, and: Man, Dead, Swimming

pp. 151-154
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Learning to Interpret Signs and Dreams, and: The Red Single, and: Wet Drape, and: Apple Family, and: Pink and Yellow Hollyhocks, and: Morning Alone in the House, and: Small Boys, Three and Four

pp. 155-161
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From "Letters to Ukraine"

pp. 161-172
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Before, and: Octopus, and: Trying

pp. 173-175
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Reviews

Apprenticed to Justice (review)

pp. 176-180
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Tourist Season (review)

pp. 180-182
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Good Neighbors, Bad Times: Echoes of My Father's German Village (review)

pp. 183-184
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Unbound & Branded (review)

pp. 185-187
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Arthur & George (review)

pp. 187-188
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Path, Crooked Path (review)

pp. 188-192
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Contributors

Contributors

pp. 193-196
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News of Previous Contributors

News of Previous Contributors

pp. 197-199
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