Volume 83, Number 1, Spring 2009

Table of Contents

Torpor: A meditation on literary hibernation

pp. 7-14
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Sampled Biography, and: Wheels of Steel, and: Seven Days of Falling, and: Winter / Weird Fishes

pp. 15-20
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Blood Elegy: Persephone at Midlife

pp. 21-23
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Mother's Blood, and: Butcher's Skin

pp. 23-24
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In Praise, Ephemera

p. 25
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Imprints

pp. 26-43
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Witness, and: Ode to Glass, and: Rear Window, and: One Foot, and: Las Meninas / The Maids of Honor

pp. 44-55
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A Prairie Schooner Portfolio

pp. 56-57
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Madrugada

p. 58
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Why I Sang at Dinner

pp. 59-60
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The Scents Only the Heart Can Follow

pp. 60-61
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Just When She Thought It Was Safe

pp. 61-63
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from "Seraph"

pp. 63-64
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The Edge

pp. 65-66
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Lisbon Revisited (1984)

pp. 66-67
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Elvis's Stained Glass Peacocks

pp. 68-69
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Prometheus in Santa Barbara

pp. 69-70
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Vovo

pp. 70-71
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Lingua Franca

pp. 71-72
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In My New Novel

pp. 73-74
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Throwing Fruit

pp. 74-75
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The Rain on the Wheat Fields Ends, and: Thinking of Fear, and: As I Was Taken from my Parents' House, and: We Met in a Dream

pp. 76-81
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Untitled

pp. 81-82
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Untitled

pp. 82-84
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Untitled, and: Summarized Autobiography of Adília Lopes, and: The Marquis of Chamilly to Marianna Alcoforado, and: Falling Asleep

pp. 85-89
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Metamorphosis

pp. 90-103
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Men of Letters, and: In Crow Country

pp. 104-105
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Rapt, and: In Praise of Proprioception, and: Grotesques

pp. 105-108
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When in the Hour, and: Fulling

pp. 109-110
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The Sweet Spot

pp. 111-126
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The Weight of the Dislodged, and: Theory of Disappearance

pp. 127-128
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Mary, and: White, and: Some Things Tear Shaped

pp. 128-131
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Diary of Mary Dodge Woodward, and: Diary from a Tomato Cannery, 1912, and: Diary of Joyce Mary Horner

pp. 131-141
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A Grand Canyon

pp. 142-155
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Primary School, and: Spring, Again, and: Sarah

pp. 156-158
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The Chameleon's Tale, and: African Violets, and: The Bear

pp. 159-162
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Restoration, and: Leaving a Mark, and: Small Voyages, and: Schooldays

pp. 163-166
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In the Cards

pp. 167-173
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The Perfect Life, and: Plenty, and: What Men Want, and: On the Airplane, and: The Mistaken

pp. 174-182
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Reviews

Grace, Fallen from (review)

pp. 183-184
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The Solitary Vice: Against Reading (review)

pp. 184-188
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The Conference on Beautiful Moments (review)

pp. 188-192
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Big-Eyed Afraid (review)

pp. 192-193
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Necessary Deaths (review)

pp. 194-198
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The Fall of Troy (review)

pp. 198-199
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Contributors

Contributors

pp. 201-205
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