restricted access   Volume 1, Number 1, Spring 1999

Table of Contents

Editor's Notes

pp. v-viii

Essays and Memoirs

Poetry in George Eastman's Garden

pp. 1-7

What the End Is For

pp. 8-10

The Low-Down High Art of Steve Earle's "Copperhead Road"

pp. 11-16

My Father Always Said

pp. 17-26

The Sudanese Lady and Elvis

pp. 27-28

Lust and Process: A Rumination

pp. 29-35

Reading History to My Mother

pp. 36-47

Mother's Three Rules

pp. 48-55

Free Tibet, Man!

p. 56

Wandering Blood

pp. 57-72

First Dreams and Acquaintances: A Meditation on Place and Culture

pp. 73-79

Reaching Down

pp. 80-88

Wild Rose

pp. 89-91

Still Dancing

pp. 92-100

Emerson at Hellgate

pp. 101-118


Interview with Scott Russell Sanders

pp. 119-132

Roundtable: Literal versus Invented Truth in Memoir

"The Person to Whom Things Happened": Meditations on the Tradition of Memoir

pp. 133-140

The Art of Self

pp. 140-142

Writing Literary Memoir: Are We Obliged to Tell the Real Truth?

pp. 142-147

The Whole Truth

pp. 147-156

Photo Essay

On Creating "Passage"

pp. 157-158

Book Reviews

Full Length Reviews

Hunting for Hope: A Father's Journeys (review)

pp. 159-161

Girl Rearing: Memoir of a Girlhood Gone Astray (review)

pp. 162-163

Sleeping Where I Fall (review)

pp. 164-166

Nola: A Memoir of Faith, Art, and Madness (review)

pp. 166-167

Writing Life Stories: How to Make Memories into Memoirs, Ideas into Essays, Life into Literature (review)

pp. 167-168

Reader to Reader: Capsule Reviews

Nothing to Declare, and: Spillville, and: Undaunted Courage (review)

pp. 169-171

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, and: Field of Vision, and: About This Life: Journeys on the Threshold of Memory, and: Thistle Journal and Other Essays, and: Reaching Keet Seel: Ruin's Echo and the Anasazi (review)

pp. 171-173

Once a Dancer, and: Other People's Dirt: A Housecleaner's Curious Adventures, and: A Match to the Heart (review)

pp. 173-175


About the Contributors

pp. 176-179