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  Volume 2, Number 1, Spring 2000

Table of Contents

Editor's Notes

pp. v-viii

Readers Write

Letters to the Editor

pp. 1-4

Essays and Memoirs

How to Bear Witness

pp. 5-6

Ours or the Other Place

pp. 7-23

The Queimada

pp. 24-30

Hall of Fame of Us/Hall of Fame of Them

pp. 31-37

Why I Played the Blues

pp. 38-52


pp. 53-54

Report from Paris: The Pigeon-Thrower

p. 55

Light Calling to Other Light

pp. 56-61

Final Exam

pp. 62-70

Independence Day, Manley Hot Springs, Alaska

pp. 71-78

The Mackerel Skies, the Salmon-Crowded Seas

pp. 79-84


pp. 85-93

Boat Poor

pp. 94-103


pp. 104-106


pp. 107-108


pp. 109-117

Saint Mary of Egypt—Who Had Been A Sinner

pp. 118-129

The Big Scioty

pp. 130-137

Lighter Than Air: An Elegy

pp. 138-147

The Weight of Memory

pp. 148-155

The Invention of the Japanese Lantern

pp. 156-169


Interview With Kim Barnes

pp. 170-190

Roundtable: What is Creative Nonfiction? Two Views

Roundtable: What Is Creative Nonfiction? Two Views

pp. 191-192

Toward a Definition of Creative Nonfiction

pp. 192-200

Why I Chose the Creative Nonfiction Way of Life

pp. 200-206

Photo Essay

Coloring Outside the Lines

pp. 207-209

Book Reviews

Full Length Reviews

Finding the Trapdoor: Essays, Portraits, Travels (review)

pp. 210-212

Taking Retirement: A Beginner's Diary (review)

pp. 212-214

I Could Tell You Stories: Sojourns in the Land of Memory (review)

pp. 214-216

The Woods Stretched for Miles: New Nature Writing from the South (review)

pp. 216-218

E. B. White: The Emergence of an Essayist (review)

pp. 218-221

A Degree of Mastery: A Journey through Book Arts Apprenticeship (review)

pp. 221-222

The Business of Memory: The Art of Remembering in an Age of Forgetting (review)

pp. 222-226

Reader to Reader: Capsule Reviews

My Old Man and the Sea: A Father and Son Sail Around Cape Horn, and: My Own Country: A Doctor's Story of a Town and Its People in the Age of AIDS (review)

pp. 227-228

Heaven's Coast: A Memoir, and: Best Words, Best Order: Essays on Poetry, and: Walking Light: Essays and Memoirs (review)

pp. 229-231

The Kiss, and: Because I Remember Terror, Father, I Remember You (review)

pp. 231-232


About the Contributors

pp. 233-237

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