Volume 40, Number 4, Fall 2012

Table of Contents

Regular Feathures

The War on Coal: An Editorial

pp. 8-9
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This Issue

p. 11
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New Book Notes

pp. 101-111
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Michael Kiernan: Featured Photographer

p. 115
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Contributors to This Issue

pp. 116-118
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Featured Author: Nikki Giovanni

Spices

pp. 12-13
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Tennessean By Birth

pp. 15-22
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It’s Just Love

pp. 24-25
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Nikki Giovanni: A Collector of Memories

pp. 27-31
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The International Open (Tennis Players vs. Poets)

p. 33
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Nikki Giovanni: Literary Survivor Across Centuries

pp. 34-47
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Affirming My Birth Date Though I Have No Intention of Running For Any Public Office

pp. 49-50
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A Nikki Giovanni Chronology

pp. 51-62
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Poetry

Source

p. 64
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How Many Virginians Does it Take?

p. 75
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The New Cotton

pp. 88-89
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A Rare Thing

p. 93
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Late April, Full Moon, Scruggs Boy on the Front Porch Devising—1932

pp. 98-99
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Birds Arriving in Dim Light

pp. 112-113
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Homesick

p. 120
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Fiction

A Servant of History

pp. 65-73
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Conversation

The Beloved Community: A Conversation between bell hooks and George Brosi

pp. 76-86
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Article

Tom Collins: A Mother’s Beans

pp. 90-92
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Book Review

The Evening Hour (review)

pp. 94-97
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Illustrations

pp. 6-119
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