Volume 31, Number 3, Fall 1996

Table of Contents

Essays

External Characterization in The Big Sky

pp. 195-210
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William Ellsworth Smythe’s Drama of Reclamation

pp. 213-229
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Edward Abbey, Appalachian Easterner

pp. 233-253
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Essay Review

Poetry of the American West

pp. 255-263
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Reviews

Words Under the Words: Selected Poems by Naomi Shihab Nye, and: Never in a Hurry: Essays on People and Places by Naomi Shihab Nye (review)

pp. 265-266
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My Town by David Lee (review)

pp. 266-267
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Archipelago by Arthur Sze (review)

pp. 267-269
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Earth Prime by Bert Almon (review)

pp. 269-270
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May Out West: Poems of May Swenson by May Swenson, and: Nature: Poems Old and New by May Swenson (review)

pp. 270-271
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Journeyman’s Wages by Clemens Starck (review)

pp. 271-272
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Prayers for the Dead Ventriloquist by D. J. Smith (review)

pp. 272-273
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Each Thing We Know Is Changed Because We Know It and Other Poems by Kevin Hearle (review)

pp. 273-274
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Ants on the Melon: A Collection of Poems by Virginia Hamilton Adair (review)

pp. 274-275
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Buying A Cabin: The Big Bear Poems by Rafael Zepeda, Gerald Locklin (review)

pp. 275-276
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How Crows Talk and Willows Walk by Gary Esarey (review)

p. 276
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Lethal Frequencies by James Galvin (review)

pp. 276-277
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Changing Seasons and other poems by John E. Smelcer (review)

pp. 277-278
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The Red Drum by Jane Candia Coleman (review)

pp. 278-279
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The Fever of Being by Luis Alberto Urrea (review)

p. 279
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I Am Not a Cowboy by Paul Zarzyski (review)

p. 280
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Letters from Elko by Scott Preston (review)

pp. 280-281
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Circle of Light by Charles Levendosky (review)

pp. 281-282
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The Last Dust Storm by Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel (review)

pp. 282-283
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Flying over Sonny Liston by Gary Short (review)

pp. 283-284
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Inheritance of Light ed. by Ray Gonzalez (review)

p. 284
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Dark and Perfect Angels by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (review)

p. 285
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Vortex of Indian Fevers by Adrian C. Louis (review)

pp. 285-286
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Facing the Music by Bruce Berger (review)

pp. 286-287
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Dawn Pearl by Irene Chadwick (review)

p. 287
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