- Miniature Book Collection, Sweet Briar College
Among them are volumes utterly bereftof irony: a Lutheran hymnal, a collected
Shakespeare dollhouse thin. Perhapsthey were assembled for a child’s room,
doled out to daughters solitary, formal,or plucked at once—fleeting impulse—
from an antiquer’s booth, the proprietorbarely willing to let them go.
However they congregated, they sit nowforgotten, lost behind glass, protective
of the oils that will destroy them:last vestiges of a dozen generations of fingers. [End Page 588]
Graham Hillard has contributed previously to the Sewanee Review and to 32 Poems, Image, Notre Dame Review, and numerous other journals. He is a recent recipient of an individual artist fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission and an associate professor of English at Trevecca Nazarene University, where he edits the Cumberland River Review.