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The Georgia Review Spring 1996

Table of Contents


Act of Faith

by Michael Dorris

Community and Identity: Redefining Southern Culture

by James C. Cobb

Imaginary Countries: Memory and the Problem of History

by Ellen Douglas

One More Last Chance: Ritual and the Jazz Funeral

by Brenda Marie Osbey


by Steve Yarbrough

Mojo Farmer

by Brad Vice


by Thomas Wooten

The Singing Trees of Byleah, Georgia

by Brad Barkley

E-mail from Tokyo

by Peter Meinke

Harsh Poetry

by Myrr Jonason


by T. Crunk

Letter from Oxford, Mississippi

by Ann Fisher-Wirth

Nell & My Father’s Memory

by Rodney Jones

Private Lessons

by Memye Curtis Tucker

Saint Augustine

by T. R. Hummer

Twilight Seduction

by Yusef Komunyakaa

Whether or Not a Giraffe Lies Down to Sleep & So Were the Animals

by Sarah Lindsay

“Something I’ve Never Seen Before”

by Evon Streetman


by Rob Amberg

Five New Southern Women Poets (on At Every Wedding Someone Stays Home by Dannye Romine Powell; Ceiling of the World by Alice Rose George; Dangerous Neighborhoods by Marnie Prange; Old & New Testaments by Lynn Powell; and A Garden in Kentucky by Jane Gentry)

by Fred Chappell

on Being Elsewhere by John P. Sisk

by Ethan Casey & Phnom Penh

on By Southern Playwrights: Plays from Actors Theatre of Louisville, edited by Michael Bigelow Dixon and Michele Volansky

by Gerald Weales

on The Glass Hammer: A Southern Childhood by Andrew Hudgins

by Jeff Gundy

on The Language They Speak is Things to Eat: Poems by Fifteen Contemporary North Carolina Poets, edited by Michael McFee

by R. T. Smith

on The Temple Bombing by Melissa Fay Greene

by John D. Wade

Voice-Over (on Alabama Bound: Contemporary Stories of a State, edited by James E. Colquitt; Nervous Dancer by Carol Lee Lorenzo; Beyond Telling by Jewel Mogan; Mississippi History by Steve Yarbrough; and Can You Get There from Here? by Donley Watt)

by Erin McGraw


Spring 1996