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The Georgia Review Winter 1992

Table of Contents

Special Feature

“With an eye of Flemish accuracy”: An Afterword

by Thomas Travisano

Three Previously Unpublished Poems: “A Drunkard,” “Salem Willows,” “Suicide of a Moderate Dictator”

by Elizabeth Bishop

Jazz and Poetry: A Conversation

by Robert Kelly, Yusef Komunyakaa, & William Matthews


by Marylou Capes

Silent Witnesses: Native American Maps

by Louis De Vorsey Jr.

The Garden Wall

by Steven Harvey

Zora Neale Hurston in the Land of 1,000 Dances

by Fred Setterberg

Men of Limited Motion

by Matthew Goodman

Racism in America: The Official Report

by Dinty W. Moore

“One Is the Point, Two the Line, Three the Triangle, Four the Pyramid”

by H. L. Hix

Country Music

by Siv Cedering

Loretto Says

by Susie Paul Johnson

Midwinter Notes

by Lisel Mueller


by Philip Dacey

The Jazz Workshop, Boston, 1967

by Ellen Cantor

What If You Wanted to Write a Poem

by Helen Conkling

Family Matters (on Playing for Keeps by Donald Junkins; Days Going / Days Coming Back and Other Poems by Eleanor Ross Taylor; Forgiveness by Dennis Sampson; Moon in a Mason Jar by Robert Wrigley; & The Makings of Happiness by Ronald Wallace)


Good Men, Bad Times (on Men Who Would Be Good by Gordon Weaver; Skin by C. E. Poverman; Public Landing Revisited by Robert Phillips; & Sweet Lucy Wine by Dabney Stuart)

by Greg Johnson

Maiden Voyages and Their Pilots (on When Last I Saw You by Patricia Claire Peters; Learning to Dance by William Aarnes; Somewhere In Ecclesiastes by Judson Mitcham; Crucial Beauty by David Scott Ward; The Love That Ended Yesterday in Texas by Cathy Smith Bowers; & Under a Cat’s-Eye Moon by Martha M. Vertreace)


on After Henry by Joan Didion

by Robert Dana

on Faulkner’s Subject: A Cosmos No One Owns by Philip M. Weinstein

by Sanford Pinsker

on London Calling: V. S. Naipaul, Postcolonial Mandarin by Rob Nixon

by Ethan Casey

on White Woman Speaks with Forked Tongue: Criticism As Autobiography by Nicole Ward Jouve

by Patricia Sullivan Gaston

The Courage to Fall (on Falling into Life by Leonard Kriegel & Secrets of the Universe: Scenes from the Journey Home by Scott Russell Sanders)

by Charles C. Nash

The Questions Literary Theoreticians Ask (on Is Literary History Possible? by David Perkins & Colors of the Mind: Conjectures on Thinking in Literature by Angus Fletcher)

by Sanford Pinsker


Winter 1992