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The Georgia Review Winter 1998

Table of Contents

Special Feature

Meditation: On the Bus with Rosa Parks (Sit Back, Relax; “The situation is intolerable”; Freedom Ride; Climbing In; Claudette Colvin Goes to Work; The Enactment; Rosa; QE2. Transatlantic Crossing. Third Day; In the Lobby of the Warner Theatre, Washington, DC; & The Pond, Porch-View: Six P.M., Early Spring)

by Rita Dove

In Praise of Folly

by Charles Simic

The Wilderness North of the Merrimack

by Jane Brox


by Eileen Bartos

Objects Past the Shoreline

by Keith Lee Morris

Rodeo Parole

by Tim Gautreaux

The Elixir

by Sheri Joseph

The End of California

by Steve Yarbrough

How the Streets in Front of Kaufmann’s Department Store Tell Me I Am Home

by Rick Campbell

Let’s Assume It Happened

by Sigman Byrd

Shaker Dance

by Deanne Lundin

The Trail

by Maria M. Hummel

There’s Only One Poem

by Sharon Leiter

Jazz Icons

by Edward Pramuk

Against (on Viper Rum by Mary Karr; Picnic, Lightning by Billy Collins; Last Chance for the Tarzan Holler by Thylias Moss; and Birthday Letters by Ted Hughes)

by Judith Kitchen

Familiar Pleasures: Some Masters (on The Atonement and Other Stories by Louis Auchincloss; Aliens of Affection by Padgett Powell; Open to the Public: New and Collected Stories by Muriel Spark; and The Complete Stories by Bernard Malamud)

by Erin McGraw

Lives Worth Reading (on Inventing the Truth: The Art and Craft of Memoir, edited by William Zinsser; Wounds of Passion: A Writing Life by bell hooks; Scratching the Woodchuck: Nature on an Amish Farm by David Kline; This Death by Drowning by William Kloefkorn; and Moses Unchained by Marilyn F. Moriarty)

by Jeff Gundy

on Cultures of Habitat: On Nature, Culture, and Story by Gary Paul Nabhan

by Doug Carlson

on Don’t Worry about the Kids by Jay Neugeboren

by Kathleen Snodgrass

on Reaching Keet Seel: Ruin’s Echo and the Anasazi by Reg Saner

by Steven Harvey

on The Bunker in the Parsley Fields by Gary Gildner

by Gilbert Allen

on The City in Literature: An Intellectual and Cultural History by Richard Lehan

by Sanford Pinsker

on The Poems of J. V. Cunningham, edited by Timothy Steele

by Robert Dana

on Wet Places at Noon by Lee K. Abbott

by Kathleen Snodgrass


Winter 1998