Issue #7, 1996
Points of View
In contrast to the previous issue, the pieces featured in “Points of View” are of markedly broad in focus—the debate over killing wolves in Alaska; the cruel face of poverty in Philadelphia; Robert Frost and the impact of poetry. The writers in this issue do not favor any one particular technique; rather, they write from perspectives both intimate and distant and their backgrounds range from journalism to poetry to immersion nonfiction.
These pieces show how writers who find something to say, and who find the right way to focus on it, can employ a startlingly broad array of narrative techniques to make the intimate emotions and realities of their characters spring to life in the minds of their readers. Featuring work from Sherry Simpson, Maxine Kumin, Charles Simic, and others.
This issue is out of print.
Two Junes Maxine Kumin
I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say Brenda Marie Osbey
Finders Keepers: The Story of Joey Coyle Mark Bowden
Dinner at Uncle Boris' Charles Simic
Pierre Menard in New England David Hamilton
COVER TO COVER: Reviews of New Books
Mark Bowden is the author of "Bringing the Heat" (Knopf, 1994) and "Doctor Dealer" (Warner, 1987). He is a longtime staff writer at The... read more
David Gessner is a writer, cartoonist and illustrator who lives in Boulder, Colorado. He has written many books, including The Tarball... read more
David Hamilton is the editor of The Iowa Review. His essays have appeared in the Michigan Quarterly Review, the Gettysburg Review, the... read more
Maxine Kumin's 11th collection of poems, "Connecting the Dots", was published by W. W. Norton in 1996. Her "Selected Poems: 1960-90" will... read more
Brenda Marie Osbey, a full-time writer living in New Orleans, is the author of three collections of poems with a fourth to be published by... read more
Sherry Simpson is a Fairbanks writer. Her most recent book is titled Dominion of Bears: Living with Wildlife in Alaska. For more... read more