F E A T U R E S

Whitman a Century after His Death
Guy Davenport

The Phallic Thumb of Love
Whitman and Hopkins
Tom Paulin

Ode to Boy
Allan Gurganus

Anecdotes and Psyches
Hortense Calisher

Art and Consensus in the Era of Progressive Politics
Geoffrey H. Hartman

F I C T I O N

Bare Legs
Joyce Carol Oates

P O E T R Y

Middling Seasons
Whitewater
Spike-Tooth Harrows

A. R. Ammons

The Twelfth Day
Rosanna Warrren

The Ring of Fire
W. S. Merwin

Three Poems
Killarney Clary

Fall Fair, Pageant of Balloons

Robert Richman

The Growing Conditions
Michael J. Rosen

Intensive

Julie Agoos

R E V I E W S

Forests and Civilization
William Cronon

A Certain Courage
Alan Pryce-Jones

Lucid Misanthropy
Georges May


Fiction in Review
David Plante

Poetry in Review
Phoebe Pettingill

Recordings in Review
Thomas Hathaway