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Fall 2008 Vol. 59 No. 1
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Molly Tenenbaum and Vent Haven Museum
Front: photograph "Ted in Conversation"    Cover
 
Samuel Nisenson
Back: "Constructing a doll dummy" from Edgar Bergen, How to Become a Ventriloquist, 1938    Cover
 
Mary Greene
design    Cover
 
Molly Bashaw
Josephine    5
Music Box    6
 
Regan Huff
Occurrence on Washburn Avenue    7
 
Ruth Webber Evans
When People Ask about Wildlife on Our Property    8
 
Steven D. Schroeder
All the Better to Eat You With, My Dear    10
If It Bleeds, It Leads    11
 
Joseph J. Capista
Sowebo    12
 
Mihaela Moscaliuc
Ode to First Lies    14
 
Joshua Doležal
Little Damascus    15
 
Garth Greenwell
Candidate    16
 
Paul Lisson
from THE PERFECT aRCHIVE    17
 
Janine Oshiro
Next, Dust    20
 
Molly Tenenbaum
Choosing Your Ventriloquial Voice    24
Difficult Speech: Welcome    25
Easy Oration: Greetings    26
 
Heather Kirn
Writer Repents    27
 
Sally Molini
Darryl says    28
 
L. L. Harper
I know the man    29
 
Margaret Aho
geo-    30
to be flanking the petiole    to be    31
 
Muriel Nelson
To Wit, To Dote    32
Feeding the Venus Flytrap    33
For the Night People    34
 
Gary Fincke
Things that Fall from the Sky    35
 

BOOKS IN BRIEF
 
Marion K. Stocking, reviewer
Translation: Text and Context    40
Mahmoud Darwish, Unfortunately, It Was Paradise: Selected Poems, Munir Akash and Carolyn Forché, translator    41
Mahmoud Darwish, The Butterfly's Burden, Fady Joudah, translator    42
Mahmoud Darwish, Why Did You Leave the Horse Alone?, Jeffrey Sacks, translator    45
Fady Joudah, Earth in the Attic    46
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