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Volume XXIII

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Editors

Editor Rick Henry
Poetry Editor Stephanie Coyne-DeGhett
Fiction Editor Alan Steinberg
Art Editor Dana Henry
Review Editor Alyssa Wood
Editorial Board John Cross
Anthony O. Tyler
Managing Editor Karen Wilson
Intern Amanda Hanley
Founding Editor Alice Wolf Gilborn

 

The Writing Contest
Sponsored by
The Adirondack Center for Writing
and
North Country Public Radio
Nathalie Thill & Ellen Rocco 77
Introduction
Benjamin Giler 79
clean clothes through poetry, or vice versa
80
bad table manners in a casual downpour
81
the downward movement of a marble-sized cat
Jeffrey Rowledge 82
We Were a Back Road Family
Nancy Means Wright 84
Tableau
85
The Open Door
86
Choices
Mary Cuffe 87
How to Make Abandoned Orchard Apple Pie
Fiction
Jenn Gibbs 23
Out of the Woods
Brian Bedard 25
When the Buffalo Roam
Polly Eileen Farquhar 41
Life Skills
Ann B. Knox 49
The Buck
Diane C. Neill 116
Little Men, Big Problem
B. B. Adams 126
The Rower
Peter Obourn 129
The Heyday of the Adirondacks
Mark Pearson 133
Walking the Till
Art
Stephanie Coyne-DeGhett
cover
Misako Akimoto i
Tamamo #1
Mary Robinson 37
A Study in Change
38
Harbinger
39
Tangled Branches
40
Flow
Diane Smook 122
Queen Ance’s Lace/Dancer 1
123
Queen Anne’s Lace/Dancer 2
124
Poppy Pod 1
125
Poppy Pod 2
Pamela Cobb 163
Cradled Rock
Poetry
Sandra Kohler 1
The Garden
Elaine Handley 5
Morning at Silver Bay
  5
First Frost
Lee Slonimsky 6
Green Frogs at Oak Pond
Dana Sonnenschein 7
Above the Blueline
Daniel Green 8
Moon Calf
  9
Pond on Green Lane
Jeffrey Boldt 10
Fragment of Summer
Acmena Schmid 11
A thawing of distance
Kaye Bache-Snyder 12
Skiing Solo
Stephen R. Roberts 14
Edges
  15
Grizzly Belief
Barbara Van Noord 16
The Roof
17
On the other side of the river
Ann Silsbee 18
The Schoolteachers Move to the Country, 1902
  19
While You Are Gone
Anna DeMay 20
The Voice of the Woman Beneath the Yellow Umbrella
  21
Figs
Laura Rodley 52
Turtle Weather
  53
Lunas
Robert Schuler 54
rain, late April
Matthew Spireng 55
Young Farmer Finds Evidence of Indians
56
Young Farmer Draws His Own Conclusions
Ann Cefola 57
February
Mame Willey 58
Rain
59
Heading North
John McKernan 60
This Blade of Blue Grass
61
I Didn’t Kill the Blue Wasp
Gaylord Brewer 64
Write What You Know
Sherry Fairchok 66
The Decoys of Montezuma
John Grey 67
Why Webs?
John T. Selawsky 68
Blueberry Picking
69
Picking Blackberries
Arnold Talentino 70
Tahawus
Charles Sabukewicz 72
Floating in Coles Pond
George Drew 73
Instructions for Sitting on the Famous Poet’s Poarch
Nora Mitchell 74
Making It Shine
74
Dew Point
75
After a Rainstorm, Late Fall
Linda Batt 91
Individual
91
Foundations
Deborah Bogen 92
After a Week at the Frost Place
Patricia Roth Schwartz 93
Thunderstorm in August
94
The Possibility of Spring
Allen C. Fischer 96
Milkweed
Paula Sergi 97
Prairie Flowers
97
Bunting
Marjorie Maddox 98
Almanac
Matt Smythe 99
Leaving After Dark
99
High Peaks
Bertha Rogers 100
From the Mountains
Robert Parham 101
Confession, and Repair
102
Talking About Foxes
Joeseph Bisz 104
Bird-spring
Colleen Margaret Lineberry 106
Harmony
Megeen Mullholland 107
Hobby
Rose Rosberg 108
Double Entry
Jane McClellan 109
World War II in the Kentucky Mountains
Daniel James Sundahl 110
The Persistence of Memory: Part II
John Hoppenthaler 111
North on the Palisades Parkway
  112
A Fall Poem
Vicki Boynton 113
Shedding
Wendy J. LaTulippe 114
Rescue
Elizabeth Biller Chapman 115
Vespers for Phoebe
Marilyn McCabe 140
The Legend of the Frozen Girl
Jim McCord 142
Unused Red Barn off the Troy-Schenectady Road
Carla L. Henry 143
Blue Carpet
Lois Marie Harrod 144
In Context
  145
The Mist
Mark Anderson 146
Material
  147
Prognostic
Peter H. Conners 148
Autumn
Jonathan Blake 149
Waking After a Long Night of Rain
Russell Libby 150
Twice Before
Thom Satterlee 151
Untitled
M.J. Iuppa 152
Satr(e)
Peter Cummings 153
The Adirondacks: A Crown of Sonnets
Barbara Brooks 157
The Stream
Norbert Krapf 158
Behind Farm Buildings
Mary Linton 160
Coffee Break
Julia Wendell 161
The Woman Who Erases Things
Todd Davis 162
A Walk in Late Autumn
162
Forgiveness
Reviews
Stephen Adams’ The Best and Worst Country in the World: Perspectives on the Early Virginia Landscape 164 Reviewed by John Omohundro
Mark Allister’s Refiguring the Map of Sorrow 165 Reviewed by Nils Samuels
Bernard W. Quetchenbach’s Back from the Far Field: American Nature Poetry in the Late Twentieth Century 166 Reviewed by Sandra J. Sarkela
David Mazel’s American Literary Environmentalism 168 Reviewed by Anthony O. Tyler
Ralph H. Lutts’ The Nature Fakers: Wildlife, Science, and Sentiment 169 Reviewed by Anthony O. Tyler
Rooted in Rock: New Adirondack Writing 1975-2000. Ed. Jim Gould 170 Reviewed by Karen Wilson
Gail Gilliland’s The Demon of Longing 171 Reviewed by Robert Wagner
Maurice Kenny’s In the Time of the Present 172 Reviewed by Robert Wagner
David Staudt’s The Gift and the Thefts 173 Reviewed by Maurice Kenny
Catskill Student Writers. On The Watershed, The Natural World of New York’s Catskill Region Poetry and Prose. Ed. Bertha Rogers 174 Reviewed by Alan L. Steinberg
Annie Dawid’s Lily in the Desert 175 Reviewed by Alyssa Wood
Living North Country, Essays on Life and Landscapes in Northern New York. Eds. Natalia Rachel Singer and Neal Burdick 176 Reviewed by Cynthia Randi
Patrick D. Murphy’s Farther Afield in the Study of Nature-Oriented Literature 177 Reviewed by Susan Mallon Ross

 

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