Cover photograph ©1994 by Gregory Crewdson: Untitled (C–print, 30 inces by 40 inches). Reproduced by kind permission of the artist and Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York.

Spring 1996

Edited by Bradford Morrow.

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Angela Carter, The Scarlet House

Ann Lauterbach, Blake’s Lagoon

Rikki Ducornet, Two Stories

Paul Auster, Hide and Seek, A Play in One Act

Arthur Sze, The String Diamond

Elaine Equi, Voice-Over

Nathaniel Mackey, Song of the Andoumboulou: 30

Forrest Gander, Line of Descent

David Mamet, L.A. Sketches

Diane Williams, Five Stories

Robert Coover, Briar Rose

Thalia Field, Walking Home


Ben Marcus, Sticks and Stones: An Introduction

Rick Moody, Demonology

Brian Schorn, The Cyclic History of the Line

Gary Lutz, Contractions

Lois-Ann Yamanaka, Hanging the Creetats

Terese Svoboda, White

Brian Evenson, The Polygamy of Language

Shelley Jackson, The Putti

Timothy Crouse, The Angelus

Dawn Raffel, Is Anybody Listening?

David Ohle, The Flum

Craig Padawer, The Meat Garden

Ronald Johnson, Blueprint for Obelisk

Norman Manea, Lunar Nights (translated by Patrick Camiller)

Liz Tuccillo, From Fair Fight (a mean little dance)

Michael Palmer, Two Poems

Martine Bellen, Dharma Bear

Robert Kelly, The Changemaker

Laynie Browne, Lore

Lynn Martin, The Bodhisattva Locksmith

Fanny Howe, Seven Poems

Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, The Commission

Paul West, Five Portable People

Rae Armantrout, Two Poems

Anna Maria Ortese, The Villa (translated by Henry Martin)