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An Anatomy of Roads: The Quest Issue

Spring 2005

Edited by Bradford Morrow.

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Leaving home is a dangerous business. Whether it’s to walk across the street or travel to another continent, one never returns the same. This issue explores in fiction and poetry the fascinating, complex process of defamiliarization as the ultimate path to knowing oneself.

John Barth, I’ve Been Told: A Story’s Story

Elizabeth Hand, Kronia

Jon McGregor, The First Thing That Happened

Julia Elliott, The Camp Counselor

Forrest Gander, Mission Thief

Jonathan Carroll, Home on the Rain

Sara Veglahn, Two Fictions

Arthur Sze, The Double Helix

Robert Coover, Sir John Paper Returns to Honah-Lee

David Schuman, Miss

Joanna Scott, From Liberation

Bradford Morrow, Gardener of Heart

Rikki Ducornet, Three Tales

Nathaniel Mackey, Two Poems

Alai, Two Stories

Susan Steinberg, Hydroplane

Toby Olson, Two Poems

Rebecca Curtis, To the Interstate

Joshua Furst, Lonely Planet

Joyce Carol Oates, From The Gravedigger’s Daughter

Paul West, Slow Mergers of Local Stars

D. E. Steward, Satembre

Carol Moldaw, The Widening

Frederic Tuten, Voyagers

Carole Maso, Young H Saved from Infamy

Robert Kelly, Walking to Auschwitz

Deb Olin Unferth, Malaria

Robert Antoni, At the End of the Road


William H. Gass, The Piano Lesson

Richard Meier, Nine Poems

Martine Bellen, Two Poems for Miyazaki

Brian Lucas, Blaze

Lara Glenum, Three Poems

Elizabeth Willis, Six Poems

James Grinwis, Nine Poems

John Taggart, Three Poems

Rae Armantrout, Four Poems

Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Draft LXX: Lexicon