CALYX, A Journal of Art and Literature by Women

Winter 2001/2002, Vol. 20:2





   Cover Art: “Calling the Rains” by Camie

   Davis (5.5’ x 3.5’, oil on canvas)








Volume 20, Number 2


                                     Terry Blackhawk   6 What the Story Weaves the Spinner Tells

               Susan Elbe 8    Practicing Eternity

Mary Azrael    10 Astronomy     

         Jeanne Lohmann 23 Instructions for Moving

Christina Hutchins 24      The Red Boat   

Dianne Williams Stepp 26 Fogarty Creek               

      Wendy Simpson 27 There Are Two Lives

                           28 Learning to Read

                      Eileen Hennessy 49 United States Poem Number 13

Pramila Venkateswaran 50 Exile                                

          Donna J. Gelagotis Lee 52 In My Mother-in-Law’s Kitchen

Jacqueline Lyons 63 The Miner’s Wife

                          64 The Dyer’s Wife

                       Beth Bretl 67 Nothing but the Weather

                                 Mischelle Booher 68 Mom Stood on Her Head in the Dining


               Judith McCombs 69 Stories Waiting to Happen

                           Jennifer Richter 77 Everywhere the Earth Is Opening

                                                             78 Madonna del Parto: Our Lady of Birth-


                                                    79 The Ninth Month Feels like Dusk

Andrea Potos 80 Birthnight      

Lori Jakiela      95 The Regulars  

                                                         96 Catholic Charities Home for Unwed


Stephanie Dickinson 98 Ditch Lilies                

    Barbara Sanders 100 Strong Onion Lullaby

LouAnn Shepard Muhm 102      Waitress                   

     Leilani Wright     104 Hard Times like This

Kathy Douglas 110 Nightcap           

                    Anne Spollen   111 To Bertha Dorsett-Rochester

                                 Wendell Hawken 112 Peeling Potatoes, a Damp Cloth Settles

                       like a Mood

Kathleen Flenniken 114 Forty                          


   Enid Baron 12 The Archangel

                             Laura S. Distelheim 29 On Ruthie, Who Shouldn’t Slip Right By

                                     G. Davies Jandrey 54  A Study in Newton’s First Law of Motion

      Mimi Schwartz 72 A Night for Haroset

     Charlotte Warren 81 Hands Up for Silence

Samantha Allen Storey 106 Boots                             


     Camie Davis  33 A Morning’s Feat

                 34 Night Shift

                                      35 Lucky Come Greyhound

Donna Dodson 36 Jealousy          

Lyn Gaza 37 Devil 1   

Kathleen Gerard 38 Dawn, Taormina

                                            39 Pensone Neri Before Lunch

Marcy B. Freedman 40 Pieces                     

Jill P. Stutzman 41 Dress 1            

     Beryl Shaw      42 Woman in a Hood

                                 43 The Drawing Session

M. J. Anderson 44 Controcanto     

                    45 Many Voices

                  46 Redemption

                 47 Al Massimo

Caroline E. Brown 48     Passing Time     


          Kathleen A. Kelly 115 Tell Me by Kim Addonizio

                           Alice Ann Eberman 116 Ruining the Picture by Pimone Triplett

               Camille-Yvette Welsch 117 Bad Judgment by Cathleen Calbert

                                                               118 How I Got Lost So Close to Home by Amy


                   Gail Tremblay     120 No Parole Today by Laura Tohe

                                Alicia Conroy     122 Mother to Mother by Sindiwe Magona

                             Christine Cock 123 Ecology of a Cracker Childhood by

                       Janisse Ray

                                  Jenn McKee    124 Sleeping with One Eye Open: Women

                                                                     Writers and the Art of Survival edited by

                                                             Marilyn Kallet and Judith Ortiz Cofer

                                                              126 Living on the Margins: Women Writers on

                                                         Breast Cancer edited by Hilda Raz

                                     Bettina Heinz   127 The Lesbian Family Life Cycle by Suzanne



                         130 Lois Elaine Cranston

                   132 Barbara J. Rohde