CALYX, A Journal of Art and Literature by Women

Winter 2007, Vol. 23:3

 

 

 

 

   Cover Art: “The Experiment” by Monique

   Passicot

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTENTS

Volume 23, Number 3

2006 LOIS CRANSTON MEMORIAL POETRY PRIZE WINNER

       Gail Griffin          6            War Stories        

POETRY

              Betty Blevins Gore         7             Lessons                             

                Judith Sornberger         8            Protest                               

                                                           9            Final Bird Poem for My Mother

                  Joan I. Siegel        11          My Mother’s Bitter Fruit

                           Sheila Demetre        19          Wearing My Mother’s Coat        

                  Susan Bockhoff         20          Amnesia                             

                            Ellen Sullins        22          Homage to a Red Honda Civic

             Rebecca Meredith        24          The Widows                       

              Irene de la Bretonne Hays        25          A Thin Place                                     

                      Madelyn Garner        39          Memory of an Artist’s Death   

                                       Tara Bray       40          Washoe Valley Bird Refuge: Three

                              Days   

               Christine Marshall        42          Suspension                            

                 Maureen A. Sherbondy       44          Existential Goldilocks                    

                                   46          Alice at AA           

               Nancy Richardson       48          Myopia                                 

                Stephanie Coyne DeGhett       78          Here’s a Thing I’ve Learned              

                                   Suzan Jantz         80          Summer for My Father and Me       

                  Annette Orrock       82          Sign of the Z                      

                                  Katy Didden           84          Shopping for Bridal Gowns with My 

                                  Cousin

              Virginia Corrie-Cozart         86        On the Edge of the Garden          

PROSE

                       Naomi Benaron        12          The Chemical Nature of Things

            Annie Weatherwax         26          Eating Cake                          

            B. Harper Buie         65          Woolly Adelgids           

                    Raima Evan         87         Gittel and the Golden Carp

ART

                     Monique Passicot         49          The Other                                

                            50          The Quilted

                       51          City Boy

             Smith Eliot          52          Wallflowers           

                                      53          A Bird in the Hand

 Beryl Goldberg         54          Grameen Bank,

                                                                               Women’s Meeting, Tangail District,

                                                                   Amurhi Branch, Bangladesh

                                                              55          Woman, Ouagadougou, Burkina

                              Faso

                                                               56          Tuareg Girl, Sahara Desert, Niger

                                                               57          Charcoal Maker, Kaolack, Senegal

              Edie Schenkel Wolfe          58          “The unrealized is but a seed,

                                                                               In time to wake and to be freed.”

                                                               59          “The promise lost to withheld life

                                                                               Is born again When Death becomes

                                                    the Dark Midwife.”

           Susan Van Geest            60          Waiting                            

             Becky Holtzman             61          Seedbed                            

                       62          Dwelling

                                      63          Accommodations

               Kristin Holdgrafer           64          Artist                                   

NORTHWEST BOOK REVIEWS

                   Diane Lockward             96          Red Jess by Judith Montgomery

                                 Marie Krohn            98          Living Among Headstones: Life in a

                                                                                                  Country Cemetery by Shannon Applegate

BOOK REVIEWS

           Kathryn Kirkpatrick        100        Willow, Wine, Mirror, Moon:

                                                                        Women’s Poems from Tang China,

                                                                     Translated with an introduction

                                             by Jeanne Larsen

                    Julie R. Enszer        102        Gittel, the Would-Be Messiah

                                                           by Naomi Feigelson Chase

        Penelope Scambly Schott        103        Homefront by Patricia Monaghan

                             Susan Meyers          105        Wake Wake Wake by Valerie Nieman

                              Ann Lauinger        107        Anthropologist in Ohio by Susan H. 

                      Case

                       Rocío G. Davis        109        Mayor of the Roses by Marianne

                                Villanueva

                                  Liz Webster        110        The Hermaprodite by Julia Ward Howe

                      Carol Bosworth       112        Blood of My Blood: The Lost First

                                                                        Novel of  Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings,

                                                                     Edited by Anne Blythe Meriwether

MEMORIAM

116        Tee A. Corrine

CONTRIBUTORS’ NOTES

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