Spring 2014

Cover Story

Loving Animals to Death

How can we raise them humanely and then butcher them?

by James McWilliams


What Killed My Sister?

The answer—schizophrenia—only leads to more perplexing questions

by Priscilla Long

On Loneliness

We value our solitude until it pinches

by Edward Hoagland

The Making of PoBiz Farm

After it became our permanent home, we overfilled it with overloved horses and dogs

by Maxine Kumin

The Presence of Absence

Our losses give vitality to our lives

by Bethany Vaccaro

A Whole Day Nearer Now

But all life’s passion not quite spent

by Doris Grumbach