Summer 2018 Issue

Departments

Editor's Note

Encounters

Robert Wilson

Letters

Responses to Our Spring 2018 Issue

Our readers

Works in Progress

Under the Passaic Falls

Noelani Kirschner

The Traveler in a Shrinking World

Jeffrey Tayler

The Times They Are a-Changin’

Katy Kelleher

The Song Spectrum

Marcus Banks

Into the Quaking Mirror

Larry Woiwode

Talking It Out

Brad Edmondson

Tuning Up

One April Day

Rachel Hadas

Commonplace Book

Summer 2018

Anne Matthews

Book Essay

Force of Nature
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Jeff Wheelwright

Book Reviews

Robben Island Days
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Douglas Foster

Monstrous Achievement

Valerie Martin

A Life’s Work Gone to Seed
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Verlyn Klinkenborg

Everything Was Radiant
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Kristen Iversen

“I Figured What the Hell”

Graeme Wood

Split Decisions
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Richard Restak

American Places

South Manitou Island

Randi Ford

Articles

In the Labyrinth of #MeToo

Sandra M. Gilbert

Addressing sexual aggression and power in contemporary society also means questioning what the feminist movement has really been about


Working for Bobby

Steven L. Isenberg

Fifty years ago, I campaigned for RFK for president, and was nearby when the dream died with him


The End of Liberalism
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John Lukacs

What happens when public opinion is diminished and popular sentiment is aroused


Diamonds
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Sheila Kohler

The stones, shimmering and precious, connect a writer to her generous, enigmatic mother


In Search of Lost Travels
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Jeffrey Tayler

How remembrances from far away steel the soul


Home, Home On the Road
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David Owen

His father’s long-time obsession with recreational vehicles leads a writer to hit the highway


Fiction

We Can’t Make You Whole Again
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Stephen Goodwin


Normal Life
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Olivia Clare


The Island

Tony Eprile


Poetry

Starbursts

Langdon Hammer

On the poetry of Christian Wiman


Five Poems
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Christian Wiman


Drink
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Bibhu Padhi


Arts

Concerto in Beans and Rice

David Grogan

Jazz maestro Paquito D’Rivera turns 70 this year, with a major collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma in the works


A Century at the Muny
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Wendy Smith

The open-air St. Louis theater, set to undergo a renovation this fall, is a beloved summertime institution