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Volume 21.2 - Winter 2004
Volume 21.2 - Winter 2004
Volume 21.3, Spring Summer 2004
Volume 21.3 - Spring/Summer 2004
Volume 22.1, Fall 2004
Volume 22.1 - Fall 2004
Volume 22.2, Winter 2005
Volume 22.2 - Winter 2005
Volume 22.3, Spring/Summer 2006
Volume 22.3 - Spring/Summer 2006
Volume 23.1, Fall 2006
Volume 23.1 - Fall 2006

Volume 23.2, Winter 2007
Volume 23.2 - Winter 2007

Volume 23.3, Spring/Summer 2007
Volume 23.3 - Spring/Summer 2007

Volume 24.1, Fall 2007
Volume 24.1 - Fall 2007

Volume 24.2, Winter 2008
Volume 24.2 - Winter 2008

Volume 24.3, Spring Summer 2008
Volume 24.3 - Spring/Summer 2008


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Volume 21.2, Winter 2004 go to top of page
CONVERSATION
Writing a Life: A Conversation with Gary Gildner by Brad L. Roghaar
ART
Mindscapes and Landscapes by Meri DeCaria & John Collins
ESSAYS
My Advice on Writing Advice by David James Duncan
Over the Line: Robert Frost and Trespass by Robert Schnelle
Voles in Their Prime by Robert Schnelle
Homesteading in Virginia: An Academic in Exile by Jim Young
Fashion Stories by Julia Corbett
FICTION
The Romona Tomorrow Story by Gary Gildner
Clear Cut by John Purdy
James Dean by Arthur Winfield Knight
POETRY
The Iguana Knows Your Voice and other poems by Joel Long
Belladonna Nightshade and other poems by Dennis Saleh
Hat Tricks and Wildfire by Barb Lundy
Porch Moths and other poems by Gary Fincke
Fallen Leaves and Still Life by J. L. Kubicek
Dust Devil and Snow in Taos by Catharine Savage Brosman
Give Us This Day and other poems by Ingrid Wendt
Poems by Simon Perchik
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Volume 21.3, Spring/Summer 2004 go to top of page
SPECIAL COWBOY POETRY FEATURE

CONVERSATION
Word From the Great Basin: A Conversation With Waddie Mitchell by Mikel Vause
Speaking of Women: A Short Conversation With Carolyn Dufurrena by Sarah Vause
ESSAY
Keynote Address: 2001 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering by Waddie Mitchell
COWBOY POETRY
That "No Quit" Attitude and Infraction Distraction by Waddie Mitchell
Ol' Bunnion and The Last Nail by Don Kennington
My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys and other poems by Bob Urry
The Army Surplus Store and A Fish Story by Marilyn S. Diamond
Welcome Rain and other poems by Stan Tixier
ESSAY/POETRY
Sometimes on the Right Kind of Morning… and Water I., Water II. by Carolyn Dufferna

ART
Ranch and Range: Picturing the Great Basin by Linda Dufurrena
ESSAY
The Mormon Samson: Porter Rockwell by Russell Burrows
Fire and Water by Andrew Wingfield
FICTION
The Otherwise Dark by James Reed
The Cook by Jeff Richards
HUMOR
Coroner Candidates Vie at Forum by Michael Fedo
POETRY
Writing the Stones of the Dead and Holy Places, Patchouli and Wool by William Jolliff
Unless I Am Mistaken and other poems by Brad Maxfield
Pika Song at Ten Thousand Feet and other poems by Joanna Straughn
The Vast Void of Infinity and other poems by Edward Michael O'Durr Supranowicz
READING THE WEST 

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Volume 22.1, Fall 2004 go to top of page
CONVERSATION
An Authentic Voice: A Conversation with Ken Brewer by Sunday Watanabe
ART
Context and Form: Shaping the Lines Between the Natural and the Human by Jim Jacobs
ESSAYS
Tree of Heaven by Harry Willson
Metamorphosis by Robert B. Smith
To Become As a Child by Pat Ament
Look To Your Soul, By Which You Might Be by Pat Ament
FICTION
Madison Blues by Joseph M. Ditta
Taking Flight by Gordon T. Allred
Tucker's Coat by Gene Washington
Force of Habit by D'Wayne Hodgin
POETRY
Proposition and other poems by Alicia Beale
The Animal Mother and other poems by Keith Moore
Grounded and Sanctuary by Cynthia L. Monroe
Woodwork and Proprietary Views by Ken Raines 
A Kind of Apple Picking and other poems by Laura Stott
How Wildness Finds Us and other poems by Cathryn Essinger
Saltspring, September 10, 2001 and Perfect Pitch by DM Gordon
The Gray Cat and other poems by Michael Salcman
Driftwood and The Boulders at Lolo Hot Springs by Michelle Bonczek
Voluptuaries and other poems by Paulann Petersen
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Volume 22.2, Winter 2005 go to top of page
CONVERSATION
An Appetite for Art: A Conversation with Robert Pinsky by Joel Passey
ART
Adaptations: Seeking Survival in a Small World(s) by Jane Catlin
ESSAYS
Letter From the Blackstone River: Under Fog with the Porcupine Caribou by Shaun T. Griffin
For the Birds by Ron McFarland
The Language of Stone: Stories from Pictograph Caves by Ron Fischer
FICTION
The Price of Preservas Prohibidas by Will Michelet
Trapped Alive for Five Months in a Delicatessen by Will Ackerman
Mondegreen by James Barbour
What's (Not) Simple by Diana Joseph
POETRY
Maturities and other poems by William Kloefkorn
On the Occasion of Your Marriage and other poems by Myrna Stone
The Web You Weave and other poems by Ryan G. Van Cleave
Return to Jemez Canyon and other poems by Anne Wilson 
After the End and other poems by Rob Carney
Bag and other poems by Matthew James Babcock
Still, Vivid Parrot and Someone in the Night by Rob Stothart
Heritage: Quest to Identity By a Cherokee Granddaughter by Mary Dezember
READING THE WEST 

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Volume 22.3, Spring/Summer 2006 go to top of page
CONVERSATION
Unleashing the Comic Muse: An Interview with Robert Dana by Guy Lebeda
ART
Art as Alchemy: Capturing the Sacred State of Discovery by Brian T. Kershisnik
ESSAYS
Narrative, Creative Nonfiction and The Personal Essay: Housing the Text by Donna Rigby
What's Heaven Without a Gate? by Ana Maria Spagna
Cemeteries by Gary Fincke
FICTION
In the Shade of the Wavering Palms by Anis Shivani
Speak Up, Voice by Sarah Sarai
Pigfarmer's Stepdaughter by Stephanie Dickinson
POETRY
Short Suite and other poems, by Robert Dana
Saving the Dog and other poems by Taylor Graham
Wake and other poems by Sunni Brown
Perspective and Teachings On The Banks of The Lochsa by Linda Cooper
The Overseer Of Birds and Kaniksu by Tim Kahl
Sharing the Tornado's View and other poems by Christine Delea
False Season and other poems by Scott K. Odom
Gray Tree and other poems by Shawn Pittard
Morning and other poems by William Virgil Davis
A Map of Grass and The Hammock by Hamish Guthrie
The Crow in the Driveway and The Ghost of Brutus Hawkins… by Robert Cooperman
Fishing With a Witch and Barrowed Emblems by John Randolph Carter
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Volume 23.1, Fall 2006 go to top of page
CONVERSATION
Capturing the American Experience: A Conversation with Ken Burns by Mikel Vause
ART
Plein Air Paintings: John Hughes, Doug Braithwaite, David Koch, and Roberta Glidden
ESSAYS
Sharing the American Experience by Ken Burns
Many Rivers Run Through Their Friendship by Andrew Wingfield
Chasing the Light by Roberta Glidden
An Ecology of Time by Robert King
Gift Giving by Ruth Ann Dandrea
FICTION
Click by Bonnie Hale
Backtracking Lewis & Clark Through Idaho by Ron McFarland
Mansion View and other short fiction by Kristine Somerville
Testimony by Martin Naparsteck
POETRY
How Water Works and other poems by Michael Johnson
When Chagall Dreams and other poems by Moira Linehan
Under Ice and About Survival by Georgia Tiffany
Words and other poems by Mikel Vause
Lessons and Hands by Nancy Burke
The Given and other poems by Barry Ballard
Desert Riparian and other poems by Gary Every
READING THE WEST 

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Volume 23.2, Winter 2007 go to top of page
CONVERSATION
Getting Weathered: A Conversation with Christopher Camuto by Melora Wolff
ESSAY & ART
Bear, Bison, and Bacteria: The Microbiology of Yellowstone Park by Craig Oberg
ESSAYS
In a Landscape by Christopher Camuto
Clay Lessons by Judy Elsley
Deadwood by Karen Babine
FICTION
Spin and other short fiction by David McGlynn
The Companion of Our Dreams by William Woolfitt
Marks and Swallows Day by Richard Robbins
Dancing with the Dentist at the Blue Gardenia Ballroom by Michael Fedo
POETRY
Symbiosis and Pots on the Windowsill by Nancy Takacs
The Creature Considers Nature and other poems by Jerry Harp
November Snow and other poems by Christian Knoeller
The Connotation of Rain and Ruminations by Charlotte McCaffrey
Dangerous Mountain and other poems by Shawn Fawson
Power Outage Before the First Snow and other poems by Jennifer Richardson
READING THE WEST 

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Volume 23.3, Spring/Summer 2007 go to top of page
CONVERSATION
The Mysteries of the Ordinary: A Conversation with Stephen Dunn by N. Colwell Snell
ART
Capturing the Big Picture by Richard Caldwell
ESSAYS
The Great American Predator by Stephen Markley
News Flash: Walt Whitman Advises Teens to "Skip" Poetry? by John Schwiebert
Calendars of Sun and Moon by Simmons B. Buntin
FICTION
Rides & Conversations by Edward Black
Drive by Robert H. Smith
The Archivist's Daughter by Jenny Hanning
Goleta, My Love by Sheila MacAvoy
Company Man by Chad Unrein
POETRY
The Routine Things Around the House and At the Smithville Methodist Church by Stephen Dunn
Five for Truth and How She Keeps Faith  by Camille Dungy
Mud Season and Practice by Erin Coughlin Hollowell
Pastoral Storm and other poems by Susan Varnot
Nocturne Chinle Strata and other poems by David Lee
Four of the Stargazers and other poems by Paulann Petersen
For Erika and other poems by Cathryn Essinger
Global Warming Scenarios: Rocky Mountain Region by Claudia Putnam
Killdeer, etc. and Vienna 1965 by N. Colwell Snell
Drinking with the Poets on the Dock and other poems by Tara Powell
Jeffers at the Edward Weston Show and other poems by Susan Kelly-DeWitt
Frogs, Unique Masters of the Dark and One Heron in Buenos Aires by Luis Benitez
Poems About Naked by William Winfield Wright
Climbing in Little Cottonwood Canyon and Watching Bald Eagles on my 59th Birthday by Terry Gifford
Stone Mirror and other poems by Tom Jones
READING THE WEST 

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Volume 24.1, Fall 2007 go to top of page
Editor's Preface
CONVERSATION

A Century of Jazz: A Conversation with Joe McQueen at 88 by Michael Wutz
Beyond Death: A Conversation with Alice Sebold by Becky Joe (Gesteland) McShane
ART
Naming the Unnamed by Suzanne Kanatsiz
ESSAYS
R. C. Gorman and J. D. Challenger: Two Hearts of the West by Larry Tritten
Singing by Gary Fincke
The Shadow Side by Susan Marsh
It Ain't Las Vegas by Sally Charette
FICTION
Them There Eyes by Ercole Joseph Gaudioso
Aunt Clara's Keys by Karen Batchelor
GLOBAL SPOTLIGHT
The Escape Artist by Martin R. Dean
POETRY
Cosmogony and other poems by Lois Marie Harrod
Cleaning the Watergap and other poems by William Jolliff
Creature and Astronomy in the Dark by Taylor Graham
On the Way to Nicaragua and other poems by Joannie Kervran Stangeland
In the Green Door Bazaar and Who Deserves Mercy More? by Susannah W. Simpson
The Russian Olives and other poems by Grace Danborn
spying on my father as gardener and other poems by Brian Burke
Fish Like Angels and Blue Steel by Katie Kingston
Another Entry and other poems by Rabindra K. Swain
READING THE WEST 

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Volume 24.2, Winter 2008 go to top of page
CONVERSATION
On Politics, Poetry and Mentoring: A Conversation with Carolyn Forché by N. Colwell Snell
ART
Works in Motion by Frank Anthony "Tony" Smith
ESSAYS
Bringing the Dead to Life: An Explanation of War by John H. Timmerman
FICTION
Perpetual Motion by John Lindgren
Down, Down, Down Into the Valley of the Snake by Elizabeth Buechner Morris
Motel Man by Richard Dokey
GLOBAL SPOTLIGHT

The Treatment by Ronald Frame
FILMFOCUS
Professing Spirituality: Bollywood Fantasies and the Return of Religion by Samir Dayal
Between Moscow and Hollywood: China's National Cinema at Weber State University by Greg Lewis
On the Threat to American Bodies: The View From Abroad Inside a Movie Theater by Andreas Ströhl
Not the Usual Suspects: Revising the Code of the Male Heist in Sugar & Spice by Madonne Miner

POETRY

The Museum of Stones by Carolyn Forché
A Poet of the Farmyard and other poems by John Grey
Looking at the Bright Side and On a Path Along the Hudson by Marvin Glasser
10 Haikus by Rebecca Lilly
Whale Breaching and other poems by Linda Swanberg
The Unsent Letter and other poems by Christopher Barnes
Born Under a Caul and A Murmuring by Doug Ramspeck
RE-READING THE WESTERN 

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Volume 24.3, Spring/Summer 2008 go to top of page
CONVERSATION
On Wolves, Wildlife, and Weather: A Conversation with Douglas W. Smith by Sam Zeveloff, Breanna Bartosz, Kristen Gurr
Trout Fishing in America: A Conversation with John Gierach by Lawrence E. Morgan
LAKE BONNEVILLE FEATURE
Water Song and other poems by Ken Brewer
Navigating Lake Bonneville (Music CD) by Brad Richter
Drawing on the Pleistocene by Mark Biddle
A Brief History of Lake Bonneville by Adolph Yonkee
From Salt to Struts and Flats to Fenders—An Unnaturally Natural Combination by Michael Wutz

ART
Watching Your Language by Mark Biddle
ESSAYS
Ten Years After: An Intimate Account of the Yellowstone Wolf Story by Douglas W. Smith
Tracking the White Wolf by Richard Littell
Closed Range by Michael Engelhard
Surviving Paradise by Brandon Cesmat
Back to the Future: Savion Glover by Erik Stern
On Writing and Being Written About by John Gierach
FICTION
Museum of Broken Guitars by Roger Sheffer
Intercourse by Robert Olen Butler
GLOBAL SPOTLIGHT

Finimondo by Piotr Siemion
POETRY
Reconsider the Impertinence of Cicadas and The Maple by Marjorie Roberts
Homework and other poems by Ken Raines
Occupation by Katie S. Terry
Winter Solstice by David Lee
READING THE WEST
In Memoriam William Mulder

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Volume 25.1, Fall 2008 go to top of page
CONVERSATION
Brick by Brick—A Conversation with Billy Collins by Adam Johnston
On Life, Art, and Politics—A Conversation with Naomi Shihab Nye by Kathleen M. Herndon
ART
Painting From This Remove by Lori Nelson
ESSAYS
The Real West by Andrea Clark Mason
Owachomo—Time's Bridge by John Nizalowski
Interplay—The Need for Wilderness by Mike Freeman
FICTION
Scarf by James Iredell
Shoelaces by J. C. Geiger
GLOBAL SPOTLIGHT

Al-Qaeda's Kitchen by Fadia Faqir
POETRY
A Dog on his Master and Feedback by Billy Collins
Holy Saturday and other poems by Peter Cooley
Biloxi Bay Bridge Still Out and other poems by Nicole Cooley
doorway dream and other poems by Naomi Ruth Lowinsky
Talkin' with a Woman and Wagon Trails by James J. Isaacs
A Shady Little Pain
and other poems by Liz Waldner
Photographs and other poems by William Virgil Davis
Women in Starlet-pink… Sly Smiles and other poems by Red Shuttleworth
MIDDLE EAST FOCUS
Serious Cartoons and other poems by Helene Pilibosian
Al-Qaeda's Kitchen by Fadia Faqir
My Heart Breaks for the Little Garden and other poems by Forough Farrokzhad
On Life, Art, and Politics—A Conversation with Naomi Shihab Nye by Kathleen Herndon
Compass by Naomi Shihab Nye

Poetry Everyday—Yemen 1993 by Elmaz Abinader
Narrative by Hayan Charara
Black Pearls by Kathleen Herndon
Armenian Memories—Living and Surviving in 1940s Tehran by Mel K. Melcomian

READING THE WEST

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Volume 25.2, Winter 2009 go to top of page
ART & CONVERSATION
Art is My Reality by Pilar Pobil
Pilar Pobil—Creator of Her Own Reality
by Alicia Giralt

ESSAYS
The Triumph of Mind Over Nebraska by Todd Richardson
Who We Eating Tonight? by David Tippetts
FICTION
The Kitty by David Braly
A Son of Abraham by M. E. Parker
GLOBAL SPOTLIGHT

Whispers by Daniel Zahno
FILMFOCUS
Clean Hands and Dirty Hands—Colonial Violence in The Proposition by Sascha Pöhlmann
Imminent Future—Sci-Fi Film and the Construction of Soundscapes by Matthias Piccolruaz Konzett
Yellowface and Racial Mimicry in World War II B Film by Delia Caparoso Konzett

Occidental Interest, Oriental Silence—Iranian Cinema and/in the Global Context  by Proshot Kalami

POETRY

Saturday Again and other poems by Sunni Brown Wilkinson
Upcountry Overlook: Kula, Maui and Praise for the Tortoise by Eric Paul Shaffer
Now Here, Nowhere and other poems by Michael Bazzett
Sobrevivir en Invierno and other poems by Alicia Giralt
READING THE WEST
 

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