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Fall 1995

Volume XXI No. 1 (Fall 1995)


Editors' Page iv
Guest Editor's Introduction  
Getting Over the Color Green:
Southwestern Environmental Literature and the Westernization of the Senses
Scott Slovic
7

Fieldnotes

Titles Page Number
On the Rocks
Florence R. Krall
17
Notes of a Nature Writer
Edward Lueders
23
May 1994: LaPush, Washington, with Susan
Ann Zwinger
25
Daybook: Bosque del Apache, New Mexico
Terry Tempest Williams
35

Nonfiction

Titles Page Number
Homecoming
Terry Tempest Williams
47
A Nevada Treasure
Ann Ronald
51
When the World Was Young
Sharman Apt Russell
55
Of Talking Coyotes, One-legged Roadrunners, and Embarrassed Pelicans
Richard Shelton
59
On Sending the Raft North
Deidre Elliott
71
Of Pinacate Beetles and Beaches
Ken Lamberton
81
Shadows of Twilight
Joy Kennedy
89
Swerving in the Moonlight
Paul W. Rea
93
Witness
Lisa Gerber
95
"Why Write about Nature?"
Susan Hanson
101

Fiction

Titles Page Number
Irregular Flight
Kent Nelson
105
La Bahia Road
Stephen Harrington
113
The Weighty Sword
Jesse Wolf Hardin
119

Poetry

Titles Page Number
Invocation
Likewise
Karen Brennan
127
The Cures of Green And Night
A Physics of Sudden Light
Alberto Rios
132
Driving Through Nature
The Rock Fig
The Gulf
Allison Deming
136
Talk
Cheating
Peter Wild
141
Light
Watching Mountains
Richard Shelton
143
At the McKenzie River, Oregon
Sunday Walk, Richmond
Naomi Shihab Nye
147
Moving West
An Hour Alone at the Ponds
Sarah Wolbach
150
The Crossing
Going to the Creek
Yuccas at 70 MPH
Suzanne Freeman
154
Listening for the Nightjar in Aravaipa Canyon
Snow Geese Wintering
Anna Haviland
157

Critical Essays

Titles Page Number
The Language of Landscape: On the Recent Poetry of Simon Ortiz
Ray Gonzalez
161
The Inner Landscape of the Self in Jimmy Santiago Baca's Martin
Matthias Schubnell
167
The Death and Lives of Mary Austin
John P. O'Grady
175
Looking at the Desert Bighorn: The Gaze in Nature Writing
Henry R. Harrington
187
Monkey Wrenching, Environmetal Extremism, and the Problematical Edward Abbey
Daniel G. Payne
195
Rewriting a Geneology with the Earth: Women and Nature in the Works of Terry Tempest Williams
Karla Armbruster
209
A Sometime Rusknite in the Wilderness: John C. Van Dyke's Desert Aesthetic
David Teague
221
Contributors 226