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Spring 1999

Volume XXIV No. 2 (Spring 1999)


Editors' Pages iv

Nonfiction

Titles Page Number
The Early Years of Texas Monthly: The Correspondence of Founding
Editor William Broyles, Jr.
Steve Davis
7
The Dialect Joke Rides the Range: The Emergence of Dialect Humor in
Cowboy Poetry
Rebecca Matthews
23
Self-Reflexive Storytelling and Narrative Borders in Dagoberto Gilb’s
The Last Known Residence of Mickey Acuña
Peter Donahue
33
More Texas Women Writers: Anita Richmond Bunkley
Sylvia Ann Grider
41
Of Apricots, Orchids, and Wovoka: An Interview with Leslie Marmon Silko
Robin Cohen
51
Making a Dam in Segovia
Paul Ruffin
73

Fiction

Titles Page Number
Preservation
Paul Bowers
77

Poetry

Titles Page Number
Farm Fable
Allen Braden
87
Emily Greer, Along the Snake River, the Oregon Trail, 1846
Robert Cooperman
88
Aztec Exhibit: The World of Motecuhzoma
Katie Kingston
89
From An Inexplicable Hotel
Errol Miller
90
Duchamp’s Golden Girl
Frances Neidhardt
91

Reviews

Titles Page Number
Gardens in the Dunes by Leslie Marmon Silko
Robin Cohen
95
Women of Oklahoma, 1890-1920 by Linda Williams Reese
Ramona Ford
97
The Birds of Sonora by Stephen M. Russell and Gale Monson
Greg W. Lasley
99
Comparing Cowboys and Frontiers by Richard W. Slatta
James A. Wilson
100
Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America
by John M. Barry
John Tiefenbacher
101
Of Time and Change by Frank Waters
Thomas D. Meyers
103
Vintage Colorado Short Stories: When Past Met Present
edited by James B. Hemesath
Billy Bob Hill
107
El Camino del Rio and A West Texas Soapbox by Jim Sanderson
Laurie Champion
108
Dancing Ghosts: Native American and Christian Syncretism in Mary Austin’s
Work
by Mark T. Hoyer
Michael P. Branch
110
The Monarchs: A Poem Sequence by Alison Hawthorne Deming
Prudence Arceneaux
112
Lone Star Swing: On the Trail of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys by Duncan McLean
Susan Rosen
114
Contributors 116