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Spring 2008

Volume XXXIII No. 2 (Spring 2008)


Editors’ Page: The Pecos River—Past, Present, and Future v

Special Section: The Pecos River

Reading Rio Pecos: A Geographic Interpretation
Jim Kimmel, photos by Jerry Touchstone Kimmel
9
The (Illustrated) Pecos River in Frontier History
John Miller Morris
23
The Pecos River as a Relict Enclave in the Hispano Homeland
Brock Brown
39
The Pecos River in Folklore
Rollo K. Newsom
57
West of Everywhere: The Pecos River in Literature and Film
Mark Busby
73    

Fiction

The Spitter
Reuben Sanchez
97

Poetry

Father-Son Talk: A Ghazal
James Hoggard
109
Summer Evening
James Hoggard
110
Night on the El Train
James Hoggard
111
Woman in the Pipe Shop
karla k. morton
112
One Drop of Rain
John Grey
113

Reviews

Petra’s Legacy: The South Texas Ranching Empire
of Petra Vela and Mifflin Kenedy

by Jane Clements Monday and Frances Brannen Vick
Jane Manaster
117
Jerry Bywaters, Interpreter of the Southwest
edited by Sam Deshong Ratcliffe
Steven L. Davis
118
Brave New West: Morphing Moab at the Speed of Greed
by Jim Stiles
David Cremean
119
Listening to Cougar
edited by Marc Bekoff and Cara Blessley Lowe
Steven L. Davis
121
Postwestern Cultures: Literature, Theory, Space
edited by Susan Kollin
Robert Murray Davis
123
Exploring the American Literary West: International Perspectives
edited by David Rio et al.
David Cremean
125
Hiking Alone: Trails Out, Trails Home
by Mary Beath
Robert Murray Davis
127
Of Snakes and Sex and Playing in the Rain:
Random Thoughts on Harmful Things

by Clay Reynolds
David Cremean
128
Sandhill County Lines: Stories
by Clay Reynolds
Grant L. Sisk
130
Some Clarifications y otros poemas
by Javier O. Huerta
David Meischen
132
I Swallow Turquoise for Courage: Poems
by Hershman R. John
Linda Lizut Helstern
134
Contributors 136