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Spring 2009

Volume XXXIV No. 2 (Spring 2009)


Editors’ Page: Literary Anodynes v

Nonfiction

Titles Page Number
The Cyborg Coyote: Generating Theory in the Borderlands
Sara L. Spurgeon
9
Departure, Arrival, and Varieties of Silence:
Narration and Dramaturgy in Horton Foote’s Beginnings and Farewell
Robert W. Haynes
29
Brokeback Mountain in My Rear-View Mirror
Don Graham
45

Fiction

Titles Page Number
Cinéma Vérité
John Blanchard
55

Special Section: Southwestern Poetry

Titles Page Number
Guest Editor’s Introduction: Where Are We Now?
Keith Ekiss
63
Mind Paces the Edge of a Flat World
(And Thinks It’s Getting Somewhere)
Leslie Ullman
65
Mind Telling What It Thinks Are Secrets
Leslie Ullman
66
Saving Trees
Josh Rathkamp
67
Wrong Sonnet
Josh Rathkamp
68
Excerpts from “Flood Song”
Sherwin Bitsui
69
Quiet Salt
Sara Marie Ortiz
72
Mamie Chee’s Leg
C. E. Perry
73
Family Wills
Scott Wiggerman
74
Magdalene in the Desert
Jennifer Elise Foerster
76
Cardinals, Sabino Canyon
Simmons B. Buntin
78
The Coast
Carrie Fountain
80
El Camino Real
Carrie Fountain
82
The Village
Alison Hawthorne Deming
83
Sestina
Alison Hawthorne Deming
84
At the Robert Irwin Installation, West Texas
Abraham Burickson
86
Howling
Kenneth Fields
88
(I Want To Be A) Marxist Cowboy
Jonathan Hunt
92

Reviews

Titles Page Number
The Comanche Empire by Pekka Hämäläinen
Joel Minor
95
World War II and Mexican American Civil Rights
edited by Richard Griswold del Castillo
Angela Thompson
97
Exodus/Éxodo words by Charles Bowden,
photographs by Julián Cardona
David Cremean
99
Violence and Activism at the Border:
Gender, Fear, and Everyday Life in Ciudad Juárez
by Kathleen Staudt
James Wright
101
The Nature of Being Human: From Environmentalism to Consciousness
by Harold Fromm
Robert Murray Davis
104
Xerophilia: Ecocritical Explorations in Southwestern Literature
by Tom Lynch
Robert Murray Davis
106
Wolves and the Wolf Myth in American Literature by S. K. Robisch
Tom Hertweck
107
Men without Bliss by Rigoberto González
Jean Braithwaite
110
The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans: A Feast of Short Fiction
by Carmen Tafolla
Tammy Gonzales
113
Where Clouds Are Formed: Poems by Ofelia Zepeda
Rita and Julia by Jimmy Santiago Baca
Kenneth Hada
115
Contributors 119