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Fall 2009

Volume XXXV No. 1 (Fall 2009)


Editors’ Note: Stylin'
Mark Busby and Dick Heaberlin
7

Nonfiction

A Different Kind of Hero:
Larry McMurtry's Pomp Versus James Fenimore Cooper's Hawkeye
Roger Walton Jones
9
Putting the Rock Back:
Place in the Poetry of Larry D. Thomas and Walt McDonald
Ken Hada
19

Poetry

Anniversary
karla k. morton
30
Horseshoes
karla k. morton
31
What Calls from the Dark
karla k. morton
32
Snakes
karla k. morton
33
Escalante Bat Hymn
John Sibley Williams
34
Wutapki Pueblo
Carol Hamilton
36
Wine Festival, New Mexico
Mark Smith
38
Wolf in the Rain
Larry D. Thomas
39
Glass Mountains
Larry D. Thomas
40
Pale Horse, Pale Rider
Larry D. Thomas
44
On Joseph Cornell's "Object 1941"
William Virgil Davis
45
Before it begins
William Virgil Davis
46
Dune Variation, No. 1
Susan DeFreitas
48
Dune Variation, No. 2
Susan DeFreitas
50
Dune Variation, No. 3
Susan DeFreitas
52
A Desert Drive
John Grey
54
One Howl
John Grey
55
Boom
William Stobb
56

Review Essay

Requium for the Valley?
Considering Oscar Casares' Amigoland
Steven L. Davis
57

Reviews

The West of the Imagination, 2nd edition by William H. Goetzmann and William N. Goetzmann
Mark Busby
62
Conservation Refugees: The Hundred-Year Conflict
between Global Conservation and Native Peoples

by Mark Dowie
Robert Murray Davis
63
Art as Performance, Story as Criticism:
Reflections on Native Literary Aesthetics

by Craig S. Womack
Robert Murray Davis
65
Literary Nevada: Writings from the Silver State
edited by Cheryll Glotfelty
David Cremean
67
Literary El Paso edited by Marcia Hartfield Daudistel
A.J. Ortega
68
Renaming the Earth: Personal Essays by Ray Gonzalez
James Wright
71
Hiding Man: A Biography of Donald Barthelme by Tracy Daugherty
Dick Holland
74
Many a River by Elmer Kelton
Mary Ellen Hartje
79
Rhino Ranch: A Novel by Larry McMurtry
Roger Walton Jones
80
Father Meme: A Novel by Gerald Vizenor
Linda Helstern
83
Native Storiers: Five Selections edited by Gerald Vizenor
Linda Helstern
84
Ghosts of El Grullo: A Novel by Patricia Santana
Laura Wilson
85
Long Time Ago Good: Sunset Dreams from Austin and Beyond
by Lowell Mick White
Chad Hammett
87
The Floating Order by Erin Pringle
Margo Wilson
89
We Agreed to Meet Just Here: A Novel by Scott Blackwood
Emily Spiegelman
90
The Ballad of Trenchmouth Taggart: A Novel
by M. Glenn Taylor
Lowell Mick White
92
Dark Thirty by Santee Frazier
Shin Yu Pai
94
Map of the Lost by Miriam Sagan
Shin Yu Pai
96
The Importance of Elsewhere by Jerry Bradley
Dave Oliphant
98
Triangles of Light: The Edward Hopper Poems by James Hoggard
Laura E. Decker
101
Contributors 104