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Fall 2013

Volume XXXIX No. 1 (Fall 20013)


Editor's Note

More Than Dirt and Cowboys
William Jensen
5

Nonfiction

Caviar & Chicken Gizzards: Larry McMurtry's Friendship with Susan Sontag
Joe W. Specht
7
"Others Come In": Blood Meridian and the Imperial Travel Narrative
William Cunningham
14
"Good Work Properly Done": Irony, Labor, and the Evasion of Class in Eadward Abbey
Tyler Nickl
26
Placing La Llorona as Curandera: Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony and Chicana Cultural Theory
Monical Montelongo Flores
42

Fiction

Sugar Babies
Kali Fajardo-Anstine
55
Thireeen Miles of Dirt Road
Jim Finley
68
Ephemera
Allergra Hyde
75

Poetry

Cochise County July
Jeffrey Alfier
86
Broken Cowboys
Zachary Perron
87
Life Direct
Gila Mon
88
July on Ephraim Mountain
Dave Nielsen
90

In Memoriam

Remembering John Graves
Mark Busby
91

Reviews

In a Kingdom of Birds
by Ken Fontenot
Dave Oliphant
93
On The Edge: Water, Imigration, and Politices in the Southwest
by Char Miller
Gene Fowler
97
Contrary People: A Novel
by Carolyn Osborn
Elvin Holt
98
Natural Takeover of Small Things
by Tim Z. Hernandez
Octavio Quintanilla
98
Native and Spanish New Worlds: Sixteenth-Century Entradas in the American Southwest and Southeast
edited by Clay Mathers, Jeffrey M. Mitchem, and Charles M. Haecker
Frank X. Galán
104
A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying
by Laurrie Ann Guerrero
Colin Pope
106
Road to Nowhere and Other Stories From the Southwest
edited by D. Seth Horton and Brett Garcia Myhren
Jason Rocha
108
Falling in Love with Other Prisioners
by Gwendolyn Zepeda
Chris Margrave
109
Contributors 112