Willow Springs 38

June 1996

Featuring poetry, prose, and translation by Christopher Howell, Jonathan Johnson, Joshua McKinney, and more. The issue also includes Margaret Lloyd’s “Red Dress,” winner of the 1996 Vachel Lindsay Poetry Award, Gwyn McVay’s “In the Dirt,” winner of the 1996 Willow Springs Poetry Award, Allison Green’s “Half-Moon Scar,” winner of the 1996 Willow Springs Fiction Award, and an interview with Christopher Howell.

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John Haines Picture for a Breakfast Room
Hugh Ogden The Interval
Michael Stein Gothic Woods
Elizabeth McLagan Worked Loose by Wind
Winter Stars in a Summer Sunrise
Joseph Green The Catch
J. Cailin Oakes Baseball
Chris Kennedy No Wonder
Lesley Dauer Home
Christopher Howell Approaching the Blind Date’s Door
Carlos Reyes Straw Man
Bruce Guernsey The Sculptor
Sue Wheeler Nonsense
Rick Alley I Could Say the Mayfly’s
The Fish Breaking
Patricia Henley Mining for Clarity
Mark Irwin Flame
Joshua McKinney Traces
Albert Goldbarth Three Days: Three Sections
Some Secret
Doug Marx Letters to Han-Shan
To the Skull above my Bookshelf
Robert Clinton The Giantess
Robert Hackett My Morning Tour as a Pharaoh
Almost Cider Time
Walter Bargen The Invention of Flight
Kevin Miller Four Promises
Robert Hill Long How Forgetting Words in Late Winter

Vachel Lindsay Poetry Award

Margaret Lloyd Red Dress

Willow Springs Poetry Award

Gwyn McVay In the Dirt


Tod Marshall with Nick Twemlow A Talk with Christopher Howell

Poetry in Translation

Sergey Gandlevsky Elegy
translated by Philip Metres
Thomas Bernhard Come under the tree, there the dead
The night crumples on gates in old walls
translated by James Reidel
Ingeborg Bachmann One kind of loss
translated by James Reidel
Philippe Jaccottet The Secret
translated by Amy Lemmon
Dante Alighieri The Inferno: Canto V
translated by Seth Zimmerman
Rainer Maria Rilke Postmark: Ragaz, 24 August 1926
translated by Steven Lautermilch


Jonathan Johnson Driving Plow

Willow Springs Fiction Award

Allison Green Half-Moon Scar