Willow Springs 58

Fall 2006

Featuring poetry and prose by Sherman Alexie, Jess Walter, Tess Gallagher, Robert Lopez, and more. The issue also includes M.B. McLatchey’s “Sanriku,” winner of the 2006 Vachel Lindsay Poetry Award, David James Poissant’s “Between the Teeth,” winner of the 2006 George Garrett Fiction Award and an interview with Marilynne Robinson and Beckian Fritz Goldberg.

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Tess Gallagher Water Walking
Jeffrey Bean Encyclopedia of the Wheat
Lucia Perillo Dona
  Similar Girl
Robert Wrigley Big Rig Over the Side
  A Rumor of Bears
Joseph Millar Caroling
  Fall Night
Beckian Fritz Goldberg Beauty and Truth
  Torture Boy’s Cradle
Jennifer Perrine When You Ask Whether I have Played with Dolls
  My First Stripper
Sean Thomas Dougherty What Praise Will Cost
Bruce Bond Nerval’s Lute
Erin Elizabeth Smith Hands
Linda Cooper Birthday Cake Calls a Square Dance
Paul Gibbons Gregor Mendel


Bruce Holland Rogers Mysterious Ways
Jess Walter Sex Talk
Robert Lopez Vaya con Heuvos
Todd James Pierce Celebrity X-Factor


Sherman Alexie My Encounters with the Homeless People of the Pacific Northwest

George Garret Fiction Award

David James Poissant Between the Teeth

Vachel Lindsay Poetry Award

M.B. McLatchey Sanriku


A Conversation with Marilynne Robinson
A Conversation with Beckian Fritz Goldberg