Winter 2004, Vol. 4, No.
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BUT WHERE ARE THE WOMEN?
"So where are the women writers? Are
they perhaps still less likely than men .
. . to claim their rightful public
BY AUDREY METZ
"Thanks again for the wonderful
article. I do hope Jack Kerouac shared it
with Jesus Christor vice versa.
Ill bet they had a laugh or two as
they remembered the trip."
POETRY BY DAVID WRIGHT
"Early mornings I navigate
sleeps shore, / almost land, until
a delinquent dream / appears like a
watery hand. . . ."
BY ALAN SOFFIN
"No longer / Do we see the dead. /
No airport services for those / Who died
for us. . . ."
"Someone has to go and rescue
Hassan, she insisted. You
have to go and bring him here to live
SEEKING JOURNEY, MAKING
HOME: A GLIMPSE OF YOUNG ADULTHOOD
"My friends . . . and I write emails
and talk on the phone. . . . We visit
each other regularly. . . . This may
sound like fun, but it also leaves me
feeling untethered, scattered,
EXIT OR AN EXODUS? A QUEST FOR GOD AMID
"Frederick Buechner suggests that
doubts can be the ants in pants of
faith. My belt had already loosened
and I feared my pants were about to
FEW WORRIES ABOUT BEING A POET
"To be anxious and to pray both
require that we be able to project
possibility beyond any given choice.
Perhaps the most worried among us may be
the most imaginative. . . ."
TALE OF A STORYTELLER'S CALLING
Joy Swartley Sawatzky
"The question has always been the
same: How do we know what is right for us
at any given time?"
ISLAM AND THE CLASH WITH THE WEST: REVIEW
OF THE CRISIS OF
"Reflective Middle Easterners have
vacillated between two questions: Who did
this to us? and Where did we go
Faith, World & More
THE PROBLEM OF VIOLENCE:
REVIEW OF THREE RESPONSES
"The typical question, of course, is
whether nonviolence works.
Nagler challenges the old chestnut which
holds that violence is necessary because
only violence works."
WE COPE: A NEW YORK MINUTE
If I didnt have a son at home,
waiting in his blue and red train pajamas
to kiss me goodnight, Id run clear
out into the yard.
THE POWER OF WORDS,
ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY ARE NOT THERE
Nöel R. King
"The words themselves had . . . .
been withdrawing of their own accord,
gathering beyond time and space."
FAR SIDE OF THE MODERN
WORLD: REVIEW OF "MASTER AND
David B. Greiser
"Both the battle sequences and the
conversations serve as commentaries on
the modern view of the world."
THE DREAMY DRAW
Michael A. King
"Just as I reached the end of the
short path leading down to the bench on
the outcropping, the hiker reached me. As
he moved to pass me, he said, 'All