V27 N1

Volume 27 Issue 2
Fall 2007

 

Contents

 

The Old House (story) by Zdravka Evtimova.......................................... 5
Flea Markets (poem) by David Bedsole............................................... 14
caballo negro (poem) by Bruce A. Lowry............................................. 15
Joao Pessoa (poem) by Malaika Favorite.............................................. 17
Moksha—Liberation (essay) by Malik Muhammed............................... 20
Sea Glass (poem) by Margarita Engle.................................................. 25
Quantum Nocturne (poem) by Doug Ramspeck.................................... 26
Issueless (essay) by Dana Wilde..................................................... 27
Zebra (poem) by Fred Yannantuono..................................................... 37
Swimming Through the Missouri Synod (poem)
by Sheila Macmanus..................................................................... 38
Letter Written in Fog, Moscow, Idaho: To Richard whose daughter is four going on five (poem) by Georgia Tiffany            39
Crocodiles (poem) by Jean-Mark Sens................................................. 41
When You Think You Might Have the Makings
of a Vegetarian (poem) by Ron McFarland..................................... 42
Sorry Business (story) by Kathleen Epelde........................................... 44
Black Skin (poem) by Reid Bush.......................................................... 55
Project Sestina (poem) by Holly Clay.......................................................          56
Two Poems by Ian Stone.................................................................... 58
Blessed Be J.C. Penney (poem) by Susanna Rich................................. 60
Hallucination (poem) by Tameka Martin............................................... 62
Two Poems by Ginger Jones............................................................... 63
Two Poems & Two Essays on The Language of Love
by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingde............................................... 65
Discovering Sex (poem) by Davidson Garrett....................................... 73
Two Poems by Dave Brinks................................................................ 74
Two Poems by Leigh Collins................................................................ 75
The Abandoned Clamshell (poem) by Alan Britt.................................... 78
The Monks' Fire Department (poem) by Carol Hamilton........................ 80
Approximate Jehovah (poem) by John Camacho       ..       .......... . 81
Smyrna (story) by James Najarian........................................................ 82
Torah (poem) by Elizabeth Swados...................................................... 88
The Father of a Horse (poem) by Samuel Stenger Renken..................... 89
Two Poems by Carl Auerbach............................................................. 90
A Valediction in the Form of a Multiple Review Essay
by Richard Collins......................................................................... 92

 


V27 N2

Volume 27 Issue 1
Fall 2007

 

 

Contents

 

Essays
The Longing for Communion: Introduction to Sex and the Spirit
Robin G. Vander 6
Spirit and Body: African Spirituality in
Paule Marshall's Praisesong for the Widow
Mawuena Logan 11
Accepting the Self: The Sexual-Spiritual Balance in
Octavia E. Butler's Survivor
Mildred R. Mickle 21
Interrogations of Women, Women's Sexuality, Eroticism, and
the Spiritual in Contemporary Art
Martine Antle 37
The Encyclopedia of Pleasure and the Politics of Eroticism
Sahar Amer 53
The Erotic Tale of Karmen Gei: The Taboo of
Female Homosexuality in Senegal
Frieda Ekotto 74
Feeling the Spirit in the Dark: Expanding Notions of the Sacred in
the African-American Gay Community
E. Patrick Johnson 81
"Sinners Have Soul Too": Spirituality in the Secular Text
Candice Love Jackson 104
"There's no remaking reality": Philip Roth's Everyman and
the Ironies of Body and Spirit
Victoria Aarons 116

Poems
Three by Frieda Ekotto 34
Four by Raina Leon 67

Art
Oshun. Carnival Costume Design by Maura Michelle Garcia 5
Works in various media by Ghada Amer 49

Afterword
Keith Mitchell 128