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number 9 2000

Cover photography by Gary Weissman, design by Mary Thiesen

Featuring Other Voices and Genres and the 100th Birthday of Thomas Wolfe

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Table of Contents: Other Voices and Genres | The 100th Birthday of Thomas Wolfe| Poetry and Fiction | Book Reviews  | North Carolina Writers  |  Gliders

Other Voices and Genres

  • The Early Humorous Tradition of the Lower Cape Fear, from the Lampoon of "Old Silenus" to the Early Work of Johnson Jones Hooper, by Richard Rankin
  • "If he eats me, he surely can't swallow me": Separate Spheres and Subversion in the Folk Plays of the Carolina Playmakers, by Kecia D. McBride
  • The Dramatic Topography of Paul Green, a review by Dwight Watson
  • Resisting Being Written Out of History: Women Activists and Recorders of the 1929 Gastonia Strike, by Walter Squire
  • Union Organizing in Folly Forces Attention to Issues of Gender and Race, a review by Mary Kathryn Thornton
  • A Hopeful Outlook in Hope Mills, a review by Mary Kathryn Thornton
  • Tar Heel Tunes, North Carolina Recording and Record Production, by Michael "Lightnin'" Wells
    art by Richard Garrison
  • Chewing the Fat with a Blues Master: An Interview with Lightnin' Wells, by Jeff Franklin and Christopher Salerno
    photography by Jaime Konarski
  • Reconstructing Hemingway: An Interview with Biographer Michael S. Reynolds, by James Plath
  • "Hearing Me Into Speech": Lesbian Feminist Publishing in North Carolina, by Wynn Cherry
  • Look at What Happened Here: North Carolina's Feminary Collective, by Tamara M. Powell
  • Some Day, a short story by Catherine W. McCall
    art by Joan Mansfield
  • Dream Boy: Jim Grimsley's Gothic Gospel, by Ed Madden
    photography by W. Cameron Dennis and Mary Thiesen
  • Home for the Holidays, a review of Jim Grimsley's Comfort and Joy, by Gary Richards
  • Taproot & Cradle, a poem by Khaled Mattawa
    art by Joan Mansfield

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The 100th Birthday of Thomas Wolfe

  • A Daughter Remembers: Margaret Roberts and Thomas Wolfe, by Martha Morgan
  • (Un)Blest Be the Ties that Bind: The Dysfunctional Family in Look Homeward, Angel and The Great Santini, by John Idol
  • A Tribute to Wolfe, a poem by Robert Morgan
    photography by Ruth Winchester Ware

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Poetry and Fiction

  • Customs and Heart Sutra #6, two poems by Debra Kang Dean
    art by Olivia Gatewood
  • Rebecca Boone, a poem by Ron Rash
    art by Jean Bouquet
  • In Defiance, a poem by Jane Sasser
    photography by Jaime Konarski
  • New Man on the Docks, a poem by E.M. Schorb
    photography by Jaime Konarski
  • The Jumping Off Place, a short story by David C. Dickson
    photography by Charles R. Ewen, I. Randolph Daniel, Jr., and Mary Thiesen
  • An Office Romance, a short story by Matthijs Schoots
    illustrated by Janet Darby
  • Sweater Weather, a short story by Andrew Walters
    illustrated by Janet Darby

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Book Reviews

  • Call Me Hartley, a review of Allan Gurganus's Plays Well with Others, by Jeff Abernathy
  • Turn! Turn! Turn!: Intersections and Mutualities, a review of Gail Godwin's Evensong, by Kerstin W. Shands
  • Tim McLaurin and the Narrative-Dramatic Poem, a review of Lola, by Jerry Leath Mills
  • Creatures That Make Us Shudder: A Collection of Essays by Janet Lembke, a review of Despicable Species, by Robin Springer
  • Weighing Down Life with Facts, a review of Gwendolyn Parker's Trespassing, by Angeli R. Rasbury

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North Carolina Writers

  • John Foster West: An Appalachian Legend, by Anna Dunlap Higgins
  • Dictionary of North Carolina Writers, Lacy to Mathabane, by Lorraine Hale Robinson
  • NC Newsbriefs

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Gliders
  • Food Finds: Gary's Bar-B-Cue, by Lorraine Hale Robinson
  • In Memory of Linda Flowers, by John Patterson

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