Springtime in the Country / Prayer for Our Woods Before Logging / Fine Weather / Any Dog: Dana Wildsmith,

Iron Man: Nan Peacocke,

Butchering Day / Beneath the Bridge / Thaw / Mother, My Mother: Christine Marie,

River of Life Gospel / Marimba and Wind in July / the woman in the moon / Watching for: Angels Emily Wall,

“We have touted before in these pages the metaphor provided to us by poet Wallace Stevens of the human imagination as “the necessary angel”–necessary, as he point out, because it gives us a means of pushing back against the pressures of reality. The poetry and fiction in this issue of Connotations serve that purpose, both for the women writers who offer their words and for those of us who have the opportunity to read their work…”