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Writer's Country, A: A Collection of Fiction and Poetry

By Jeff Knorr, Tim Schell

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jul 31, 2000

Table of Contents


James Joyce, Araby.

Alice Munro, Boys and Girls.

Alice Walker, Everyday Use.

Grace Paley, Wants.

Tim O'Brien, The Things They Carried.

Ron Carlson, Blazo.

Jamaica Kincaid, Girl.

Bobbie Ann Mason, Shiloh.

William Faulkner, A Rose for Emily.

Gabriel Garcia Márquez, The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World.

John Cheever, The Enormous Radio.

Raymond Carver, Feathers.

Melissa Pritchard, Sweet Feed.

Jorge Luis Borges, The Garden of Forking Paths.

Tobias Wolff, Hunters in the Snow.

Ernest Hemingway, Hills Like White Elephants.

Stephen Crane, The Open Boat.

Anton Chekhov, The Lady with the Pet Dog.

Flannery O'Connor, A Good Man is Hard to Find.

Mary Robinson, Yours.


Gary Soto, Oranges. Black Hair.

Sharon Olds, Rite of Passage.

Maxine Kumin, Family Reunion. Woodchucks.

Joy Harjo, Remember.

Robert Hayden, Those Winter Sundays.

Gary Thompson, The Fathers.

Kevin Stein, Rhetoric.

Wiliam Stafford, Traveling through the Dark. Ask Me. At the Bomb Testing Site.

Walt McDonald, A Thousand Miles of Stars.

Alberto Rios, Some Extensions on the Sovereignty of Science.

Theodore Roethke, My Papa's Waltz.

Marilyn Chin, Turtle Soup.

Gary Snyder, Axe Handles.

Linda Hogan, Crossings.

Beckian Fritz Goldberg, Blown.

Anne Sexton, The Abortion.

Daisy Zamora, Lineage.

Lucille Clifton, at the cemetery, walnut grove plantation, South Carolina, 1989. For deLawd.

Emily Dickinson, A Light Exists in Spring.

Alice Walker, a woman is not a potted plant.

Stephen Dobyns, Cézanne's Doubts. Pablo Neruda.

Octavio Paz, Wind and Water and Stone.

James Hoggard, Storm Watch.

Robert Hass, Happiness. House.

Lanston Hughes, The Weary Blues. Dream Variations.

Rita Dove, Weathering Out. Teaching Us to Number Our Days.

Carolyn Kizer, Bitch.

Naomi Shihab Nye, Famous. Making a Fist.

Donald Hall, White Apples. Ox Cart Man.

Jimmy Santiago Baca, Green Chile.

Maya Angelou, Africa.

Claribel Allegria, Documentary.

Elizabeth Bishop, One Art.

James Dickey, In the Mountain Tent.

Richard Hugo, Montana Ranch Abandoned.

Denise Levertov, The Well.

Mary Oliver, A Visitor.

James Wright, Lying in a Hammock on William Duffy's Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota. A Blessing.

Quincy Troupe, A Poem for “Magic.”

Carolyn Forché, The Colonel.

Jim Harrison, March Walk.

Robert Frost, Birches.



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