Gargoyle 39/40
Cover photo by Claudine Schafer-Legrand
Published 4/25/1997

Table of Contents


Nick Cave 
• The Flesh made Word

Joan Haverty Kerouac 
• from Nobody’s Wife

Richard McCann 
• A Late Moment, On the Phone

Gregg Shapiro 
• Defending Karen Carpenter


Patience Agabi 
• Pain Doesn’t Hurt

Elizabeth Alexander 
• Washington Etude

Bob Arnold 
• Treasure

Jeanne Marie Beaumont 
• She Speaks From Experience
• Photographing the Dolls

Paul Bennett 
• In the dark between dreams

James Berry 
• Bearded Old Sam

James Bertolino 
• Like Ripe Pear

Kevin Bezner 
• To Think of Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams One Morning Driving to Work
• The Boy

Valerie Bloom 
• Lizards

Katherine Burger 
• Paying For Your Girlhood Sins

Michael Collier 
• Moon Valley Country Club
• In Achilles’ Tent

Lynn Crosbie 
• Superfly
• Paul Teale, Mon Amour

Jim Daniels 
• Eating Drunk

Donna Denize 
• Running the Big River

Denise Duhamel 
• My First Book Was Like My First Baby
• Lines

Russell Edson 
• Getting the Doctor Into the Kitchen
• The Sititng Organ

Elaine Equi 
• Beauty Secret

Sunil Freeman 
• The Performance Artist Recalls
• Outside Looking In: Psychedelic Syllabics

John Hegley 
• The Reward

Michael Horovitz 
• West London Breakfist Morning, November 1996

Barbara Hurd 
• Imagine Hope

Reuben Jackson 
• Love #49
• One More Once

Mahmood Jamal 
• No Comment

Ron Kolm 
• Open File

Inge Elsa Laird 
• ‘…They gave birth astride of a grave..’

Michael Lally 
• More Than Enough

Fran Landesman 
• Epiphany on the A Train

Priscilla lee 
• After the Bird

Gwyneth Lewis 
• The Field
• The Device

Paul Lyalls 
• Writers on the Storm

Joanna McClure 
• Respite
• 2 a.m.

Jeffrey McDaniel 
• Billy Idol

Heather McHugh 
• Busy Dot Com
• Not So Fast

E. Ethelbert Miller 
• Co=Star
• Whispers, Secrets and Promises

George Myers Jr. 
• Mrs. Shapiro’s One-and-One-Half Prayers
• Mrs. Shapiro Remembers the War, Mum

Peggy Pfeiffer 
• Harbinger

Margaret Randall 
• Hunger’s Table

Simon Scardanelli 
• Uncommon Times

Maggie Smith 
• In His Hand

Rose Solari 
• Abortion Elegy: What I Know About Her

• Beautiful Cowards
• A New Poem

Darrell Stover 
• Ethnopharmacology of Snake Bite Cures

Silvana Straw 
• Our Lady of the Unauthorized Biography
• How I Was Terrorized by a Poodle in the Elevator of the Empire State Building
• While Visiting new York with My Boyfriend

Andrea Tetrick 
• Olympia Deluxe

David Trinidad 
• Fortunes

Laura Ulewicz 
• The Prologue of Demon is Spoken

Lee Upton 
• Hand-Made Pin, Madonna: Book of Kells

Janine Pommy Vega 
• The Politics of Insomnia



Jodi Bloom 
• Teenage Vixens from the Netherworld

Alison Bundy 
• Western: I Am Produced
• Chiuhua Primer
• Erotic Adventure
• Primary Rule for Writing Popular Romance

Frank Costello 
• The Bet

Donya Currie 
• Land Mines

Lucinda Ebersole 
• Auden’s Toothbrush

Janice Eidus 
• Travelin’ with Jack K.

• from Scree

Lauren Fairbanks 
• from Cyber-Stained Sorbet

Brian Gilmore 
• Anybody Trying to Fade?

Jaimy Gordon 
• Bug Motels on Mission

Karen Elizabeth Gordon 
• from The Dishelved Dictionary

Cathryn Hankla 
• Charmer

David Haynes 
• Senior Will

Cynthia Hendershot 
• Heads

Jamie Holland 
• Healing

Hillary Johnson 
• Seismatrix

Dennis Jones 
• Alti Plano

Lawrence Lebofsky 
• Lake Mead

Ben Marcus 
• Presentation of the Church

Carole Maso 
• Sanctuary

Laura Mullen 
• The Dead

Lance Olsen 
• Historical Uterine Dreams

Leslie Pietrzyk 
• Where Your Life Begins

Kate Pullinger 
• The Visits Room

Jessie Seigel 
• The Eunuch God
• Castles Made of Sand

Phil Shoenfelt 
• from Junkie Love

Don Skiles 
• Chet Baker Dies in Amsterdam

Julia Slavin 
• Beauty and Rudy

Maya Sonenberg 
• Baby 1995

Laren Stover 
• Piece of Blue

Debra Riggin Waugh 
• A Little Pagan Holiday

Diane Williams 
• The Brilliants

Rikki Ducornet 
• litho

Annie Adjchavanich 
• 3 photos

Claudine Schafer-Legrand 
• 3 photos