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Index for Issues #21 through #16, March 2003.
Please click here for Issues #1, Summer '98, through #15, Winter 2003.
Issue #21. Fall 2004.
Associate Editor William Katz died last September. Bill was a well-known specialist in reference librarianship, a compiler of poetry anthologies and a historian of the book. As a professor at the University at Albany he had a widespread influence: if you ask at the reference desk of any library in this country, chances are you'll find, right there, a student and an admirer of Bill. Some of his students have sent their fond and often awed memories of Bill to the following URL:
Bill Katz was the ideal reference librarian, interested in everything. He was the most likely person from Albany to run into, by a happy chance, at a museum or at a concert hall in New York. After his retirement from the university, he spent with his wife Linda five months each year in London; there he would attend as many conferences and concerts as possible and see every play. Much of the remaining time he spent at the British Library reading room, and for those occasions when he had to wait at a dentist office or take public transportation, he would tear off twenty or thirty pages from the Penguin translation of Don Quixote, or from some cheap edition of Stendhal, and keep them in his pocket. That was his idea of the good life, and I remember him saying how happy and grateful he felt for having been able to have it. For he didn't come from wealth: he had to work hard to get there. He had fought as a G.I. in Europe in WWII, an experience about which he talked very rarely, had gone to school on the G.I. Bill, and then worked as a journalist in the West Coast. I will resist my inclination to say something even a touch sentimental about Bill, for he would have sneered at it.
- Two Poems by John Amen.
- Three Poems by Arlene Ang.
- "The Leg Shop", a poem by Janet Buck.
- "Solstice", a poem by Ken Denberg.
- Two Poems by Rebecca Lu Kiernan.
- "Five Reflections on German Anti-Traditionalism between the Two Wars", by Till R. Kuhnle.
- "Conjuring Anthony", a chapter from "Blue Winnetka Skies" by Ron MacLean.
- "Loose Leaves from a German Journey", by Ricardo Nirenberg.
Founding Associate Editor Robert W. Greene has left the journal. All of us at Offcourse wish him great success in his future endeavors and thank him for his many vital contributions during the past six years.
Issue #20. Summer 2004.
- From the Editor: Inescapable Torture?
- Three Poems by Janet Buck.
- Concise Poems, by Davis Wayne Davis.
- Two Poems, by Michael Kinnaird.
- "Baroque Dreams", by Ricardo Nirenberg.
- "In Netanya", a poem by Elisha Porat.
- "Chicago Wages", a poem by Mark Prudowsky.
- "Spring Street", a story by Harvey Sutlive.
"Painting Tacoma", a novel by Michael J. Vaughn, reviewed by Melissa Byles.
Issue #19. Winter 2004.
- Four Poems by Janet I. Buck.
- Three Poems by Michelle Cameron.
- Two Poems by Ward Kelley.
- Three Poems by Rebecca Lu Kiernan.
- "American Fiction", a story by Andrew Madigan.
- Three Poems by Karen Mandell.
- "The Moralist in the Locker Room", an essay by Ricardo L. Nirenberg.
- "Nottiteln", poems by R.L. Swihart.
- Three Poems by Michael Vaughn.
- "In the Shadow of the Globe: Where History Comes to Life" by Michelle Cameron. Review by Janet I. Buck.
- "Beasts in their Wisdom" by Eugene K. Garber. Review by Ricardo L. Nirenberg.
Issue #18. Fall 2003.
- Three Poems by Jeffrey C. Alfier.
- Two Poems by Stuart Airlie.
- Two Poems by Janet Buck.
- Two Prose Poems by Martin Burke.
- Seven Poems by Rebecca Lou Kiernan.
- Two Poems by Michael Kinnaird.
- Two Poems by Andrew Madigan.
- The Coin Box, a story by Harvey Sutlive.
- Three Poems by Mariko Sumikura. Translated from the Japanese by Michael Finkenthal in collaboration with the poet.
- "Christening the Dancer" by John Amen. Reviewed by Robert W. Greene.
- Two Poems by Carlos Barbarito.
- Three Poems by Ken Denberg.
- Two Poems by Richard Fein.
- "The Stalker," a story by Eugene Garber.
- "Interim," a story by Michael Kinnaird.
- Two Poems by Michael Kinnaird.
- Two Poems by Kelly Malone.
- "One Brushed Past," a poem by Sheila Murphy.
- "My Turn to Dream," a story by Ricardo Nirenberg.
- "In the Shadows," a story by Debi Orton.
- Two Poems by Elisha Porat.
- "Pick-up-Charlie to Astronaut," a story by Tom Sheehan.
- "Back Formation," a story by Harvey Sutlive.
- " Tickets to a Closing Play. " by Janet Buck. Reviewed by Robert W. Greene.
- Three Poems, by Janet Buck.
- Two Poems, by Catherine Daly.
- Two Poems, by Thomas Fink.
- Two Poems, by Apryl Fox.
- Three Poems, by John Horvath Jr.
- "Elsewhere", a poem by Ward Kelley.
- Two Poems and Artwork, by Stephen Mead.
- Three Poems, by Martin Mitchell.
- Two Poems, by Sheila Murphy.
- "Strides We Make Sometimes," a story by Harvey Sutlive.
- "To Have and to Hold: An Intimate History of Collectors and Collecting," reviewed by Judy Kramer.
Past Issues: Summer 1998 through November 2002.
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