Issue: Summer 1985

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  • In These Houses of Swift Easy Women; The Bone Step-Women; The Wastrel-Woman Poem; Devices of Icons; (Poetry - page 830)
  • A Conversation with Toni Morrison (Nonfiction - page 567)
  • After Prayers at Twilight; Winter Gardens; Mother's Tour; Altitudes; (Poetry - page 845)
  • An Interview with Ishmael Reed (page 603)
  • An Interview with Josephine Baker and James Baldwin, with an Introduction by Anthony Barthelemy (page 594)
    • Josephine Baker (interviewee, see also James Baldwin, co-interviewee, Anthony Barthlemy, introduction, and Henry Louis Gates Jr., interviewer)
    • James Baldwin (interviewee, see also Josephine Baker, co-interviewee, Anthony Barthlemy, introduction, and Henry Louis Gates Jr., interviewer)
    • Anthony Barthelemy (introduction, see also Josephine Baker and James Baldwin, interviewees, and Henry Louis Gates Jr., interviewer)
    • Henry Louis Gates Jr. (interviewer, see also Josephine Baker and James Baldwin, interviewees, and Anthony Barthelemy, introduction)
  • Atlantic Window (Poetry - page 819)
  • Black Writing as Immanent Humanism (Nonfiction - page 790)
  • Blues for My Father, My Mother, and Me (Fiction - page 641)
  • Grandpa Paul; Window (Poetry - page 837)
  • La Chapelle. 92nd Division. Ted.; The Gorge; Fifth Grade Autobiography; Dog Days, Jerusalem (Poetry - page 849)
  • Looking Behind Cane (Nonfiction - page 682)
  • Louisiana Shade (Fiction - page 672)
  • Mama's Promise; I Send Mama Home; The Century Quilt (Poetry - page 821)
  • Mother, Sister, Wife: A Dramatic Perspective (Nonfiction - page 770)
  • My Mississippi Spring; Black Paramour; Birmingham 1963 (Poetry - page 827)
  • My Mother's Mother's House; Socializing: Roots: Or When My Wife Surprised the Dinner Party with Talk of Her Youth; Carolina, Coltrane, and Love; Sr/Sd: for an African Chronicle; Double South Spring; Prodigal (Poetry - page 854)
  • Paradise Revisited; A New Nephilism; A Tin Roof Song (Poetry - page 842)
  • Patches: Quilts and Community in Alice Walker's 'Everyday Use' (page 706)
  • Polls; Obscurity; Engagements; Sugarloaf; Bandstand; My Book on Trane (Poetry - page 812)
  • Second-Hand Man (Fiction - page 651)
  • Surfiction (Fiction - page 633)
  • The Adoration of Fire (Fiction - page 864)
  • The Best Teacher in Georgia (Fiction - page 658)
  • The Origins of Poetry in Langston Hughes (Nonfiction - page 695)
  • The Quarters: Ernest Gaines and the Sense of Place (Nonfiction - page 733)
  • The Quest for and Discovery of Identity in Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon (Nonfiction - page 721)
  • The Rules of Magic: Hemingway as Ellison's Ancestor (Nonfiction - page 751)
  • Two Poems for Gordon; Old Photo from a Family Album: 1915 (Poetry - page 860)
  • Why's/Wise; Courageousness; I Investigate the Sun (Poetry - page 801)
  • Photo Essay: Black Folk (Nonfiction - page 615)