California From England William Logan, From "Sullen Weedy Lakes" (David R. Godine: $9.95, paper; 76 pp.). This is Logan's third collection of poems. He is a critic as well as a poet and has won this year's reviewing citation from the National Book Critics Circle.
Boost in Services Productivity Needed A. Gary Shilling, A. GARY SHILLING is a New York-based economic consultant and author of "After the Crash: Recession or Depression?", published by Lakeview Economic Services
A Shattered Afghanistan Finds Nothing to Celebrate Debra Denker, Debra Denker, who is working on a novel based on her experiences in Afghanistan, has produced a documentary about Afghan refugees and written about them for the National Geographic magazine
'Conditions of Children': California's Youth at Risk Michael W. Kirst and Julia Koppich, Michael W. Kirst is a director of Policy Analysis for California Education and a professor of education at Stanford. Julia Koppich is executive director of PACE. Copies of "The Conditions of Children in California" are available for $15 each from PACE, 3659 Tolman Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720