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What happened on August 31, 1997

BOOKS

  • Preacher Poet WANDA COLEMAN, Wanda Coleman is the author of the poetry and essay collections, "Hand Dance" and "Native In a Strange Land: Trials & Tremors" (Black Sparrow Press)

  • A Gentleman and a Thief ALLEN BARRA, Allen Barra writes for several publications, including the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times and Newsweek

  • Storm Windows, by Julia Alvarez

  • The Secret KAI MARISTED, Kai Maristed is the author of the novels "Fall" and "Out After Dark." A collection of her stories will be published next year

  • Reading L.a.

  • 48, by A.R. Ammons

  • Third Person Perfect RICHARD EDER

  • Control Freak DAVID L. ULIN, David L. Ulin is the author of "Cape Cod Blues" (Red Dust), a collection of poems. He is writing a book about Jack Kerouac for the University of California Press

  • Downhill Racer LINDA JAIVIN, Linda Jaivin is the author of "Eat Me" (Broadway Books)

  • Capitol Kvetch JENNIFER BRADLEY, Jennifer Bradley is a reporter for Roll Call in Washington, D.C. She has also written for the New Republic and the American Prospect

  • Class Reunion BENJAMIN SCHWARZ, Benjamin Schwarz is executive editor of World Policy Journal

  • Pillow Talk MICHAEL FRANK, Michael Frank is the author of short stories and essays. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including Antaeus, the Southwest Review, Glimmer Train and the New York Times

  • Wanderlust THOMAS CURWEN, Thomas Curwen is the deputy editor of Book Review

  • After Yeats, by Allen Ginsberg

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