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The Chattahoochee Review - Fall 2003

  • Issue Number: Volume 24 Number 1
  • Published Date: Fall 2003
The Chattahoochee Review has put out a sparkling issue, with dazzling poems and evocative nonfiction. In "Swimming at Sounion" (in the Greek headlands), Stephan Malin paints a work of stunning description, creating the sensation of swimming through clear water surrounded by blueness. "Conjuring the Whole Note" by M. Ayodele Heath winds its way down the page like the trip of fingers down the keyboard. Meanwhile, "Song of the Short-Necked Woman" by Capers Limehouse is evocative and unusual, commanding the reader's sympathy with each word. While works of fiction are absent from this collection, readers will never miss them. Creative nonfiction piece abound, such as "Twenty-nine" by Carla Panciera. In this piece, the author tells the story of the most obnoxious, ill-tempered, and stubborn cow her family owned, while showing a great deal about her father and her family with their quiet determination to succeed. "Recalling Cody" by Michael Bishop is a memoir, bringing the author's dearest mentor and family friend back to life through astounding personal details. All of the pieces in this journal are warm and descriptive, reaching out and pulling the reader into the world of imagination. [The Chatahoochee Review, 2101 Womack Road, Dunwoody, Georgia 30338-4497. Single issue $6.] - VF
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Review Posted on March 31, 2004

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