xxiv, 371 pages ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
I. Stories. From The little disturbances of man. Goodbye and good luck ; A woman, young and old ; The loudest voice ; An interest in life ; Two short sad stories from a long and happy life ; The used-boy raisers ; A subject of childhood
From Enormous changes at the last minute. Living ; Come on, ye sons of art ; Faith in a tree ; Enormous changes at the last minute ; A conversation with my father ; The long-distance runner
From Later the same day. Friends ; Mother ; Ruthy and Edie ; Zagrowsky tells
II. Essays. From Just as I thought. Injustice ; The illegal days ; Jobs ; Six days : some rememberings ; Cop tales ; The seneca stories : tales from the women's peace encampment ; Women's pentagon action unity statement ; Of poetry and women and the world ; Thinking about Barbary Deming ; The Gulf War ; Report from North Vietnam ; El Salvador ; Other people's children ; Some notes on teaching : probably spoken ; Imagining the present ; The value of not understanding everything ; Feelings in the presence of the sight and sound of the bread and puppet theater ; Traveling
From Long walks and intimate talks. Midrash on happiness
III. Poems. Fidelity ; For Danny ; My mother : 33 years later ; Suddenly there's Poughkeepsie ; In the bus ; A poem about storytelling ; News ; Connections : Vermont--Vietnam (I) ; Connections : Vermont--Vietnam (II) ; In San Salvador (I) ; That country ; On the Ramblas--a tree--a girl ; People in my family ; My father at 85 ; Sisters ; On occasion ; Anti-love poem ; My sister and my grandson ; Fathers ; Luck ; The hard-hearted rich ; Responsibility ; For my daughter ; Letter ; Fear ; Families ; Saint-John's-wort! ; Goldenrod ; Then ; Is there a difference between men and women ; Definition ; Education ; One day ; This hill.