1997 — Vol. 4, No. 1. 60 poets, featuring work by Kathryn Stripling Byer, Hughes-Alain Dal, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Steve Luttrell, Jeff Daniel Marion, Jane Mead, Ed Sanders, Sharon Sharp and Dana Wildsmith. This issue features a special comprehensive section on the poets of Asheville and Western North Carolina, an essay on Poetry and Perestroika: Three New Russian Poets, an interview with Ciaran Carson, an essay on Fred Chappell and The Critics, and reviews of books by Gaylord Brewer, Ann Dunn and Meschach McLachlan.