She waits in the car and watches two men try to sell a truck to the man who brought her here. He slams the truck’s good door and lifts the hood. The men talk, looking at the ground as though they were reading something. She leans back in the car, glad to be in the company of men. From “The Woman in the Next Booth” (BkMk Press/UMKC: $8.50, cloth; 60 pp.; 0-933532-64-4). McDougall, a native of the Arkansas Delta, teaches creative writing at Northeast Louisiana University. She was the recipient of the John Ciardi Fellowship in Poetry in 1987. This is her first book. Jo McDougall, 1987. Reprinted by permission of BkMk Press.