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APRIL/MAY 1994
[ Vol. 16, No. 1]

 

The Net

 

 

Focus: AVANT-POP RANT & RAVE

 

THE UNDERGROUND REARS ITS UGLY HEAD by Ronald Sukenick

 

WRITING AS INCORRECTNESS by Martin Schecter

 

AMERIKA ON-LINE by Mark Amerika

 

STORMING THE FLOATING WORLD OF POSTMODERN HYPERREALITY by Larry McCaffery

 

CREATIVE MASOCHISM by Takayuki Tatsumi

 

DEATHMETAL TECHNOMUTANT MORPHING by Lance Olsen

 

TECHNOPHILIA'S LAST WAVE by Rob Hardin

 

THE CULTURAL MULATTO REVISITED by Philip Lewis

 

NEOISM: Don Webb reviews No Pity by Stewart Home

 

MASCULISM: David Meltzer reviews The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: Poems for Men, edited by Robert Bly, James Hillman, and Michael Meade

 

Feature: THE NEW YORK READING SCENE

 

DOWNTOWN SPOKEN WORD SCENE by Christian X. Hunter

 

I...JUST...CAN'T...SEEM...TO...REMEMBER...THE...WORDS... by Legs McNeil

 

Feature: AIDS NEW YORK

PLAGUE YEARS: Petger Schaberg reviews Our Plague by James Chapman

 

EXPERIMENTAL WOMEN: Carolyn Guyer reviews Resurgent: New Writing by Women, edited by Lou Robinson and Camille Norton

 

Feature: SMALL & UNIVERSITY PRESS POETRY

 

SLOP & POP: Kay Murphy reviews Black Slip by Terry Wolverton and Big Towns, Big Talk by Patricia Smith

 

DRY BONES: Raymond R. Patterson reviews Folks Like Me by Sam Cornish

 

DARK AT NOON: Gary Lenhart reviews Constance by Jane Kenyon

 

ONE SUPERB POEM: Dick Allen reviews Collected Poems 1935-1992 by F. T. Prince

 

POETRY MEANT FOR ADULTS: Sharon Olinka reviews Dead, Dinner, or Naked by Evan Zimroth and Getting Under Way: New and Selected Poems by Colette Inez

 

THE LOAM OF THE POEM: Ralph Savarese reviews The Old Horsefly by Karl Shapiro

 

WAR AND INJUSTICE: Jon Forrest Glade reviews Interrogations by Leroy V. Quintana and Continuous Performance by Maggie Jaffe

 

SULLEN CRAFT: Edward Butscher reviews A Flower Whose Name I Do Not Know by David Romtvedt, The Darmstadt Orchids by Stuart Friebert, and Your Heart Will Fly Away by David Rigsbee

 

A REVERENCE FOR COMMON LIVES: Lisa Suhair Majaj reviews Traveling Mercies by David Williams

 

Book Reviews

 

FORERUNNERS OF THE NEW BLACK CONSCIOUSNESS. Norman Spencer reviews Black Popular Culture, edited by Gina Dent

 

A PLEASANT SURPRISE: George R. McMurray reviews The Ships by Roberto Quesada

 

SILVER AGE: Lilia Todd reviews The Avant–Garde Frontier: Russia Meets the West, 1910-1930, edited by Gail Harrison Roman and Virginia Hagelstein Marquardt

 

ALWAYS HIMSELF: Oliver Conant reviews The Stories and Recollections of Umberto Saba, translated by Estelle Gilson

 

THE ACADEMY AS A CULTURAL CENTER? Richard Halpern reviews Marginal Forces/Cultural Centers: Tolson, Pynchon, and the Politics of the Canon by Michael Bérubé

 

MONKEY AS A WRITER: Stephen-Paul Martin reviews Monkey and Man by Paul Zelevansky

 

POETRY AS LIFE AND LIFE AS FIESTA: Alain Arias-Misson reviews My Life in Flux—and Vice Versa by Emmett Williams

 

THE DYER'S HAND: George Held reviews Hands of the Saddlemaker by Nicholas Samaras

 

THE FATHER WILL GIVE WAY: Michael Schumacher reviews Collected Poems by Louis Ginsberg

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