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[ Vol.16, No. 2]


Picketing The Zeitgeist


SUPERFLUOUS? by Rochelle Ratner


WORLD AND SPIRIT INTERTWINED: Michael Heller reviews Rernaining in Light by John Taggart



HYPERVELOCITY OF THE NOTES: Jason Horwitch reviews Zen Arcade by Hüsker Dü



THE WORLD ACCORDING TO ALTMAN: Jonathan Baumbach reviews Short Cuts, directed by Robert Altman




AN ETERNAL REBEL: Raymond D. Souza reviews Before Night Falls by Reinaldo Arenas, translated by Dolores M. Koch


THE REVELATION OF H.D.: Helane Levine-Keating reviews Asphodel by H.D., edited by Robert Spoo and A Great Admiration: H.D./Robert Duncan Correspondence 1950-1961, edited by Robert J. Bergholf


EACH ENTRY SOURED: Sidney Feshbach reviews Reflections on James Joyce: Stuart Gilbert's Paris Journal, edited by Thomas F. Staley and Randolph Lewis


WHAT WE FEEL: Corinne Robins reviews To Feel These Things by Leonard Michaels


INSIGHTS AND FELICITOUS PHRASES: Jack Anderson reviews Blood Work: Selected Prose by Ron Padgett


THE DYBBUKS MUST TALK: Gary Lenhart reviews Looking for Genet: Literary Essays and Reviews by Alfred Chester, edited by Edward Field


CONFESSIONAL BUT RESTRAINED: Fred Moramarco reviews Autobiographies by Alfred Corn and Living Wills, New and Selected Poems by Cynthia Macdonald


FINE LEVEL-HEADED HONESTY: Ruth Valentine reviews The Red Line by Betsy Sholl


DEMONIC ENERGY AND YEARNING: Regina Weinreich reviews Grace Beats Karma: Letters from Prison 1958–60 by Neal Cassidy


Feature: COWBOYS


COWBOY POETRY: Scott Preston reviews Cowboy Curmudgeon and Other Poems by Wallace McRae and And As I Rode Out on the Morning by Buck Ramsey




A GREAT CATHEDRAL OF NOSTALGIA: E. Leona Gregg reviews Boulevard of Heroes by Eduardo García Aguilar, translated by Jay Anthony Miskowiec


THE PROBLEM OF GENRE: Max Yeh reviews The Historian: Six Fantasies of the American Experience by Eugene K. Garber and Alias Olympia: A Woman's Search for Manet's Notorious Model and Her Own Desire by Eunice Lipton


Feature: HAWAII


HAWAIIAN-STYLE MIXED STEW: Robin L. Bott reviews The Watcher of Waipuna and Other Stories by Gary Pak


Book Reviews

HARSH JUDGMENT: Kenneth Warren reviews Neon Vernacular: New and Selected Poerns by Yusef Komunyakaa and Edificio Sayonara by John Yau


A FLOURISHING CENTER: David Kirby reviews The Fire in All Things by Stephen Yenser and My Alexandria by Mark Doty


TURNING THINGS OVER: Adrienne McCormick reviews Storm Pattern by Greg Pape and Fanatic Heart by Deborah Pope


OPENINGS AND CLOSINGS: David R. Slavitt reviews Cultivating Excess by Lori Anderson, Selected Poems by Derek Mahon, and The Path to Fairview: New and Selected Poems by Julia Randall


SENSE OF SIN: Miriam Levine reviews What Saves Us by Bruce Weigl and The Rapture of Matter by Frankie Paino


HUMANITY'S NOISY, GROTESQUE MUSIC: David Latané reviews The Discipline: New and Selected Poems, 1980-1992 by David Citino


SHARP DIFFFERENCES: Robert Buttel reviews Selected Poems and Translations: 1969-1991 by William Matthews and Radio Sky by Norman Dubie


THE GRADUAL DISPATCH OF THE WORLD: Curt Rode reviews A Circus of Want by Kevin Stein and Hurricane Walk by Diann Blakely Shoaf


SHARED MUSICS OF SPOKEN AMERICAN: Armand Schwerner reviews The Zebra Storyteller by Spencer Holst



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