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December-January 1995/96
[Vol.17, No. 2]

 

SITE SURFING

FEAR OF CRUISING by Rochelle Ratner

 

GRIST’S WEB SITE by Karl Young

 

Focus: The Electronic Muse

 

A REVIEW OF BOOKS IN THE AGE OF THEIR TECHNOLOGICAL

OBSOLESCENCE by Joseph Tabbi

 

NOTES FROM THE DIG1TAL OVERGROUND by Mark Amerika

 

ENGINEERING CYBORG IDEOLOGY: N. Katherine Hayles reviews Cyborg:

Engineering the Body Electric by Diane Greco.

 

THE MAUL OF AMERICA: Marcos Novak reviews City of Bits by William J. Mitchell.

 

SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE: Paul Harris reviews Invisible Rendezvous: Connection and Collaboration in the New Landscape of Electronic Writing by Rob Wittig for IN.S.OMNIA.

 

CYBERINTHIAN WAYS: Linda Brigham reviews Complementarity: Anti-Epistemology after Bohr and Derrida by Arkady Plotnitsky, and Socrates in the

Labyrinth by David Kolb.

 

MY BODY THE LIBRARY: Michael Joyce reviews Janet, a Body art and World

Wide Web site created by Janet Ingraham and Andy Dwyer.

 

BUGGING THE NET: Peter Krapp reviews the e-zine Foreign body.

 

Feature: ART WITH A CONSCIENCE

 

THE LITERATURE OF TOXICITY: Terrell Dixon reviews The Lost Scrapbook by Evan Dara.

 

TAKIN' IT TO THE STREETS: Ann Lee Morgan reviews But Is It Art? The Spirit

of Art as Activism edited by Nina Felshin.

 

HEART OF DARKNESS: Sarah Elizabeth Wright reviews The Heinemann Book of African Woman’s Poetry edited by Stella P. and Frank M. Chipasula.

 

Feature: TRUE CONFESSIONS

 

NARCISSUS UNBOUND: William O'Rourke reviews Secret Life: An Autobiography by Michael Ryan.

 

BEEN THERE, DONE THAT: Jerome Klinkowitz reviews Literary Luxuries: American Writing at the End of the Millenium by Joe David Bellamy.

 

MIXING MEMORY AND DESIRE: Al Maginnes reviews Infanta by Erin Belieu

 

Feature: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTY

 

SPEAKING TO THE DEAD: Miriam Levine reviews Ghost Volcano by Sandra M. Gilbert.

 

AN ELOQUENT DEFENSE OF SILENCE: David Kirby reviews The Empty Bed by Rachel Hadas.

 

MOMENTO MORI: W.B. Keckler reviews Boudica by Paol Keineg, and

Skyblue's Essays  by Dallas Weibe.

 

Book Reviews

PARAPHYSICS IN THE MIDWEST: David Winn reviews Anarcho-Hindu by Curtis White.

 

LOVE AMONG THE UNBEARABLES: Jim Feast reviews Wiggling Wishbone: Stories of Pata-Sexual Speculation by Bert Plantenga

 

BIRD CALLS: Robert Buttel reviews Song by Brigit Pegeen Kelly.

 

MY KIND OF TOWN: Lauren Fairbanks reviews An Unsentimental Education: Writers and Chicago edited by Molly McQuade.

 

CHANGE FOR THE MACHINES: Matthew Fuller reviews Cyberpositive by O(rphan) d(rift>).

 

CHINA MAGIC, BARRIO MAGIC: A. Robert Lee reviews Hawaiian Cowboys by John Yau, Rita and Los Angeles by Leo Romero, and African Passions and Other Stories by Beatriz Rivera.

 

SURE, WOMEN CAN READ MAPS, BUT IT MAY NOT GET THEM WHERE THEY WANT TO BE: Susan Swartwout reviews Foreign Parts by Janice Galloway.

 

MAKE IT NEW: John Jacob reviews Heavenly Tree/Soluble Forest by Gerrit Lansing.

 

ANIMAL SOUNDS: JR Foley reviews Life Science, and Other Stories by Keith Taylor.

 

THE HOLLYWOOD HALLUCINATION: Gary Lenhart reviews The Granite Butterfly: A Poem in Nine Cantos by Parker Tyler.

 

ARIEL IN CALIBAN: Alexander Laurence reviews Sound On Sound by Christopher Sorrentino.

 

THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE PROSE POEM: Peter Johnson reviews Models of the Universe: An Anthology of the Prose Poem edited by Stuart Friebert and David Young.

 

LOVE'S BODY: George Held reviews What We Carry by Dorianne Laux.

 

YIDDISH MOMMAS: Benjamin Forsyth reviews All My Yesterdays Were Steps by Dora Teitelboim translated and edited by Aaron Kramer.

 

THIS IS NOT A POEM: Lila Zeiger reviews The Tunnel: Selected Poems by Russell Edson

 

CALM ELOQUENCE: Daniela Gioseffi reviews The Philosopher's Club by Kim Addonizio, and Poems New and Selected by Grace Cavalieri

 

MELTING POT POETRY: Phillip Mahony reviews A Face Not My Own by Sharon Olinka

 

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