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January/February 1999
[Volume 20, Issue 2]

AMERICAN EX-PO

Table of Contents

FOCUS: AMERICAN EX-PO

An Introduction: American Ex-Po: Experimental Poetry
Rochelle Ratner

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Tyrus Miller reviews Another E.E. Cummings edited by Richard Kostelanetz

The Achievement of Robert Duncan
Bob Grumman reviews Robert Duncan: Selected Poems by Robert Duncan

Gremlin Sage
Greg Harris reviews Wakefulness by John Ashbery

Reverse Transubstantiation
John Olson reviews Artificial Heart by Peter Gizzi

The Open Vocable
Robert Baker reviews Towards the Blanched Alphabets by Gustaf Sobin

Channel Surfing
Edward Dougherty reviews Madonna anno domini by Joshua Clover

Collaborations
Corinne Robins reviews Arcade by Erica Hunt and Little Orphan Anagram by Susan Bee and Charles Bernstein

The Hero is in Now
Sherry Brennan reviews Some Other Kind of Mission by Lisa Jarnot

Prepositional Investigations (:) Of Language (and) Poetry
Krysia Jopek reviews On a Stair by Ann Lauterbach and At the Site of Inside Out by Anna Rabinowitz

FEATURE: From The French

Formal Calculus
Matt Briggs reviews Oulipo: A Primer of Potential Literature edited by Warren F. Motte

Playing a Poem
Richard Grossman reviews Complete Poems by Charles Baudelaire

The Shadow Man
Bob Blaisdell reviews A Winter's Journal by Emmanuel Bove

FEATURE:

 

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BOOK REVIEWS:

Boxing the Monster
David Winn reviews Memories of My Father Watching TV by Curtis White

Situating the Situationists
Adam Sweeting reviews The Situationist City by Simon Sadler

Lend Me Your Ears
Kenneth Lindblom reviews A Short Rhetoric for Leaving the Family by Peter Dimock

Mega-Horse
Jerome Klinkowitz reviews Leonardo's Horse by R.M. Berry

Living with Death
Lila Zeiger reviews Things Shaped in Passing: More "Poets for Life" Writing from the AIDS Pandemic edited by Michael Klein and Richard McCann

Witness for the Prosecuted
Louis McKee reviews Cell Count by Christopher Bursk

Surrealist Cookbook
Sharon Dolin reviews Crown of Weeds by Amy Gerstler

Bill Traylor and the Great Continuum
Ellen Lee Klein reviews Bill Traylor: Observing Life, exhibit at Ricco-Maresca Gallery

Domestic Beat
Edward Butcher reviews Cold Comfort: Selected Poems 1970-1996 by Lynn Lifshin

Botanist of Grammars
Glenn Mott reviews Peasants Wake for Fellini's Casanova and Other Poems by Andrea Zanzotto

Unfinished Symphony
Maerwydd McFarland reviews Country: an organic poem by D.H. Melhem

Language Meditations
Kent Chadwick reviews Rebecca Letters by Laynie Browne

Coming to Terms with Trauma
Joseph Conte reviews The Christmas Show by Harriet Levin and Dark Blonde by Belle Waring

Redactions
Jamey Hecht reviews Black Zodiac by Charles Wright and Questions for Ecclesiastes by Mark Jarman

Signatures in the Dark
Frank Allen reviews Apology for Want by Mary Jo Bang and Kisses by Steve Orlen

Forbidden Love
Margaret Thompson reviews Two Novellas: First Love and Look for My Obituary by Elena Garro

From the Backlist

Flawed Guidance from Oxford, No Less
Leslie Schenk reviews The Plain English Guide by Martin Cutts and The New Fowler's Modern English Usage, Third Edition

 

DEPARTMENTS:

Rants and Raves
Letters to the Editor

 

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