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January/February 2001
[Volume 22, Issue 2]

University Press Poetry

Excerpted from this issue:

Introduction: University Press Poetry and the Publishing Crisis
Charles B. Harris

Curiouser and Curiouser
Fred Muratori reviews Selected Poems by Fanny Howe

A Tomboy's Nested Ifs
H. Kassia Fleisher reviews Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality by Anne Fausto-Sterling

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Table of Contents

FOCUS: University Press Poetry

Introduction: University Press Poetry and the Publishing Crisis
Charles B. Harris

The Blind Leading the Blind
Benjamin Ivry reviews The Cradle of the Real Life by Jean Valentine

Mid-way
Bill Tremblay reviews Winter Amnesties by Elton Glaser

Curiouser and Curiouser
Fred Muratori reviews Selected Poems by Fanny Howe

Is This a Test?
William James Austin reviews A Test of Poetry by Louis Zukofsky

Unlikely Harmony
Robyn Overstreet reviews The Horse Fair by Robin Becker

Subterranean Verse

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Jack Anderson reviews Ultima Thule by Davis McCombs

FEATURE: Artists and Artistry

Art at its Source
Charles Russell reviews Souls Grown Deep: African American Vernacular Art of the South by William and Paul Arnett

Specimens of PlainText Neo-Edwardianism
Bob Grumman reviews Marble Goddesses with Technicolor Skins by Corinne Robins

FEATURE: Nature and Nurture

A Tomboy's Nested Ifs
H. Kassia Fleisher reviews Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality by Anne Fausto-Sterling

What We Talk about When We Talk about Emotions
Ryan Schneider reviews Dangerous Emotions by Alphonso Lingis

Le genre bâtard
Nina Zivancevic reviews Aliens & Anorexia by Chris Kraus

 

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BOOK REVIEWS:

The World's Oldest Refugees
Harold Jaffe reviews Well-Founded Fear by Tom LeClair

Novel Poems
Louis McKee reviews Human Nature by Toby Olson

An Interesting Diseas
John Olson reviews Decadents, Symbolists, & Aesthetes in America: Fin-de-Siècle American Poetry: An Anthology edited by Edward Foster

Toy Soldier

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Denise Duhamel reviews Plasticville by David Trinidad

Palms against the Fiery Windshield
Trevor Dodge reviews Sewing Shut My Eyes by Lance Olsen

Bard of Brooklyn
Stephanie Rauschenbusch reviews Leaving Xaia by D. Nurkse

A Poet Shoots Herself in the Foot as a Heroine Shoots Niagara Falls
Bob Peters reviews Queen of the Mist: The Forgotten Heroine of Niagara by Joan Murray

Sex, American Style
Jill Nagle reviews The Mammoth Book of Short Erotic Novels edited by Maxim Jakubowski and Michael Hemmingson

The Quotidian Life
Mark Luce reviews Mr Phillips by John Lanchester

Defiance
Jaclyn Piudik reviews Written in Rain: New and Selected Poems 1985-2000 by M.L. Liebler

Canon (De)Formation
Sean Thomas Dougherty reviews Kenneth Patchen: Rebel Poet in America by Larry Smith

Minimalist in Sneakers
Susan Sindall reviews Begin Again by Grace Paley

The Grace of Lostness
Melissa Studdard Williamson reviews White City by Mark Irwin

The Displaced Person

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Elaine Starkman reviews The Alphabet in My Hands: A Writing Life by Marjorie Agosín

Seasons in Hell
Leora Lev reviews Period by Dennis Cooper

Scalpel, Please
Ellen Scherl reviews The Mysteries Within: A Surgeon Reflects on Medical Myths by Sherwin B. Nuland

 

DEPARTMENTS:

Essay: Wittgenstein and Modern Writing
by R. M. Berry

Rants and Raves
Letters to the Editor

 

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