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November/December 2001
[Volume 23, Issue 1]

Contemporary Poets on Poetry

Excerpted from this issue:

Introduction: Contemporary Poets on Poetry
by Eric Miles Williamson

Person of Letters
Tom Williams reviews Necessary Distance by Clarence Major

Experimenting with Eco-Feminism
Terrell Dixon reviews Girl beside Him by Cris Mazza

 


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Table of Contents

FOCUS: Contemporary Poets on Poetry

Introduction: Contemporary Poets on Poetry
by Eric Miles Williamson

Person of Letters


Tom Williams reviews Necessary Distance by Clarence Major

The Demon of Authenticity
J.S. Renau reviews On Poetry & Craft by Theodore Roethke

Degrees of Removal
Randall Mann reviews Poetry as Persuasion by Carl Dennis

Fool's Walk
Brian Barker reviews Walking Light: Memoirs and Essays on Poetry, New Expanded Edition by Stephen Dunn

Feminism's Bad Name


Victoria Brockmeier reviews Arts of the Possible: Essays and Conversations by Adrienne Rich

Strength in Weakness
Kevin Prufer reviews The Strength of Poetry: Oxford Lectures by James Fento

FEATURE: Buy Me Some Peanuts and Cracker Jack

America's Pastime
Ron Kaplan reviews Extra Innings: Writing on Baseball by Richard Peterson

Black Sox
Trey Strecker reviews Shadow Ball: A Novel of Baseball and Chicago by Peter M. Rutkoff

FEATURE: Post-PoMo

Perverse Universe
Jim Feast reviews Comedy after Postmodernism: Rereading Comedy from Edward Lear to Charles Willeford by Kirby Olson

Back to the Future
Richard Murphy reviews Hicks, Tribes, and Dirty Realists: American Fiction after Postmodernism by Robert Rebein

FEATURE: No Business like Show Business

The Importance of Being Gielgud
Charles Marowitz reviews Gielgud: A Theatrical Life, 1904-2000

Dream Factories
Philip Green reviews Class Struggle in Hollywood, 1930-1950: Moguls, Mobsters, Stars, Reds, & Trade Unionists by Gerald Horne

Nay, Saw the Air as Much as You Damn Please!
Henry Grinberg reviews Stella Adler: The Art of Acting edited by Howard Kissel

FEATURE: The Literary Essay

Dirty Laundry
Bill Marx reviews The Private I: Privacy in a Public World edited by Molly Peacock

The Real Wonders of the World
Brian Budzynski reviews Halls of Fame: Essays by John D'Agata

 

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BOOK REVIEWS:

White Man's Voodoo
Laurel Blossom reviews Brutal Imagination by Cornelius Eady

Like a Good Neighbor
Sharon Olinka reviews Borrowed Coats by Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel

The Irreducible Uniqueness of Being
Larry Smith reviews A Fly in the Soup: Memoirs by Charles Simic

Painterly Poet
Stephanie Rauschenbusch reviews The Paintings of Our Lives by Grace Schulman

Gynomite Rhymes with Dyn-o-Mite


Jimmy Jazz reviews Gynomite: Fearless, Feminist Porn edited by Liz Belile

The Disappearing Biographer
Daniel Leary reviews Whitman and the Irish by Joann P. Krieg

Bucking the Glossalalian Given
John Olson reviews Buddyland by Clint Burnham

Ghost Children
Sarah Robbins reviews Indivisible by Fanny Howe

The Beginning of the Middle
Veronica Mitchell reviews Felt by Alice Fulton

Veil of Circumstance
Chuck Wachtel reviews No Man's Land by Fielding Dawson

Better Living through Alien Eyes
Dave Landry reviews A Saucer of Loneliness: The Complete Short Stories of Theodore Sturgeon, Volume VII edited by Paul Williams

The Heroism of Modern Life
Joshua Wilner reviews Romanticism and Its Discontents by Anita Brookner

Politics and Prophecy among the Ruins
T.R. Hull reviews Anasazi America: Seventeen Centuries on the Road from Center Place by David E. Stuart

Fruit Crazy
Thaddeus Rutkowski reviews Crazy Melon and Chinese Apple by Frances Chung

A Simple Song
Joe Napora reviews Body and Soul by Sharon Doubiago

Experimenting with Eco-Feminism
Terrell Dixon reviews Girl beside Him by Cris Mazza

If This You See, or Of the Making of Books
Corinne Robins reviews A Book of the Book: Some Works & Projections about the Book and Writing edited by Jerome Rothenberg and Steven Clay

A Place Called Tula
Marc Duane Anderson reviews Billy Ray's Farm: Essays from a Place Called Tula by Larry Brown

 

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