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November/December 2003
[Volume 25, Issue 1]

167 Miles of Poems

Excerpted from this issue:

167 Miles of Poems
by Kevin Prufer

No Laughing Matter: Sarah Kennedy reviews Famous Americans by Loren Goodman

Saying Everything: Tom LeClair reviews Mortals by Norman Rush

Paalen Counts: Terence Diggory reviews Wolfgang Paalen: Artist and Theorist of the Avant-Garde by Amy Winter

Illustration titled “Carl Sandburg: The Poet” from Rainbows are Made: Poems by Carl Sandburg selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illustration copyright © 1982 by Fritz Eichenberg, reprinted by permission of Harcourt, Inc.

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Table of Contents

Focus: First Poetry Books

Introduction: 167 Miles of Poems
Kevin Prufer

No Laughing Matter
Sarah Kennedy reviews Famous Americans
by Loren Goodman

Out of the Box
Kevin Larimer reviews Monkey Time
by Philip Nikolayev

Encircling the Violence
Wayne Miller reviews A Parade of Hands
by James Hoch

Buried Cities
Jerry Harp reviews The Unrequited
by Carrie St. George Comer

The Posture of Devotion
Garth Greenwell reviews Granted
by Mary Szybist

Unfathoms and Uncertainty
Christopher Arigo reviews Unfathoms
by Kirsten Kaschock

The Lost Father
Anthony Deaton reviews Ark
by John Isles

Comic Rebel
Victoria Frenkel Harris reviews A Defense of Poetry
by Gabriel Gudding

Gallery Tour
Paula Koneazny reviews A Handmade Museum
by Brenda Coultas

The Modern Painter's World

Stephanie Rauschenbusch reviews
Conversations with Picasso
by Brassaï

Paalen Counts
Terence Diggory reviews Wolfgang Paalen:
Artist and Theorist of the Avant-Garde

by Amy Winter

Portraits of the Artist
Ellen Handy reviews Egon Schiele: Drawings and Watercolors
by Jane Kallir


Poetry in Translation

Italian Songs
Glenn Mott reviews Selected Poems: A Bilingual Edition
by Giuseppe Ungaretti

Fazia Aitel reviews Eddie Bell: En Français, Selected and New Works
by Eddie Bell

A Palmful of Images
Christine Thomas reviews The Poetess Counts
to 100 and Bows Out: Selected Poems
, A Bilingual Edition
by Ana Enriqueta Terán

Book Reviews

Saying Everything
Tom LeClair reviews Mortals
by Norman Rush

Removing the Veil
Roger Mitchell reviews The Peeping Tom Poems
by Charles Levendosky

Possibility Space
Lance Olsen reviews Cistern Tawdry
by Eckhard Gerdes

Back in the USSR
Robert L. McLaughlin reviews
The Commissariat of Enlightenment
by Ken Kalfus

Collapsing Time
Emily Hall reviews River of Shadows:
Eadweard Muybridge and the
Technological Wild West

by Rebecca Solnit

The Cult of Violence
Keith Leslie Johnson reviews Somersault
by Kenzaburo Oe

Saving Certain Voices
Dick Allen reviews Poets of the Non-Existent City:
Los Angeles in the McCarthy Era

edited by Estelle Gershgoren Novak

Slouching towards Insanity
Jeremy Russell reviews Lucky Wander Boy
by D.B. Weiss

The Aestheticians
Anne-Marie Levine reviews Ugh Ugh Ocean
by Joanna Fuhrman
and The Cloud of Knowable Things
by Elaine Equi

Blinded by the Light
Kathleen Warnock reviews A Misfit’s Manifesto:
The Spiritual Journey of a Rock & Roll Heart

by Donna Gaines

Melted into Air
Nancy Kline reviews A Garden of Demons
by Edward Hower

A Black Thing
J.D. Smith reviews Rock My Soul:
Black People and Self-Esteem

by bell hooks
and Why I Love Black Women
by Michael Eric Dyson

Love Labor’s Lost
Gordon Thompson reviews The Missing
by Rangi McNeil

Revisiting Landscape
Dimitrios Kalantzis reviews Shifting Ground:
Reinventing Landscape in Modern American Poetry

by Bonnie Costello

Searching for Nowhere
Thomas Larson reviews Visions of Utopia
by Edward Rothstein, Herbert Muschamp, and Martin E. Marty

The Way We Debate Now
Ron Capshaw reviews Alger Hiss, Whittaker Chambers,
and the Schism in the American Soul

edited by Patrick A. Swan

A Requiem for the Fall of the Petal
Shigeru Suzuki reviews Pattern Recognition
by William Gibson


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