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May/June 2004
[Volume 25, Issue 4]

Iowa Fiction


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Focus: Iowa Fiction

Introduction: Mirror, Mirror
by Sean Bernard

There’s a Chance that Perhaps I’m Just Wrong
Eric Miles Williamson reviews Easter Island by Jennifer Vanderbes

Furst Collection
Rob Johnson reviews Short People by Joshua Furst

Comfort Zone
Bruce Machart reviews Nina: Adolescence by
Amy Hassinger

My Kind of Town
Michael Czyzniejewski reviews I Sailed with Magellan by Stuart Dybek

Desert Lamentations
Michael Griffith reviews Bring Me Your Saddest Arizona by Ryan Harty

The Art of Fiction
Tom Williams reviews How to Breathe Underwater by Julie Orringer

Middle-Age Man
Genevieve Kaplan reviews My Cold War by Tom Piazza

The Soul of a Workshop Story
Dustin Parsons reviews Portrait of My Mother,
Who Posed Nude in Wartime
by Marjorie Sandor

Feature Mexican(s)/American(s)

Making Love Violently
Stacey Levine reviews Sin puertas visibles:
An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry
by Mexican Women edited by Jen Hofer

Celebrating the Regional
Elizabeth Cook-Romero reviews Red Earth:
Poems of New Mexico
by Alice Corbin

Los enlaces peligrosos
Lori O’Dea reviews Zigzagger by Manuel Muñoz
The Border between Literature and Life

The Border between Literature and Life
Sandy McIntosh reviews Sorcerer’s Apprentice:
My Life with Carlos Castaneda
by Amy Wallace

Feature: West by Northwest

Existing to Write
John Jacob reviews Torn Sky by Debra Nystrom

This is a True Story...
Jarrod Waetjen reviews The Coen Brothers’ Fargo edited by William G. Luhr

Out of the Woods
Brad Ford reviews Northwest Edge: Fictions of Mass Destruction edited by Andy Mingo, Trevor Dodge, and Lidia Yuknavitch


Book Reviews

Infinite Test
Stephen Burn reviews Everything and More: A Compact History of ∞
by David Foster Wallace

Pleasure-Balancing Trick
Paula Koneazny reviews My Paris by Gail Scott

Nothing’s Perfect
Benjamin Paloff reviews The Wind, Master Cherry, the Wind by Larissa Szporluk

No-Man’s Land
Rob Morris reviews Pulpwood by Scott Ely

To Wake the World
Bill Tremblay reviews Ovid at Fifteen by Christopher Bursk

Remembrance of World Series Past
Trey Strecker reviews Fall Classics: The Best Writing about the World Series’ First 100 Years edited by Bill Littlefield and Richard Johnson

On Despotism and Dystopia
Andrew Ervin reviews By Night in Chile by Roberto Bolaño

C. K. Williams: A Retrospective Review
Daniela Gioseffi reviews The Singing by C. K. Williams

Balkan Chorale
Chris Lombardi reviews War Hospital: A True Story of Surgery and Survival by Sheri Fink

Jimmy Jazz reviews The Book of Joe: The Art of Joe Coleman by Joe Coleman


The Listening Poet
Corinne Robins reviews Distant Noise by Jean Frémon

The Common Reader
Rachel Adler reviews So Many Books, So Little Time: A Year of Passionate Reading by Sara Nelson

Mothers and Daughters
Jim Feast reviews Baby on the Water: New and Selected Poems by Tsaurah Litzky and ovarian twists: new and selected poems by Anyssa Kim

Lopate on Lopate
Thomas Haley reviews Getting Personal: Selected Writings by Phillip Lopate

Urgency and Pause
Amy Holman reviews At Once by Jenny Browne

Global Gymnastics
Bob Riedel reviews Yodel-Ay-Ee-Oooo: The Secret History of Yodeling around the World by Bart Plantenga

Being Basil King
M.L. Weber reviews Mirage: A Poem in 22 Sections by Basil King

Poetry Machine
Craig Morgan Teicher reviews Sad Little Breathing Machine by Matthea Harvey


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