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September/October 1982

[Vol. 4, No. 6]


Focus: Non Syntatical Writing


Fanny Howe reviews Wobbling by Bruce Andrews, The Busses by Steven Benson and Own Face, by Clarke Coolidge


Michael Davidson reviews Tjanting by Ron Silliman


Thomas Meyer reviews Ready to Go by Tom Mandel and Primer by Bob Perelman


Ray Ronci reviews Oracle Night by Michael Brownstein




Ronald Christ reviews Makbara by Juan Goytisolo


Michael Heller reviews It Depends: A Poet's Notebook by Eugenio Montale


Craig Watson reviews Sens‑Plastique by Malcolm de Chazal


Dick Allen reviews With Akhmatova at the Black Gates: Variations by Stephen Berg


Lyle C. Rexer reviews Literature and Evil by Georges Bataille


Letters to the Editor


Arlene Stone reviews The Tenderness of the Wolves by Dennis Cooper and Pet Food & Tropical Apparations by Jessica Hagedorn


Marilyn reviews Twisted Kicks by Tom Carson


Jeff Weinstein reviews A Cordiall Water by M.F K. Fisher


Sarah E. Lauzen reviews Emergency Exit by Clarence Major


Ron Schreiber reviews Brother Songs edited by Jim Perlman


Paula Hooper Mayhew reviews A Chance of Moving by Laura Beausoleil, You Be the Mother Follies by Claire Burch and Thin Ice and Other Stories by Barbara Wilson


David Kirby reviews A Place at the Table by Steve Orlen and Work and Love by Stephen Dunn


Don Skiles reviews Someone Elseÿs Dream by John Yarmus, The California Papers by Steve Carey, Bagatelles by Peter Cherches and Dawn Chorus by Tim Reynolds


Barry Wallenstein reviews Songs for Jadina by Alan Chong Lau and The Boy Under the Bed by Philip Dacey


Luc Sante reviews Shipping Out by Michael Stephens and My First Satyrnalia by Michael Rumaker


Nathan Whiting reviews Alliance, Illinois, Cornfields and West of Chicago by Dave Etter


Ron Arias reviews Three Penny Lane by Fielding Dawson


Robert McDowell reviews Walking Home From the Icehouse by Vern Rutsala and Swimmer In the Spreading Dawn by Kathleen Spivak


Received and Recomended


Richard Jackson reviews Waiting For My Life by Linda Pastan, One for the Rose by Philip Levine and These Green-Going‑to‑Yellow by Marvin Bell


Lee K. Abbott, Jr. reviews Sketches for a Life of Wassilly by Lydia Davis Grammars for Jess/ Twenty‑two Cropped Sets by Marina La Palma and Special Offer by Jerry Bumpus


Michael Hennessy reviews Selected Poems: 1951‑1974, The Shaft, and The Flood by Charles Tomlinson


Robert Fox reviews Figure Eight by Reese Williams, A Waltz by Kevin McIlvoy, and The Fifth Wind by L.D. Clark


Jane Creighton reviews Silent Partner by Jane Lippe and Interstate by Marie Harris


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