Online Edition: Fall 1999

Features

David Lee Pitches Poetry

Rain Taxi goes on the road with "Pig Poet" David Lee as he makes his way through the Midwest, promoting his work at libraries, state fairs, and even a minor league baseball game.

Paul Metcalf (1917-1999)

Lucia Berlin remembers Paul Metcalf and a day spent walking the Marin Headlands along the coast of Northern California.

Reviews

NON-FICTION

HANS NAMUTH: PORTRAITS
by Carolyn Kinder Carr

Portrait photography by Hans Namuth, the great chronicler of the New York art scene of the '50s and '60s.

FUTURE JAZZ
by Howard Mandel

Essays, interviews, and commentary by veteran music journalist Howard Mandel on the evolution of Jazz.

DEEP TIME: HOW HUMANITY COMMUNICATES ACROSS MILLENNIA
by Gregory Benford

Physicist and novelist Gregory Benford talks about the concept of "Deep Time" and the need for envisioning the future impact of human endeavors.

A DIALOGUE ON LOVE
by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

Queer studies pioneer Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's ostentatious memoir of her treatment for depression following recovery from breast cancer.

FICTION

KILLER IN DRAG
DEATH OF A TRANSVESTITE

by Ed Wood, Jr.

Titillating pulp novels by notorious B-Movie director Ed Wood.

RADIO DIALOGS I
by Arno Schmidt

Acerbic and unconventional plays written for radio by German wordsmith Arno Schmidt.

MONEY UNDER THE TABLE
by Lewis Warsh

Seven stories detailing fragmented lives and moral ambiguity.

POETRY

TOUCHING THE EDGE: DHARMA DEVOTIONS FROM THE HUMMINGBIRD SANGHA
by Michael McClure

Buddhist meditations and a celebration of poetic sensibilities.

CONVERSATIONS WITH NATHANIEL MACKEY
by Kamau Brathwaite

Conversations between Barbadian poet Kamau Brathwaite and Nathaniel Mackey, illuminating Brathwaite's life, work, and politics.

PIERCE-ARROW
by Susan Howe

Susan Howe's poetic reconfiguration of the manuscripts of renegade academic Charles Peirce.

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