Vol. 4 No. 1, Spring 1999 (#13)

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Clayton Eshleman

interviewed by Eric Lorberer

Luis González Palma

interviewed by Elizabeth Culbert

Sven Birkerts

interviewed by Chris Fischbach



biographies of Bud Powell & Bill Evans
reviewed by Jon Rodine


new books by B. Ruby Rich & Michelle Citron
reviewed by Rebecca Miller


back in print: First Childhood; A Distant Prospect; Collected Tales & Fantasies
reviewed by Rebecca Harrison


A to XXXX: a recyclopedic narrative
reviewed by Eric Lorberer


New Work   essay by Jerome Klinkowitz


essay by John S. Beckmann


press profile by David Auerbach


optical pleasures essay by Rikki Ducornet


Adversaria: Quotations courtesy of Carole Maso

Widely Unavailable: David Ohle
reviewed by Rod Smith

The Writer Reads: Arthur Sze on Josephine Miles

The New Life: a comic by Gary Sullivan



The Victor Weeps, Afghanistan   Fazal Sheikh    by Josie Rawson

Surrealist Women   ed. Penelope Rosemont    by Kelly Everding

Zapata's Disciple   Martin Espada    by Josie Rawson

Zig Zag   Hans Magnus Enzensberger   by Joshua Heatley

The Burden of Memory, The Muse of Forgiveness   Wole Soyinka    by Jason C. Myers

Mirrors   Marcel Cohen    by Raphael Rubinstein

Walt Whitman: The Measure of His Song   eds. Jim Perlman, Ed Folsom, & Dan Campion    by Stephen Gohler

True   Rae Armantrout    by David Matlin

Diaries 1899-1942   Robert Musil    by Jason Kuykendall

The Edges of the Civilized World   Alison Hawthorne Deming    by Allison Slavick

Lost Crusade   Peter Scott    by Chase Madar


Breakfast on Pluto   Patrick McCabe   by David Wiley

Allan Stein   Matthew Stadler    by Evelyn Moro

Quincas Borba   Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis    by Mary Sarko

Mosquito   Gayl Jones    by Elizabeth Millard

The River of Lost Voices   Mark Brazaitis    by Leola Abraham

Doomsday Belly   Susan Smith Nash    by Carolyn Kuebler

Women Drinking Benedictine   Sharon Dilworth    by Susan Swartwout

Small Craft Warnings   Kate Braverman    by Brian Evenson

The Blue Deer & Other Dreamtales   David Rains Dahl    by Christopher Tinney

The Station Hill Blanchot Reader      by Tom McGeveran

Country of Memory   K. C. Frederick    by Peter Ritter

Ambrose Bierce & the Queen of Spades   Oakley Hall    by Brian Schwartz

Nature Studies   John Henry Ryskamp    by David Wiley

Parable of the Talents   Octavia E. Butler    by Rudi Dornemann

Louse   David Grand    by David Remy

The Best of 2.13.61   ed. Henry Rollins    by Paul D. Dickinson

It's Only Rock and Roll   eds. Janice Eidus & John Kastan    by Nikki Dillon

The Climate of the Country   Marnie Mueller    by Carolyn Kuebler

An Arrow's Flight   Mark Merlis    by Tom Roach

Unruly Angels   Ronald Nevans    by Thomas Fagan


Then, and Now   Theodore Enslin    by Hank Lazer

Handwriting   Michael Ondaatje    by Jeffrey Shotts

The Collected Poems of Georges Bataille      by Kelly Everding

Criteria   Sianne Ngai   by Summi Kaipa

Vita Nova   Louise Glüt;ck    by S. P. Healey

Cabato Sentora   Ray Gonzalez    by Fred Schmalz

Allegory of the Supermarket   Stephanie Brown    by Juliet Patterson

Home and Away   Rachel Wetzsteon    by Sarah Fox

Babylon in a Jar   Andrew Hudgins    by Tony Barnstone

Our Master Plan   Dara Wier    by Brian Beatty


Blue Heart   Caryl Churchill    by Anne Ursu


The Jew of New York   Ben Katchor    by William D. Waltz


If Evolution is Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Evolve    Jello Biafra    by Thomas Rain Crowe

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