Online Edition: Fall 2000

Features

Simone Fattal

An Interview with Simone Fattal of The Post-Apollo Press

Jack Foley

The robust eclecticism of Foley's essays are united by a sense of urgent questioning regarding human consciousness, alienation, spoken versus written media, and, most importantly, "the despised and neglected art of poetry."

Ben Katchor

Katchor's most recent offering is a book containing collected Knipl strips, and a new 24-page story entitled, "The Beauty Supply District."

Reviews

FICTION

PAMELA: A NOVEL
Pamela Lu

Pamela Lu's experimental novel takes everything it encounters, including its own rules and machinery of operation, as material for thinking, and pushes each thought as far as it can go.

TRIMALCHIO
AN EARLY VERSION OF THE GREAT GATSBY
F. Scott Fitzgerald

The resurrected early version of the classic Fitzgerald novel, The Great Gatsby.

THE NIGHT LISTENER
Armistead Maupin

Nearly a decade after he abandoned his legion of fans, Armistead Maupin returns to his readers offering a laurel leaf entitled The Night Listener.

THE TELLING
Ursula LeGuin

LeGuin's new novel exhibits the strengths that are nearly always associated with any of her work: the taut, lucid prose, the exploration of cogent archetypes, the assurance of tone and pace.

POETRY

ALPHABETS
Paul Vangelisti

The 26 symbols of our modern English alphabet, which are so deeply ingrained in our collective consciousness beginning with our recitation of the ABC's in childhood, serve as the backbone for the formal experiments of Paul Vangelisti's Alphabets.

JERSEY RAIN
Robert Pinsky

Robert Pinsky's sixth poetry collection is not a disappointment to his readers. The book contains a number of apt, solid, and vivid poems, precisely what should be expected from a writer who up to this point has successfully welded tacit autobiography and restrained discursiveness.

BY A THREAD
Molly Tenenbaum

In this first collection of thirty-two poems, Molly Tenenbaum illustrates the mastery of poetic eye and delicate fingertip of imagination.

OCLOCK
Mary Rising Higgins

Mary Rising Higgins's first full-length collection, plays a straight-faced game with time and space and "her" place in them. Churning with the regal but violent machinations of a belltower, oclock is a meticulously controlled random-text, a jarring but rewarding read.

NON-FICTION

LUMINOUS DEBRIS
REFLECTING ON VESTIGE IN PROVENCE AND LANGUEDOC
Gustaf Sobin

In Luminous Debris, expatriate American poet and novelist Gustaf Sobin sifts the remnants of the past for the "mirroring images they might provide" to the present.

JOHN CAGE: WRITER
SELECTED TEXTS
edited by Richard Kostelanetz

Selected writings by infamous composer John Cage on everything from the politics behind his music to James Joyce.

MISGIVINGS
MY MOTHER, MY FATHER, MYSELF
C. K. Williams

Moving memoir in which poet C.K. Williams struggles to come to terms with the death of his father.

BREAK EVERY RULE
ESSAYS ON LANGUAGE, LONGING, & MOMENTS OF DESIRE
Carole Maso

Smart, witty, filled with risk and velocity, Break Every Rule poses questions intended to loosen the straps that limit our writing and reading.