ISSUE NO. 9 TABLE OF CONTENTS
March 31, 2008
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By Eileen Tabios
Brian Clements engages nine books by John Yau: PARADISO DIASPORA; THE PASSIONATE SPECTATOR: ESSAYS ON ART AND POETRY; ING GRISH (with illustrations by Thomas Nozkowski); BORROWED LOVE POEMS; THE UNITED STATES OF JASPER JOHNS; RADIANT SILHOUETTE; CORPSE AND MIRROR; SOMETIMES; and 100 MORE JOKES FROM THE BOOK OF THE DEAD (with etchings by Archie Rand)
David Goldstein reviews TWENTY-ONE AFTER DAYS by Lisa Lubasch
Patrick James Dunagan reviews CADENZA by Charles North and DOING 70 by Hettie Jones
Séamas Cain reviews SKINNY BUDDHA by Sheila E. Murphy
Raymond John A. de Borja reviews NOISE PICTORIAL NOISE by Eli Noah Gordon
Shanna Compton reviews DANCE DANCE REVOLUTION by Cathy Park Hong
Eileen Tabios engages MAUVE SEA-ORCHIDS by Lila Zemborain, Trans. by Rosa Alcala and Monica de la Torre
John Bloomberg-Rissman reviews RAPID DEPARTURES by Vincent Katz
Eileen Tabios engages IMAGINING A BABY by Bob Marcacci
John Bloomberg-Rissman reviews PRAU by Jean Vengua
Thomas Fink reviews WHEN A WOMAN LOVES A MAN by David Lehman
Kristi Castro reviews SOMETHING BRIGHT, THEN HOLES by Maggie Nelson and [GROWLING SOFTLY] Edited by Juliet Cook and "drilled" by David Foster
Nicholas Manning reviews TEXT LOSES TIME by Nico Vassilakis
Stephen Vincent reviews WHAT’S IN STORE by Trevor Joyce
Eileen Tabios engages ZAMBOANGUENA by Corrine Fitzpatrick
Burt Kimmelman engages eight publications by Basil King: 77 BEASTS; BASIL KING'S BESTIARY; LEARNING TO DRAW / A HISTORY: TWIN TOWERS; MIRAGE: A POEM IN 22 SECTIONS; WARP SPASM; THE POET; IDENTITY; THE COMPLETE MINIATURES; and DEVOTIONS, WITH SELECTIONS FROM A PAINTERS BESTIARY AND 14 DRAWINGS FROM INTENTIONS
Tom Beckett reviews HARLOT by Jill Alexander Essbaum
Patrick James Dunagan reviews HOME AMONG THE SWINGING STARS: COLLECTED POEMS OF JAIME DE ANGULO, Edited by Stefan Hyner with an essay by Andrew Schelling
Juliet Cook engages FEIGN by Kristy Bowen
Anny Ballardini reviews DAYS POEM, VOLS. I and II by Allen Bramhall
Patrick James Dunagan reviews THE FINAL NITE & OTHER POEMS: COMPLETE NOTES FROM A CHARLES GAYLE NOTEBOOK 1987-2006 by Steve Dalachinsky
Karen Rigby reviews THE BEDSIDE GUIDE TO NO TELL MOTEL: SECOND FLOOR, Edited by Reb Livingston and Molly Arden
Nathan Logan reviews THE BEDSIDE GUIDE TO NO TELL MOTEL, Edited by Reb Livingston and Molly Arden
Eileen Tabios engages MY NAME IS ESTHER CLARA by Laurel Johnson; a FOURSQUARE SPECIAL EDITION OF FIVE POEMS by Maureen Thorson; and HERE, LOVE by Jess Rowan
Jeffrey Side reviews BEAMS by Adam Fieled
Jon Cone reviews LITTLE BOAT by Jean Valentine
John Bloomberg-Rissman reviews OVERNIGHT by Paul Violi
Jeff Harrison reviews OPENING AND CLOSING NUMBERS by Anny Ballardini
Eileen Tabios engages AN ARCHITECTURE by Chad Sweeney
Jessica Bozek engages DUMMY FIRE by Sarah Vap
Ryan Daley reviews THE FRANK POEMS by CAConrad
Eileen Tabios engages CLEAVING by Dion Farquhar
Abigail Licad reviews THE ANCHORED ANGEL, SELECTED WRITINGS BY JOSE GARCIA, Edited by Eileen Tabios
Christopher Mulrooney reviews SELECTED POEMS OF GABRIELA MISTRAL, Trans. by Ursula K. Le Guin
Christopher Mulrooney reviews THE BEGINNING AND END OF THE SNOW by Yves Bonnefoy, Trans. by Alan Baker
Lisa Bower reviews TERRAIN TRACKS by Purvi Shah
Laurel Johnson reviews THERE ARE WORDS by Burt Kimmelman
Ivy Alvarez reviews A F I E L D by Anthony Hawley
Nathan Logan reviews WORDS IN YOUR FACE: A GUIDED TOUR THROUGH 20 YEARS OF THE NEW YORK POETRY SLAM by Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz
Eileen Tabios engages 2 POEMS FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE BARREL by Logan Ryan Smith
Kristin Berkey-Abbott reviews BLUE COLONIAL by David Roderick
Eileen Tabios engages LIST'N by Karri Kokko
Laurel Johnson reviews INDIAN TRAINS by Erika T. Wurth
Eileen Tabios engages THE HEART THAT LIES OUTSIDE THE BODY by Stephanie Lenox
Patrick James Dunagan reviews DON'T SAY A WORD by F.A. Nettelbeck
Eileen Tabios engages BEHIND THE WHEEL: POEMS ABOUT DRIVING by Janet S. Wong
THE CRITIC WRITES POEMS
Four Poems by Ivy Alvarez: "Pear", "dumb", "The Tree" and "Parsonage Parlor"
"NOMADIC WAR" by Amy Levine
"MODERN IRONISTS: JOHN BERRYMAN, TED HUGHES, ROCHELLE OWENS, EDWARD DORN" by Rochelle Ratner
FROM OFFLINE TO ONLINE: REPRINTED REVIEWS
Susana Gardner reviews ONCE UPON A NEOLIBERAL ROCKET BADGE by Jules Boykoff
Gina Myers engages LEARNING THE LANGUAGE and CASE SENSITIVE by Kate Greenstreet
Andrew Joron reviews BROKEN WORLD by Joseph Lease
Alfred A. Yuson reviews AT THE DRIVE-IN VOLCANO by Aimee Nezhukumatathil and PASSAGES: POEMS 1983-2006 by Edgar B. Maranan
Alfred A. Yuson reviews SORROWS OF THE CHAMELEON by Ella Wagemakers
Meritage Press' "Tiny Books" -- A Tool for Poetry to Keep Feeding the World!
An Editorial Board Meeting?!
Monday, March 10, 2008
Presenting engagements (including reviews) of poetry projects. Some issues also offer Featured Poets selected primarily by guest editors, a "The Critic Writes Poems" series, and/or Feature Articles.
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