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Volume 26, Number 2
January/February 2005

Focus: Prose Poetry/Flash Fiction

Introduction: What is PP/FF?
Peter Conners

Dead Heroes
Sean Thomas Dougherty reviews God Save My Queen II: The Show Must Go On by Daniel Nester

The Edward Hopper of Prose Poems
Holly Iglesias reviews You Can Tell the Horse Anything by Mary A. Koncel

Educated Simplicity
Brian Evenson reviews The Real Subject: Queries and Conjectures of Jacob Delafon, with sample poems by Keith Waldrop

Telling It Again
Joanna Howard reviews The Pink Institution by Selah Saterstrom

Magpie Aesthetics
Mark Tursi reviews In a Landscape of Having to Repeat by Martha Ronk

The Faces of the Rules of Solitude
Dawn Cornelio reviews Rules of Solitude by Eugène Savitzkaya

A Review of Six Prose Poetry/Flash Fiction Journals
Jamey Dunham reviews Sentence: A Journal of Prose Poetics, Cue: A Journal of Prose Poetry, Quarter after Eight: A Journal of Prose and Commentary, Quick Fiction, Double Room: A Journal of Prose Poetry and Flash Fiction, and Paragraph

Feature: New Poets of Great Britain and America

No Progress, Please, We're British
V. Nicholas LoLordo reviews New British Poetry edited by Don Paterson and Charles Simic

In Search of Genuineness
Kevin Prufer reviews Free Radicals: American Poets before Their First Books edited by Jordan Davis and Sarah Manguso

Feature: Literary Memories

Hipsters, Flipsters, & Finger Poppin' Alternatives
Mike Golden reviews When I Was Cool: My Life at the Jack Kerouac School by Sam Kashner

La Belle Dame Laughs Last
David Tully reviews The Candy Men by Nile Southern

The Last Avant-Garde: The Next Generation
Stephen Paul Miller reviews Joe: A Memoir of Joe Brainard by Ron Padgett

Book Reviews

The Guilt of Daedalus
David Cowart reviews Aloft by Chang-rae Lee

Lost Knowledge
Hadara Bar-Nadav reviews Tristimania by Mary Ruefle

Life among the Cannibals
James M. Mellard reviews Kings of Infinite Space by James Hynes

Sheer Genius
Anthony J. Cuda reviews Collected Poems by Philip Larkin

Wonzy Disbound
Nancy Kline reviews Codex by Lev Grossman

Old Wine, New Bottles
Jason Weiss reviews James Joyce: The Complete Recordings and Gaston Bachelard’s Causeries by James Joyce

Treasuring the Wound
Jerome Klinkowitz reviews The Moon in Its Flight by Gilbert Sorrentino

The SonNETS of William Shakespeare
Jocelyn Emerson reviews Nets by Jen Bervin

Living in Our Bodies
Stephanie Rauschenbusch reviews TheClerk's Tale by Spencer Reece

Great American Pastime
Ron Kaplan reviews Dead Balls and Double Curves: An Anthology of Early Baseball Fiction edited by Trey Strecker

The Soul of American Music
Thomas Larson reviews Dvořák to Duke Ellington: A Conductor Explores America's Music and Its African American Roots by Maurice Peress

Portrait of the Artist as the Writing Self
William Lansing Brown reviews Monumental Melville: The Formation of a Literary Career by Edgar A. Dryden

Where Swords Are Named and Loved
Charlotte Mandel reviews One Thousand Years by Corinne Robins

Prophets without Honor
Fazia Aitel reviews Prophets Outcast: A Century of Dissident Jewish Writing about Zionism and Israel by Adam Shatz

Acts of Madness, Acts of Love
John Jacob reviews Acts of Love and Ismaël Aït Djafer’s Wail of the Arab Beggars of the Casbah by Edgar Gabriel Silex

Mother of Us All
Mel Freilicher reviews American Jezebel: The Uncommon Life of Anne Hutchinson, the Woman Who Defied the Puritans by Eve LaPlante

Rites of Passage in the Suburbs
Greg Oaks reviews The Book of Ralph: A Fiction by John McNally

Contemporary Insanity
Mike Daily reviews Borges' Travel, Hemingway's Garage: Secret Histories and Lucy Corin’s Everyday Psychokillers: A History for Girls by Mark Axelrod


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