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Volume 30, Number 1
November/December 2008

The New South?

Tom Williams’s “Introduction to Focus: The New South?”

C. D. Albin reviews John Pritchard’s The Yazoo Blues

Sean Bernard reviews eds. Laura Benedict and Pinckney Benedict’s Surreal South and Paul Ruffin's Jesus in the Mist

John A. McDermott reviews Quinn Dalton’s Stories from the Afterlife

Catherine Calloway reviews Scott Ely’s The Dream of the Red Road

Abby Nance reviews Kate Betterton’s Where the Lake Becomes the River

Feature: Complex Identities

Dimitrios Kalantzis reviews ed. Dean Kostos’s Pomegranate Seeds: An Anthology of Greek-American Poetry

Emily Raboteau reviews ed. Thomas Glave’s Our Caribbean: A Gathering of Lesbian and Gay Writing from the Antilles

Richard Jeffrey Newman reviews ed. Hayan Charara's Inclined to Speak: An Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Poetry

Feature: Poetry in Form

Adam Clay reviews Hadara Bar-Nadav’s A Glass of Milk to Kiss Goodnight

Frank Giampietro reviews Dean Young’s Primitive Mentor

Laura Longsong reviews Sarah Hannah’s Inflorescence

Book Reviews

Tom LeClair reviews Joseph O’Neill’s Netherland

Walter Hess reviews Pamela Laskin’s Remembering Fireflies and Lance Lee’s Human/Nature

Mark Best reviews Joe Brainard’s The Nancy Book

Steven G. Kellman reviews Jonathan Baumbach’s YOU, or The Invention of Memory

John Domini reviews Zachary Mason’s The Lost Books of the Odyssey

Anis Shivani reviews Gail Pool’s Faint Praise: The Plight of Book Reviewing in America

Reinhard Postelmann reviews Deborah Baker’s A Blue Hand: The Beats in India

George Williams reviews Richard Burgin’s The Conference on Beautiful Moments

Kelly Cherry reviews Anne Enright’s The Gathering

Karla Kelsey reviews eds. Christine Wertheim and Matias Viegener’s The noulipain Analects

Marilyne Bertoncini reviews Victor Segalen’s Stèles

Jeff Bursey reviews Marja-Liisa Vartio’s The Parson’s Widow

Lise Clavel reviews Joshua Cohen and Michael Hafftka’s Aleph-bet: An Alphabet for the Perplexed and A Heaven of Others


Page 2—Jeffrey R. Di Leo’s “The Big Dialogue”

Scenes—Dzanc Books

From Our Own—Lynnell Edwards reviews Kevin Prufer’s National Anthem

LineOnLine—I Am Everyone I Meet, My Brother’s Madness, The Farringford Cadenza, Splinterville, Wide Awake in Someone Else’s Dream, and Where Things Are When You Lose Them


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