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Volume 32, Number 4
May/June 2011

Uncreative Writing

Doug Nufer’s “Introduction to Focus: What Are You Calling Art?”

Jen Graves’s “Looking at Blindness: The Double Ascendancy of Conceptual Art and Writing”

Brian M. Reed reviews eds. Craig Dworkin and Kenneth Goldsmith’s Against Expression: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing

Andrea Quaid reviews Kenneth Goldsmith’s Uncreative Writing: Managing Language in the Digital Age

Jeffrey R. Di Leo reviews Marjorie Perloff’s Unoriginal Genius: Poetry by Other Means in the New Century

Laura Mathias reviews Matthew Timmons’s The New Poetics

Anna Moschovakis reviews Vanessa Place’s Tragodía 1: Statement of Facts

Doug Nufer reviews Simon Morris’s Getting Inside Jack Kerouac’s Head

Daniel Levin Becker reviews Robert Fitterman’s Now We Are Friends

Feature: More Memoir

Jennie Berner reviews Carol Novack’s Giraffes in Hiding: The Mythical Memoirs of Carol Novack

Andrew Bleeker reviews John Olson’s The Nothing That Is

George Held reviews Taylor Plimpton’s Notes from the Night: A Life after Dark

Book Reviews

Deb Olin Unferth reviews Lynn K. Kilpatrick’s In the House

Christopher Leise reviews Dave Kress’s Hush

Dave Housley reviews Steven Gillis’s The Consequence of Skating

Paula Koneazny reviews Anna Rabinowitz’s Present Tense

Gabriel Blackwell reviews Evan Lavender-Smith’s Avatar

Anne Derrig reviews Aaron Dietz’s Super

Anna Leahy reviews Cynthia Hogue’s Or Consequence

Tessa Mellas reviews Kate Bernheimer’s Horse, Flower, Bird

John Domini reviews Dawn Raffel’s Further Adventures in the Restless Universe

Stormy Stipe reviews Becky Hagenston’s Strange Weather

John Madera reviews Rikki Ducornet’s Netsuke

Daniel Leary reviews Raymond P. Hammond’s Poetic Amusement

Stephanie Rauschenbusch reviews Susan Sindall’s What’s Left

Peter Selgin reviews Thaddeus Rutkowski’s Haywire


Page 2—Jeffrey R. Di Leo’s “The Rise of Corporate Literature: Crisis in the Humanities I”

Picketing the Zeitgeist—Clay Reynolds’s “Bad Writing”

From Our Own—George Williams reviews Eric Miles Williamson’s 14 Fictional Positions

Scenes—Tyrant Books


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