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Volume 27, Number 4
May/June 2006

Focus: "Best-of" Anthologies

Focus: "Best-of" Anthologies

Sean Bernard’s “Introduction to Focus: The, Um, "Best"

Kevin Clouther reviews Jane Smiley’s Best New American Voices 2006

Christopher Coake reviews Laura Furman’s The O. Henry Prize Stories 2005

Kerry Egan reviews Susan Orlean’s The Best American Essays 2005

Genevieve Kaplan reviews Paul Muldoon’s Best American Poetry 2005

Chad Chmielowicz reviews Bill Henderson’s The Pushcart Prize XXX: Best of the Small Presses, 2006

Hugh Ferrer reviews Joyce Carol Oates’s The Best American Mystery Stories 2005

Tom Williams reviews Shannon Ravenel’s New Stories from the South

Alex Ruskell reviews Dave Eggers’s The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2005

Pete Coco reviews Michael Chabon’s The Best American Short Stories 2005

Feature: postmodern Evolution

Kristin Dykstra reviews Harry Mathews’s My Life in CIA

Tom LeClair reviews Stephen Wright’s The Amalgamation Polka

Michael Griffith reviews George Saunders’s The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil

Feature: Inventions Noir

Elizabeth Hatmaker reviews Neal Pollack’s Chicago Noir

John Domini reviews Edward Falco’s Wolf Point

Ryan Smith reviews Jim Miller’s Sunshine/Noir: Writing from San Diego and Tijuana


Beth Bretl’s “'Vent: Woodland Pattern's 25th Anniversary Celebration”

Kyle Kaufman’s Chaps: Sara M. Larsen's Doubly Circulatory

Jim Andrews’s Site: Net Art at

Alain Arias-Misson’s Show: John Giorno's "Millions of Stars Coming into My Heart Welcome Home"

Book Reviews

Leora Lev reviews Richard Hell’s Godlike

Sidney Feshbach reviews John Berger’s Here Is Where We Meet

Gary Lenhart reviews Kenneth Burke’s Late Poems: 1968-1993

Elizabeth Robinson reviews Janet Rodney’s Moon on an Oarblade Rowing

Jim Feast reviews Matt Briggs’s The Moss Gatherers

Laurel Blossom reviews Sandy McIntosh’s The After-Death History of My Mother

J. Kates reviews Frank Bidart’s Star Dust

Jeff Wiederkehr reviews Greil Marcus’s Like a Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan at the Crossroads

Wayne Miller reviews Richard Siken’s Crush

Michael Mejia reviews Ander Monson’s Other Electricities

Karla Huston reviews Pamela Gemin’s Sweeping Beauty: Contemporary Women Poets Do Housework

Susan M. Schultz reviews Laura Mullen’s Subject

Facet: Republics of Resistance

Aldon Lynn Nielsen reviews Pascale Casanova’s The World Republic of Letters

Andrew Murphie reviews Matthew Fuller’s Media Ecologies: Materialist Energies in Art and Technoculture

Facet: Somewhat East of West

Christian Moraru reviews Mircea Cărtărescu’s Nostalgia

Douglas Messerli reviews Mati Unt’s Things in the Night


Page 2 -From the Editors

Backlist-Robert Doto reviews Thalia Field’s Incarnate: Story Material


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