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Volume 26, Number 3
March/April 2005

Focus: Chapbooks

Essay: The Wide, Wide World of Chapbooks
Tim Kindseth

Essay: ABR & Chapbooks: A Personal View
Rochelle Ratner

Essay: Chapbooks: Democratic Ephemera
Wayne Miller

Essay: Articles of Chap
Bryan Brower

Indelible Ink
Brian Barker reviews four chapbooks from Adastra Press

Poetry for the People
Michael Anthony Bradshaw reviews four chapbooks from Finishing Line Press

Belladonna*: The Deadly Night Shades of Experimental Women's Poetry
Corinne Robins reviews five chapbooks from Belladonna*

Feature: What is History? Two Views

Bury My Heart at Bear River
Bob Blaisdell reviews The Bear River Massacre and the Making of History by Kass Fleisher

The History That Never Arrives
Amy J. Elias reviews The Bear River Massacre and the Making of History by Kass Fleisher

Feature: Writers and the Comics

The Alternate Dimensions of Aesthetic Promise
Lance Olsen reviews Give Our Regards to the Atomsmashers!: Writers on Comics edited by Sean Howe

Koch's Comics
Richard Kostelanetz reviews The Art of the Possible: Comics Mainly Without Pictures by Kenneth Koch

Crimes Against Humanity
Adam Jones reviews Get Your War On II by David Rees

Feature: Recent Translations

Moon, River, Dreams, Rainbows, Love
Patrick Madden reviews Devoured by the Moon by Rafael Peréz Estrada

La Dolce Vita
Andrew S. Taylor reviews The Blind Man and the Beauty by Arturo Loria

National Poetry Month Supplement

The Music Man
Benjamin Ivry reviews Collected Poems by Donald Justice

The Other East Coast
Nicholas Birns reviews Billboard in the Clouds by Suzanne S. Rancourt

The Violence of Not Knowing
Bob Grumman reviews Anabranch by Andrew Zawacki

Surprised by God
Lynnell Edwards reviews To the Green Man by Mark Jarman

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
Bruce King reviews English by Jeet Thayil

Zeno in Buffalo
Roger Mitchell reviews New and Selected Poems, 1974-2004 by Carl Dennis

Jim Feast reviews Wake-Up Calls: 66 Morning Poems by Wanda Phipps

Childhood Memory Poems
Warren Woessner reviews Country of Memory by Charles Fishman

Child's Play
Adriana Grant reviews And Then Something Happened by Susan M. Schultz

Book Reviews

The Education of Gabriele Mintz
Brian McHale reviews The Vienna Paradox: A Memoir by Marjorie Perloff

Lost in the Funhouse
John Domini reviews A History of the imagination by Norman Lock

Our Time
Michael Upchurch reviews China: A Novel by Alan Wall

What Matters
Patricia Laurence reviews Virginia Woolf and the Raverats: A Different Kind of Friendship edited by William Pryor

A New-Old Song
Sean Bernard reviews Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

The Mysterious Ms. Chekhova
Charles Marowitz reviews The Mystery of Olga Chekhova by Antony Beevor

Goot Times and Bum Times
Robert L. McLaughlin reviews Ever After: The Last Years of Musical Theater and Beyond by Barry Singer

Africa Close Up
Ron Singer reviews A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope for Africa by Howard W. French

Shakespeare in Brief
Daniel Leary reviews A Theatergoer's Guide to Shakespeare's Characters by Robert Thomas Fallon

The Grand Order of Hurt
Brian Evenson reviews Hogg by Samuel R. Delany

Stories in the Dark
Margaret Quamme reviews Dwight's House and Other Stories Meredith Sue Willis

Twice the Experience
Amy Sayre-Roberts reviews The Double by José Saramago

A Reader's Writer
Kevin Sampsell reviews The Haunted Hillbilly and Grab Bag by Derek McCormack

The (Funny, Daring, Inventive) Junior Slump
Brian W. Budzynski reviews Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Sins of Omission
Gordon Thompson reviews Masculinist Impulses: Toomer, Hurston, Black Writing, and Modernity by Nathan Grant

The Reluctant Conscience of a Generation
Jeff Wiederkehr reviews Chronicles: Volume One by Bob Dylan

Rite of Passage
Fred Shochet reviews Juan Caraveo by James Hinton


Ronald Sukenick and ABR Honored with ALA Award


Essay: Ted Kooser: A Midwest Poet Laureate
Larry Smith


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