Pacific Rim Review of Books

Issue Nine

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Complete Issue Contents:


  • “Joanne Kyger: a Bloomsday Interview in NYC”
    An Interview with Joanne Kyger by Trevor Carolan
  • “The Dangers of Dreaming”: Dreaming Up America by Russell Banks
    Reviewed by John Carroll
  • “Tau & Journey to the End”: Tau by Phillip Lamantia; Journey to the End by John Hoffman; and Hypodermic Light: Philip Lamantia and the Question of Surrealism by Steven Frattali
    Reviewed by Allan Graubard
  • Full-Time: A Soccer Story by Alan Twigg
    Reviewed by John Moore
  • “The Personal Becomes Political: The Powerful Intensity of Linh Dinh”
    An Interview with Linh Dinh by Marianne Villanueva
  • “Ontology and Angst”: The Company I Keep by Jordan Zinovich
    Essay by Jim Feast
  • “Rejoyce: The Poetry of the Wake”
    A conversation with Robert Amos
  • “Peter Trower: Hellhound On His Trail”
    By Malcolm Parry


  • Sound & Fury: “From Way In to Way Out”:
    Coltrane: The Story of a Sound by Ben Ratliff; Miles Ornette Cecil: Jazz Beyond Jazz by Howard Mandel; Redemption Song: The Ballad of Joe
    Strummer by Chris Salewiz; and Nirvana: The Biography by Everett True
    Reviewed by Joseph Blake
  • Opinion: “Baptize Me in Wine”
    By Jim Christy
  • Diplomacy: Rising Star: China’s New Security Diplomacy by Bates Gill
    Reviewed by Rosita Delios
  • Personal Point of View: “My Father’s Desk”
    By Appolonia Felicity Elsted
  • Public Affairs: Estates: An Intimate History by Lynsey Hanley
    Reviewed by Mark Cranmer
  • Aesthetics: Tractate on Japanese Aesthetics by Donald Richie
    Reviewed by Rhonda Schuller
  • Global Strategies: The Elephant and the Dragon by Robyn Meredith
    Reviewed by Fred Young
  • Environment: Seven Wonders for a Cool Planet: Everyday Things to Help Solve Global Warming by Eric Sorensen
    Reviewed by Rachel Kreuger
    The Whale Warrior by Peter Heller
    Reviewed by Peter Francis
  • Letters to the Editor


  • Taos Mountain by Robert Sund
    Reviewed by Bill Yake
  • “When Modern Was Really Modernizumu”: Modanizumu: Modernist Fiction from Japan, 1913-1938 edited by William J. Tyler
    Reviewed by Trevor Carolan
  • “Chilly Buddha Hall: Remembering Philip Whalen”:
    Collected Poems by Philip Whalen
    Reviewed by Richard Wirick
  • Fatal Tide: When the Race of a Lifetime Goes Wrong by David Leach
    Reviewed by Linda Rogers
  • “Modern Japanese Poetry: Two Translations”: America & Other Poems by Ayukawa Nobuo; Ferris Wheel: 101 Modern and Contemporary Tanka, translated by Kozue Uzawa and Amelia Fielden
    Reviewed by Kate McCandless
  • For the Time Being: The Bootstrap Book Journal of Poetic Journals, edited by Tyler Douherty and Tom Morgan
    Reviewed by John Carroll
  • The Black Grizzly of Whisky Creek by Sid Marty
    Reviewed by Martin Van Woudenberg
  • High Speed Through Shoaling Water by Tom Wayman
    Reviewed by Garth Martens
  • A Wild Haruki Chase: Reading Murakami Around the World
    Reviewed by Hillel Wright
  • Hapa Girl by May-Lee Chai
    Reviewed by Frances Cabahug
  • One City: A Declaration of Independence by Ethan Nichtern
    Reviewed by Patrick Carolan
  • “Let’s Ramble Towards Utopia: Anarchy and Art: From the Paris Commune to the Fall of the Berlin Wall by Allan Antliff
    Reviewed by Jordan Zinovich
  • “Flim Flam, Flum”: The Runner by David Samuels
    Reviewed by Richard Wirick
  • The Blue Poppy and the Mustard Seed: A Mother’s Story of Loss and Hope by Kathleen Willis Morton
    Reviewed by Kate McCandless
  • Jake Fades: A Novel of Impermanence by David Guy
    Reviewed by Patrick Carolan