Pacific Rim Review of Books

Issue Ten

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Complete Issue Contents:


  • “Always Changing”
    An Interview with Bob Dylan by Vojo Sindolic
  • “Imagining David Watmough”: Myself Through Others and Geraldine by David Watmough
    Reviewed by Jan Drabek
  • “Lowry’s Volcanic Eruptions of the Soul”: The Voyage that Never Ends: Malcolm Lowry in His Own Words, edited by Michael Hoffman
    Reviewed by Trevor Carolan
  • “Pivoting Toward Peace: the Engaged Poetics of Thomas Merton and Denise Levertov”
    Essay by Susan McCaslin
  • “A Piper in Hell” A Transparent Lion: Selected Poems by Attila József
    Reviewed by Jordan Zinovich
  • “Summing Up That Force of Goodness”: The Next One Thousand Years, The Selected Poems of Cid Corman
    Reviewed by Gregory Dunne


  • Sound & Fury: “Dylan and St. Willie: ‘A Pair Extraordinaire’”: A Freewheelin’ Time: A Memoir of Greenwich Village in the Sixties by Suze Rotolo; Willie Nelson: an Epic Life by Joe Nick Patoski
    Reviewed by Joseph Blake
  • Diplomacy: America and China: Asia-Pacific Hegemony in the Twenty-First Century by Randall Doyle
    Reviewed by Reg Little
  • Environment: “When I Was Young and Easy, Under the Salmon Falls” The Lost Coast: Salmon, Memory and the Death of Wild Culture by Tim Bowling
    Reviewed by Hilary Turner
  • A Passion for this Earth, edited by Michelle Benjamin
    Reviewed by Chelsea Thornton
  • Reading Poetry: “The Escapologist” from Anatomy of Keys by Stephen Price
    By Yvonne Blomer
  • Personal Point of View: “Uncle Ted and Me”
    By Lu Bianco


  • “New On-the-Road Books From Japan”: Travels in the East by Donald Richie; Japan: 6,000 Miles on a Bicycle by Leigh Norrie
    Reviewed by Hillel Wright
  • The Blackbird’s Song by Pauline Holdstock
    Reviewed by Andrea McKenzie Raine
  • “Through a Glass Darkly”: Conceit by Mary Novik
    Reviewed by Linda Rogers
  • “Naming and Necessity”: The Delighted States by Adam Thirlwell
    Reviewed by Richard Wirick
  • “Shaping the Land of Reconciliation”: Gates of Reconciliation: Literature and the Ethical Imagination, edited by Frank Stewart and Barry Lopez
    Reviewed by Sanja Garic-Komnenic
  • Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
    Reviewed by Nadine Lucas
  • “Swan Love”: Devotion by Howard Norman
    Reviewed by Linda Rogers
  • The Undertaker’s Wife by Len Gasparini
    Reviewed by Al Maclachlan
  • Old Tale Road by Andrew Schelling
    Reviewed by Paul Falardeau
  • “Trio”: A Duet for Wings and Earth by Barbara Colebrook; Wearing My People Like a Shawl by Dorothy Field; I Will Ask for Birds by Kelly Parsons
    Reviewed by Linda Rogers
  • “The Life in Homer’s Corpus”: Homer’s the Iliad and the Odyssey: A Biography by Alberto Manguel
    Reviewed by Jordan Zinovich
  • Ending the Pursuit of Happiness: A Zen Guide by Barry Magid
    Reviewed by Leila Kulpas
  • “Coming Through Slaughter”: While They Slept: An Inquiry into the Murder of a Family by Kathryn Harrison
    Reviewed by Richard Wirick
  • Nines by Michel Englebert
    Reviewed by Paul Falardeau
  • Once a Murderer by Zoë Landale
    Reviewed by Ray de Kroon
  • The Empress Letters by Linda Rogers
    Reviewed by Andrea McKenzie Raine
  • “Cliquing on All Cylinders”: neo phobe by Jim Feast and Ron Kolm
    Reviewed by Jordan Zinovich
  • “Devil in My Beehive”: Journal 1973-82 by Joyce Carol Oates
    Reviewed by Richard Wirick
  • The Evergreen Country: A Memoir of Vietnam by Thuong Vuong-Riddick
    Reviewed by Yvonne Blomer
  • “Juxtapositions”: The Ghost Soldiers by James Tate
    Reviewed by Richard Wirick
  • Green by Marilyn Bowering
    Reviewed by Hannah Main-van der Kamp
  • Charles Olson at the Harbor by Ralph Maud
    Reviewed by Peter Grant
  • Revs of the Morrow: New Poems by Ed Sanders
    Reviewed by Jim Feast
  • Reading the Bible Backwards by Robert Priest
    Reviewed by Linda Rogers