Pacific Rim Review of Books

Issue Twelve

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Complete Issue Contents:


  • “The Perpetual Life of Philip K. Dick”
    By Richard Wirick
  • “Evolving the Organic: Duncan, Levertov, Olson”:
    The Letters of Robert Duncan and Denise Levertov. Robert Bertholf & Albert Gelpi, eds.
    Reviewed by Paul Nelson
  • “‘The Holy Curse of Poetry: On Jack Gilbert”:
    The Dance Most of All by Jack Gilbert
    Reviewed by David Day
  • “In the Beginning Was the Word: Samuel R. Delany on Writing as a Creative Act”
    By Carol Cooper
  • “On the Road in the Middle Kingdom”: Zen Baggage by Bill Porter
    Reviewed by Trevor Carolan
  • “Writing the ‘Life’ in Writing”: Choose: Selected Poems by Michael Rothenberg
    Reviewed by Jordan Zinovich
  • “Tellin It Like It Is: On John Ralston Saul”:
    A Fair Country: telling the truth about Canada by John Ralson Saul
    Reviewed by Gwen Point
  • The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
    Reviewed by Linda Rogers
  • What Is Canadian Literature?
    By Mike Doyle
  • Obituary of Light: The Sangan River Meditations by Susan Musgrave
    Reviewed by Robert Priest


  • Poem: “Jack’s Chair, Don’s Cat and the Art of Not Writing Poetry”
    by David Day
  • Poem: “Dead Men”
    by Jeff Olafson
  • Personal Point of View: “Lonnie Johnson”
    By Jim Christy
  • Culture Matters: “Gutenberg Blues”
    By Richard Olafson
  • Music Books: “Satchmo, Mother India and All the Wild Horses”: Stachmo: The Wonderful World and Art of Louis Armstrong by Steven Brower Abrams; India: a Cultural Journey; La Primera: The Story of Wild Mustangs by Ian Tyson
    Reviewed by Joseph Blake
  • Border Crossings: “Boy’s Day”
    by Cody Poulton
  • New CDs: Through the Cracks by Russell Wallace
    Reviewed by Paul Falardeau


  • “Tokyo Trilogy”: The Darkened Temple by Mari L’Esperance; Even the dog won’t touch me by Tom Bradley; Tokyo: A Cultural and Literary History by Stephen Mansfield
    Reviewed by Hillel Wright
  • Rocksalt: 108 B.C. Poets, ed. by Mona Fertig and Harold Rhenisch
    Reviewed by Paul Falardeau
  • Unnecessary talking: the Montesano Stories by Mike O’Connor
    Reviewed by Trevor Carolan
  • Revolutions by Joan Shillington
    Reviewed by Mary Ann Moore
  • Arrows by Luisa Maria Celis; The English Stories by Cynthia Flood
    Reviewed by Linda Rogers
  • The Coast Mountains Trilogy: Mountain Poems, 1957-1971 by Dick Culbert
    Reviewed by Ron Dart
  • “Publish or Die!”: Uncorrected Proof by Louisiana Alba
    Reviewed by Paul Duran
  • “Shining a Light on Worlds in Transition”: Another Kind of Paradise: Short Stories from the New Asia-Pacific, edited. by Trevor Carolan,
    Reviewed by Joseph Blake
  • Together Under One Roof by Lin Jensen
    Reviewed by Patrick Carolan
  • “The Cult of Quick Repair”: The Cult of Quick Repair by Dede Crane; Savage Adoration by Gale Zoe Garnett
    Reviewed by Linda Rogers
  • For the Sake of one Bloody Feature Film by Dariush Mehrjui
    Reviewed by Javad Rahbar
  • Tantric Picnic by Hans Plomp; When Autumn Leaves by Amy Foster
    Reviewed by Linda Rogers