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Issue Twenty-Five

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Complete Issue Contents:


  • “Claiming the Body of Nelson Algren”: Never a Lovely So Real: The Life and Work
    of Nelson Algren
    by Colin Asher; Nonconformity: Writing on Writing by Nelson Algre
    Review by Charles Tidler
  • “An Interview with Dr. Wade Davis”
    Interview by Jesse Boyes
  • Keetsahnak, edited by Kim Anderson, Maria Campell & Christi Belcourt
    Review by Michelle LaFlamme
  • “A Refuge from Rage: Milton Acorn and His Poetry”
    Essay by Len Gasparini
  • “Son of a Genius: Tosh Berman, A Life in Art”: Tosh: Growing Up in
    Wallace Berman’s World
    by Tosh Berman
    Review by Colin James Sanders
  • Love of the Salish Sea Islands, edited by Mona Fertig
    Review by Paul Falardeau
  • Mad Hatter by Amanda Hale
    Review by Carol Ann Sokoloff


  • International Relations: Directorate S: The CIA and America’s Secret Wars
    in Afghanistan and Pakistan
    by Steve Coll
    Review by James Edward Reid
  • Environment: Breaching the Peace: The Site C Dam and a Valley’s Stand Against
    Big Hydro
    by Sarah Cox
    Review by Rose Morrison
    Bypassing Dystopia by Joyce Nelson
    Review by Rose Morrison
  • Pacific Rim: The Fourth String by Janet Pocorobba
    Review by Maryse Cardin
  • Music Books: Matters of Vital Interest: A Forty Year Relationship with
    Leonard Cohen
    by Eric Lerner; Is It Still Good to Ya? by Robert Christgau
    Reviews by Joseph Blake
  • Travel: “Asian Travel Accounts from the Higher Heights”: Houseboat on the
    Ganges & A Room in Kathmandu
    by Marilyn Stablein
    Review by Trevor Carolan
  • Science: “Righting the Brain”: The Mind Fixers by Anne Harrington
    Review by Richard Wirick


  • “He Sings the New Body Electric” The Charge in the Global Membrane by B.W. Powe
    Review by William Kuhns
  • Year of the Monkey by Patti Smith
    Review by Miles Lowry
  • What the Dead Want by Paulette Claire Turcotte
    Review by Krysia Jopek
  • “Bill’s Breth: Tending the Wild”: breth / the treez uv lunaria by bill bissett
    Review by Scott Lawrance
  • “Two Poetic Debuts Tackle the Lesser Seen in Western Canada”:
    Little Wild by Curtis LeBlanc; Homeless Memorial by John La Greca
    Review by Paul Falardeau
  • Taking the Torch: A Political Memoir by Ian Waddell
    Review by Jan Drabek
  • A Shameful Life by Osamu Dazai
    Review by Trevor Carolan
  • Sound of Wave in Channel by Stephen Ratcliffe
    Review by Orchid Tierney
  • If You’re Not Free at Work, Where Are You Free? by Tom Wayman
    Review by Joel Robertson-Taylor
  • “Peter Orlovsky: In His Own Right”: A Life in Words by Peter Orlovsky
    Review by Colin James Sanders
  • A Lamb by P.W. Bridgman
    Review by John Swanson
  • The Fabric of Day by Anne Campbell
    Review by Antonio D’Alfonso
  • “La Francophonie: Three Books by Four Poets from Quebec”: Night Blues
    by Yolande Villemaire and Claude Beausoleil; Daring Touch by
    Louise Cotnoir; Woman with Camera by Corinne Larochelle
    Review by Eric Spalding
  • The Silence by Karen Lee White
    Review by Linda Rogers
  • “Ethnology’s Rivers & Tributaries”: Gods of the Upper Air by Charles King
    Review by Richard Wirick
  • “Mother Mother”: The Heart Is What Dies Last by Robert Lalonde
    Review by Eric Spalding
  • Cantata in Two Voices by Jude Neale and Bonnie Nish
    Review by Fran Bourassa