Pacific Rim Review of Books

Issue Eleven

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Complete Issue Contents:


  • “Stamps Are the Flags of My Small Country: Poets Writing Letters”
    Reviewed by Richard Wirick
  • “The Selected Letters of Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder”
    Reviewed by Joseph Blake
  • “Deep, Broad and Rich: Working Voices from the Pacific Northwest”: Working the Land, Working the Sea. F. Wilcox & J. Gosline, eds.
    Reviewed by Martin Van Woudenberg
  • “An Interview with Lou Harrison”
    By Richard Kostelanetz
  • “An Interview with Colin Browne”
    By Peter Grant
  • “Translating from the Smaller Nations” On Rifet Bahtijaragic.
    By Sanja Garic-Komnenic

Poetry for an Endless Summer

  • Not for Specialists: New & Selected Poems by W.D. Snodgrass
    Reviewed by Mike Doyle
  • “Boss Cupid” Thom Gunn: Selected Poems
    Reviewed by Richard Wirick
  • Inappropriate Behaviour by Tim Lander
    Reviewed by Martin Van Woudenberg.
  • The Plastic Heart by John Carroll
    Reviewed by Ray de Kroon
  • Rules of the River by Richard Rathwell
    Reviewed by Paul Falardeau
  • Primo Pensiero by Jacqueline Gens
    Reviewed by Louise Landes Levi
  • Jailbreaks: 99 Canadian Sonnets by Zachariah Wells
    Reviewed by Hilary Turner


  • Culture Matters: “Whither Goeth Culture”
    by Richard Olafson
  • Media: The Practice of Media Relations in Canada by William Wray Carney.
    Reviewed by Eric Spalding
  • Kids Books: Cool Kids—Jazz A-B-Z by Wynton Marsalis & Paul Rogers; Forever
    Young by Bob Dylan & Paul Rogers.
    Reviewed by Joseph Blake
    There Once Was a Camel by P.K. Page. Illustrations by Kristi Bridgeman
    Reviewed by Linda Rogers
  • International Relations: From Minjung to Citizen: A Saga of Modern South Korea by Namhee Lee.
    Reviewed by Don Baker
  • Health: Decoding the Human Body-Field by P. Fraser, H. Massey & J. Wilcox
    Reviewed by Reg Little
  • “A 100 Mile Retrospective”: The 100 Mile Diet
    Reviewed by Patrick Carolan
  • Poem: “Coyote Mysteries”
    by David Watmough
    “The World, Well, Lost”
    by Mike Doyle
  • Reading Poetry: “Walk On, A Fugue” from borrowed rooms by Barbara Pelman
    By Yvonne Blomer
  • Ecology: What Species of Creature by Sharon Kirsch
    Reviewed by Chelsea Thornton
  • Sports: The History of the Gaelic Athletic Association in Canada by John O’Flynn
    Reviewed by Trevor Carolan
  • Music Books: Being Prez: The Life and Music of Lester Young by Dave Gelly;
    Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life by Wynton Marsalis
    Reviewed by Joseph Blake
  • Personal Point of View: “The Firebreather” by Len Gasparini page 35


  • The Reality Overload by Annie Le Brun, trans. Jon E. Graham
    Reviewed by Allan Graubard
  • The Demon’s Sermon on the Martial Arts by Issai Chozanshu, Trans. William S. Wilson.
    Reviewed by Lu Bianco
  • The Pearl Jacket: Flash Fiction from Contemporary China, Trans.& ed. Shouhua Qi.
    Reviewed by Erna Picard
  • The Gift from Berlin by Lucette ter Borg. Trans. Liedewy Hawke
    Reviewed by Linda Rogers
  • “Vietnamese Dreams and Disillusionments”: Sunday Menu by Pham Thi Hoai
    Reviewed by Frances Cabahug
  • In Search of the Miraculous by Mada Dalian
    Reviewed by Apis Teicher