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Issue Twenty

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Complete Issue Contents:


  • Memories of Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    Essay by James Edward Reid
  • “The Duke of Self Regard”: Selected Letters of Norman Mailer, edited by J. Michael Lennon
    Review by Richard Wirick
  • The Poetry Deal by Diane di Prima
    Review by Kurt Lipshutz
  • “Kyger’s Poetics of Interconnectedness” On Time: Poems 2005-2014 by Joanne Kyger
    Review by Trevor Carolan
  • “Bright & Burning: C.K. Williams (1936-2015)”
    Essay by Richard Wirick
  • “The Illusive Effect of the Nobel Prize: The Unknown Heroes of Turkish Literature”
    Essay by Cansu Soyupak
  • “Modernist, Downhill Racer”: Litterchoor Is My Beat: A Life of James Laughlin by Ian S. MacNiven
    Review by Richard Wirick
  • The Voice is All: The Lonely Victory of Jack Kerouac by Joyce Johnson
    Review by Carol Ann Sokoloff
  • “Oui, Paris Est Une Fete: Paris After the Attacks”
    Essay by Anna Aublet


  • Border Crossings: “Letter from Morocco”
    Essay by Joseph Blake
  • Poetry: “A Café on Main Street”
    Poem by Shannon Rayne
  • Gallery Shows: “We Are Continually Exposed to the Flashbulb of Death:
    The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg” review by Trevor Carolan
  • Music Books: “Pop Music Royalty: Four Biographies”: Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter by Alyn Shipton; I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen by Sylvie Simmons;
    Autobiography by Morrissey; Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir by Linda Ronstadt
    Worthy of Note: Live Souls by Serge Alternes & Alec Wainman; The Flour Peddler by
    Chris & Josh Hergesheimer; That Lonely Section of Hell by Lori Shenher; No Regrets
    by Larry Gambone page


  • Faithful and Virtuous Night by Louise Glück
    Review by Linda Rogers
  • “A Brief, Shining, Spontaneous Cultural Centrifugal Force!”: The Literary Storefront:
    The Glory Years by Trevor Carolan, review by Chelsea Pastorchik
  • Rose’s Run by Dawn Dumont
    Review by Chuck Barker
  • “Trauma Stories”: Scattershot: Collected Fictions by Amy L. Eggert
    Review by Linda Rogers
  • “Memoir in Eight Chakras”: Here Comes the Sun: A Journey to Adoption in 8 Chakras
    by Leza Lowitz, review by Eugene Tarshis
  • Captive by Claudine Dumont
    Review by Peter McCambridge
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Decoded by David Day
    Review by Linda Rogers
  • “Hetherington’s Permanent Impermanence”: The Archive Carpet by Michael Hetherington
    Review by Paul Falardeau
  • Back Off, Assassin! by Jim Smith
    Review by Richard Stevenson
  • Anita’s Revolution by Shirley Langer
    Review by Linda Rogers
  • “Korea’s Rainhat Poet”: Selected Poems of Kim Sakkat
    Review by Trevor Carolan
  • “The Blessings and Challenges of Special Needs”: Snaphot of a Soulplace: In the
    Land of Special Needs by Kari Burk, review by Rose Morrison
  • Those Godawful Streets of Man by Stephen Bett
    Review by Richard Stevenson
  • “Remembering the Beats in Bombay with Poet Ail Jussawalla”
    Interview by Trevor Carolan
  • “A Clump of Lavender”
    Review by Linda Rogers
  • A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin
    Review by Richard Wirick
  • Kabuki Boy by Perle Besserman
    Review by Apis Teicher
  • The Big Thirst by Jim Christy
    Review by Ryan Pastorchik
  • Of a Feather by Michael Daley
    Review by Jim Bodeen