Online Edition: Summer 1999

Interviews

Elena Poniatowska

One of Mexico's most widely celebrated living writers, Elena Poniatowska's remarkable work bridges the gap between fiction and essay. Jay Miskowiec spoke with her about politics, journalism and the rhythm of writing.

Features

David Wojnarowicz

From his first gallery exhibition in 1980 to his death in 1992, David Wojnarowicz blazed a trail in the art world that continues to invite commentary. Two new books examine his enduring artistic legacy.

The Prose Poem

There is no denying that the prose poem has come into its own as a genre. This essay examines the state of the art and discusses some recent prose poem collections.

Reviews

NON-FICTION

SEEK!
by Rudy Rucker

Seek! offers a behind-the-scenes look at one of the more original minds in science fiction.

NICK DRAKE: THE BIOGRAPHY
by Patrick Humphries

The first biography of this famously enigmatic singer/songwriter.

GLAM! BOWIE, BOLAN, AND THE GLITTER ROCK REVOLUTION
by Barney Hoskyns

Barney Hoskyns tracks how Glitter Rock, with its camp image and pansexual leanings, brought rebellion back to rock and roll.

THE LONG SLOW DEATH OF JACK KEROUAC
by Jim Christy

Jim Christy's portrayal of Kerouac as " a religious writer and an alien," is centered around a reevaluation of the last dozen years of Kerouac's life.

PROFILES IN MURDER: AN FBI LEGEND DISSECTS KILLERS AND THEIR CRIMES
by Russell Vorpagel

FALL GUYS: FALSE CONFESSIONS AND THE POLITICS OF MURDER
by Jim Fisher

Lectures and accounts by Russell Vorpagel, one of the founders of the FBI Behavioral Science Profiling Unit, and Jim Fisher's fascinating search for the truth behind two murder cases of the late 1950s.

FICTION

BURNING SKY
by Rachel Pollack

A new collection of speculative fiction by Arthur C. Clarke and World Fantasy Award winner Rachel Pollack.

INTIMACY
by Hanif Kureishi

Kureishi's new novel details the emotional schizophrenia of infidelity.

SEX FOR THE MILLENNIUM
by Harold Jaffe

Harold Jaffe's sixth collection of fictions, explores the deeply conflicted, hypersexual morality wonderland that is the late 20th century.

POETRY

TOWARDS THE BLANCHED ALPHABETS / ARTICLES OF LIGHT AND ELATION
by Gustaf Sobin

Two new collections by expatriate American poet Gustaf Sobin.

TROUBLED LOVERS IN HISTORY
by Albert Goldbarth

Reading Albert Goldbarth's poetry is like simultaneously tuning in to late-night news, listening to a Hank Williams album, watching an Ed Wood science fiction flick, and all the time attending to the language of the book in your hands.

POLYVERSE
by Lee Ann Brown

The poems in Polyverse, in traditional New York School or LANGUAGE fashion, are linguistic events.

VOICE-OVER
by Elaine Equi

Elaine Equi's poems transport the reader into a space and time in which everything builds toward the ultimate silence in the subject's mind.

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