FALL 1999

David Lee, Paul Metcalf memorial, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, and more...


David Lee Pitches Poetry
Essay by Jeffrey Shotts
Rain Taxi goes on the road with "Pig Poet" David Lee as he makes his way through the Midwest, promoting his work at libraries, state fairs, and even a minor league baseball game.

Paul Metcalf (1917-1999): A Eulogy
Essay by Lucia Berlin
Lucia Berlin remembers Paul Metcalf and a day spent walking the Marin Headlands along the coast of Northern California.


Hans Namuth: Portraits
Carolyn Kinder Carr
Portrait photography by Hans Namuth, the great chronicler of the New York art scene of the '50s and '60s. Reviewed by Elizabeth Culbert

Future Jazz
Howard Mandel
Essays, interviews, and commentary by veteran music journalist Howard Mandel on the evolution of Jazz. Reviewed by Jon Rodine

Deep Time: How Humanity Communicates Across Millennia
Gregory Benford
Physicist and novelist Gregory Benford talks about the concept of "Deep Time" and the need for envisioning the future impact of human endeavors. Reviewed by Rudi Dornemann

A Dialogue on Love
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
Queer studies pioneer Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's ostentatious memoir of her treatment for depression following recovery from breast cancer. Reviewed by Jennie Chu


Killer in Drag
& Death of a Transvestite
Ed Wood, Jr.
Titillating pulp novels by notorious B-Movie director Ed Wood.  Reviewed by Kelly Everding

Radio Dialogs I
Arno Schmidt
Acerbic and unconventional plays written for radio by German wordsmith Arno Schmidt. Reviewed by Carolyn Kuebler

Money Under the Table
Lewis Warsh
Seven stories detailing fragmented lives and moral ambiguity. Reviewed by Gil Ott


Touching the Edge: Dharma Devotions from the Hummingbird Sangha
Michael McClure
Buddhist meditations and a celebration of poetic sensibilities. Reviewed by Wayne Atherton

Conversations with Nathaniel Mackey
Kamau Brathwaite
Conversations between Barbadian poet Kamau Brathwaite and Nathaniel Mackey, illuminating Brathwaite's life, work, and politics. Reviewed by Anna Reckin

Susan Howe
Susan Howe's poetic reconfiguration of the manuscripts of renegade academic Charles Peirce. Reviewed by Aaron Kunin

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