Tag Archives: summer 1999


Patrick Humphries Bloomsbury Books ($24.95) by Mark Terrill For those not familiar with the late English singer/songwriter Nick Drake, who died in 1974 at the age of 26 from an "accidental overdose" of anti-depressants, it may come as some surprise that such a relatively meager legacy of work (three albums released during his lifetime, nine […]


Rudy Rucker Four Walls Eight Windows ($15.95) by Rudi Dornemann Rudy Rucker's Seek! offers a behind-the-scenes look at one of the more original minds in science fiction—a field with no shortage of original minds. In a collection that's diverse to the verge of scattershot, Rucker's intense enthusiasm in his subjects is the one constant. Of course, Rucker […]

The Prose Poem

by Eric Lorberer AS CHARLES SIMIC HAS WRITTEN, "The prose poem has the unusual distinction of being regarded with suspicion not only by the usual haters of poetry, but also by many poets themselves." It's true that as an oxymoron the prose poem declares war on genre, rocking a boat that would be kept steady […]

David Wojnarowicz

Fever: The Art of David Wojnarowicz Rizzoli ($35) In The Shadow of the American Dream The Diaries of David Wojnarowicz Grove Press ($23) by Eric Lorberer 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. In a decade […]

Words Created out of Lives: An Interview with Elena Poniatowska

by Jay Miskowiec Elena Poniatowska is one of Mexico's most widely translated and celebrated living writers; her books such as Hasta no verte Jesús mio and Tinísima (Penguin), a biography of the Italian photographer Tina Modotti, have bridged the gap between fiction and essay, while texts like Nothing, Nobody (Temple University), which describes the aftermath of a devastating earthquake, and Massacre in […]