Tag Archives: winter 2002

Cornucopia: New and Selected Poems 1975-2002

Molly Peacock W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. ($26.95) by Corinne Robins Cornucopia, a collection centered on the richness of love and pain, examines the role of woman as sex object from the female point of view, its elegant verse forms laying out for the reader the joys and burdens of familial and sensual love. […]

The Seasons

Merrill Gilfillan Adventures in Poetry/Zephyr Press ($12.50) by Dale Smith November 5: The Seasons arrives with the first cold blast of fall air. The poems extend song with objectivist clarity, relating attention impressed by the physical world. They are lovely, light on the surface, but packed beneath with minute particulars of place, memory and art, […]

O Cidadán

Erín Moure Anansi Press ($12.95) by Laura Mullen The system of beauty—our little gamine—is about to crash. —from "Georgette" The Canadian poet Erín Moure's new book is so brave, has so much truly lively wit, and is so completely fresh it makes a lot of contemporary American poetry look like dorm furniture from Target: instantly […]

Memory Cards & Adoption Papers

Susan M. Shultz Potes & Poets Press ($12.95) by Hank Lazer It is just as easy to exaggerate or caricature the do's and don'ts of innovative poetry as it is to satirize the "show don't tell" and "find your own voice" premises of more mainstream poetry. If much innovative poetry, particularly Language poetry and its […]

Worlds to Save

Worldmakers: SF Adventures in Terraforming Edited by Gardner Dozois St. Martin's Press ($17.95) Supermen: Tale of the Post-Human Future Edited by Gardner Dozois St. Martin's Press ($17.95) by Ryder W. Miller In the 1990s, Kim Stanley Robinson won many of the major science fiction awards for his Mars series (Red Mars, Green Mars, and Blue […]

Mundus Senescit: Umberto Eco's Middle Ages

Baudolino Umberto Eco Harcourt ($27) Also Discussed in this Essay: The Name of the Rose Umberto Eco Harvest Books ($15) The Aesthetics of Chaosmos: The Middle Ages of James Joyce Umberto Eco Harvard University Press ($15) by Summer Block Mundus Senescit: Umberto Eco recreates the Middle Ages Umberto Eco's recent historical novel Baudolino opens with […]

Murray's Performance

by Joel Turnipseed Murray Bail is a patient writer, having published just four books of fiction at sixty, a mark almost to be aimed at for its deliberateness. Unfortunately, his fame here has taken an equal leisure. Twenty-seven years have passed since the publication of his most famous story, "The Drover's Wife," which has been […]

Questions or Answers

There: In the Light and the Darkness of the Self and of the Other Etel Adnan Post Apollo Press ($13) from the warring factions Ammiel Alcalay Beyond Baroque Books ($12) by Fanny Howe October 2002, America. Standard Time began this week; as ever it marks the random nature of time. Early nights. Emptying trees. Tragic […]