Wednesday, July 24 2002
Bayard, Designer/Publisher: Dan Peyton, review by Phoebe Kate Foster -- That quality of raw honesty may set your teeth on edge or it may speak to your soul. It may infuriate you or give you a hearty laugh or bring tears to your eyes. You may throw 'Happy' across the room occasionally -- but more than likely, you'll retrieve it and go on reading.
Nearly half of Shakey's 738 pages of text are devoted to the 1970s, and while some readers may find McDonough's attention to detail frustrating, fans of Young's music will be fascinated with the account of Young's most productive decade, from Everybody Knows This is Nowhere to Rust Never Sleeps.
This new anthology from Bloodaxe is a marvel of editorial skill and taste, offering 500 modern poems by diverse writers as a demonstration of the efficacy of poetry in the modern world.
In today's world Kidd would have been the unwitting scapegoat for the Enron fiasco, allowing everyone else to get away Scot-free while he rotted in prison.
About Ben Marcus there is so much to be discussed but nothing, really, to be explained.
a vivid world where floods are described as 'gray soup,' a woman's bound breasts as 'small, withered, modest as folded flowers,' pansies as having 'the faces of spoiled babies,' and horses as having coats of 'brutal velvet.'"
Perhaps it's stereotypical, but men who drink American beer and watch football aren't even supposed to read books, much less write them. Magnuson, however, has bucked the stereotype. He is a regular blue-collar guy, but he's also a damn good fiction writer.
As a comprehensive anthology, 'A Reader' has wired into its DNA the tendency to deflect attention from the subject at hand in order to illuminate by refraction the face of the writer.