Vol. 2 Issue 4
Spring-Summer 2006

Voyage Into Geospace

Special Feature: Pacific Poetries

edited by Susan M. Schultz

Tusiata Avia
Pam Brown
Faye Kicknosway
Selina Tusitala Marsh
Deborah Meadows
Meredith Quartermain
Barbara Jane Reyes
Shin Yu Pai
Hazel Smith
Teresia Teaiwa
Zhang Er, translated by Rachel Levitsky

Susan M. Schultz on Tinfish

interviewed by Jane Sprague

= new writing =

London Calling

coordinated by Redell Olsen

By Sophie Robinson

image by Sophie Robinson

Rosheen Brennan
Emily Critchley
Kai Fierle-Hedrick
Kristen Kreider
Frances Kruk
Marianne Morris
Sophie Robinson
Lydia White


Short commentaries on recent and notable publications

Kathleen Fraser’s "Discrete Categories Forced Into Coupling"
Kathleen Fraser’s Discrete Categories Forced Into Coupling

Ann Vickery on Barbara Guest's The Red Gaze

Paul Hoover on Barbara Guest's Selected Poems

Maria Damon on Rachel Blau DuPlessis' Drafts

Susan Gevirtz on Kathleen Fraser's Discrete Categories Forced into Coupling

Sarah Porter on Brenda Iijima's Around Sea

Siel Ju on Catherine Daly's Locket

Brian Whitener on Thalia Field’s Incarnate: Story Material

Laura Sims on Andrea Baker's Like Wind Loves a Window and Brenda Hillman's Pieces of Air in the Epic

Peach Friedman and Steffi Drewes on Catherine Wagner’s Macular Hole

Andrea Rexilius on Ann Lauterbach, Elizabeth Willis, Lisa Fishman and Pam Rehm

Richard Kostelanetz on Gertrude Stein’s The Making of Americans

in' print
recent publications

up date
news and announcements

= new writing =

Outer Alphabet: 26
Inner Space: Poets

from Chris Turnbull's "Continua"

From Continua by Chris Turnbull

Jill Magi | Claire Hero | Chris Turnbull | Beth Bretl | Kristi Maxwell | Heather Woods | Marthe Reed | Evelyn Reilly | Mary Kasimor | Britta Kallevang | Arpine Grenier | A. K. Allin | Sascha Akhtar | Mary Michaels | Jennifer Firestone | Cristina Bellodi | Masha Tupitsyn | Megan Jones | Claire Potter | Marie Buck | Ellen Baxt | Jenny Boully | Bronwen Tate | Michelle Detorie | Sarah Vap | Sarah Dowling

Bookarts Feature

curated by Susan Johanknecht

Charlston, 'reductio ad absurdum'

From reductio ad absurdum by Lin Charlston

Sarah Jacobs
Lin Charlston
A C Berkheiser
Sharon Kivland
Heather Weston
Emily Artinian
Anna Trethewey
Susan Johanknecht

translation . o O

Contemporary Chinese Women Poets

selected by Zhang Er

Excerpts from the forthcoming Talisman Anthology of Contemporary Chinese Poetry edited by Zhang Er and Chen Dongdong

Cao Shuying
Lan Lan
Ma Lan
Tang Danhong
Zhang Er
Zhang Zhen
Zhao Xia
Zhou Za


coordinated by Lauren Shufran and Alli Warren


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Barbara Guest Memory Bank

A gathering of brief memoirs and BG poems (selected by her readers) to honor the life and writing of Barbara Guest 1920-2006

in conference (

Ren Powell Snapshots from Bishkek and the Central Asian Women Writer’s Conference June 24-28, 2005

Randall Couch on Triangular desire in Harryette Mullen’s Dim Lady

Special Feature: Innovation in Contemporary Indian Writing

edited by Mani Rao

Jane Bhandari
Priya Sarukkai Chabria
Sampurna Chattarji
Mamang Dai
Minal Hajratwala
Jam Ismail
Kavita Jindal
Smita Rajan
Mani Rao
Archna Sahni
Rati Saxena
Menka Shivdasani
Arundhathi Subramaniam

+ editor's notes +

Voyage Into Geospace,
by Kate Fagan

How2 is now seven years old.  Online poetry publishing and its labyrinthine worlds have morphed at warp speed during those years ... [continued]

Forum on Small Press Publishing

convened by Jane Sprague

Daniel Bouchard Subpress: go for it

Mary Burger Second Story Books

Allison Cobb What we don’t say about small press publishing

Kristen Gallagher Materials Matter

Jocelyn Saidenberg and Judith Goldman Krupskaya

Rachel Levitsky Belladonna* and Aesthetic Relevance in Poetic Community

Jill Magi Sona Books

Bill Marsh Factory School and Small Press Publishing

Anna Moschovakis Ugly Duckling Presse

Elizabeth Robinson A Discretion of Form: seriality and connectivity in chapbook culture

Kaia Sand many arrows touch a circle

From "A Drop in the Ocean, Slowly"

Linda Marie Walker

From A Drop in the Ocean, Slowly

Joyelle McSweeney

From Pierrot le Feu: an Epithalamium

work/book + ^

Barbara Guest

Barbara Guest on the train. Photograph taken by Fred W. McDarrah, 1959.

Freedom, Confinement, Disguise: An Interview with Barbara Guest by Catherine Wagner

A Gesture Through Time: Questions to Elizabeth Block by Greta Nintzel

How(ever) Archive [1983-1992], and How2, Vol. 1 No. 1-8 and Vol. 2 No. 1-3

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