Volume 3, Issue 2



curated by Harriet Tarlo

frame from GilbertandGrape's

frame from GilbertandGrape's Lone Ranging Romance 2004-2008 (from the new media section)

Featuring poems, essays, papers and postcards from:

Dorothy Alexander
LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs
Tina Darragh and Marcella Durand
Rachel Blau DuPlessis
Cynthia Hogue
Janis Butler Holm
Siel Ju
Arpine Konyalian Grenier
Ann Fisher-Wirth
Kathleen Miller
Melanie Neilson
Frances Presley
Evelyn Reilly
Carol Watts
Christopher Arigo
Elisabeth Joyce
Susan Moore
Frances Presley
Linda Russo
Jonathan Skinner
Jane Sprague
Cara Benson
Susanna Fry
Jane Joritz-Nakagawa
Anna Reckin
Addie Tsai

new media

curated by John Sparrow

Still from “Modern Edith” by Sophie Robinson

from Modern Edith, by Sophie Robinson


GilbertandGrape's Lone Ranging Romance 2004-2008

Rosheen Brennan's motion

Sophie Robinson's Modern Edith

Hazel Smith and Roger Dean's Time, the magician and Minimal

Barbara Guest Feature

coordinated by Patricia Dienstfrey

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

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

with an introduction by Patricia Dienstfrey


Three Miniatures and Two Tales for Barbara Guest by Patricia Dienstfrey

The Gothic Guest by Andrew Joron

Barbara Guest: Revery and Apparition by Elizabeth Robinson

B. G. “Imperialiste”?: Agency and Power in the Writings of Barbara Guest by Catherine Wagner

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Short commentaries on recent and notable publications

Lynette Roberts by Wyndham Lewis

Lynette Roberts by Wyndham Lewis


Shannon Brennan on Jill Magi's “Threads”

Robin Tremblay-McGaw's response to The Grand Piano: An Experiment in Collective Autobiography

Drew Milne on Lynette Roberts' Collected Poems

Gavin Selerie on Mary Michaels' My Life in Films

Andrew Zawacki on Nathalie Stephens' The Sorrow And The Fast Of It

Poetic Economies of Performance

curated by Elizabeth-Jane Burnett

Kristin Prevallet, “From Cruelty to Conquest”, Naropa University, July 2004

from From Cruelty to Conquest by Kristin Prevallet (Naropa University, July 2004)

Featuring writing and interviews from Anne Waldman & Kristin Prevallet

This Condensery: Poets On Mentorship

curated by Jennifer Bartlett

Featuring interviews with:

Arielle Greenberg and Rachel Zucker
Joanna Fuhrman and Susanna Fry
Shin Yu Pai and Renee Rossi
Jennifer Firestone and Eileen Myles

Essays and poems by:

Jen Benka
Susanna Fry
& Joanna Fuhrman
Renée Rossi
Shin Yu Pai

And excerpts from Women Poets on Mentorship: Efforts & Affections by Rachel Zucker and Arielle Greenberg (University of Iowa Press, 2008)

Elizabeth Treadwell
Katy Lederer
Kristin Prevallet

new writing

Frame from “motion” by Rosheen Brennan, from the new media section

from Rosheen Brennan's motion, from the new media section


Elisabeth Frost, from L TRAVELS

Katie Clapham's All Day I Fox the Deaf

Highlights from the HOW(ever) archives

selected by Redell Olsen

Cover graphic from HOW(ever), Volume 4, No. 3 (January 1988)

Cover of HOW(ever), Volume 4, No. 3 (January 1988)

Featuring highlighted work by:

Kathleen Fraser
Barbara Guest
Karen Brodine

Myung Mi Kim
Norma Cole
Susan Howe
Trinh T. Minh-ha

responses to Public Figures

ongoing responses to Jena Osman's featured work from Vol. 3, No. 1

Currently featuring:

Jill Yamasawa
Frances Presley
Amze Emmons
Francis Raven
John Sparrow


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