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Vol. I, No. 3 February, 2000

Topo/graphics: reading the movable text
Spirit Vessel

Click on image to full-size artwork by Katherine Ng

editor's notes &

"Who is asking? Who is listening?"


introductory remarks with writing by:

"Moving Borders" -- a four-way response: Bebe Barefoot, Nicole WIlley, Kathrynn Seidler, Libbie Rifkin

"Trying to forget about what you are told you can and cannot do": Filmmaker, Pelle Lowe in conversation with Camille Norton

"Dophin Sightings; Adventures in Reading Barbara Guest," by Sara Lundquist

"Ingeborg Bachmann's 'Malina' (1971): Wittgensteinian Poetics", by Georgette Fleischer

"send me something drawen on paper" -- mixed media in Dickinson's kitchen, by Aife Murray


Guest-editors: Linda Kinnahan and Elisabeth Frost

Papers from the New Modernisms conference, Penn State, October 1999

Linda Kinnahan, "Who Are We That Read: A Collection of Essays from "Modernist and Contemporary Women Poets"

Kathleen Crown on H.D./Susan Howe

Elisabeth Frost on Susan Howe/Antinomian Tradition

Deborah M. Mix on Stein/Hejinian

Susan Rosenbaum on Loy/Notley

Linda Russo on Gender

Elizabeth Savage on Riding/Retallack

Lesley Wheeler on Medbh McGuckian/ H.D.

Elisabeth Frost on Modernist Studies Association Seminar on Modern & Contemporary Women Poets


(about this section)


new writing . o O

Guest editor, Kimberly Lyons introductory remarks with writing by:

Kristin Prevallet
Hoa Nguyen
Ange Mlinko
Laurie Price
Martha King
Barbara Henning
Nada Gordon
Lynn Behrendt
Wanda Phipps
Lee Ann Brown
Marcella Durand

(about this section)


Introductory remarks, with writing by:

Tisa Bryant/Rachel Levitsky: "Akilah Oliver's she said dialogues: flesh memory

Lisa Docherty: "Quoting the Wordless Performance"

Elizabeth Joyce: "Silence Replenishing the Blank Page: Susan Howe's 'White Foolscap' " [an excerpt]

Brenda Hillman: "Juliana Spahr's 'Spiderwasp or Literary Criticism' "

Dale Going: "Denise Newman's 'Human Forest' "

Frances Presley:Geraldine Monk's Dream Drover

Sarah Anne Cox and Elizabeth Treadwell: "Negotiations/Interruptions," on books by J. Clark, R. Levitsky, C. Martin, C. Mirakove, and S. Schultz

Patricia Machmiller: "The (Blue) Skirt/ a response to closed forms

Marcella Durand on "Four Mapuche Poets" (anthology)

Yedda Morrison on Elizabeth Treadwell's "Populace"

Catherine Kaspar on Jena Osman's "The Character"


(about this section)

mixed media

Stitched Poems --collage sequence by Jen Bervin
with Commentary by Cole Swensen



Poetry by Melissa Weinstein, and and interview by Jo Ann Wasserman


Guest editor, Wendy Tronrud

Goto: The Scraps & Skins of Cyberspace

Wendy Tronrud
Etel Adnan
Norma Cole
Michael Floyd
m. mara ann
Marisol Martinez
Meghan Quinn
Vivian Rosenthal
Stephanie Strickland

(about this section)


Translation Coordinator, Cole Swensen

Poetry by Elke Erb
translated by Rosmarie Waldrop

"Buying Rolls and Crossing Borders -- Reading Elke Erb" by Kornelia Frietag

(about this section)


With email from:

Holly Iglesias
Nada Gordon
Arpine Grenier
Marina Morbiducci
Eileen Callahan
Linda Russo
Catherine Kasper
Margaret Butterfield
Elizabeth Robinson

Nesrin Eruysal
Fanny Howe

(about this section)

Quotes sent in by readers

Post(ed) -- recommended publications

in' print -- books received and noted
up date -- news and announcements

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