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Daniel Davidson:

e.g. press
1506 Grand Ave. #3
St. Paul MN, 55105

44 pp., $6.00

PRODUCT is a prose format poem based on notes taken at various shopping-centers and malls. It is a work intricately concerned with the ways in which advertising and marketing create an object-centered push-pull nexus of desire. "Development centers on the table, the item that you see. You come here to be what you want." The particular brilliance of the book is in the manner in which it both critiques our possessions and shows how we are possessed. "HAVE, A WAY of life." This is a good book to read in conjunction with Harryette Mullen's S*PeRM**K*T [see review in this issue], or anything by that French theorist Jean Blowdryer. I recommend it.--Tom Beckett

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This review originally appeared in TapRoot Reviews #3,
Copyright Burning Press 1993, 1995.

Contact the editor, luigi-bob drake, at Burning Press