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"Editor's Choice--Best of Issues #1-49." That about sums it up--the cream of the crop from a fine zine that specializes in tiny (8 words to about that many lines) poetry. The impact is not tiny, however, as each of these miniatures merits close inspection & rereading. In the process, you get an even more precise fix on the editor's tastes: human, plainspoken but precise, honest emotions from the whole range of human experience. Also a sense of humor, as in Lyn Lifshin's "Yawn Series of Younger Poets": "annual politician of/ a first book of/ plums by ailing/ writer under 40./ Marmosets may be/ sublimated only/ during February/ and must be/ accompanied by/ a stamp, self/ addressed moose." Perhaps for the 100th anniversary we'll get a full-scale retrospective anthology.--luigi

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This review originally appeared in TapRoot Reviews #4,
Copyright Burning Press 1994, 1995.

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