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#17, April 1993

PO Box 621
Suffern, NY, 10901

72 pp., $4.00

As usual with LACTUCA, #17 is a solid effort presenting dynamic work from a couple dozen different poets and writers. This issue is subtitled "The Jaws of Factory," taken from the first poem in the magazine (by Peter Bakowski). It's a fitting title and intro to the magazine's theme--most of the poems in here have a Metropolis-style attitude and a smoky, gritty feel. Although, only a few of these poems are actually about working in factories. In addition to the poetry, there's also a fistful of better-than-average stories--nearly everything in this issue works.--Roger-Kyle Keith

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This review originally appeared in TapRoot Reviews #5,
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