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#8, 1993

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Los Angeles CA, 90025

Stapled 8.5 x 11 sheets of reproduced typescript, containing poetry and innovative and post-language style poetry and prose. This issue has work by Bruce Andrews, Nico Vassilakis, Curt Anderson, Jessica Freeman, Dennis Barone, John Crouse, Alan Davies, Greg Fuchs, Jeff Conant, and a review of a book of Bataille's by Tyrus Miller. All of this work is challenging and stimulating and pushes the boundaries of literature. My favorites here are the long poem "Ing Trance" by Vassilakis, and the three texts by Anderson with their word-play, syntactic conflation, and lively images and concepts: "the wind in and out of mental institutions succumbs an airplane/ eating the air above eyes nested in newsprint close like two/convenience stores and or day is edited for tragedy latenight/ dangerous deskset perfumed with adjectives a sky blue vase balanced."--John M. Bennett

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This review originally appeared in TapRoot Reviews #5,
Copyright Burning Press 1994, 1996.

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