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Belinda Subraman, ed:

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164 pp., $10.95

"Desert Storm" provoked an outpouring of writings here and abroad, as ambivalent and thoughtful as the media coverage was shallow and superficial. This sampling--stories, poems, essays, letters and journal entries--encompasses the many forms, and many positions, that outporing took. This anthology speaks in a variety of individual voices, speaks firsthand about an experience of war that's already dimming in our TV-fed collective memory. Besides connecting flesh-and-blood humans to the war that we all, in some virtual sense, "experienced", it reminds that the hard questions don't have easy answers (an observation that doesn't sit well with commercial sponsors of prime-time newscasts).--luigi

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This review originally appeared in TapRoot Reviews #1,
Copyright Burning Press 1993, 1996.

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