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Peter Ganick:

Texture Press
3760 Cedar Ridge Dr.
Norman OK, 73072

21 pp., $4.00

Taking part in the tactics of Language poetry, where words "mean" in all directions, like ballbearings ricocheting in empty rooms (& what room is ever "empty"?). CODE ZERO is a collection of short lyric poems--"baffled by whom"--where the author's presence retreats behind fragments of sentences adding up to nothing, and something. From "Decision to Action":

     reveals a motion as subjectless 
     improves a communications tenfold 
     honed in at a reason nearly active

CODE ZERO is discrete and funny, elusive as music on holiday.--Jeff Conant

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

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