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#10/11, 1993

1904-A Gladden
Gallup, NM, 87301

52 pp., $2.00

Another heapin' helpin' of poetry chapbook reviews, covering the independent literary press. Just shy of 100 items covered, most given several paragraphs and liberal quotation. Editor John Pierce seems to have a more singular view of what poetry is (or is not) than we do here at TRR; yet he generally manages to write descriptively about a range of styles. His own writing style can get a little, uh... well, like this: "Chief among the principal reasons for the preponderance of silly artificial devices in contemporary poetry, is that such meretricious gimmickry hides crappy abilities from common peepers."--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