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E. R. Baxter III:

Box 2071
Niagara Falls NY, 14301

120 pp., $10.00

This is a marvelous book of a man and a city (Niagara Falls, USA) and a river: The Niagara, which leads to that which is also marvelous: Niagara Falls (the natural wonder). This is a poetry where all history is contemporaneous with the poet and the poet's life--his history, his changes and he moves in a man's time and the river moves in geographic time and here then is this mill town, tourist town, paradise lost--well you have poetry. Frankly written, clear thought through the fog and rain, dreams and facts, youth and age. An exploration in the wonder of the self as a place. Collage--bric-a-brac beauty of a store with endless merchandise of memory and fact--Baxter III--it is how to see--read a life.--Mike Basinski

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

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