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Peter Ganick:

Avenue B
PO Box 542
Bolinas CA, 94924

61 pp., $8.00

In three parts; the first a wonderful play on UPPER and lower case, a rant that becomes a mesmerizing cadenced song; the second a visually compelling array of geometric stanzas--an interesting tension created by the sense that the language/content is there solely to fill out the (literal) form; and the third, an Epilogue, is a series of ellipses, dash, and period-ridden stanzas and lines. This book offers a pleasing variety, in form, shape, and tone. The back cover blurbs are the most loudly ironic I've come across--text is layered over other text so that a sort of ulterior alphabet is formed--no word recognizable, but the sentiment is clear. A fun book.--Jessica Grim

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

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