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Lita Hornick & Poet Friends:

Giorno Poetry Systems
222 Bowery
New York NY, 10012

74 pp.

A professionally produced perfect-bound book with color illustrations, consisting of poetry by Lita Hornick in collaboration with a variety of poets, mostly from NY, such as Jeff Wright, Alice Notley, John Giorno, Ron Padgett, Rochelle Owens, George Economou, Bob Rosenthal, Paul Violi, Anne Waldman, Allen Ginsberg, and Peter Orlovsky, among others. The poems are generally in a conversational first-person voice, and have a consistency of tone that is a bit surprising considering that Hornick's collaborators are such a variety of differing and strong poets. This suggest that hers in the dominant voice in these exchanges. The volume also includes reproductions of artwork from her collection, a "credo," and an essay, "Why I Love Gay Men." An entertaining book focusing on a unique and intriguing personality.--John M. Bennett

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

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