Editor: Mark Nowak
Address: Cross-Cultural Poetics, College of St. Catherine--Mpls., 601 25th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55454.
Sub. Cost: Special discount subscription offer to the new journal Xcp: Cross-Cultural Poetics.
New subscriptions (or extensions to existing subscriptions) can be purchased for $25/4 issues until September 1, 1997. (foreign, including Canada, add $5).
Make checks payable to "College of St. Catherine" and send, along w/ name & address, to: Mark Nowak, ed. Cross-Cultural Poetics, College of St. Catherine-Mpls., 601 25th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55454. Please let us know if you'd like your subscription to begin with issue #1 or #2.
"Cross-cultural," to Nowak, means many things the gathering of diverse peoples, diverse genres of writing, music and song, visual poetry, and sound poetry; also the gathering of the local with the distant, to the enrichment of both... In this he extends the work of Charles Olson and Jerome Rothenberg, and before them of Walt Whitman, to realize, as Olson put it, an actual earth of value, in and through writing.
Rain Taxi Review of Books
"A new magazine of guts, delight, and import, Xcp is a startling, stunning review of "cross cultural poetics," a magazine of integrity, pleasure and intelligence, a refreshing need in the literary world."
The inaugural issue of Xcp: Cross-Cultural Poetics includes:
- three new works by Amiri Baraka
- Maria Damon's essay, "When the Nuyoricans Came to Town: (Ex) Changing Poetics"
- Lise McCloud's "geographic memoir" of July 4th (from a Native American perspective)
- a special feature section on "Multilingual & Translated Poetries" w/:
- Solomon Deressa (translated from Amharic/Ethiopian)
- Walter K. Lew
- Ofelia Zepeda (bilingual poetry, Tohono O'odham)
- Elizabeth Burns
- Diane Glancy
- Edwin Torres
- Alejandro Aura (translated by Forrest Gander)
- plus reviews of Anthropology & Literature, The Dialogic Emergence of Culture, Fictions of Feminist Ethnography, Things As They Are: New Directions in Phenomenological Anthropology, Home Places: Contemporary Native American Writing from Sun Tracks
Future issues of Xcp: Cross-Cultural Poetics will include feature issues focusing on:
- Fieldnotes and Notebooks (deadline for submissions, March 1, 1998)
- Dialogue(s) (deadline for submissions, September 1, 1998)