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‘Mining the Mysteries of Language,’ by Robert Wynne

Mining the Mysteries of Language
By Robert Wynne

In the early 1990s, a young man came up to me after a reading I’d given, and told me how grateful he was that I had read a poem about suicide, because it … Continue reading

Five Poems by Marc Olmsted

Teriyaki Land
By Marc Olmsted

Conveniently located
between Teriyaki Land and
Graveyard Tattoos, I go
to get the car smogged
in Clackamas, Oregon
– but it’s closed –
cyber Monday a holiday for some
the shy couple
exiting Fantasy Emporium
with nervous glances

Writ 2 Days After Manson … Continue reading

Review of ‘Best Minds of My Generation: A Literary History of the Beats,’ by Allen Ginsberg

Best Minds of My Generation: A Literary History of the Beats by Allen Ginsberg (Author), Bill Morgan (Editor) and Anne Waldman (Introduction) Grove Atlantic Reviewed by Marc Olmsted The Best Minds of My Generation, a collection of Allen Ginsberg’s classroom lectures … Continue reading

Review of ‘WHEREAS,’ by Layli Long Soldier

WHEREAS Layli Long Soldier Graywolf Press Review by Amélie Frank “Apology is policy.”—The X Files Thanks to Graydon Carter for jump-starting this review. Carter — the publisher of Vanity Fair who famously coined the term “short-fingered vulgarian” to nail … Continue reading