Twenty issues of Poesy since 1991! Under the stress of economics and additional work, we have prevailed through it all! This issue is dedicated to the lifelong work of poet Wendell Metzger, who passed away this January. The best poetry, interviews, reviews and an editorial on the controversy of Laura Bush's "Poetry and the American Voice" gathering are also included in this issue.
The web site [http://www.poesy.org] is ready to be posted!!
This issue features an interview with poet, author and translator, Jack Hirschman. He has published more than 50 translations of poetry from nine different languages. We explore and discover the poet's role in relation to society, politics and the purpose of the poet in general.
Doug Holder tackles Aspect Magazine, with a poetic introspective look at Somerville, MA and the history of its active small press culture.
Poetry this issue by: jamie cavanagh, michael cole, doug draime, brien dawson, ed galing, marc d. goldfinger, john grey, jack hirschman, doug holder, steven huntress, mike james, lorri lambert-smith, susan landon, joyce metzger, rebekah michael, brian morrisey, charles nevsimal, b.z. niditch, deborah m. priestly, bill roberts, joan jobe smith, monica e. smith, william taylor, jr., pablo teasedale, kelley jean white, nathan whiting, steven jarrell williams, a.d. winans, mark wisniewski...
We are blessed with the stunning photography of john bower, nathan combs, brian morrisey, t. kilgore splake, a.d. winans
Three introspective book reviews... "MADE FROM DIAMOND DUST / NU AWLINS MO BETTA!!" poems by wendell and joyce metzger, "Lines on Lake Winnebago" poems by gary c. busha, "Jazz, Jail, and God; an impressionistic biography of bob kaufman" by mel clay
I sprung for the glossy cover this issue, so copies are $2.00 each post-paid.