Fall 1987



Fall 1987

Table of Contents


American Theater Watch, 1986–1987

Coming Out into the Corridor: Postmodern Fantasies of Pluralism

Culture’s Sleeping Beauty


A Hotel on Boardwalk


Still Life

This Is a Delta


21 August 1984

Breaking Silence

Feeding Geese

Fruit of the Tree

In the Kingdom of the Air

Letter to the Cracker Company

Life Raft


Ode on Carbon 14

White Hearts


Contemporary British Modernism: The Poetry of Ian Hamilton Finlay, Christopher Middleton, Roy Fisher, Charles Tomlinson, and Geoffrey Hill (on Ian Hamilton Finlay: A Visual Primer By Yves Abrioux by Stephen Bann; III Poems by Christopher Middleton; Two Horse Wagon Going By by Christopher Middleton; A Furnace by Roy Fisher; Collected Poems by Charles Tomlinson; & Collected Poems by Geoffrey Hill)

Liars and Truth-Tellers, Fancy and Plain (on Perennials by Judith Kitchen; The Boat of Quiet Hours by Jane Kenyon; Red Roads by Charlie Smith; Foreseeable Futures by William Matthews; Foraging by David Young; The Gold Cell by Sharon Olds)

on In Visible Light: Photography and the American Writer: 1840-1940 by Carol Shloss; Image and Word: The Interaction of Twentieth-century Photographs and Texts by Jefferson Hunter

on Stealing the Language: The Emergence of Women’s Poetry in America by Alicia Ostriker

on The Man Who Owned Vermont by Bret Lott

on The Thanatos Syndrome by Walker Percy

The Great American Book Review (on American Incarnation: The Individual, The Nation, And The Continent by Myra Jehlen; American Ambitions: Selected Essays on Literary And Cultural Themes by Monroe K. Spears; Advertising The American Dream: Making Way For Modernity, 1920-1940 by Roland Marchand; Solomon D. Butcher: Photographing The American Dream by John E. Carter; & American Humor by Arthur Power Dudden)