Essays - Spring/Summer 2003
Arbiter of Neither Comfort nor Style: My Mother and Shoes
Interrogating the Heart
- A look at shoes and motherhood. By Joyce Wilson
- A questioning of desire. By MTC Cronin
Fire on the Lake: Live from Druskininkai
Poets in Marseille
- An account of this October's
Poetinus Druskininku ruduo 2002/
Druskininkai Poetic Fall, an annual festival in Lithuania.By regular columnist J.C. Todd
What Use Is Poetry in the Contemporary
An essay on the recent Le Scriptorium in Marseille, France. By the writer and journalist, Rosalind Brackenbury.
An essay which considers the use of poetry. By the Australian writer, MTC Cronin.
A feasting on words for the summer season. By regular columnist J.C. Todd
Notes on My Arthritic Heart
Reflections on the intersection of language and event.
By regular columnist J.C.Todd.
Introduction to Queensland Poetry
A short introduction to a poetic body of work that deals with rheumatoid arthritis by Australian writer Liz Hall-Downs.
An introduction to the work of the Queensland poets whose poetry was selected for this issue by Liz Hall-Downs.
Fit of Passion: Public Performance of the Poetry of Gender
A discussion of performance poetry and gender by Liz Hall-Downs (with Kim Downs).
Two essays on poetics and the erotic
The W.B.Yeats International Summer School
"Speculations on the poetic" and "The Pleasures of Poetry" by the noted Australian writer Alison Croggon.
The experience of attending the Yeats International Summer School in Sligo, Ireland, by poet Donald Levering.
"The Nation Sings:"
- A juxtaposition of loss on the global and the personal scale by regular columnist Joyce Wilson.
"more modestly I look on lithuanian poetry:"
- A look at Lithuania poetry before and after the fall of the Soviet Union.
By the noted scholar and translator Laima Sruoginis.
"Reflections on the Poetry of Contemporary Lithuania" by regular columnist J.C.Todd.
The Canadian Online Lit Scene
- Commentary on Lithuanian poetry by noted Lithuanian poets: Kornelijus Platelis, Sigitas Geda, Laurynas Katkus, Giedre Kazlauskaite.
Mastering the Master: Appropriations of Crisis Conversion in the Poems of 1862
A thorough introduction to the thriving online Canadian literary scene, includes a comprehensive list of links to Canadian sites.
By Canadian writer and editor Michael Bryson.
A look at the poetry of Emily Dickinson. From the forthcoming book by Aliki Barnstone.
Universal Net-Meetings and Private Poetics:
an Excursus into the Future of Cyber-Culture.
A response to the UN Dialogue Among Civilizations that wanders from the Theogony of Hesiod to the future of the net as a "Universal without the totality."
By Erminia Passannanti.