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The Drunken Boat ISSN: 1530-7646
Fall-2002 Vol.3, Issue II


“Among all the arts poetry holds the highest rank...It expands the mind: for it sets the imagination free, and offers us, from among the unlimited variety of possible forms that harmonize with a given concept, though within that concept’s limits, that form which links the exhibition of the concept with a wealth of thought to which no linguistic expression is completely adequate, and so poetry rises aesthetically to ideas. Poetry fortifies the mind: for it lets the mind free its ability–free, spontaneous, and independent of natural determination–to contemplate and judge phenomenal nature as having aspects that nature does not on its own offer in experience either to sense or to understanding, and hence poetry lets the mind feel its ability to use nature on behalf of and, as it were, as a schema of the supersensible. ”
—Kant
 


Poetry

From Canada:a chapbook by rob mclennan and an interview with Gil McElroy.

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From Israel: translations from the Hebrew of Yehuda Amichai, Naim Araidi, Schulamith Chava Halevy, Shaul Carmel, Asher Reich, and Michel Haddad, as well as poems from Karen Alkalay-Gut. Translations from the Hebrew of The Dream Notebook of Agi Mishol by Lisa Katz. Poems by Lisa Katz and Linda Zisquit,

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From Mexico: poems by María Baranda translated by Mónica de la Torre, Eduardo Milán, translated by Roberto Téjada, and Pedro Serrano, translated by Geoff Hargreaves.

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From New Zealand: poems by Iain Britton.

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From Greece: poems by Niko Fokas translated by Don Schofield and Harita Mona.

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And from the U.S.: Ruth Stone, Annie Finch, Barbara Crooker, Charles Fishman, Joan Logghe, Brett Axel, Khaled Mattawa, Robert Gibbons, Kenneth Wolman, Barbara Hendryson, George Wallace (translated into the Italian by Anny Ballardini.

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Recent Issues


Summer 2002 painting Artwork by and interview with Maureen Fain

Spring 2002 David Lehman
David Lehman.

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Issues 2001

Winter Marvin Bell
Marvin Bell.

Fall
Sam Hamill
Sam Hamill.

Summer Arthur Sze
Arthur Sze.

SpringCoral Hull
Coral Hull.

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Issues 2000

Spring Ruth Stone
Ruth Stone.

Summer David Romtvedt
David Romtvedt.

Fall
Eleanor Wilner
Eleanor Wilner.

Winter Tony Barnstone
Tony Barnstone
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Interviews

Agi Mishol

“'Naturally this is how one wants things to be, to write about, you know, the subjects poetry is drawn to — beauty, eternity, which don't exist for anything, poetry doesn't exist for anything, it doesn't have a goal, it's not about statements. Beauty isn't for something. And poetry as I experience it is usually born out of quietness, nothingness. That's poetry's natural background. I often think about it as the image of a fish in water: living in it, the fish doesn't notice the water. Poetry too lives inside this nothingness. Inside the quiet.” An interview with Israeli poet Agi Mishol. By Lisa Katz.

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“Cosmological themes and influences show up in virtually all the visual art I've done; the bulk of my mixed-media drawings on paper employ the use of images of galaxies and nebulae juxtaposed with textual elements drawn from a shorthand notational system used in the 19th and 20th centuries to describe the visual appearance of such celestial phenomena..” An interview with Canadian artist and poet Gil McElroy. By rob mcclennan.

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E-chapbook

a little white li(n)e: a chapbook by the Canadian poet rob mclennanrob mclennan

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Online



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“In addition to poetry, prose & art, Small Spiral Notebook conducts interviews with acclaimed artists and important figures in the literature and arts community and offers a forum for readers to find the latest and greatest in the arts scene.”
By Felicia C. Sullivan, Editor.


Adirondack Review
“An independent on-line literary quarterly dedicated to publishing quality poetry, fiction, artwork, and photography. We also publish French and German translations and original poetry. TAR was established in the spring of 2000, with its first issue appearing that summer.”
By Colleen Ryor Editor.


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Presses

device “At the end of 2001, I looked back on the fifty books that Timberline Press had published since beginning in 1975. Not a large number of publications for twenty-six years, but when one considers nearly all of the fifty books were completely produced by hand–handset letterpress printed on manual presses and then handstitched and bound–fifty is a more impressive number. The printing and designing were major reasons for the creation of the press. The other main reasons were the love of poetry and the desire to provide an outlet for writers.”
By Clarence Wolfshohl.

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Recommended Reading

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In the Next Galaxy
By Ruth Stone.
Winner of the National Book Award

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Time Travel Reports
By Charles Fishman.

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Reversible Monuments
By Monica de la Torre and Michael Wiegers.





Columns

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“This could be an autumnal pagan festival in ancient Lithuania—the poems, dainos, old Baltic folksongs, and the poets Baltas, the pale tribes of the North. But the palm pilot calendar reads 2002, and the poets speak in a heterogeneity of languages—Icelandic, Swedish, Norwegian, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Russian, Byelorussian, Polish, Dutch, Spanish, Greek, Slovenian, Thai, and a variety of English dialects.” A Live Report from Druskininkai by J.C. Todd.

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Observations
“Susan Donnelly's second book of poems, Transit, satisfies the reader's taste for narrative without forfeiting the lyric cry from the heart. This collection describes an individual's emergence from solitude stronger, confident of her identity, and determined to stand apart from the crowd.”
A review by Joyce Wilson.

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Reviews

The White Poems and Ordinary Life
“Crooker's control of tone and image is so sure that these commemorative poems never seem sentimental or overwritten.” By Charles Fishman.

Alice Burdick's Simple Master
“Humorous, surreal, and sad, Simple Master investigates the interweaving of individual memory and collective history, along the way continually proposing new ways of viewing the world.”
By Lance La Rocque.

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Sites Featured:

Adirondack Review
Small Spiral Notebook
Timberline

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Previously Featured

Analysands Speak
Arbutus
Archipelago
Atlanta Review
Bellingham Review
BigCityLit
Brindin Press
Caribbean Writer
Contemporary Poetry Review
Cross-Cultural Communications
Danforth Review
Defined Providence
Diagram
Drunken Boat
Dublin Writers Workshop
Fluid Ink
Frigate
Gemini Ink
Interactive Publications
Isibongo
Janus Head
Island Muse
Kerry Writers Web
KotaPress Journal
KWLS
LA Poetry Festival
The Library
Literary Salt
Liternet
Masthead
Mocambo Nights
New Mexico CultureNet
New Works Review
NYSLitTree
Niederngasse
Online Center/Gidean Studies
The Poetry Porch
Pudding House
Rattapallax Press
RedRiverReview
Runes
Salmon Publishing
Samsara Quarterly
Santa Fe Poetry Broadside
screamonline
Sherman Asher Press
storySouth
Switched-on Gutenberg
three candles
Transference
UN Dialogue on Civilizations
WaxPoetic
Wise Women’s Web

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