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The Drunken Boat ISSN: 1530-7646
Winter 2000-2001 Issue IV



You see I am an enthusiast on the subject of the arts. But it is an enthusiasm of which I am not ashamed, as its object is to improve the taste of my countrymen, to increase their reputation, to reconcile to them the respect of the world, and procure them its praise.
—Thomas Jefferson (1785)
 


Poetry from Australia:


Coral Hull

Poetry from Ecuador:

Ivón Gordon Vailakis

Poetry from Israel:

Mordechai Beck

Poetry from Poland:

Sarah £uczaj

Halina Poswiatowska

Poetry from Italy:

Rosita Copioli

Poetry from the United States:

Aliki Barnstone

Tony Barnstone

Charles Fishman

Robert Gibbons

Veronica Golos

Renée Gregorio

J.C.Todd

Renata Treitel

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Special Features

'Universal Net-Meetings and Private Poetics' In connnection with the UN Dialogue Among Civilizations, the Italian poet, essayist, and translator, Erminia Passannanti takes an “excursus into the future of cyber-culture” with a look backward at Plato's ìproverbial aversion to poets.î



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Still Current

Missed our Spring Issue? Just Click Here for our debut issue that contains an interview with Ruth Stone National Book Critics Circle Award Winner Ruth Stone , a discussion with four editors on American poetry, poetry by Thomas Lux, W.D. Ehrhart, Miriam Sagan, a selection of poems from Israel, reviews, features of magazines both online and in print.

In our Summer Issue read our interview with David Romtvedt
David Romtvedt
, a selection of poetry and translations from Israel, a feature on Robert Friend, translations of Andrade, poetry by Carol Moldaw, Karen Swenson, features of South African poetry, Dublin Writersí Workshop, and more.

In our Fall Issue read an interview, along with a selection of new work, with the MacArthur Award winning poet,Eleanor Wilner Eleanor Wilner, or spend some time with Sam Hamillís masterful translations from the Chinese, and donít forget our features of The Caribbean Writer, LA Poetry Festival, Archipelago, and poetry by Arthur Sze, Aliki Barnstone, and our first offering of original digital artwork.

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Upcoming Issue In Spring 2001, online in April, we will feature an e-interview with Coral Hull and her e-chapbook, ìLandscape Photography with Dogs,î and a feature of Salmon Publishing, along with news of their upcoming tour of the U.S.

 
UN Banner In 1998, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2001 as the 'United Nations Year of Dialogue Among Civilizations' to foster tolerance, respect and cooperation among peoples. To further this aim, Rattapallax Press together with the United Nations Society of Writers, will present a series of literary programs around the world. A poetry evening at the United Nations is one of over 200 poetry readings in over 100 cities worldwide. Participants include Guild Complex in Chicago, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the 14th Street Y in New York City. Individuals living in the city where the events will be held will coordinate each reading. Several special readings in international territories include 2001 Mallory and Irvine Research Expedition to Mt. Everest, Casey Station in Antarctica, a scientific boat in the West Philippine Sea and possibly, the International Space Station. These readings will coincide with an international literary conference. To read the Press Release for Dialogue Among Civiliations or to read an essay by Erminia Passannanti written for this event.

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E-Interview

Tony Barnstone Readymades “is an actively avant-garde book, constructed according to an experimental method of composition, based upon reductive printmaking technique and Dada provocation. I think of the poems as modernist, not postmodern . . . These are poems constructed according to a theory of creativity that actively embraces the infusion of randomness and chaos into the writing process, though, to be honest, I like my final product to evince a mastery of that chaos, not a submission to it.” An e-view with Tony Barnstone. by Rebecca Seiferle

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Ports of Call: World Class Websites


archipelago logo
We are pleased to announce a new issue of Archipelago with a new letter from Katherine McNamara who writes, 'I continue the series Institutional Memory with a conversation about electronic publishing with Calvin Reid, who covers the web for Publishers Weekly. It's a long, informative piece, and for those curious about or wary of this new kind of publishing it should be a sort of site-map. . .' If we had a companion magazine, we would chose Archipelago, serious, provocative, one of the web's most stimulating journals.
by Katherine McNamara

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In Print


Bellingham Review
Bellingham Review What began as a desire to start a small press and magazine thirty-three years ago has matured into a national literary journal with loyal subscribers, competitive contests and submissions from aspiring as well as established authors from around the country.

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Presses

Defined Providence logoDefined Providence The poetry journal began as a biannual in 1992, and became an annual in 1995. Over the years the journal enjoyed a small but loyal audience. Sadly, we will no longer be publishing the journal. Instead the press will be publishing full-length collections of poems selected through biannual open competitions awarding prizes of $1,000, publication of a professionally printed book, and author's copies. We may also be publishing chapbooks and books outside of contests. And now, as I make the transition from journal to book publisher, I remain just as determined to showcase quality poetry.

by Gary Whitehead

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Visuals

Ice Music Frozen Earth, Frozen Sky a selection from a collaboration by Charles Fishman, an American poet, and Reva Sharon, an award-winning Israeli artist/photographer.

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Mastering the Master On the outskirts of the city of Madison, Wisconsin, where I once lived, a sign in front of a farm reads, All the world guilty before God. The Puritan tradition of guilt and original sin, familiar to Emily Dickinson, has sustained its power for a long time. Indeed, to the Wisconsin farmer who proclaims, 'All the world guilty before God,' she might dare ask if God himself is the guilty party. . . By Aliki Barnstone

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pen logo Observations
In her second column on the recent PSA Poetry Series panel discussion of “Poetry Criticism: What Is It For?” by Helen Vendler and Marjorie Perloff, Joyce reports on the exchange between Michael Scharf and Steven Burt in On Reading Poetry: By Form or Formula?

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Editor's Pick

Coral Hull
We are pleased to present a long prose poem, “Dogs of Australia,” along with other work from the electric and original Australian poet, Coral Hull.

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E-Chapbook
Our first electronic chapbook features Moonsong, a series of poems based on the Jewish lunar calendar by the Israeli writer, Mordechai Beck.

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Call for Submissions!

Bellingham Review announces their upcoming fiction and poetry competitions.

Switched-on Gutenberg is looking for submissions for an upcoming issue.

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The Drunken Boat and Santa Fe Poetry Broadside will have a reading in connection with the UN Dialogue Among Civilizations in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on 7PM March 27th at The Santa Fe Public Library. Featured readers are Arthur Sze, Carol Moldaw, Renée Gregorio, and Miriam Sagan, Editor of Santa Fe Poetry Broadside, and Rebecca Seiferle, Editor of The Drunken Boat. For more details, email.

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Sites Featured:

Archipelago

Bellingham Review

Defined Providence

UN Dialogue on Civilizations

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Previously Featured

Archipelago
Caribbean Writer
Dublin Writers Workshop
Isibongo
KotaPress Journal
LA Poetry Festival
The Library
New Mexico CultureNet
New Works Review
Online Center/Gidean Studies
The Poetry Porch
Pudding House
Rattapallax Press
Samsara Quarterly
Santa Fe Poetry Broadside
Switched-on Gutenberg
Wise Womenís Web

Links

Archipelago
AWP
Bellingham Review
Beloit Poetry Journal
BOA Editions
The Caribbean Writer
Copper Canyon Press
Defined Providence
Dublin Writers Workshop
Free Verse Poetry Journal
Isibongo
KotaPress
LA Poetry Festival
The Library
the Marlboro Review
New Works Review
OnlineCenter/GideanStudies
Paris Press
Pif
Ploughshares
Poetry Daily
The Poetry Porch
Poets&Writers
Pudding House
Rattapallax Press
Samsara Quarterly
Santa Fe Poetry Broadside
Switched-On Gutenberg
Thylazine
UN Dialogue
Wise Womenís Web

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Featured Books:

Simon Says
Simon Says

by Jan Freeman


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