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The Drunken Boat ISSN: 1530-7646
Winter-2002 Vol.2, Issue IV


If there is, I think, for each one of us a different, a personal Paradise, mine should irreparably be inhabited by trees of words that the wind dresses in silver, like poplars, by men who see the rights of which they have been deprived returning to them, and by birds that even in the midst of the truth of death insist on singing in Greek and on saying "eros, eros, eros!"
Odysseus Elytis
 


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Special Feature

A feature of the best poetry writing from Montreal, edited by George Murray, including the work of the noted Eric Ormsby, Carmine Starnino, a new sequence by Stephanie Bolster, Derek Webster, and Stephen Brockwell.

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From Europe: never before translated works of Robert Desnos, along with new translations of Rainer Maria Rilke, Albert Samain, Bartolo Cattafi; from South America: Pablo Neruda and Carilda Labra; and from Greece: Cavafy and Lambros Porphyras.

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Visit our Lithuanian feature including the work of Bloze, Valionis, Platelis. A dozen renowed writers from Lithuania.

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From Australia the work of three young poets, Louis Armand, Alison Croggon, and Liz Hall-Downs

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Visit our Vietnamese poetry feature with the work of several young poets as well as the renowed Nguyen Duc Son and Tue Sy

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And from the U.S. poems by Marvin Bell, George Kalamaras, Miriam Sagan, Elaine Terranova, Aliki Barnstone, Paul Perry, Robert Gibbons, and many others too good to be missed.

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Happy Birthday, Emily! The Myth of AmherstIn honor of Emily Dickinson's birthday on December 10, 1830, we present a selection from The Myth of Amherst by Ruth Miller.

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Recent Issues


Take a look at Fall 2001 with an interview with Sam HamillSam Hamill.

Summer 2001 with an interview with Arthur Sze
Arthur Sze about his new translations from the Chinese.

Spring 2001 with an interview with Coral Hull
Coral Hull.

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Issues 2000

Spring 2000Ruth StoneRuth Stone.

Summer 2000David Romtvedt
David Romtvedt
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Fall 2000
Eleanor Wilner Eleanor Wilner.

Winter 2000Tony Barnstone
Tony Barnstone
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E-Interview

Marvin Bell

“I was already casting about for a new form. The first Dead Man poem emerged out of all this. Afterwards, it sounded to me as if it came from elsewhere, as if it were a sort of transliteration from a book lost to antiquity. I gave it the title "from: The Book of the Dead Man" and published it in Iris of Creation in 1990. I had no intention of writing another Dead Man poem. It would be four years before I wrote another one.” An e-interview with Marvin Bell. By Rebecca Seiferle.

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Lithuania Poetry

A feature, edited by J.C. Todd, including work of noted Lithuanian poets and translators. The Nation Sings by the noted scholar and translator Laima Sruoginis.

more modestly I look on lithuanian poetry by feature editor, J.C.Todd.

Commentary by noted poets: Laurynas Katkus, Giedre Kazlauskaite, Kornelijus Platelis, Sigitas Geda.

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Visuals


Mount Zion A selection of original digital photographs, Into the Land of Seeing from Reva Sharon, an award-winning Israeli artist and photographer.

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Online

Contemporary Poetry Review Logo “Founded in 1998, the Contemporary Poetry Review is an online journal unique in the English-speaking world, devoted as it is exclusively to the criticism of poetry. From its inception, the mandate of this journal has been to provide the general reader with a guide to contemporary poetry, and to serve as an organ of intelligent criticism. ” By Garrick Davis, Editor.


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“When I was taken on as Writer in Residence for County Kerry, Ireland, one of my aims was to bring writers together for the exchange of work, ideas, inspiration, by making a web site. Writers tend to work in isolation, and in Kerry, with its sparse population separated by wild rocky mountains and deep sea inlets, they are even more isolated than usual. What better way than the Internet to bring them together. . .?” By Rosemary Canavan, Editor.

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Presses

Sherman Asher
“Sherman Asher Publishing began with an impulse to produce beautiful books. Judith Asher had been in love with books and bookmaking since childhood when she would play at printing books and binding them. It was her vision in 1994 to create a press with the trademarked slogan: 'Changing the world one book at a time.'” By Nancy Fay, Editor.

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Resources for Writers

Gemini Ink Logo “Gemini Ink is the only literary center in south Texas, and its board and staff promote San Antonio and Texas as a hub for literature. The center’s recent move to the downtown arts district of Southtown underscores its presence in the arts community.” By Stephanie Barton.

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Continuing Features

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We are pleased to announce the latest from Archipelago: "a selection of thoughtful prose, brilliant fiction, and fine new poems and translations to enlarge the spirit... Susan Garrett, has given us a chapter from a work-in-progress about herself as a little girl learning to see home (the Main Line of Philadelphia) through her mother's camera lens. . .Gaétan Soucy's “The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches” will send readers searching for this brilliant, strange novel, and then for his others, if only from astonishment at his language. A French-Canadian novelist and professor of philosophy, he is known for his unsettling imagination and subtle command of words." By Katherine McNamara.

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Recommended Reading

The Dog's HeartA poetry collection by Elaine Terranova.

Archeology of DesireA poetry collection by Miriam Sagan.








Alison Croggon
Speculations on the poetic and the erotic
by Australian writer, Alison Croggon. Two essays that question “what is this poetic, which disagreeably refuses to die despite the best efforts of mediocre poets and timorous thinkers? Perhaps one should talk of love, a word which has been also abused. Let us pick these poor, soiled rags off the floor and see if body can be breathed back into them.” By Alison Croggon.

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E-Chapbook

George Kalamaras A chapbook that explores the intersection between the erotic life of the body, the word, and being, by George Kalamaras.

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Columns

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My Chickens
“It was five o'clock, and I buried her in the garden near the other chicken. Our garden rows suddenly seemed like a grid of spaces designating a scheme of plots. That weekend my family celebrated the long holiday and a number of October birthdays. Each of us had a story to tell about where we had been when the planes struck the towers.” By Joyce Wilson.

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riverviews
“Before traveling to Lithuania last Spring, I imagined the Lithuanian poet as a priest or seer, a shaman who spoke or sang the word that would bring into existence what had been named.” By J.C. Todd.

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Sligo: A visit to The 2001 W. B. Yeats International Summer School in Yeats' hometown. By Donald Levering.

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Sites Featured:

Archipelago
Contemporary Poetry Review
Gemini Ink
Kerry Writers Web
Sherman Asher Press

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Previously Featured

Analysands Speak
Arbutus
Archipelago
Atlanta Review
Bellingham Review
BigCityLit
Brindin Press
Caribbean Writer
Danforth Review
Defined Providence
Dublin Writers Workshop
Frigate
Isibongo
KotaPress Journal
LA Poetry Festival
The Library
Literary Salt
Liternet
New Mexico CultureNet
New Works Review
NYSLitTree
Niederngasse
Online Center/Gidean Studies
The Poetry Porch
Pudding House
Rattapallax Press
Salmon Publishing
Samsara Quarterly
Santa Fe Poetry Broadside
Switched-on Gutenberg
Transference
UN Dialogue on Civilizations
Wise Women’s Web

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