The Poetry Project

#137--April/May 1990

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Editor: Tony Towle


  • "Helsinki Diary" by Ron Padgett
  • "Poets Theatre Rules" by Bob Holman

Book Reviews:

  • Becoming a Poet: Elizabeth Bishop with Mairanne Moore and Robert Lowell by David Kalstone; reviewed by Joel Lewis
  • Drunk on a Glacier, Talking to Flies by Janine Pommy Vega; reviewed by Ed Foster
  • 20 Lines a Day by Harry Mathews; reviewed by Lewis Warsh
  • The Storm by Meena Alexander; reviewed by Leonard Schwartz
  • Weeks by Hannah Weiner; reviewed by Bernadette Mayer
  • Bluestones and Salt Hay: An Anthology of Contemporary New Jersey Poets edited by Joel Lewis; reviewed by Greg Masters


  • David S. Kelley interviews by Tony Towle (farewell editorial interview)


  • "Going to a Game with You" by Elinor Nauen
  • "The Irony of the Ecstasy" by Bob Holman
  • "Mary Mar" by Sarah Schulman
  • "The Room" by Basil King
  • "Theresa of Avila and the History of Psychology" by Tom Clark
  • "In the Dark" by Dennis Barone


  • Questionnaire


  • readings
  • workshops
  • events
  • announcements
  • books & magazines received

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