Literary Quarterly: Winter 1999

Nov 3, 1999 at 12:00 am

Behold our quarterly lit review, featuring pages of choice reads for your perusal. This season's offerings include the latest from Marge Piercy, novelist Carla Harryman's look at the rules, Mick Vranich's new verse constructions, luminous poetry from Terry Blackhawk, and more...

Saw Horse: Poems 1990-1999 - Mick Vranich
Reviewed by Norene Cashen
Carpenter-musician-poet Mick Vranich's 10-year collection of word structures builds a beautiful paradox of verse.

Feels Like Jazz! 2000 Arts and Poetry Date Book - Various Artists
Reviewed by George Tysh
Young Detroit authors and artists collaborate in a year-round celebration of the world.

Body and Field - Terry Blackhawk
Reviewed by Dayana Stetco
Terry Blackhawk's poems speak to the places within and around her.

The Words: After Cal Sandburg's Rootabaga Stories and Jean-Paul Sartre - Carla Harryman
Reviewed by Marc Christensen
Carla Harryman's adventurous new novel mines the discrepancy between the language of childhood and the stable, predictable rules of adults.

Three Women - Marge Piercy
Reviewed by Alisa Gordaneer
Balancing the seductive new with burdensome old, Marge Piercy's engrossing new novel captivates with contemporary concerns and classic themes.

Prose garden ...
by Peter Markus
An MT Literary Quarterly exclusive - nationally acclaimed writer Peter Markus presents three unusual and enlightening lunar looks.