Our cover story is a profile of poet Gillian Conoley, whose fourth collection, Lovers in the Used World, struggles to wrest language from the influences of a media-saturated culture.
A Conversation With Lucy Grealy: The Idea of Home
A profile of Lucy Grealy, author of Autobiography of a Face.
In such a saturated culture, how can a poet clear away uninfluenced space from which to write a poem that is authentic, original?
Literature and Cyberspace
Preserving the Word: The Fervor of Cyber-Pioneers and Print Proponents
Pros and cons of e-literature.
Observations From Here: An E-Lit Writer Links to the Past
Wittig makes a case for e-literature.
Chimerical Texts and Other Hypermedia Hybrids: The E-ffects of Technology on Creative Process
How the Internet can change the creative process.
Case Studies of Collaboration
Collaborations made possible by the Internet.
Unpinned Wings: A Print Poet's Flight to Hypertext
A historical look at the impulse to "move beyond the page and beyond the linear."
How Do You Know If It's Art? Making Quality Count in Cyberspace
The artistic merits of hypertext and hypermedia.
News and Trends
Pushcart Rolls Into 25th Year
Bill Henderson's brainchild, the annual Pushcart Prize anthology, celebrates its twenty-fifth year.
NEA Funding Up Despite Criticism
Funding for the National Endowment for the Arts increased by seven million dollars (bringing the total budget to $105 million).
New Nonprofit Champions E-Lit
Electronic Literature Organization inaugurates two award competitions (for e-fiction and e-poetry).
Chinese Writer Wins Nobel Prize
Announcement of Gao Xingjian's 2000 Nobel victory and a list of the last fifty Nobel winners.
The Practical Writer
Foreign Currency: How a Dutch Novelist Crossed the Atlantic
What it takes to publish a foreign book in the United States.
The New Editors: Acquiring Books for the Next Generation
Young editors get creative about marketing first novels.
The Literary Life
In Search of Narrative Truth: Michael Holroyd on a Writer's Lifelong Task
A look at Michael Holroyd's career.
Liberating the Immigrant Novel: A Writer Rebels With Joy
Publishers' limited expectations for the "immigrant novel."