January/February 2001

January/February 2001

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.

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Features

Gillian Conoley: Where Silence Sends Word

by Kevin Larimer
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A profile of poet Gillian Conoley.

A Conversation With Lucy Grealy: The Idea of Home

by Fran Gordon
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A profile of Lucy Grealy, author of Autobiography of a Face.

Literature and Cyberspace

Preserving the Word: The Fervor of Cyber-Pioneers and Print Proponents

by Justin Martin
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Pros and cons of e-literature.

Observations From Here: An E-Lit Writer Links to the Past

by Rob Wittig
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Wittig makes a case for e-literature.

Chimerical Texts and Other Hypermedia Hybrids: The E-ffects of Technology on Creative Process

by Nick Montfort
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How the Internet can change the creative process.

Case Studies of Collaboration

by William Gillespie
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Collaborations made possible by the Internet.

Unpinned Wings: A Print Poet's Flight to Hypertext

by Stephanie Strickland
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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

by Diane Greco and Charles Bennett
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The artistic merits of hypertext and hypermedia.

News and Trends

Pushcart Rolls Into 25th Year

by Christina Davis
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Bill Henderson's brainchild, the annual Pushcart Prize anthology, celebrates its twenty-fifth year.

NEA Funding Up Despite Criticism

by Tom McInerney
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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

by Mary Gannon
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Electronic Literature Organization inaugurates two award competitions (for e-fiction and e-poetry).

Chinese Writer Wins Nobel Prize

by Staff
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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

by Helen Jerome
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What it takes to publish a foreign book in the United States.

The New Editors: Acquiring Books for the Next Generation

by Joanna Smith Rakoff
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Young editors get creative about marketing first novels.

The Literary Life

In Search of Narrative Truth: Michael Holroyd on a Writer's Lifelong Task

by Donna Martin
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A look at Michael Holroyd's career.

Liberating the Immigrant Novel: A Writer Rebels With Joy

by Lara Stapleton
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Publishers' limited expectations for the "immigrant novel."

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