March/April 1993

Leslie Garrett, author of In the Country of Desire, explains what happened in the twenty-five-year silence since his first novel, The Beasts.

Features

Editorial Etiquette

by Sondra Gash
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Poets whose work was accepted by New York Quarterly but who dared to inquire about publication timetables received a venomous letter from editor William Packard and saw their work rejected.

An Interview With Kathy Acker

by Paul Perilli
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Kathy Acker, one of the leading experimental writers in the United States, explains her use of pornography and appropriated text.

Writing the Last Frontier: The Literary Life in Alaska

by Deborah Tobola
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Writers on the forefront of Alaskan literature writers discuss writing in a harsh environment.

Arte Público Press

by Kathleen Norris
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The third story in our Small Press Series profiles the country's oldest and largest publisher of Hispanic literature.

An Interview with Leslie Garrett

by Don Stephen Williams
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Leslie Garrett, author of In the Country of Desire, explains what happened in the twenty-five-year silence since his first novel, The Beasts.

Physician as Poet, Poem as Patient

by Jack Coulehan
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A physician-poet discovers how poems can help heal patients and nourish the art of medicine.

Vallecitos Retreat

by Gerald W. Haslam
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A "rural-boy-turned-writer" discovers a restful paradise in nothern New Mexico.

The Quarterly Review of Literature at Fifty

by Robert Kendall
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For half a century, Theodore and Renee Weiss have presided over the evolution of one of the country's most influential journals.

News and Trends

Writer's Widow Endows Largest U.S. Poetry Prize

by Jane Ludlam
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The winner of first annual Tufts Poetry Award, the largest U.S. award for a poet, will be announced April 2.

Independent Alternative Press Forms in New York City

by Arthur S. Rosenblatt
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Magic City Press, a small press located in New York City, was established last November by Howard Frey.

"Pages," A Gay and Lesbian Book Club, is Launched

by Arthur S. Rosenblatt
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A national book club designed to serve gay and lesbian readers is launched by John Thew, a Minneapolis-based arts administrator.

Minneapolis's Loft Offers Correspondence Courses

by Arthur S. Rosenblatt
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Long considered the center of literary activity in Minneapolis and a place where many Upper Midwest authors have honed their skills, the Loft recently announced tutoring by mail.

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