November/December 1991

Poet and teacher Linda Gregg discusses imagery, travel, marriage, and her newest book, The Sacraments of Desire.

Features

The Grolier Bookshop

by Michael Martone
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A visit to the landmark "poetry only" bookstore in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Selling Out

by Peter Trachtenberg
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"The writing felt as joyless as a bad marriage," says a fiction writer after completing a commercial nonfiction book.

Fat With Rejection

by Ethan Gilsdorf
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A review of rejection letters, from the acrimonious to the zealous.

An Interview With Linda Gregg

by David Wojahn
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Poet and teacher Linda Gregg discusses imagery, travel, marriage, and her newest book, The Sacraments of Desire (Graywolf Press, 1991).

William Joyce, Street Poet

by Casey Dugan
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With Walt Whitman and Henry Miller as his inspiration, a Washington, D.C., poet discovers that he can "sell poetry to anybody, at any time, anywhere."

News and Trends

New Venue for the Short Story

by Susan Davis
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The University of Texas Press launches American Short Fiction—a new quarterly devoted entirely to the short form.

Book-of-the-Month Club Offers Poetry Anthology as Main Selection

by Arthur S. Rosenblatt
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Book-of-the-Month Club promotes a poetry book for the first time in fifty years.

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