Oyster Boy Review 13
I N T R O D U C T I O N
Kevin McGowin - Editor's Note
"Poetry and literary fiction in America are not dead . . . we could only be so lucky!"
A R T W O R K
Michel Suret-Canale - Auto
Dee Rimbaud - 716-a ·
F E A T U R E D F I C T I O N
Ken Wainio - Three stories from Getting Laid
Jar of Sperm
"I Guess it was Harry Thorndyke who really put fucking in my head."
"'Loas come out here Ben and some of his friends want some pussy.'"
The Real Thing
"'It's my treat these girls don't cost much but man do they give you a fuck.'"
F I C T I O N
David Plumb - Felipe's Heart
"God arrived in a mobile home on the southwest fringe of Chicago with six cowboy hats, twelve kids, and three guitars."
Chip Lands - In the Dust
"She had places to go, after all, and people to seecouldn't this stupid trucker tell?"
Sara Graser - Kissing Charles Bukowski
"The strange thing was that, after he kissed me, he looked at me straight and he said, 'I'm dying.'"
Jared Leising - Hit and Run
"After getting paroled things seemed okay, but ever since that wide yellow car has been parked across the street from your apartment, things have gone sour. "
Elisha Porat - Triple Jump
"Yes, it definitely would be easy to accept these sweet lies."
Timothy Normandin - The Small Things Come Easy to Me
"You cannot be a good parent and a coward at the same time."
Elisha Porat - Beach Games
"Shaya Ben-Yosef got drunk on the smell of the sea and the smell of the salty distances that scorched his throat."
Tod Goldberg - Recognition
"That was no fantasy. If you can talk about a secret that fucked up, then you are doing it."
P O E T R Y
Debra Kaufman - Directions
Lyn Lifshin - She Said It Was Her Mother's Breasts
Charles Fort - American Gargoyle
Michael Estabrook - Guess I Was Just One of the Girls
C.C. Russell - Mike, Waiting, the Smoke Around Your Head Closing In
Michael Estabrook - At the Side of the Road
Lyn Lifshin - Reprieve
Debra Kaufman - I Followed Him into the Woods
Ann McGarrell - Roswell
Charles Fort - The Magic Man Held a Blue Crystal Ball
B O O K R E V I E W S
Amor Eterno: Eleven Lessons in Love
By Patricia Preciado Martin
The Body Artist
By Don DeLillo
By Jane Alison
By Nicholas Mosley
The Dying Animal
By Philip Roth
The Sun Takes Us Away: New and Selected Poems & Sleep and Death the Dream
By Benjamin Saltman
Trying to Catch the Horses
By Dan Gerber
Before It's Light: New Poems
By Lyn Lifshin
Blizzard of One & The Weather of Words: Poetic Invention
By Mark Strand
By Peter Tomassi
At Dusk Iridescent: A Gathering of Poems, 1972-1977
By Thomas Meyer
By Andrea Rosenberg
By Michael McClure
By Jonathan Greene
By Kevin Bezner
By Lisa Lewis
Once in Vermont
By Bob Arnold
By Cid Corman
Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan
Biography by Howard Sounes
Luminous Debris: Reflecting on Vestige in Provence and Languedoc
Nonfiction by Gustaf Sobin
The Objectivist Nexus: Essays in Cultural Poetics
Nonfiction edited by Rachel Blau DuPlessis & Peter Quartermain
In Company: Robert Creeley's Collaborations
Edited by Amy Cappelazzo & Elizabeth Licata
The Poet as Spy: The Life and Wild Times of Basil Bunting
Biography by Keith Aldritt