Chicago Review

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Articles from Vol. 47, No. 3, Fall

An E-Mail Interview with Thalia Field
The construction of the flying saucer is not so much a dilemma of hardware as it is a poetic challenge. Terence McKenna, History Ends in Green Doesn't Gabrielle's being made the tool of her mother's murder convince you of the necessity--at least...
An Interview with Frank Bidart
This interview was conducted at the Prairie Restaurant in downtown Chicago on Saturday, October 16, 1999. ANDREW RATHMANN: For me, and I'm sure for many others, one of the pleasures of your poetry is its rhetorical intensity--by which I mean the...
Author Bios. (Notes & Comments)
Notably, a number of literary journals of late have mutated or eliminated author bios. Fence, for example, has replaced the bio with a "reading list," in which authors mention what they've been reading, not unlike the "summer reading" column of the...
Chapbooks Now. (Notes & Comments)
There appears to be bias against chapbooks in the world of literary reviews; university-affiliated journals and independent journals that publish reviews rarely cover the hundreds of limited-edition, often hand-bound books published by small presses...
Dispatch from Boulder. (Notes & Comments)
Every summer the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University runs a four-week writing program that brings some of the most adventurous U.S. poets to Boulder, Colorado. For students, it's a chance to take a variety of challenging...
From Lives of the Poets
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Peter Hutton: The Filmmaker as Luminist
The new landscape mode expressed--and in turn shaped--a growing midcentury appreciation for nature as a complex organic realm surrounding the human world.... The aesthetic of atmospheric luminism was grounded...in an identification with nature rather...
Statement of Purpose. (Notes & Comments)
(adapted from The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron with Mark Bryan; Media Marketing: How to Get Your Name and Story in Print and on the Air by Peter G. Miller; and from the graduate admissions and promotional materials...