Arts & Culture » Books

Literary Quarterly: Winter 1998



Cigarettes - Harry Mathews
Reviewed by Lynn Crawford
The latest of the Harry Mathews reissues is addicted to discovery through language.

Poet Be Like God: Jack Spicer and the San Francisco Renaissance - Lewis Ellingham and Kevin Killian
Reviewed by Ted Pearson
33 years after his death, Jack Spicer haunts American poetry.

The Shape of the Journey: New and Collected Poems - Jim Harrison
Reviewed by Dennis Shea
Jim Harrison bares his poet's mettle in a collection from "Up North."

A Hut of One's Own: Life Outside the Circle of Architecture - Ann Cline
Reviewed by Jerry Herron
The smallest living spaces are more than lovely enough.

Surrealist Women: An International Anthology - Penelope Rosemont
Reviewed by Chris Tysh
Penelope Rosemont redraws the surrealist map.

Prose garden ...
by Metro Times staff
A Metro Times Literary Quarterly feature in which previously unpublished work by nationally acclaimed authors is presented exclusively here.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Detroit Metro Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Detroit and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Detroit's true free press free.