Issue 40 – Nonfiction

Visual Art

Nonobjectivity As A Crisis Of Subjectivity by Donald Kuspit

Modern science and modern art are opposed, however much they have a certain uncanny resemblance.


The Semiotic Anti-Subject: Postmodernism's Repudiation of Subjectivity by Donald Kuspit

What is postmodernism? There are all too many definitions, all agreeing on only one thing: something has changed, socioartistically as well as aesthetically.


A Green Thought

‘A Becoming Exit’: Suicide of Honor in Seneca, Shakespeare, and Mishima by Paul D. Green

It is a common misconception that classical antiquity approved of and defended all forms of suicide.


Book Reviews

Review of Laurel Blossom’s Longevity by Miriam Kotzin

Laurel Blossom’s sixth collection of poetry, Longevity, is a stunner, one of the important long poems of the 21st century.


Poet, Guitarist, Painter: a Review of Elizabeth J. Coleman’s Fifth Generation by Lee Slonimsky

...the author’s spiritual perspective merges with a musical ear and an unerring gift for language to create a highly fulfilling experience for the reader.


Review of Daniel Mark Epstein’s Dawn to Twilight: New and Selected Poems by Miriam Kotzin

The arrival of a volume of new and selected poems by an accomplished poet is a much-anticipated event, as was Daniel Mark Epstein’s Dawn to Twilight, which rewards the reader from the early poems through the most recent, confirming that Epstein is a superb poet and translator.


Review of Carol Lipszyc's The Saviour Shoes and Other Stories by Paul D. Green

Why, one might ask, is there a need for yet another book on the Holocaust? That’s a fair question. Here are two valid responses.


Review of Lee Slonimsky's Pythagore, Amoureux, Pythagoras in Love, Sonnets (translation by Elizabeth J. Coleman) by Licia Hahn

The timeless themes and spare elegance of Slonimsky’s poetry and Coleman’s beautiful translation resonate long after each reading.


Review of Robert Zaller’s Speaking to Power by Miriam Kotzin

Robert Zaller’s Speaking to Power is an impressive collection of superb poetry that evinces the author’s wide-ranging knowledge and indicates a passion for justice.