Book Reviews

NOTE: this page will be updated in Oct/Nov 2019. Sorry for the delays.

Of Tradition and Experiment XIII: What's really "Experimental" in the 21st Century? summer/fall 2017 issue of in Tears in the Fence, UK.

“kinematic enrapturement”: upon hearing-reading Will Alexander’s Based on the Bush of Ghosts (Staging Ground, 2015)

The Urban Interior-Exterior Ideal: A review of Donna Stonecipher's Model City, (Shearsman Books, 2015), appeared on 2 June 2016 on Jacket2.

 Timed Instants: A Review of Cole Swensen's Landscapes on a Train, (Nightboat Books, 2015), A review by Jennifer K Dick: 23 February 2016 on Jacket2.

Of Tradition and Experiment XII: On Beauty and Reading (pp109-117) with short close reads and thoughts on my favorite poems and authors, going from John Donne, Thomas Hood, Robert Frost, Gerard Manly Hopkins, Carole Maso, Anne Carson and Michael Palmer to Myung Mi Kim, with a brief tip of the hat to Erin Mouré, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Nathanial Mackey, N. NourbeSe Philip and Craig Santos Perez. In Tears in the Fence, N° 62, Dorsett, UK, October 2015, pp 109-117.

Of Tradition and Experiment XI: THE WORD and its Limits
Vanessa Place's PoetryPays (VanessaPlace Inc, 2014), Anne-Marie Albiach's Mezza Voce (Post-Apollo, 1988 tr Joseph Simas et al) and Andrew Topel's CONCRETE (Avuncular Press, 2010) are discussed in relation to Mallarmé's Un Coup de Dés and the traditions of visual art and poetry since 1900. In Tears in the Fence, N° 60, Dorsett, UK, October 2014, pp 110-119. Subscribe/ order a copy at 

Looking into The Last VisPo Anthology--edited by Craig Hill and Nico Vassilakis, Fantagraphics, 2012. A 40's project review, at:

Entwining Presence and Language: A review of HR Hegnauer's SIR (Yo-yo labs, 2013) on Drunken Boat issue 18, January 2014.

Of Tradition and Experiment X: a roundup of 5 excellent small press publications : Afton Wilky's Clarity Speaks of a Crystal Sea (Flim Forum, 2014), The First 4 Books of Sampson Starkweather (Birds LLC, 2013), Matvei Yankelevich's Alpha Donut (United Artists Books, 2012), Laurie Price's Radio at Night (Lunar Chandelier Press, 2013) and Jackqueline Frost's You Have the Eyes of a Martyr (O'Clock Press chapbook). Review published in Tears in the Fence, N° 59, Dorsett, UK, April/May 2014, pp 116-126.


Of Tradition and Experiment IX: Habib Tengour's Crossings (Post-Apollo Press, 2013) in print in Tears in the Fence, issue 58, UK, Dec 2013 pp 116-120. Pick up a copy of Tears in the Fence via

Joyriding the Subtext: A Glimpse of Elsa Von Freytag Loringhoven's Uncensored Writings.  
About BODY SWEATS: The uncensored writings of Elsa Von Freytag-Loringhoven, MIT Press, Cambridge and London, ISBN 978-0-262-01622-3. Reviewed for Drunken Boat, issue 17, June 1, 2013. URL:

Of Tradition and Experiment VIII: What's Avant-Garde in the 21st Century? (Responding to and reflecting on the theories of Marjorie Perloff, Alain Badiou and David Lehman while discussing in brief the poetry of Liz Waldner, Joe Wenderoth, Hoa Nguyen, Eileen Myles, Matthew Rohrer and Sarah Riggs), published in Tears in the Fence, N° 56, Dorsett, UK. Winter 2012/2013, pp 117-122. 

The Pros and Cons of Against Expression: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing, about the book "Against Expression: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing (Avant-Garde and Moderism Collection)" edited by Craig Dworkin and Kenneth Goldsmith, Northwestern University Press, 2011, ISBN: 978-0-8101—2711-1. Reviewed for Drunken Boat, issue 15. URL:

A short review of Josie Foo and Leah Stein’s A Lily Lilies, Nightboat, 2011, ISBN: 978-0-9844598-5-8. Reviewed for Drunken Boat, issue 15. URL:

On reading Dark Archive by Laura Mullen, University of California Press, 2011, ISBN 978-0-520-26886-9. Reviewed for Drunken Boat, issue 15. URL:

Jonathan Regier and Jennifer K Dick discuss Ronaldo V. Wilson's Poems of the Black Object Futurepoem Books, 2009, A dual-voiced review for Drunken Boat, issue 15. URL:

Bhanu Kapil's Schizophrene, Nightboat Books, 2011--a 40's Project mini review:

THE WHITE REVIEW issue 4, published in the UKMOBILE album / international (issues 1 and 2!): The French art and literature review put out in Bensaçon by Montagne Froide
Matthew Cooperman's STILL, Counterpath press, and Moonraker by Vincent Zompa (Dusie press, Kollectiv 5 chapbook, 2012) --Four 40's project mini reviews all together at:

Wordlick by Joe Ross (Green Integer, n°184, 2011), and The Institution At Her Twilight by Caroline Crumpacker (Dusie press, Kollectiv 5 chapbook, 2012) --Two 40's project mini reviews at:

Viral Suite by Mari-Lou Rowley, Anvil Press, Vancouver, 2004 --the first of the 40's project mini reviews. At:

Of Tradition and Experiment VII: A reading of She, A Blueprint by Michelle Naka-Pierce with images by Sue Hammond West (BlazeVOX Books, 2011, isbn 978-1-60964-060-6), published in Tears in the Fence, N° 54, Dorsett, UK. 2011. 
Kardia by Claude Royet-Journoud, reviewed on the webmagazine "Ekleksographia", Wave 3 The France issue. URL :

Poetry/Fiction…the debate (debacle) continues to Murmur on Laura Mullen's book "Murmur" (Futurepoem 2007), Reviewed in How2journal, v3, issue 1, dans la partie dénommés « alerts », juin 2007.

Essays On Departure by Marilyn Hacker, Carcanet Press, UK, reviewed in Tears in the Fence, N°45, 2007, pp.114-119.

Eclectic Directions: Jennifer K Dick reviews Anabranch by Andrew Zawacki. Jacket Magazine, Australia, July 2006. 

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