Volume I, Issue 17
September 29 - October 6, 1997
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Albuquerque writers talk about themselves, their craft and the soul of the city. 
Jake Page, Traci Paris, Luci Tapahonso, and Levi Romero
Original fiction by Albuquerque writer Lisa Gill. 
All the Haikus that's fit to print. 
Mississippi's Man of Letters
This weekend, the world marks the 100th birthday of William Faulkner with celebration and appreciation. 
Battle of the Bookstores
Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Borders -- the proliferation of book superstores is at an all-time high. Are there enough book lovers to keep them in business? 
Alternatives to Best Sellers
A listing of some prime non-beach reading. 
Blake de Pastino
Cadillac Desert it ain't -- Alex Shoumatoff's overview of the American Southwest leaves much to be desired. 
The Feynman Follies
Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman enjoyed playing the wild-haired scientist, but a new biography captures his serious scholarly achievements as well. 
Writing For The Outsiders
From chilling secrets to whimsical fables, Ana Castillo's short stories shake up every community she's sought to describe. 
Speed Reader Deluxe
A super-size Lit Issue Speeder with a dozen local and national authors. 
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'm feeling rather haiku today, so instead of writing descriptions
of the articles in this week's Books section, each of them will
be summed up with a poem. Please forgive me if the format's not quite right.
Autumn book issue,
She cut her hair off,
at recess we shared a kiss
our little secret.
people write in haiku verse,
a lot of winners.
Faulkner's a hundred
years old this year, yes he is
except he is dead.
Barnes & Noble battles
with the evil Borders chain,
too many bookstores?
Try serious reads
like To Kill A Mockingbird,
or like Nabokov.
of Southwest deserts.
Surely He's Joking!
No, Richard Feynman isn't,
not in this new book.
covers the boundaries of
Book reviews galore
they await you anxiously,
within "Speed Reader."
Those who write haiku
on Talk Back often receive
seven days' good luck.
Junior College, Going Postal, Religion in Modern New Mexico, and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. [06-06-97]
Blake de Pastino, Jessica English, Julie Birnbaum and Angie Drobnic
Picking up the pieces of the Balkans. [08-11-97]
A look into the Blind Spot--plus, Bero Gallery hosts a poetry fest! [07-28-97]