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Crazyhorse - Fall 2004

  • Issue Number: Number 66
  • Published Date: Fall 2004
Crazyhorse is one of the older American literary magazines, this being its 45th year, and it is nice to see the magazine still willing to publish writing that takes risks. While inevitably some of these fail, there is plenty of material here for the cost. One story that did work was Stephen Tuttle’s “The Funambulist,” which deals with how a town mythologizes the suicide of one of its members: “Our teenagers were not there the day the man walked into and then off our tallest building, but they know people who were. They have all the details.” Eerie and intriguing. Overall, the poetry outweighs the fiction in this issue. Highlights include three beautiful poems from Romanian poet Liliana Ursu (in both English and Romanian) and another three by James Tate, who once again highly impressed me. 
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Review Posted on December 31, 2004

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