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Harpur Palate - Winter 2003-4

  • Issue Number: Volume 3 Number 2
  • Published Date: Winter 2003-4

Jeff Walt has written one of the sexiest poems about smoking ever and Jennifer Perrine makes me want to hold someone’s hand. Lexi Rudnitsky’s “Malaria” is beautiful and Harpur Palate (which is what, by the way, anyone? sorry I’m dumb) is a fine magazine. M. Nasorri Pavone’s “Rick on His Way to Rachel” surprised the hell out of me and took three readings, and Mary Anne Mohanraj’s story, like Jenny Steele’s, is well paced and moves like a cloud, then stays like one in your head. Out of Binghamton University in New York, this magazine feels more than many, like it’s still growing into itself in good ways. There’s no pedantry, no hint that if I were to pick up the magazine in a year it might be totally different, meaning: there’s a flexibility to it that’s welcome. Again, there’s little formal inventiveness within the pages, there are simply well-written, solidly structured poems and stories. [Harpur Palate, English Department, Binghamton University, PO Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000. E-mail: Single issue $8.] - WC

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Review Posted on May 31, 2004

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