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Scrivener Creative Review - 2004

This is my introduction to the Montreal-based Scrivener Creative Review, and I find it mostly delightful—from Matthew Aaron Guyer’s metaphysical fiction, “The Theory of Doorways,” to a beautiful collection of photographs, especially those of Geoffrey Brown. The poems are worth returning to again, as well, and I look forward to doing so. I love the following lines from “Last Visit to Glorietta Mesa Lodge” by Kathryn Napier Stull: “Ceremony day / I am not allowed to kiss you. // I am in the kitchen with the women / fixing enchiladas and thinking, / I am in the kitchen with the women.” Scrivener also features a fine section of art reviews, and, though I’m somewhat visually inept, I found it intriguing and helpful to read about the photography, much of which is featured in the journal. The book reviews, too, were especially helpful; I have a working list of potential reads, and a couple of the books discussed here may eventually make it to the cutting room! I also very much enjoyed the interviews—Matthew Frassica’s interview with Vendela Vida was especially entertaining. I am happily surprised to discover this journal and look forward to future issues. – LC


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Review Posted on June 30, 2004

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