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NewPages Lit Mag Reviews

Posted March 7, 2009

  • Issue Number Number 68
  • Published Date 2008
  • Publication Cycle Biannual
Editor Sven Birkerts begins this issue of AGNI with “The Inadvertent Eye,” an interesting essay about Robert Frank, an essential American photographer. Those who carefully consider decades-old photographs will see much more than a simple collection of long-dead people in a long-gone landscape. To prove that Frank is a “master of moody vacancy more than of the crowded frame,” Birkerts does a strikingly close reading of a powerful photograph.
  • Issue Number Issue 7
  • Published Date Winter 2009
  • Publication Cycle Biannual
Poems, stories, and non-fiction in Alimentum tend to fall into one of two categories: work in which food (or food-related “stuff”) is the main character and work in which food metaphors and images are used to flavor other topics. Both approaches are used successfully in this issue of the journal.

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