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XCP is a biannual interdisciplinary journal of poetry,
poetics, experimental ethnography and
cultural and performance studies
XCP  Editor   
               Mark A. Nowak
   manowak@stkate.edu

Contributing Editors   
           Lila Abu-Lughod   
           Kamau Brathwaite   
           Maria Damon
           Jeff Derksen  
           Larry Evers   
           C.S. Giscombe   
           Diane Glancy   
           Juan Felipe Herrera
           May Joseph  
           Walter K. Lew   
           Kirin Narayan   
           Nathaniel Tarn   
           Shamoon Zamir  
  
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           David Michalski
 
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CURRENT ISSUE

XCP 19: ("YET CITIZEN ARE YOU?")

Bear Don't Walk, Scott
"Two Poems" (7)

Lai, Larissa.
 "From Goodbye Butterfly, Hello Kitty: An Opiate Opera" (10)

Duff, Kim. 
"The Spatial Logic of Louis Cabri and Rodrigo Toscano's Urban Poetics" (14)

Ressler, Oliver. 
"Globalizing Protest (Geneva, 6/2003)" (41)

Hahm, Kimiko. 
"Questions for Calliope" (46)

Glancy, Diane.
 "When the Language Parted" (53)

Waldman, Anne.
 "Two Poems" (58)

Ressler, Oliver. 
"Globalizing Protest (Edinburgh, 7/2005)" (73)

Kapil, Bahnu.
 "From Humanimal: A Project for Future Children (77)

Ali, Kazim.
 "Cairo" (85)

Tores, Edwin.
 "I Am Trying to Perfect My Assént" (92)

Ressler, Oliver. 
"Globalizing Protest (Rostock, 6/2007)" (95)

Zamir, Shamoon. 
"Neo-Hoodoo: Proposals for a Literary History" (100)

Book Reviews
Comparative Literature in an Age of Globalization, Haun Saussy, ed. 
(Reviewed by Christiopher Winks) (135)

Human Resources, Rachel Zolf.
(Reviewed by Joel Bettridge) (141)

Stupendous, Miserable City: Pasolini's Rome, John David Rhodes. 
(Reviewed by C. Natale Peditto) (147)

Another Future: Poetry and Art in a Postmodern Twilight, Alan Gilbert. 
(Reviewed by Stephen Cope) (151)

Poems from Guantánamo; The Detainees Speak, Mark Falkoff, ed.
(Reviewed by Maria Damon) (155)





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Xcp 1
Multilingual and translated poetries

Xcp 2
Heredity

Xcp 3
Fieldnotes & Notebooks

Xcp 4
Voyage / Voyaguer / Voyeur

Xcp 5
Dia/logos: Speaking Across

Xcp 6
(Documentary)

Xcp 7
Everyday Life

Xcp 8
“Authenticating (Dis)Location/(Dis)Locating Authenticity”

Xcp 9
“Writing (Working) Class”

Xcp 10
. articulation . alterity .

Xcp 11
Writing ( Home )

Xcp 12
Ethographic Past(ische)

Xcp 13
Poeple's Theater / Poet's Theater

Xcp 14
Third Millennium Red

contents for 15/16, 17, and 18 online soon (Thanks to master abstractor Adam Siegel!). 

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Xcp no. 1       October, 1997 Multilingual and translated poetries

Amiri Baraka
What Is Undug Will Be
From Speech
Re:Port
Maria Damon
When the NuYoricans Came to Town:(Ex)Changing Poetries
Lise McCloud
Mixed American Pak: Nation Holiday Thunder Chrysanthemum With Pearls & Reports
Multilingual and Translated Poetries
Solomon Deressa
fragments from the Horn
The Poem Sheathed
Walter K. Lew
1983
Ofelia Zepeda
DA:M KA:CIM HIHIMDAM / Those That Walk The Earth
JEWED 'I-HOI / Riding The Eath
Elizabeth Burns
el puente / the bridge
Diane Glancey
nahna adulvdi gesvi / of that wanting which is
EdwinTorres
Seeds Sown Long Ago: Are You the Layer?
Taxi-Toxic-Tiction
Planet Concertina
Alejandro Aura (translated by Forrest Gander)
from Fuentes
Reviews
Michael Heller
Anthropology and Literature
Bonnie D. Irwin 
The Dialogic Emergence of Culture
Kim Koch
Fictions of Feminist Ethnography
David Michalski
Things As They Are: New Directions in Phenomenological Anthropology
Dan Featherston
Home Places: Contemporary Native American Writing from Sun Tracks

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Xcp no. 2        April, 1998 Heredity 

Hilton Obenzinger
Writing (In) the Past
 
 
 

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Xcp no. 3      October, 1998 Fieldnotes & Notebooks

Che Qianzi
Hand-Copied Paperback
Fred Wah
from "China Journal"
Dhann Polnau

Allison Hedge Coke
News Flash: Tagging Death
Lila Abu-Lughod
On Photographs, Fieldnotes, and Participant Observation
Mark Nowak
"Back Me Up"
Elaine Equi
Blue Notes
Carolyn Erler

CarolynLei-lanilau
Parabalabia(id): the 21th Generation
Jack Turner
Field Report
Roger Sanjek
What Ethnographies Leave Out

Reviews
David Michalski
After Writing Culture: Epistomology and Praxis in Contemporary Anthropology
Deborah Reed-Danahay
Rootprints: Memory and Life Writing
Paul Naylor
Paul Metcalf-- Collected Works, Volume One: 1956-1976
Hilton Obenzinger
Paul Metcalf-- Collected Works, Volume Two: 1976-1986
Jefferson Hansen
Paul Metcalf-- Collected Works, VolumeThree: 1987-1997
Tsianina Lomawaima
Indians and Anthropologists: Vine Deloria Jr. & the Critique of Anthropology
Maria Damon
The Journal of John Wieners / is to be called / 707 Scott Street
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Xcp no. 4      April, 1999 Voyage / Voyaguer / Voyeur

Kamau Brathwaite
Scapeghost(s)
Terry Temescu
Itinerary
Roy Miki
fool's scold, 1.4.97
Piotr Gwiazda
The Guest of Literature: The Issue of Hospitality in Literary Translation
Rachel Blau DuPlessis
from Draft 33: Deixis
Lyle Daggett
mythology
Mariela Gil Sanchez (translated by Jen Hofer)
Otel sin H
Leonard Schwartz
Elations
Ellen Strain
Hyphenated Anthropologists, Tourist Stand-ins, and the Logic of the Repeat Journey
Sandy Feinstein
Tracked:Costa Rica, Kansas, Peru
Juliana Spahr
gathering palolo stream
Gerald Vizenor
The Elevator Shaman
Hank Lazer
from The Abacos
May Joseph
Asian Mysticism and Soho Chic
Edwin Torres
from Underneath the Southern Cross: The Diary of a Journey
Will Alexander
Water as a Dysphoric Medium
Mirage Evinced Across the Thalassic
Reviews
Michelle Stewart
Delivering Views: Distant Cultures in Early Postcards
Stephen Cope
Close Listening: Poetry and the Performed Word and Sound States: Innovative Poetics and Acoustical Technologies
Toral Gajarawala
AnthropologicalLocations: Boundaries and Grounds of a Field Science
Diane Glancy
A Long Way from St.Louie and Blue Marrow
Eric Lorberer
Just In: word of Navigational Challenges: New and Selected Work
Amitava Kumar
Border Theory: The Limits of Cultural Politics
John Bradley
The Redshifting Web: Poems 1970-1998
David Michalski
Destination Culture: Tourism Museums, and Heritage
Julia Van Cleve
Stigmata: Escaping Texts
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Xcp no. 5      October, 1999 Dia/logos: Speaking Across 

Guillermo Gómez-Peña & Frederick Luis Aldama
The New Millennial Xicano: An Interview with Guillermo Gómez-Peña
Sianne Ngai
 Orientation
Wang Ping
Chinese Bathroom
Eleni Sikelianos
Essay: 13 Pressure Points Inside The Skull
Elaine Pigeon
Michel Tremblay's Hosanna and the Queering of National Identity
Mickey Jenkins
Flirt-Wife and Love-Whack, How:
John Olson
Crewel Embroidery
George Kalamaras
 Mirrors in the Medulla: A Coroner's Interview with the
Exhumed Corpse of Gerard de Nerval During a Delayed Autopsy
Laurie Price
Tick
 Rafeeq Hasan
Slipping into the Easy India...
Zhang Er (translated by the author and Susan M. Schultz)
 NuWa Jing Wei (the baby girl, Jing Wei)
 Sterling Plumpp
 Five Poems
John Taggart
from When The Saints (Part Three)
 Nathaniel Mackey
Song of the Andoumboulou: 42
Anthropology/Poetry/Poetics: A Special Nathaniel Tarn Section
 Nathaniel Tarn
from Ecce Homo Martin (1983)
 Shamoon Zamir
Scandals in the House of Anthropology: notes towards a
reading of Nathaniel Tarn
Christopher Funkhouser
Scandals in the House of Birds: Shamans and Priests on Lake Atitlán (a review)
 Peter O'Leary
 Rus:An Interview with Nathaniel Tarn
Reviews
Jessica Cattelino
Exotics at Home: Anthropologies, Others, American Modernity
David Michalski
 The Practice of Everyday Life, Volume 2: Living and Cooking
Anna Reckin
Voice-Over
Maria Damon
Race Traitor 9/Surrealist Issue
 Jon Spayde
The Scandals of Translation
Jordan Davis
 Review Essay: A. L. Nielsen and Kimiko Hahn
 Julia Van Cleve
Deleuze and Guattari: New Mappings in Politics, Philosophy,  and Culture

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Xcp no. 6      May, 2000 (Documentary) 
C.S. Giscombe
from Inland
Ed Pavlic"Come on in my kitchen": Asymmetry, Angularity, and Incremental Repetition in Zora Neal Hurston's Diasporic Modernism
Tirtza Even
(Documentary) Gallery One
Deborah Meadows
from antiself.doc
Jason Nelson
Unambiguous and Basic 
Seven Series Eight
Paul Naylor
Some Assembly Required: Paul Metcalf's Rhizomatic Machines
Jonathan Monroe
from Demonsthenes' Dictionary
Everett Hoagland
dot dis:
Christof Migone
Ricochets, or How the Bullet Skips to the Tune of the Photograph
Walter K. Lew
from Seoul kihaeng
Phil Young
(Documentary) Gallery Two
Guillermo Juan Parra
Ancestors
Chapoquoit II
Mary Kasimor
Chaplin's Machinery
Disembodied Relationship
Made
Mary Weems
Needles and Pins
Not Hatred
Graffiti
Inspiration
Jefferey Renard Allen
Hush Arbor --for Mahalia Jackson
Alan Gilbert
Poetry and Reportage: Andrew Schelling's The Road to Ocosingo
Reviews
David Michalski
 Collecting Visible Evidence
Stephen Cope
Poetic Culture: Contemporary American Poetry between Community and Institution
Jefferson Hansen
Blues Narratives and Jumping the Line
 Julia Van Cleve
Gilles Deluze and the Ruin of Representation
Robin Ann Lukes
 The Politics of Fieldwork: Research in an American Concentration Camp
 Elizabeth Burns
Collecting Poems (Madeline Gleason) and Midwinter Day (Bernadette Mayer)
Michelle Stewart
Feminism and Documentary and For Documentary: Twelve Essays
Christopher Winks
Poetic Investigations: Singing the Holes in History
Mark Nowak
Critical Vehicles: Writings, Projects, Interviews (Krzystof Wodiczko) and Object to Be Destroyed: The Work of Gordon Matta-Clark


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Xcp no. 7      October, 2000 Everyday Life
Kathleen Stewart
Death Sightings
Diane Glancy
Tongues
Velcro
Retrieval
I am your true woman, Blinky
Harryette Mullen
X-ray Vision
Present Tense
Wing Young Huie
Everyday Life, Gallery One
Lakestreet, U.S.A.
Michael Sheringham
Michel de Certeau: The Logic of Everyday Practices
John Harvey
The Decline and Fall of the Silver Glo Motel
Rae Armantrout
The Cell Phone At Your Ear May Not Exist Yet
Chad Sellers
from (poverty of such)
Ray DiPalma
August 4    August 7, 2000
Bill Brown
Henri Lefebvre's The Production of Space
Jamason Chen
Everyday Life, Gallery Two
The Story of the Coat
Mytili Jagannathan
Twenty-Eight Happy: Seven (Diss)Courses for Emily Z.
Justin Chin
Pandora's Box of Shrimp Chow-Fun
Kamau Brathwaite
Esplanade Poem
Ben Highmore
Opaque, Stubborn Life:  Everyday Life and Resistance
in the Work of Michel de Certeau
G. E. Patterson
from New York Suite
from Give or Take
Theodore Enslin
Moon Change
Nicole Brossard  (translated by Rosmarie Waldrop)
Theater: Speed of Water

Reviews

Christopher Winks
Édouard Glissant and Postcolonial Theory: Strategies of
Language and Resistance [Celia M. Britton]
Karlyn Koh
Faking It: Poetics & Hybridity (Critical Writing 1984-1999)[Fred Wah]
Marcella Durand
Bliss to Fill [Prageeta Sharma] and The Kingdom of the
Subjunctive [Suzanne Wise]
Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali
Cultural Compass: Ethnographic Explorations of Asian
America [Martin F. Manalansan IV, ed.]
Najat Rahman
Dear Mr. Kawabata [Rashid Al-Daif] and Sherazade: Missing:
aged 17, dark curly hair, green eyes [Leila Sebbar]
Edwin Torres
Thunderweavers and Lotería Cards and Fortune Poems
[Juan Felipe Herrera]
Kelly Everding
Translating the Unspeakable: Poetry and the Innovative
Necessity [Kathleen Fraser]
Julia Van Cleve
Deleuzism [Ian Buchanan] and Proust and Signs [Gilles Deleuze]
David Michalski
The Arcades Project [Walter Benjamin]
Roberto Tejada
Turtle Pictures [Ray Gonzalez] and Point and Line [Thalia Field]

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Xcp no. 8      May 2001 “Authenticating (Dis)Location/ (Dis)Locating Authenticity”
Wang Ping
Mixed Blood
Mark McMorris
Postcolonial “A”? Empire & Nation in Louis Zukofsky’s 
American Movements,  A-14—A-17
Hoa Nguyen
 [Years after stealing cattle from the womb]
I Woke Up This Morning And It Was Friday
Mission Dolores
Lozenge
May Joseph
Hanoi Palimpsest
Kazim Ali
Sughra Kirmani:
Juan Gris/le livre
Taj Jackson
Flock To
Cecilia Vicuña
 [Gallery]
Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino
William
Lise Erdrich
Great Love Poems of the State Hospital
Kamau Brathwaite
Flim Studies +2 +3
Everett Hoagland
language doodle: on a post-lunch napkin
Alan Gilbert
 “There’s no center where / similarity would begin”: C.S. Giscombe’s Giscome Road and Here
Deborah Richards
rom The Beauty Projection
Kenneth Sherwood
from Mud Tablet (Tableta de barro)
Ruth Now
124 seconds of Surviving the Dustbowl 
Leslie Scalapino
from The Tango
Rosamond S. King
Rules of Order.
Indigenous
(is) there a choice
 

Reviews
 

Huda Seif
The Pre-Occupation of Postcolonial Studies [Fawzia Afzal Khan and Kalpana Seshadri-Crooks, editors]
Ramez Qureshi
Discrepant Engagement: Dissonance, Cross-Culturality and Experimental Writing [Nathaniel Mackey]
Rafeeq Hasan
Passport Photos [Amitava Kumar]
Lisa Jarnot
The Wireless Room [Shane Rhodes] and Echo Regime [John Olson]
Aldon Nielsen
Transfigurations: Collected Poems [Jay Wright]
Peter O’Leary
Living Root: A Memoir [Michael Heller]
Julia Van Cleve
(Dis)figurations [Ian Angus]  and Empire [Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri]
Biodun Iginla
Edward Said and the Work of the Critic: Speaking the Truth to Power [Paul Bové, editor]
Juan Obarrio
States of Emergency: Documentaries, War, Democracies [Patricia Zimmermann]
David Michalski
The Ends of Globalization [Mohammed A. Bamyeh] and Cultural Studies and Political Theory [Jodi Dean, editor]
Maria Damon
Dyssemia Sleaze [Adeena Karasick] and hovercraft  [K. Silem Muhammad]


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Xcp no. 9     November 2001 “Writing (Working) Class”
Ole Gram
Left Hook: Brecht Boxing, and Committed Art
Jena Osman
from.. Press Scrutiny: The Doubles
Curtis Crisler
 Red Brick Dust
3 Steps Over
Amiri Baraka
Wooden Negroes Appear At A Slam
Rhythm and Rime
Tisa Bryant
from... Playing House

[Gallery]
Paula Myers-Rich

Rodrigo Toscano
Jukebox Selection, A Brick and Mortar Remembrance
(following a conversation with a Local 4-121 pensioner)
Ideo-Degradable Verses from Immokalee (foor Lucas Benitez)
General Secratary Lula's Last Stand?
Jeff Derksen
As Ideology: Denaturalized Globalization and Articulatory Poetics
Mark Nowak
$00 / Line / Steel / Train
Pauline Butling
Writing as Social Practice  (Writing Class: The Kootenay School of Writing Anthology)
Allison Hedge Coke
Four Corner Nabs
Elizabeth Willis
Possesing Possesion: Loraine Niedecker, Folk, and the Allegory of Making
 

Reviews
 

Rebecca Scherr
Woman an the Politics of Class [by Johanna Brener]
Steven Garabedian
A Race of Singers: Whitman's Working Class Hero from Guthrie to Springsteen [ by Bryan K. Garman]
Eric Lorberer
The Battlefield Where The Moon Says I Love You [ by Frank Stanford]
Gabriele Civil
Where We Stan: Class Matters [by bell hooks] 
Bill Brown
The Invention of Capital [by Michael Perelman]
Elisabeth Frost
Connective Reading and Collective Identity [by Juliana Spahr]
Mary E. Weems
Mercurochrome [by Wanda Coleman]
Mark Soderstrom
Re/Presenting Class: Essays in Postmodern Marxism [ J.K. Gibson-Graham, Stephen Resnick, 
and Richard Wolff, editors]
David Michalski
Solidarity Blues: Race Culture, and the American Left [by Richard Iton]
Joel Bettridge
Necessary Distance [ by Clarence Major ] 
Deirdre Murphy
Women, Writing, and the Industrial Revolution [by Susan Zlotnick]
Heather Nagami
Crazy Melon and Chinese Apple [ by Frances Chung]


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Xcp no. 10      April 2002 .  articulation  .  alterity  .
 
Bruce Campbell
Assembly Poetics in the Global Economy: Nicaragua
Ranjani Neriya
Transparencies
Aquarelle
May Mahala
DIVING: “A one-act play”
Jeffery Renard Allen
He Was Like Us: A War Story

Gallery:
Theodore Harris & Amiri Baraka

Edwin Torres
Song of the Red Lamb
Craig Dworkin
Five Words In A Stein
Ulf Cronquist
“White Male Heterosexual Author Seeks...”: The Articulation of Queer Performativity Between Men in Leonard Cohen’s Beautiful Losers
Rosmarie Waldrop
We Will Always Ask, What Happened?
Frederick Luis Aldama
An Interview  with Ntozake Shange
Peter O’Leary
“Peace On Earth?”:
John Taggart’s Poem in Circular Motion
John Taggart
Car Museum
Elizabeth Robinson
The Little Matchgirl
Kristina Chew
Grafting as Comparative Literature: Virgil’s Georgics and Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Dictée
Bing He
Untitled  Apples
Norma Cole
Like a Fish in a Dumpster
Arthur Sze
The Thermos
Ice Line

Reviews

Maraca: New and Selected Poems 1965-2000
Victor Hernandez Cruz
George Kalamaras

At the Sky’s Edge: Poems 1991-1996 
Bei Dao (tr. by David Hinton, foreword by Michael Palmer)
Wang Ping

The Price of Dissent: Testimonies to Political Repression in America 
Bud Schultz and Ruth Schultz, eds.
Mark Soderstrom

In the Cold of the Malecón 
Antonio José Ponte
Translated by Cola Franzen and Dick Cluster
Three Masterpieces of Cuban Drama: Plays by Julio Matas, Carlos Felipe, and Virgilio Piñera
Translated and Edited with an Introduction by Luis F. González-Cruz and Ann Waggoner Aken
La detencíon del tiempo/Time’s Arrest 
Reina María Rodríguez 
Translated by Kristin Dykstra
Deborah Meadows

Disobedience 
Alice Notley
Kazim Ali

The Unfinished System of Nonknowledge
Georges Bataille
David Michalski

Consumption of the Present, Production of the Future Globalization
Arjun Appadurai, editor
Jeff Derksen

Amiri Baraka: The Politics and Art of a Black Intellectual
Jerry Gafio Watts
Aldon Nielsen

The Habitable World
Beth Anderson
Rusty Morrison

Chicago People
Richard Younker
Patrick Lohier

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Xcp no. 11 December 2002  Writing ( HOME )
NEW FEATURED WRITING

Kimiko Hahn
The Orient
Utica Station 
Dep.10:07 a.m. to N.Y. Penn Station
Sparrow
Heriberto Yepez
Babellebab
Will Alexander
from Concerning the Hebane Bird
Rodrigo Toscano
from SATIRE No. 4,
“In-Formational Forum Rousers—Arcing”
Heather Nagami
Acts of Translation

Gallery 
Yong Soon Min

Craig Watson
from Where/As: Ecuador
Wang Ping
Outskirts
Our Teacher of Marxism and Leninism
Nora Roberts
Meridel Le Sueur:
An interview conducted  in the home of Le Sueur’s daughter, Rachel Tilsen, in St. Paul, MN., Summer 1994
Rick Mitchell
Brecht in L.A.
a play

Book Reviews

Surrender
Roy Miki
Glen Lowry

Understanding Power:
The Indispensable Chomsky
Peter R. Mitchell and John Schoeffel, editors
Robin Ann Lukes

The Disparities
Rodrigo Toscano
Mark Wallace

A Time for Tea: 
Women, Labor, and Post/ Colonial Politics on an Indian Tea Plantation
Piya Chatterjee
Monika Mehta

alchemies of distance
Caroline Sinavaiana-Gabbard
From the Other Side of Night/Del otro lado de la noche; New and Selected Poems
Francisco X. Alarcón
Sun Yung Shin

Transpacific Displacement:
Ethnography, Translation, and Intertextual Travel in Twentieth-Century American Literature
Yunte Huang
Eleana Kim

The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers
Bhanu Kapil Rider
Kazim Ali

The Historicity of Experience:
Modernity, the Avant-Garde, and the Event 
Krzysztof Ziarek
Julia Van Cleve

Ancestors
Kamau Brathwaite
Words Need Love Too
Kamau Brathwaite
Aldon Lynn Nielsen

On Your Marx
Randy Martin
Mark Soderstrom

Fuck You–Aloha–I Love You
Juliana Spahr
Renee Gladman

Hatred of Capitalism: A Semiotext(e) Reader
Chris Kraus and Sylvére Lotringer, editors
Marcus Boon
 

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Xcp no.12 April 2003  Ethnographic Past(ische)
On the Unbearable Slowness of Being an Anthropologist Now:
Notes on a Contemporary Anxiety in the Making of Ethnography
George E. Marcus

from Penury
Myung Mi Kim

from scene of the crime
Ammiel Alcalay

Some Discourses on/of the Divided Self:
Lyric, Ethnography and Loneliness
Maria Damon

This Evening Let's
Adrienne Rich

Don't Be Simple, Be Complex
Kirin Narayan

Girl with Yellow Monkey-flowers in Her Hair
Duane Niatum

Staging A Time for Tea: Theater and Poetry in Writing the Plantation
Piya Chatterjee

FOBulous
Thien-bao Phi

Eleven Minute Painting: Reading Module v 0.1
Tan Lin

World Echoes: Caribbeanness as Method
Nicholas Lawrence

from The Idealist
Dale Smith

Red Americanism Struggling to Control the Narrative:
Conflict, Disjuncture and Patriotism in the Oral Life Story and Trial
Documents of a Minnesota Communist
Mark Soderstrom

Book Reviews
 

Beyond the Barricades: Nicaragua and the Struggle for the Sandinista Press,
1979-1998 / Adam Jones
[a review by Bruce Campbell]

Itch Like Crazy / Wendy Rose
[a review by Kimberly TallBear]

Racism and Cultural Studies: Critiques of Multiculturalist Ideology and the
Politics of Difference / E. San Juan Jr.
[a review by Charlie Samuyaveric]

Forgotten Reader: Recovering the Lost History of African American Literary
Societies / Elizabeth McHenry
[a review by Pamela R. Fletcher]

Selected Poems: 1950-2000 / Nathaniel Tarn
[a review by Peter O'Leary]

Sacred Revolutions: Durkheim and the Collège de Sociologie
Michèle H. Richman
[a review by David Michalski]

from the warring factions / Ammiel Alcalay
[a review by Jane Sprague]

Re/collecting Early Asian America: Essays in Cultural History
Edited by Josephine Lee, Imogene L. Lim, and Yuko Matsukawa
[a review by Sun Yung Shin]

Pataphysics: The Poetics of an Imaginary Science / Christian Bök
[a review by Christophe Wall-Romana]

Negritude Women / T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting
[a review by Gabrielle Civil]

Your Ancient See Through / Hoa Nguyen
[a review by Lisa Jarnot]

Beyond the Color Line and the Iron Curtain: Reading Encounters Between
Black and Red, 1922-1963 / Kate A. Baldwin
[a review by Christopher Winks]
 

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Xcp no. 13 December 2003  People's Theater / Poet's Theater
 
People’s Theatre, People’s Army: Masculinism, Agitprop, Reenactment
Alan Filewod [7]

Break
Beth Cleary [21]

Skin Trouble: A Play in One Act
Amiri Baraka [39]

Taking the Stage:
Theatre by and for the Working Class during the Depression Era
Beth Cherne [58]

At War
Sparrow [67]

Infestation of Gnats
Gabrielle Civil [82]

Racial Actors, Liberal Myths
Josephine Lee [88]

Afrofuturistic
Tracie Morris [111]

Apocalypse Eternity
Bob Holman [126]
 

Feminism Without Borders: Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity
Chandra Talpade Mohanty
[a review by Anjali Nerlaker, 129]

Black Dionysus: Greek Tragedy and African American Theatre
Kevin Wetmore, Jr.
[a review by May Mahala, 133]

Silencing Political Dissent:
How Post-September 11 Anti-Terrorism Measures Threaten Our Civil Liberties
Nancy Chang and the Center for Constitutional Rights
Terrorism and the Constitution:
Sacrificing Civil Liberties in the Name of National Security
David Cole and James X. Dempsey
[a review by Jules Boykoff, 138]

Race and Revolution
Max Shachtman
[a review by Yuichiro Onishi, 146]

Demonology
Kelly Stuart
The Masses are Asses
Pedro Pietri
[a review by Sun Yung Shin, 151]

Quiet Rumours: An Anarcha-Feminist Reader
Texts collected by Dark Star
[a review by Yedda Morrison, 155]

The Write Way Home: A Cuban-American Story
Emilio Bejel
[a review by Frederick Luis Aldama, 159]

World Bank Literature
Amitava Kumar, editor
[a review by David Buuck, 162]

The Future Is a Wish: Emily Jacir Travels Tight Spaces
Alan Gilbert [168]

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 XCP 14   THIRD MILLENNIUM RED  (2004)


Emelihter, Kihleng.
 "Micronesian Diaspora(s)" (7)

Hernandex, Rod. 
"Pocho-Che and the Production of a Transnational/Transcultural Poetics" (14)

Wong, Rita
"quotidian terror," "agricoda" (39)

D'Souza, Radha. 
"The World Social Forum Revisited: Back to Basics?" (41)

Coval, Kevin. 
"hip-hop poetica #1: macro n micro cosmos definite" (46)

Brathwaite, Kamau.
 "This sweet windperson poem" (48)

Williams, Tyrone.
 "A Day To Remember," "Another Day In Heaven, Another Day On Earth," "Faux Ersatz" (58)

Harrison, Bob. 
"macaw, for the island," "American friendly" (61)

Solo, Toni. 
"The 'free trade' history eraser: Honduras, maquilas and popular protest in Latin America" (64)

Cabri, Louis. 
"After 1923: 'The Social Command'" (71)

Szymaszek, Stacy.
 "auction" (86)

Deshpande, Sudhanva.
 "A World of Difference" (89)

Cronin, Jeremy. 
"The Tide Has Turned," "Hypothetically," "Things are not as bad as they say" (93)

Ismail, Qadri. 
"Towards a Critique of Anthropology" (97)

Reviews
Black Freedom Fighters in Steel: The Struggle for Democratic Unionism, Ruth Needleman; Union Women: Forging Feminism in the United Steelworkers of America, Mary Margaret Fornow
(Reviewed by Peter Rachleff) (121)

Yeghishe Charents: Poet of the Revolution, Marc Nichanian, editor (with the collaboration of Vartan Matiossian)
(Reviewed by Khachig Tololyan) (126)

Spectres of 1919: Class and Nation in the Making of the New Negro, Barbara Foley
(Reviewed by Aldon Lynn Nielsen) (131)

Paris, Capital of Modernity, David Harvey
(Reviewed by David Michalski) (134)

Working Women in Mexico City: Public Discourses and Material Conditions, 1879-1930, Susie S. Porter
(Reviewed by Bruce Campbell) (139)

sKincerity, Laura Elrick; Crop, Yedda Morrison
(Reviewed by Carol Mirakove) (143)

All Around What Empties Out, Linh Dinh
(Reviewed by Jane Sprague) (148)

The Activist
Afro-Blue: Improvisations in African American Poetry and Culture, Tony Bolden
(Reviewed by Pamela R. Fletcher) (157)

In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition, Fred Moten
(Reviewed by Christopher Winks) (165)

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    Title: Xcp :
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    Year: 1997-
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    REVIEWS
     
    From
    Poetry Project Newsletter
    (NYC)
    Dec. 1997

    MANGOSHRAPNEL:
    A Review of Xcp: Cross Cultural Poetics  No.1.
    By Juan Felipe Herrera

    "A long time coming..."
                     -The Electric Flag

      Xcp Cross Cultural Poetics number 1, edited by Mark Nowak and posse, housed at St. Catherine-Minneapolis, is a radical inauguration of voices, thinkers and open space blurred-genre writers all organized into 134 pages of wild perceptual & canonic displacements. This is a timely call for the necessary pulse-work of our dis-locations in a multi-vocal culture bomb called You&mehere. Although the triptych format may not be in-synch with the journal's vibrant dissonance & oppositional assemblage, its array of collapsible universes Yin-Yangs through literary cross-genres, public & private literary practices & salsas anti-ethnographic enterprises; welcome to a writer's manual on how to detonate the Master-Axis of Big Brother Narratives. In the first riff, the most daring and perhaps the most lethal, aptly titled the "X-section," we journey with Baraka's "Flawed Operator" character, the "twin of Dude" and go on to his spoken word collage, "Undug" prosodies and a trancespoken "Re:Ports." Maria Damon's "When The NuYoricans Came to Town: (Ex) changing poetics" continues the barrage of breakdown with a fast paced event, frame and performance analysis of poetry in public space and process. The Pentagon of Official Verse Culture & Lit-Crit takes a necessary hit; we move through the smoky overgrounds of slams, lofts and open mikes; Clifford Geertz and Victor Turner appear in chartreuse, hot-shot culture critic Mary Pratt smashes against classic anthropology's golden boy,  Marcel Mauss, as Damon burns and proposes the Potlatch of public word performance as the root rebel offering of Urban Neo-Word cultural production tribes. Lise McCloud takes us into another plane of language rupture in her "Mixed American Pak: National Holiday Thunder Chrysanthemum With Pearls & Reports." We net "fish reports," hook boarding schools of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, scale diary entries of her "Favorite Insect-Inspired Fireworks" and "Rat infested Minnesota apartment." The acid topographies of the text are akin to Allison Hedge Coke's recent collection, Dog Road Woman. McCloud's "Geographic Memoir" blazes and goes big bang inside. Genre writers don't call for mercy.

        The second set,  "Multi-lingual and Translated Poetries,"  operates as a Borgean Aleph intent on sucking in the mango-colored shrapnel from the fist section - lingo, dialect, idiom, parole & signs transgress & implode. Solomon Deressa's poetry,(did I say poetry?) juts up Ethiopian "Debteras," refigures the lines, floats to "King Gojam;" it comes in ordered and Bold Faced stanza bleeps: our exit signs from Occidental narrative; as he says -- "Sheer tongue, mere syllabic impressions." Ofelia Zepeda literally speaks from the centerless mid-point of the volume, a bilingual smoothing of words close to the earth surface, on the Nanakmel Bat and the Ciadagi Gila Monster; Zepeda  chants America in the language of the Tohono Oodham Nation of Southern Arizona. Poems by Diane Glancy, Edwin Torres follow and we end with Alejandro Aura's own double-voiced treatment of Carlos Fuente's Aura (translated by Forrest Gander) with a "Dead-eye bang" and "Species etcetera," perhaps tapping the radiated beats of EZLN blasts through Mexico City avenidas, through us.

      Xcp finishes with a thick array of  reviews covering anthropology's recent reflexive revolution of the speaker versus the spoken-for social object. We go from Anthro and Lit connections, Kim Koch's treatment of the  Fictions of Feminist Ethnography by Kamala Visweswaran to new findings in the field of Phenomenological Anthropology and Home Places: Contemporary Native American Writing from Sun Tracks covered by Dan Featherston. In her reading of "The Dialogic Emergence of Culture" Bonnie Irwin's review speaks to Xcp's bordercrosser vision; rather than a sundry one-dimensional treatment, the text utilizes asymmetrical notes from a "Reader/Reviewer."As in the initial two sections of this first-out volume, again, we go into a performative languagescape, our subject(s) talkin' out loud to herself(selves) in a febrile figure of multiple hearts, new fast faces and deep-hued brave voices. Xcp, You&mehere, jot my mango pulse.

     


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