Magazine. Poetry. Essays. Art. The second number of this annual poetry and arts journal examines possibilities of moving apart from mainstream choices, that have, in our current situation, rendered themselves almost defunct. This chance is confronted in poetry and experimental prose by Bill Berkson, Julian T. Brolaski, Mary Burger, Tom Clark, Kate Colby, Norma Cole, John Coletti, Brent Cunningham, Elaine Equi, Clayton Eshleman, Jack Kimball, Joanne Kyger, John Latta, Brendan Lorber, Lewis MacAdams, Judith Malina, Duncan McNaughton, Laura Moriarty, Jerome Sala, Ed Sanders, Prageeta Sharma, Ron Silliman, Anne Waldman, Lewis Warsh, Peter Lamborn Wilson and many others. Critical texts are contributed by Kathleen Fraser, Francisco Foot Hardman, Richard (Hell) Meyers, and Frederic Rzewski. Kiki Smith is the featured artist for the issue; in addition to the cover, she created a series of unique works that are reproduced in color. There is a specific focus in this issue on writers from the West.