EastWesterly Review

1999 - 2004  *  Issues 1 - 14


Fall 1999

Issue 1

Our first issue kicks off with articles dissecting Star Wars, JFK Jr., Gumby, Britney Spears, and the automatic transmission. This issue also features poems by Bean Newton, Charles V. Gustavsen, and Francine DuBois. Analyze your pop culture influences.

Spring 2000

Issue 2

An interview with Sisyphus "Retread" Jones and an analysis of a Godard trilogy highlight this poetry-filled issue. Other articles on eBay, Pokemon, Martha Stewart, and working class culture round out this issue. Also features poems by Bean Newton, Charles V. Gustavsen, Daniel Dyer, and Norma Perfect. Go to it.

Summer 2000

Issue 3

It's our unofficial election special, with several articles and a few poems dealing with George W. Bush in ways CNN and NPR dare not: Hillary Hardcore analyzes the relationship between the Bush dynasty and rap music, Mittens DuBois-Dugan focuses on the Bush brothers and the Bible, and P.B. Wombat reads Revelation with Bush in mind. Bean Newton explores different ideas of America and Melissa Thompson dredges up her ode to former President George Bush from 1991. We also have a slew of things completely unrelated to the campaign, so fear not. Just dig right in.

Fall 2000

Issue 4

We may have lost the popular vote, but we're winning in the Electoral College with this more worldly issue. From India to the former Soviet Union to the South Pacific to the United States, our critics examine subjects as varied as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Tammy Faye, Jack London, Abraham Lincoln, Gandhi, and "godman." We're also pleased to announce and publish the winners of our "Best of the Workshops" contests, more Bean poems, and with artwork and poems by Melissa Thompson. Happy thinking.

Spring 2001

Issue 5

In Issue 5, we tackle AIDS and free verse, theories for Christian fiction, lexical innovation, and postmodern analyses of aerobics vs. swimming. E.W. Wilder examines Bean Newton's experimental mode and shares three poems and two drawings by Newton. Two short stories and a serialized novella by Daniel Callahan are sure to please literature fans, as will Jana Dioia's villanelle. Meanwhile, Francine DuBois attempts to revive Buridan's ass. Godspeed.

Summer 2001

Issue 6

Two Foundling Theory Fund updates (both attempting to get to the bottom of things), an interview with America's only autistic film director, homoeopathy and Romantic literature, optional death in postmodern narratives, castration anxiety in Fellini, and a deconstruction of an orange juice label, and more Bean and Gustavsen await you. Continue your education.

Fall 2001

Issue 7

Like the rest of the world, we felt the need to respond to the attack on America on September 11, 2001, with essays by Kathleen Davis, John Fraim, and E. W. Wilder, and a found poem by Rita D. Costello. Fear not, though, the typical EastWesterly Review offerings are in full force. Let intellectualism be your escapism.

Spring 2002

Issue 8

D. Riller Naxer and Reginald F. Chuffley look to the future and argue for radical changes in the literary and academic worlds -- you'll understand why Beowulf, the Bible, and "blah blah blah" may be all that matters. Francine DuBois and Hillary Hardcore go from ancient Greece to Jay-Z's New York pad in search of girls, girls, girls while E. Myron Iron dishes about Papa Hemingway's Cafe. Charles V. Gustavsen revels in vile thoughts about Microsoft, so everything's back to normal. Bean Newton shares his "Nausea," Jennifer Heinicke goes poet-watching, and Ted Apps just is, man.

Summer 2002

Issue 9

Norma Perfect and Sem-Anther Sorely go shopping, Broadbrush Brightley taps his hooves, Angelina Potowski-Smith-Weaver-Ash explodes theories (but thoughtfully tries not to get any on the carpet), and Sharla DeFresno and E.W. Wilder watch TV -- on different levels. E.W. Wilder defines bu'gly as Bean goes Ginsburg on your ass. Wilma Butt-Hoyle Waits, D. Thomas Zimmerman, and Regis N. Kelly revise a few good Englishmen while Keesha Z. Goldberg digs through her desk. Find some treasures

Fall 2002

Issue 10

There are times you just can't fight the consumer culture, so you best be ready for it. Chuck J. Sticker shows us what to look for as Christianity meets technology. Stan Wankey and Shemp Dank talk tunes, and P.B. Wombat, Y. Knott Wundyr, and Alistair Ulster look at some of the most talked-about books this shopping season. E.W. Wilder has selected a particularly angry poem by Bean Newton from the archives for us and the fresh voice of Christin Call rings out loud and clear. Be an informed consumer.

Spring 2003

Issue 11

Hethaniel Dammit provides the Review's first play. Stan Wankey provides a tummy-ultuous review of an art exhibition while Bijou Ubu has breakfast. Lael Ewy imagines EWR as a corporation in the post-Enron era and Pritchard Lawson goes through his mail. E.W. Wilder gives a memorable introduction to a poem on stoats by Bean Newton, Joel Ewy stumbles on a hit-and-run, and Kevin Himes just hangs out in L.A. Embrace your inner stoat.

Summer 2003

Issue 12

P.B. Wombat ponies up to the idea of a cowboy church, Stan Wankey explains "Roman Fever" (or was that roamin' fever?), and Y. Knott Wundyr reviews Bejezus Butter Rum. Editor Lael Ewy and Cathy Peterson provide commentary on the war with Iraq and life back in America. Poetry by Bean Newton, Brick Shitgas, Charlton Metcalf, and AOL IM user 2kewl4skool5643 round out the issue. Lasso up a seat and enjoy yer thinking, pard'ner.

Fall 2003

Issue 13

Mary Chino Cherry pulls up a seat at the bar with The Real World: The Lost Generation, E.W. Wilder opens his inbox, and Kathleen Davis picks apart both the slacker and the modern romance novel. Poetry by Bean Newton, Lael Ewy, Kathleen Davis, Christin Call, and two found poems add that special touch of class we all love. Join us: the first drink's on the house.

Summer 2004

Issue 14

E.W. Wilder wins the prize for tying spontaneous generation to literature. Stan Wankey sacrifices for us all and watches Flox for a special report. Mari Bucholz begins the search for the king of the postmodernism prom and Seamus Lennon and Miki Lang discover the horrors of leaving snarky librarian assistants unattended at a chat program. Poetry by Bean Newton, Kathleen Davis, and Melissa Thompson round out the issue. Find the weapons of mass instruction.