Reviews & Literary Criticism

  • “The Journal Of Pigafetta,” San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 4, 1970.
  • [untitled review of Lipstick Traces, A Secret History of the 20th Century, by Griel Marcus], Your Flesh Quarterly, #16, Minneapolis, MN, summer, 1989.
  • “Great Punks of the 20th Century,” (review of Lipstick Traces, A Secret History of the 20th Century, by Griel Marcus), Maximum Rock N Roll, Berkeley, CA, no. 75, Aug., 1989.
  • “On The Roadkill, Is Kerouac Still Alive?” (article), Your Flesh Quarterly, 1990.
  • [untitled review of Modern Primitives, An Investigation of Contemporary Adornment & Ritual, ed. by V. Vale & Andrea Juno, Your Flesh Quarterly, #17, Fall / Winter, 1989.]
  • [untitled review of Empire of the Senseless, by Kathy Acker, Your Flesh Quarterly, #17, Fall / Winter, 1989.]
  • [untitled book review of Bleed, by Nick Zedd], Your Flesh Quarterly, Minneapolis MN #20, 1990.
  • [untitled review of And The Ass Saw The Angel, by Nick Cave], Your Flesh Quarterly, Minneapolis MN #21, 1991.
  • [untitled review of Physical Culture by Hilary Johnson], Maximum Rock N Roll, Berkeley, CA, summer, 1991.
  • [untitled review of Wonderful, Wonderful Times by Elfriede Jelenek], Your Flesh Quarterly, Minneapolis MN #22, 1991.
  • [untitled review of Physical Culture, by Hilary Johnson], Your Flesh Quarterly, Minneapolis MN #23, 1991.
  • [untitled review of Boy In The Air by Don Bajema], Your Flesh Quarterly, Minneapolis MN #24, 1992.
  • [untitle review of Confessions of Wanda Von Sacher-Masoch], Your Flesh Quarterly, Minneapolis MN #24, 1992.
  • [untitled rerview of Bang! and High Adventure In The Great Outdoors by Henry Rollins], Your Flesh Quarterly, Minneapolis MN #24, 1992.
  • [untitled review of Rock And The Pop Narcotic, Testament For The Electric Church, Vol 1, by Joe Carducci], Your Flesh Quarterly, Minneapolis MN #24, 1992.
  • [untitled review of Close To The Knives by David Wojnarowicz], Your Flesh Quarterly, Minneapolis MN #25, 1992.
  • [untitled review of comic book series World War 3], Your Flesh Quarterly, Minneapolis MN #25, 1992.
  • [untitled review of American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis], Maximum Rock N Roll, Berkeley, CA, 1992.
  • “Pop The Pimp, Ex-Pross Boss / Hustler / Author Iceberg Slim at 74,” Your Flesh Quarterly, 1992.
  • [untitled reviews of Scenes of the Crime, a Writer’s Guide to Crime-scene Investigations by Anne Wingate, Ph.D. and Cause of Death, a Writer’s Guide to Death, Murder & Forensic Medicine by Keith D. Wilson, M.D.], Your Flesh Quarterly, Minneapolis MN #29, 1994.
  • [untitled review of Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World by Donald Antrim], Your Flesh Quarterly, Minneapolis MN #29, 1994.
  • [untitled review of A Brief Life by Juan Carlos Onetti], Your Flesh Quarterly, Minneapolis MN #29, 1994.
  • [untitled review of Probing the Mind of a Serial Killer by Jack A. Apsche], Your Flesh Quarterly, Minneapolis MN #29, 1994. Lawsuit threatened by Apsche’s attorney, see below.
  • [untitled review of Madonnarama edited by Lisa Frank and Paul Smith], Your Flesh Quarterly,
  • [untitled review of Shella by Andrew Vachss and Whores for Gloria by William T. Vollmann], Your Flesh Quarterly, Minneapolis MN #30, 1994.
  • [untitled review of Methods of Disguise 2nd ed. by John Sample], Your Flesh Quarterly, Minneapolis MN #30, 1994.
  • [untitled review of A Father’s Story by Lionel Dahmer], Your Flesh Quarterly, Minneapolis MN #31, 1995.
  • [untitled review of Defending the Devil, My Story as Ted Bundy’s Last Lawyer by Polly Nelson], Your Flesh Quarterly, Minneapolis MN #31, 1995.
  • “The Balzac of Human Trash, Novelist Cormac McCarthy” [article], Your Flesh Quarterly, Minneapolis MN #31, 1995. [Currently available online at: http://yourfleshmag.com/1995/05/01/the-balzac-of-human-trash-novelist-cormac-mccarthy/]
  • [untitled review of Propositions and Grey Area and Other Short Stories by Will Self], Your Flesh Quarterly, Minneapolis MN #35, 1997.
  • [untitled review of Spider Boys by Ming Cher], Your Flesh Quarterly, Minneapolis MN #32, 1996.
  • [untitled review of Amok Journal: Sensurround Edition edited by Stuart Swezey], Your Flesh Quarterly, Minneapolis MN #34, 1996.
  • [untitled review of Surfing the Conscious Nets: Book I. My Lonely Quest for the Reliable Male Aphrodisiac by Timothy Leary], Your Flesh Quarterly, Minneapolis MN #34, 1996.
  • [untitled review of Total Abuse, Collected Writings, 1984-1995: Pure, Tool, Parasite by Peter Sotos], Your Flesh Quarterly, Minneapolis MN #34, 1996.
  • [untitled review of Psychic Dictatorship in the U.S.A. by Alex Constantine], Your Flesh Quarterly, Minneapolis MN #34, 1996.
  • [untitled review of The Quantity Theory of Insanity Together With Five Supporting Propositions and Grey Area and Other Short Stories by Will Self], Your Flesh Quarterly, Minneapolis MN #35, 1997.
  • “Hiding the Elephant,” (review of Hiding the Elephant, How Magicians Invented the Impossible, by Jim Steinmeyer), Nth Position, 2004.
  • “I Cut Off the Head of Yukio Mishima: Silence and the Search for Hiroyasu Koga” [essay], Exquisite Corpse, a Journal of Art & Life Issue 10, October 2001. http://www.corpse.org/archives/issue_10/broken_news/palmer.html
  • “Reality’s Honest Truth: For Real Gambler and Novelist Pete Hautman” [article & interview], Your Flesh Quarterly, Winter 2002.
  • review of The Season of Love, Bitter Almonds and Delayed Rains, Selected Stories & Other Pieces, by Mazhar ul Islam, ed. & trans. by Christopher Shackle, Nth Position, http://www.nthposition.com/theseasonoflovebitter.php, Summer 2007.
  • review of Fission Among the Fanatics, by Tom Bradley, Nth Position, http://www.nthposition.com/fissionamong.php, Summer 2007.
  • review of Lemur, by Tom Bradley, Rain Taxi, Vol. 13 No. 2, Summer, 2008.
  • review of Giordano Bruno, Philosopher / Heretic, by Ingrid Rowland, Rain Taxi, Vol 14, No 2, Summer, 2009.
  • review of Posthuman Dada Guide, by Andrei Codrescu, Rain Taxi, Vol 14, No 3, Fall, 2009.
  • review of Ananios of Kleitor, by George Economou, Rain Taxi, Vol. 14, No 3, Winter, 2009.
  • [review] Our Savage Art by William Logan, Rain Taxi online edition: Spring 2011. http://www.raintaxi.com/online/2011spring/logan.shtml
  • [review] I Peck Thy Face, William Logan’s Savage Criticism, review of Our Art, Poetry and the Civil Tongue, by William Logan in the anthology Unlikely Stories of the Third Kind, ed Jonathan Penton (Make It New Publishing), 2011.
  • [review] Family Romance, by Tom Bradley, Nth Position, 2012.
  • [review] Family Romance, by Tom Bradley, Exquisite Corpse, a Journal Art & Life, Jan. 11, 2012.
  • [review] The Last Greatest Magician in the World, Howard Thurston Versus Houdini & the Battles of the American Wizards by Jim Steinmeyer (New York, Tarcher/Penguin), Nth Position, http://wwwnthposition.com/thelastgreatestmagician.php, January, 2011.
  • Interview with Jim Steinmeyer in Fortean Times, Issue FT274, 2011.
  • “Don’t Do It, Oscar! What No Meant to Oscar Wilde,” Whistling Shade Literary Journal, Spring / Summer, 2014.