"My phenomenology waits": Death and Rebirth in Joanne Kyger's Phenomenological
Joanne Kyger's literary career is soon to come full-circle, with the imminent re-publication of the legendary Japan & India Journals, which predates her first published collection of poems. When this happens, there is likely to be a reinvestigation of her "travel journal" publications, and this essay is my vote for Phenomenological, published in 1989 by The Institute For Further Studies, as the most deserving of critical attention.
This review was published in Jacket 11 (2000): http://jacketmagazine.com/11/kyger-coffey.html. Posted with permission.