Kindred: The Origins of the Black Avant-Garde, by Lorenzo Thomas (link)

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4 Letters from John Wieners to Larry Eigner

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Robin Blaser to Amiri Baraka, 21 December 2002 with commentary by Ammiel Alcalay

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Magazine of Further Studies #5

See the Introduction to the Magazine of Further Studies for a discussion of the magazine's significance.   MFS 5

2 photos from the Radical Poetries/Critical Address Conference, Buffalo, 1989

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To a Young Poet (1978), by Anne Waldman

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intent. 1.1

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Revolutionary Letters 18-20, by Diane DiPrima

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Frontier Press Catalog, Spring 1969

See Ron Caplan's letter regarding this catalog FP Catalog001

Mythology Bibliographies 2 & 3 from John Clarke’s Myth course, 1965 – from the Archives of the Institute of Further Studies

[In 1965, Charles Olson, still struggling to come to terms with the death of Betty Kaiser, his wife, the previous year, left his teaching position at…

Revolutionary Letters 12-17, by Diane di Prima

DiPrima - Revolutionary Letters 12-17

Magazine of Further Studies #4

Before Charles Olson left Buffalo in the fall of 1965, he had proposed founding an Institute along the lines of the Princeton Institute of Advanced…

Charles Olson to his nephew on Billy Budd

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L’Affaire Pataphysique, Toronto, 1985

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Revolutionary Letter #8, by Diane di Prima

DiPrima -- REVOLUTIONARY LETTER 8

Revolutionary Letter #7, by Diane di Prima

DiPrima -- REVOLUTIONARY LETTER7