Infrarrealista – by way of a brief introduction

The infrarrealista movement constituted a neo-avant-garde literary community that emerged in Mexico City in the 1970s. As the prefix "infra implies,…

Prize list II, by Kent Johnson

Prize List II dispatches

Revolutionary Letter # 5, by Diane Di Prima

at some point you may be called upon to keep going for several days without sleep: keep some ups around, to be clearheaded, avoid ‘comedown’ as much…

Laura Riding Jackson on women and sociology, from “How Now To Think Of Women?“ 

"What next? it has been asked of me – in the sense, how to go about reaching the destination I define. All directions for getting somewhere beyond…

Edward Pavlić, from Let’s Let That Are Not Yet : INFERNO /

You find that you have been taking a subconscious inventory of the crashed prison camp: cement barriers; the lackadaisical saunter of guards; towers…

Photos from Onetto’s in Buffalo, 1965 – by Fred Wah

Jack Clarke, Penny Rodefer, Stephen Rodefer, Pauline Butling, Charles Olson, John Weiners John Clarke, Charles Olson   John Clarke, Fred…

BILL BERKSON IN CONVERSATION WITH DAVID LEVI STRAUSS

[On April 25 [2006], poet and critic Bill Berkson came to Rail headquarters in Greenpoint and sat down to discuss his life and work with David Levi…

Plus ça change . . . WCW on the mags

from "America, Whitman, and the Art of Poetry, by William Carlos Williams   . . .  What is being done? There are magazines and…

intent 1.4 (Winter 1990) – the Alien Issue

Including contributions by Robert McAlmon, William Carlos Williams, Hilda Morley, Bruce Holsapple, Bruce Andrews, Stephen Baraban, Drummond Hadley,…

Three sonnets, by John Clarke

The Hound of Hades   Cerberus, like that Sage Dog Duncan told about with red eyes & belonging to a Black man, will let you in but not out,…

For you and for me, by Ferreira Gullar (1968), tr. Chris Daniels

Gullar tr Daniels A LIGHT FROM THE GROUND

Jeremy Prynne lectures on Maximus IV, V, VI Simon Fraser University, July 27, 1971

In a recent interview published in the latest Paris Review 218 (Fall 2016) as The Art of Poetry No. 101, British poet Jeremy Prynne makes some…

Ted Byrne interviews Ralph Maud, 18 August 2012

I recently found an interview that I did with Ralph in 2012. I’d actually forgotten about it. We were sitting at his kitchen table chatting and…

Blackface and the Poetry Foundation

dispatches Blackface and the Poetry Foundatio1

Revolutionary Note #6, by Diane DiPrima

 REVOLUTIONARY NOTE #6 avoid the folk who find Bonnie and Clyde too violent who see the blood but not the energy form they love us and want us…

Forgeries

One of the things that seemed always to fascinate the Merry Pranksters at The Coach House Press in its early days, say between 1967 & 1975, was…