The Little Magazine in America, mid-1950s – mid-1980s: A Collection from the Golden Age of the Small Press Mimeo Revolution

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Magazine of Further Studies, Introduction

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…

Don Allen to Ralph Maud, 8 March 2001

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The Magazine of Further Studies #1

Mag of Further Studies 1a

intent. 1.3 Fall 1989 (For the Sexes issue)

From the spring of 1989 until he was physically no longer able to work in 1991, John Clarke edited 10 issues of intent. newsletter of talk, thinking,…

Racing for the prize, by Michael Boughn

(See Kent Johnson's introductory essay, "On Money Problems, Prizes, and Harrieteers: by way of introduction,", in Dispatches.) I recently was “short…

WHAT TO WHOM, by Ammiel Alcalay

(Excerpted from: a little history (Los Angeles—New York: re: public / UpSet Press, 2013), edited with a preface by Fred Dewey, 320 pp.)It is…

Power, by Audre Lorde

The difference between poetry and rhetoric is being ready to kill yourself instead of your children.  I am trapped on a…

Arthur Rimbaud to Georges Izambard, 13 May 1871

To Georges Izambard* Charleville, 13 May 1871 Cher Monsieur! You are an Academic again. You have told me we owe a duty to Society. You belong…

INFRAREALIST MANIFESTO (1975)

WHAT DO WE PROPOSE? TO NOT MAKE WRITING A PROFESSION TO SHOW THAT EVERYTHING IS ART AND THAT EVERYBODY CAN DO IT TO DEAL WITH “INSIGNIFICANT…

AMIRI BARAKA – the field was real life not just a poetic allusion

“But all were urging a clarity to me about what there was of value in the N[ew] A[merican] P[oetry] that ironically finally made me look…

All Literature by Laura Riding Jackson

All literature is written by the old to teach the young how to express themselves so that they in turn may write literature to teach the old how to…

The Law of Poetic Composition, by Diane di Prima

DiPrima - The Law of Poetic Composition

“Reading Time by Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980)”

Muriel Rukeyser was a lifelong social activist, fully committed to the struggle against inequity and oppression and for social justice. Her writing…

Statement of the Croatoan Poetic Cell on the Poetry Foundation and the cops, with a letter from Jeremy Prynne

A conversation between Linh Dinh and Brooks Johnson Linh Dinh: First off, I want to provide some background: In September of last year (2011), the…

Jack Spicer to Foot 2, 1962

I am not submitting the poetry I promised to the magazine. One of the three editors of your magazine [Philip Whalen]  is participating in the…

John Clarke to Tom Clark, 28 June 1991

John (Jack) Clarke carried out an extensive correspondence with Tom Clark while Clark was writing Charles Olson: The allegory of a poet’s life.…