BIG SKY NUMBER TWO

Works by: Allen Ginsberg; John Thorpe; Dick Gallup; Andrew Baldwin; Diane di Prima; Robert Creeley; Joe Brainard; James Schuyler; Harry Mathews; Ebbe Borregaard; Hilton Obenzinger; Charlie Walsh; Philip Whalen; Ted Berrigan; Andrei Codrescu; Kenward Elmslie; Alan Senauke; Lewis MacAdams; Ron Padgett; John Giorno; Charlie Vermont; Anne Waldman; Tom Clark; Clark Coolidge; Michael Brownstein; Bill Berkson; […]

HOLBROOK JACKSON

Thanks to Alastair Johnston for sharing this article by Holbrook Jackson and contributing the following introduction to the Cuneiform site. Download the Jackson’s essay here: fleuron4 Holbrook Jackson (1874-1948) was one of the first to write pithy insightful criticism of the fine press movement. “The words ‘fine’ and ‘printing’ are dangerous bedfellows, for they are apt to […]

FUBBALO

What did the momma buffalo say to the baby buffalo when she dropped him off for his first day of classes in the Poetics Program? “Bye, son.” Here’s one for all the baby buffalos in the audience. Edited by Edward Budowski in the summer of 1964, the first issue of Fubbalo contains writing by: Charles […]

POETS AND PAINTERS: VARIATIONS ON A THEME

  Today we have two variations on the theme of poems and paintings. The first is 12 Poets & 1 Painter, released as Writing 3 by Donald Allen’s Four Seasons Foundation in 1964. Contributors include LeRoi Jones, Joanne Kyger, Robert Creeley, Denise Levertov, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Robert Duncan, Jess Collins, Gary Snyder, Lew Welch, Allen Ginsberg, […]

HANDS UP! by EDWARD DORN

In the previous post, Tom Raworth discussed printing Edward Dorn’s From Gloucester Out on a small platen letterpress in 1964 just after Hands Up! appeared from Totem Press in cooperation with Cornith Books out of the Eighth Street Bookshop. Beginning with Diane di Prima’s This Kind of Bird Flies Backwards (1958), LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka) […]