Poetry. Magazine. CD-ROM. In the mid 1970s Alan Davies edited forty issues of the influential magazine A HUNDRED POSTERS. Approximately one hundred poets were published, many more than once, with some represented by single-author issues. The magazine was for a time representative of the Boston poetry scene; it later went on to publish poets from many backgrounds, including substantial amounts of work by some of the best known Language poets. Among those whose work appeared are Allen Ginsberg, John Wieners, Anne Waldman, Andrei Codrescu, Larry Eigner, Hannah Weiner, Ron Silliman, and Susan Howe. The importance of the authors published makes this reissue more than a document of the past; it provides a solid indication of poetic directions available in the present, and for the future.
Alan Davies is the author of many books of poetry, including NAME (This Press, 1986), ACTIVE 24 HOURS (Roof Books, 1982), RAVE (Roof Books, 1994), CANDOR [a collection of book reports and poems] (O Books, 1990), SIGNAGE [critical theory] (Roof Books, 1987)—and the more recent ODES (Faux Press, 2008), RAW WAR (Subpress, 2012), and ODES & FRAGMENTS (Ellipsis Press, 2013). He is working on a long sequence of Books, an ongoing journal of ideas called This Is Thinking, and an essay exploring war entitled "Why?! PerpetualGenocide." Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA