Literary Nonfiction. Poetics. Art. The publication of Donald Allen's The New American Poetry in 1960, as well as the Vancouver and Berkeley poetry conferences, sparked a poetic renaissance. It was an era rich in exploration and innovation that articulated a new relationship between form and content. Simultaneously, American artists began working with the book as a creative medium that rivaled the European tradition of the early twentieth century. This book is the first collection of interviews with some of the pioneers working at the intersection of the artists book and experimental writing that continues to this day. Includes interviews with Keith & Rosmaie Waldrop, Tom Raworth, Lyn Hejinian, Alan Loney, Mary Laird, Jonathan Greene, Alastair Johnston, Johanna Drucker, Phil Gallo, Steve Clay, Charles Alexander, Annabel Lee, Inge Bruggeman, Matvei Yankelevich, Anna Moschovakis, Aaron Cohick, and Scott Pierce. Co-published with Cuneiform Press.
Joe Elliot @ Boog CityMegan Liberty @ HyperallergicMatvei Yankelevich @ Boog CityPeter Valente @ Heavy Feather ReviewLouius Lüthi @ Full StopRob McLennan @ Rob’s BlogStephen Delbos @ Body LiteratureLarry Smith @ New York Journal of BooksAlex Grafen @ Spam ZineSteve Miller @ American Printing History Association
Kyle Schlesinger is a poet, printer, and professor. He is the author of A POETICS OF THE PRESS: INTERVIEWS WITH POETS, PRINTERS, & PUBLISHERS, A NEW KIND OF COUNTRY, Vast Acid West (with Crane Giamo), Swish Void (with Grant Cross), Sydney Omarr's Wild Children (with Flynn Maria Bergann), Keep the Change (with Deborah Poe), PARTS OF SPEECH, Commonplace, and other books. Scholarly works include THREADS TALK (with Steve Clay) and Poems & Pictures. He is the proprietor of Cuneiform Press and Director of the Graduate Publishing Program at UHV.Author City: AUSTIN, TX USA