Kyle Schlesinger, ed. : A Poetics of the Press: Interviews with Poets, Printers, & Publishers
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 & Rosmarie Waldrop (Burning Deck Press), Tom Raworth (Matrix Press and Goliard Press), Lyn Hejinian (Tuumba Press), Alan Loney (Electio Editions), Mary Laird (Quelquefois Press and The Perishable Press Limited), Jonathan Greene (Gnomon Press), Alastair Johnston (Poltroon Press), Johanna Drucker (Druckwerk), Philip Gallo (The Hermetic Press), Steven Clay (Granary Books), Charles Alexander (Chax Press), Annabel Lee (Vehicle Editions), Inge Bruggeman (INK-A! Press), Matvei Yankelevich & Anna Moschovakis (Ugly Duckling Presse), Aaron Cohick (NewLights Press), and Scott Pierce (Effing Press).
Paperback. 384 pages.
Co-published with Ugly Duckling Presse. A special edition of this book limited to 100 copies is available from Ugly Duckling Presse.