• Thomas Sayers Ellis, 1995 - Photo Credit: Melissa Zexter

    Thomas Sayers Ellis, 1995 - Photo Credit: Melissa Zexter

  • Kenneth Koch & Allen Ginsberg post-fire Parish Hall, 1979

    Kenneth Koch & Allen Ginsberg post-fire Parish Hall, 1979

  • Jim Carroll - Photo Credit: Melissa Zexter, 1998

    Jim Carroll - Photo Credit: Melissa Zexter, 1998

  • Lorenzo Thomas, Ray di Palma, Gary Lenhart, Diane di Prima, Lorna Smedman - Photo credit: Laure Leber

    Lorenzo Thomas, Ray di Palma, Gary Lenhart, Diane di Prima, Lorna Smedman - Photo credit: Laure Leber

  • Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman & Robert Creeley

    Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman & Robert Creeley

  • Miguel Algarín - Photo credit: Jacob Burckhardt, 1990

    Miguel Algarín - Photo credit: Jacob Burckhardt, 1990

  • Brenda Coultas - Photo Credit: Melissa Zexter, 1996

    Brenda Coultas - Photo Credit: Melissa Zexter, 1996

  • Amiri Baraka

    Amiri Baraka

  • Taylor Mead - Photo credit: Jacob Burckhardt, 1993

    Taylor Mead - Photo credit: Jacob Burckhardt, 1993

  • Photo credit: Jacob Burckhardt, 1986

    Photo credit: Jacob Burckhardt, 1986

  • Kenward Elmslie, Steven Taylor - Photo credit: Laure Leber

    Kenward Elmslie, Steven Taylor - Photo credit: Laure Leber

  • Alan Davies, Poetry for the Next Society Symposium - Photo credit: Laure Leber, 1990

    Alan Davies, Poetry for the Next Society Symposium - Photo credit: Laure Leber, 1990

  • John Giorno - Photo credit: Sarah Wells, 1981

    John Giorno - Photo credit: Sarah Wells, 1981

  • Simon Pettet - Photo credit: Jacob Burckhardt, 1990

    Simon Pettet - Photo credit: Jacob Burckhardt, 1990

  • John Ashbery & Kenneth Koch - Photo credit: Laure Leber

    John Ashbery & Kenneth Koch - Photo credit: Laure Leber

  • Pedro Pietri - Photo credit: Jacob Burckhardt, 1991

    Pedro Pietri - Photo credit: Jacob Burckhardt, 1991

  • Cecilia Vicuña - Photo Credit: Laure Leber

    Cecilia Vicuña - Photo Credit: Laure Leber

  • Ed Sanders, Anne Waldman, Bob Rosenthal, Judith Malina, Hanon Reznikov & Ed Friedman - Photo credit: Laure Leber, ca 1997-98

    Ed Sanders, Anne Waldman, Bob Rosenthal, Judith Malina, Hanon Reznikov & Ed Friedman - Photo credit: Laure Leber, ca 1997-98

  • James Schulyer, Poetry for the Next Society Symposium - Photo credit: Laure Leber, 1990

    James Schulyer, Poetry for the Next Society Symposium - Photo credit: Laure Leber, 1990

  • Tracie Morris & Vernon Reid - Photo Credit: Melissa Zexter, 1998

    Tracie Morris & Vernon Reid - Photo Credit: Melissa Zexter, 1998

  • Lee Ann Brown & Bernadette Mayer - Photo credit: Jacob Burckhardt, 1993

    Lee Ann Brown & Bernadette Mayer - Photo credit: Jacob Burckhardt, 1993

  • Ann Lauterbach, Poetry for the Next Society Symposium - Photo credit: Laure Leber, 1990

    Ann Lauterbach, Poetry for the Next Society Symposium - Photo credit: Laure Leber, 1990

  • Barrett Watten, Poetry for the Next Society Symposium - Photo credit: Laure Leber, 1990

    Barrett Watten, Poetry for the Next Society Symposium - Photo credit: Laure Leber, 1990

  • Nicanor Parra & Allen Ginsberg - Photo credit: Vivian Selbo, 1987

    Nicanor Parra & Allen Ginsberg - Photo credit: Vivian Selbo, 1987

  • Charles Bernstein, Poetry for the Next Society Symposium - Photo credit: Laure Leber, 1990

    Charles Bernstein, Poetry for the Next Society Symposium - Photo credit: Laure Leber, 1990

  • Alice Notley, 1989

    Alice Notley, 1989

  • Yoshiko Chuma - Photo Credit: Melissa Zexter, 1995

    Yoshiko Chuma - Photo Credit: Melissa Zexter, 1995

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from THE BOOK OF MUD by Ren Evans

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RE_photoRen Evans
is a writer and teacher living in Brooklyn. Ren publishes the bi-annual comic book series The Secret Life and was co-founder and editor of the online multi-media and literary journal Digital Artifact. Ren received an MFA in fiction from Bard College and has taught creative writing and bookmaking in San Francisco and Providence.  Currently, Ren is at work on a novella entitled The Book of Mud

 

“Attendant” by Peter Richards

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authoruphotopoetryprojectPeter Richards is the author of OUBLIETTE (Verse Press/Wave Books, 2001); NUDE SIREN (Verse Press/Wave Books, 2003); and HELSINKI (Action Books, 2011).

 

 

 

 

 

from “Postscript: A Short Film on Fascism” by Nathanaël

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NathanaelThe (self-)translating author of more than twenty books, Nathanaël writes in English and French. Her recent works include an essay on untranslatability, Sotto l’immagine (2014), the bilingual score, Sisyphus, Outdone. Theatres of the Catastrophal (2012) and the book of polylingual talks, Asclepias: The Milkweeds (2015). The essay of correspondence,Absence Where As (Claude Cahun and the Unopened Book) (2009) was first published in French as L’absence au lieu (2006). Nathanaël’s work has been translated into Basque, Greek, Slovene, Spanish (Mexico), with book-length publications in Bulgarian and Portuguese (Brazil), including the imminent Cadernos do meio, after a cycle of French carnets, following their English-language iteration, The Middle Notebookes (2015). Nathanaël’s extrinsic translations include works by Édouard Glissant, Catherine Mavrikakis, Danielle Collobert, Hervé Guibert and Hilda Hilst (the latter in collaboration with Rachel Gontijo Araújo). She has also translated a number of poets from the Americas into French, including Trish Salah, John Keene and Rachel Gontijo Araújo. The recipient of the Prix Alain- Grandbois, for …s’arrête? Je, Nathanaël’s translation of Murder by Danielle Collobert was a finalist for a Best Translated Book Award. Her translation of The Mausoleum of Lovers by Hervé Guibert was recognized by fellowships from the PEN American Center and the Centre National du Livre de France. Having permanently relinquished her prior names (Nathalie and Stephens), Nathanaël lives in Chicago.

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