Literary Nonfiction. Poetry History & Criticism. Poetics. Latino/Latina Studies. LGBT Studies. Featuring Diane di Prima, Robert Duncan, Margaret Randall, Muriel Rukeyser, and Jack Spicer. Edited by David Hadbawnk and Sean Reynolds, erica kaufman, Meira Levinson, Bradley Lubin, Megan Paslawski, Kyle Waugh, Rachael Wilson, Ana Božičević, Rowena Kennedy-Epstein, and Margaret Randall, with General Editor Ammiel Alcalay.
LOST & FOUND: THE CUNY POETICS DOCUMENT INITIATIVE publishes unexpected, genre-bending works by important 20th century writers. Unearthed from personal and institutional archives in the United States and abroad, these materials are edited by doctoral students at the Graduate Center, CUNY. SERIES II is a collection of 6 chapbooks featuring Diane di Prima's Mysteries of Vision: Some Notes on H.D. and R.D.'S H.D. (on Robert Duncan); a transcription of Robert Duncan's Charles Olson Memorial Lecture; selections from the Mexico City-based literary magazine El Corno Emplumado [The Plumed Horn] by Margaret Randall; Selections from Muriel Rukeyser's Spanish Civil War Archive; and Jack Spicer's Beowulf. Edited, annotated, and with accompanying essays, The London Review of Books calls this "a serious and worthy enterprise." Diane di Prima calls the series "a gold mine" and Joanne Kyger writes: "What a brilliant cast of characters. Just exactly what one (myself) would like to read."
SERIES II includes:
Jack Spicer's Beowulf: Selections (Parts I & II) (David Hadbawnk and Sean Reynolds, editors)
Robert Duncan: Charles Olson Memorial Lecture (erica kaufman, Meira Levinson, Bradley Lubin, Megan Paslawski, Kyle Waugh, Rachael Wilson, and Ammiel Alcalay, editors)
Diane di Prima: The Mysteries of Vision: Some Notes on H.D. (Ana Božičević, editor)
Diane di Prima: R.D.'s H.D. (Ammiel Alcalay, editor)
Barcelona, 1936: Selections from Muriel Rukeyser's Spanish Civil War Archive (Rowena Kennedy-Epstein, editor)
Margaret Randall: Selections from El Corno Emplumado/The Plumed Horn (Margaret Randall, editor)
|Publisher:||The Center for the Humanities, The Graduate Center, CUNY|
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About the Author
Ammiel Alcalay grew up in Boston and, as a child, spent time in Gloucester where family friends included Charles Olson and Vincent Ferrini. As a teenager, through the Grolier and Temple Bar Bookshops in Cambridge, he befriended many poets, including John Wieners. Poet, translator, critic, scholar and activist, he teaches at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center. His books include SCRAPMETAL (Factory School, 2007); FROM THE WARRING FACTIONS (Beyond Baroque Press, 2002), a book-length poem dedicated to the Bosnian town of Srebrenica; MEMORIES OF OUR FUTURE: SELECTED ESSAYS (City Lights Publishers, 1999); After Jews and Arabs: Remaking Levantine Culture (University of Minnesota Press, 1993); and THE CAIRO NOTEBOOKS (Singing Horse Press, 1993). His translations include SARAJEVO BLUES (City Lights Publishers, 1998) and NINE ALEXANDRIAS (City Lights Publishers, 2003) by the Bosnian poet Semezdin Mehmedinovic, KEYS TO THE GARDEN: NEW ISRAELI WRITING (City Lights Publishers, 11996), and a co-translation (with Oz Shelach), of OUTCAST by Shimon Ballas (City Lights Publishers, 2007). A new book of essays, A Little History, and a collective translation of the Syrian poet Faraj Bayraqdar are forthcoming with Fred Dewey as editor. ISLANDERS, a novel, came out in 2010 (City Lights Publishers). His new selection of poetry, NEITHER WIT NOR GOLD, was published by Ugly Duckling Presse in 2011. Along with Anne Waldman and others, he was one of the initiators of the Poetry Is News Coalition, and organized, with Mike Kelleher and Fred Dewey, the OlsonNow project. Most recently, through the PhD Program in English and the Center for the Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center, he initiated Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative, a series of student and guest edited archival texts emerging from the New American Poetry.