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Charles Bukowski — 4 Poets

the synaesthesia press published an essay on the state of American Poetry according to Mr. Charles Bukowski. It appeared in synaesthesia press chap book #2, 4 Poets. The chap book is long out of print. Bukowski wrote the essay in 1964. It was discovered in an old notebook that’s in the special collections department at […]

Lawrence Ferlinghetti — Four Poets

I went to a reading Mr. Ferlinghetti gave at the Caravan of Dreams, in Fort Worth Texas; this was in 1992, I think. Ferlinghetti read for an hour or so, and afterward, he signed books and answered questions. While I was getting a book signed, I asked if I could have a poem to print, […]

Denis Johnson — 4 Poets

06 Nov 2007 / 0 Comments / in 4 Poets, Denis Johnson

It’s 1990 — maybe 1991. I’m on the phone with a cat named Steve Fisher. We’re in some pretty serious talks about starting a publishing company. Steve makes a suggestion: “let’s call it the synaesthesia press.” “I’m all for that,” I said. Steve suggests we contact some writers we both admire and solicit them for […]