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Charles Plymell — Journals From Lysidia

It would be tough to accurately describe Charles Plymell’s importance to the Beat Generation, as well as to little magazines and small press publishing. He lived with Allen Ginsberg and Neal Cassady in San Francisco in the early 1960s. It’s not enough to say he admired and was influenced by the Beats — his best […]

Roxie Powell — Wild Whispers

Robert Peters said of Roxie Powell’s first chapbook, Dreams of Straw, “anyone anxious for an original experience in poetry will love Dreams of Straw“. Non-workshop, non-Iowa, non-NY city-clever, non-anything. It’s rumored Allen Ginsberg carried one with him for years, and this is fact: Ginsberg paid for a second printing of the book. Roxie has published […]

Jim Pritchard — “The Neighbors” and “The Man With The Buzzer in His Throat”

06 Nov 2007 / 0 Comments / in Jim Pritchard, Publications

There’s lots to say — and as much to keep quiet — about Jim Pritchard. His story, The Neighbors, ended up being published as the very first synaesthesia press chapbook. As a publisher, I was heavily influenced by the beat chapbooks from the mimeo era, and that was the initial idea for everything the press […]

Henry Tokarski — To Sherri O’Brien From Morrell Park in Northeast Philadelphia

06 Nov 2007 / 0 Comments / in Henry Tokarski, Publications

The synaesthesia press has listings in a few directories soliciting a poem for chapbook consideration. While I’m not big on this sort of thing, who knows if the next Charles Bukowski is sitting in a cheap room pounding out poems and looking for a place to send them? So I keep the listings current, just […]

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