The Challenge of Editing a Beat Legend

The Challenge of Editing a Beat Legend

A wonderful look at the working style of one of SPLAB’s poetry heroes, Michael McClure, as described by his last editor Garrett Caples. To hear about the project on which they collaborated, dig this: Mule Kick Blues Book Release with Anne Waldman, Eileen Myles,...

SPLAB 20th Anniversary (Jan 18, 2014)

It was December 13, 1993, when It Plays in Peoria Productions was formed in Auburn, Washington. A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to, among other things: Injecting a Little Wisdom into the Information Age. We were started as an organization that existed to...

1st Thought, Best Thought and other Interview Gems

How does one communicate the essence of three decades of conducting interviews? I have had to do that, and quick, as a grant deadline is approaching and I save the worst of the grant writing process for last. I decided on a medley of some of the moments in those last...

From Charles Alexander of Chax Press

Notice the two Seattle writers included below and consider supporting this innovative publisher: Dear Poetry Readers and Friends of Chax Press: Poetry, for me, is a community of writers, readers, ideas, words, shapes, and sounds arranged or just appearing in space and...