November 26, 2016

Table of Contents

Having once again lost our Table of Contents I will, in the next few weeks, try to rebuild the site, this time in alphabetical order, to make it easier for my readers to access its references. Unfortunately, it will take a great deal of time to make all the links again. I don't comprehend why we have twice lost the Contents page, but we will persist.

The PIP Anthology of World Poetry of the Twentieth and Twenty-first Century


Helen Adam (b. Scotland/USA) [1909-1993]
      Helen Adam's "The Cheerless Junkie's Song" [link]
*Adonīs [Alī Ahmad Sa’īd] (Syria/Lebanon) [1930]
     Book If Only the Sea Could Sleep [PDF file]
     Essay "Syrian-born Poet Adonis on President Assad of Syria" [link]
Endre Ady (b. Austria-Hungary Empire / Hungary) [1877-1919]
Ilse Aichinger (Austria) [1921]
Delmira Augustini (Uruguay) [1886-1914]
*Demosthenes Agrafiotis (Greece) [1946]
      Book Writing Dimensions [PDF file]Delmira Agustini (Uruguay) [1886-1914]
Naja Marie Aidt (Denmark) [1963]
Anna Akhmatova (Russia) [1889-1966]
Risto Ahti (Finland) [1943]
Albanian Poetry
      Essay “The Unshackling of Albanian Poetry” by John Taylor
Rafael Alberti (Spain) [1902-1999]
      Essay “Poet to Painter” by Douglas Messerli
Anne-Marie Albiach (France) [1937-2012]
      Obituary on Albiach by Charles Bernstein
      “In Memory of Anne-Marie Albiach 1937-2012 by
          Robin Tremblay-McGraw
Will Alexander (USA) [1948]
George Albon (USA) [1954]
Pierre Alferi (France) [1963]
Francisco Alvim (Brazil) [1938]
Yehuda Amichai [Ludwig Pfouffer] (b. Germany/Israel) [1924-2000]
Mário de Andrade (Brazil) [1893-1945]
Oswald de Andrade (Brazil) [1890-1954]
     Essay “Cannibal Manifesto” by Oswald de Andrade
Bruce Andrews (USA) [1948]
     Essay-review “Wordscape Poets” (on works by Bernstein, Andrews, and Perelman)
       by Douglas Messerli
Ralph Angel (USA) [1951]
*David Antin (USA) [1932-2016]
      Essay “David Antin” Cultural Icon” (on David Antin’s death) by Douglas Messerli [link]
      Essay-review “Answering the Sphinx” (on Antin’s I Never Knew What Time It Was) by Douglas Messerli
      Interview-essay "Conversational Critic, Talking Poet David Antin," by Robert Pincus
      Essay “Fractures of Self” (on Antin’s Radical Coherency) by Douglas Messerli
Arnaldo Antunes (Brazil) [1960]
Guillaume Apollinaire (France) [1880-1918]
Braulio Arenas (Chile) [1913-1988]
Walter Conrad Arensberg (USA) [1878-1954]
*Rae Armantrout (USA) [1947]
      Essay “The Present’s Chronic Revision,” by Douglas Messerli
      Review TLS review of Rae Armantrout and Susan Howe [link]
Edda Armas (Venezuela) [1955]
Tammy Armstrong (Canada) [1974]
Céline Arnauld [Carolina Goldstein] (b. Romania/France) [1885-1952]
H[ans] C[arl] Artmann (Austria) [1921-2000]
John Ashbery (USA) [1927]
      Review of Ashbery’s Wakefulness by Marjorie Perloff
      Essay “The Pick-up,” by Douglas Messerli
Nelson Ascher (Brazil) [1958]
      Essay “The Professor of Everything and the Professor of Nothing” (on Ascher in São
        Paulo) (with note)
The Atom Poets (Iceland)
W.H. Auden (England/USA) [1907-1973]
      The Auden Group (England)
Carlos Ávila (Brazil) [1955]
Kofi Awoonor (Ghana/formerly Gold Coast) [1935-2013]
      One of Awoonor’s last poems
Gennadi Aygi (Russia/Chuvash) [1934-2006]
      Essay-review “Word-faces” (on Aygi’s Child-and-Rose) by Douglas Messerli
*Ece Ayhan (Turkey) [1931-2002]
      Book A Blind Cat Black / Orthdoxies (and PDF file)
      Essay “Flying” (on Ayhan’s The Blind Cat Black and Orthodoxies) by Douglas

November 19, 2016

Douglas Messerli | "Hyperallergic Weekend" (on David Antin's death) [link]

For an essay on "David Antin: Cultural Icon" on Hyperallergic Weekend, about his death by Douglas Messerli, go here:

November 1, 2016

Paul Violi

Paul Violi [1944-2011]

Born and raised on Long Island, New York, Paul Violi received a BA in English from Boston University before serving in the Peace Corps in Nigeria from 1966-1967.

      For many years Violi worked as a teacher and editor, serving managing editor of Architectural Forum, and working for a while as an assistant to Buckminster Fuller. He also worked with the artist Dale Devereux Barker. He taught at New York University, Columbia University, The New School, and elsewhere.
     Associated with the second generation of the New York School poets, Violi was the co-founder of Swollen Magpie Press.
     The first of his several collections of poetry was Waterworks (1972), followed by In Baltic Circles (1973, reprinted in 2011); Harmatan (1977, based on notes of his Nigerian stay), Breakers: Selected Poems (2000), and Overnight (2007), among others. His poems also appeared in numerous anthologies over the years.
     In 2002 he published a collection of prose, Selected Accidents, Pointless Anecdotes, published by Hanging Loose Press.
     Violi was honored with the John Ciardi Lifetime Achievement Award in Poetry, the Ingram Merrill Foundation Poetry Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Morton Dauwen Zabel Award, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts.
     He died of cancer in 2011, at age 66.


Waterworks (Iowa City: Toothpaste Press, 1972); In Baltic Circles (New York: Kulchur Foundation Press, 1973; reprinted by New York: H_NGM_N Books, 2011); Some Poems (New York: Swollen Magpie Press, 1976); Harmatan (New York: Sun Press, 1977); American Express (Ipswich, United Kingdom: Joe Soap’s Canoe Publications, 1981); Splurge (New York: Sun Press, 1982); Likewise (New York: Hanging Loose Press, 1988), The Curious Building (New York: Hanging Loose Press, 1993); The Anamorphoses [with Dale Devereux Barker] (Melbourne: Pataphysics Series, 1995); Fracas (New York: Hanging Loose Press, 1998); Breakers: Selected Longer Poems (Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 2000); Overnight (New York: Hanging Loose Press, 2007); The Tame Magpie (New York: Hanging Loose Press, 2014)

For a review of The Tame Magpie, “‘Reckless sympathy, scorn’: Paul Violi’s Last Poems” by Barry Schwabsky in Hyperallegic Weekend, go here:


Marjorie Welish

Marjorie Welish [1944]

Born on June 2, 1944, Marjorie Welish received her B.A. at Columbia University and attend Vermont College and Norwich University to receive an M.F.A. degree.

Image result for marjorie welish      Living in New York, Welish teaches art, literary criticism, and art history at Pratt Institute, but she has also frequently taught poetry courses at Brown University. She was the Judith E. Wilson Visiting Poetry Fellow at Cambridge University in 2005.
      Her first book of poetry, Handwritten, was published by Sun Press in 1979, and since that time she has published numerous other collections, including  Two Windows Flew Open (1991), Casting Sequences (1993), The Annotated “Here” and Selected Poems (2000, a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets), Of the Diagram (2003), and Word Group (2004).
     Welish has also published and book of essays, Signifying Art: Essays on Art after 1960  (published by Cambridge University Press in 1999) and is herself an artist, represented by Baumgartner Gallery in New York City and Aaron Galleries in Chicago. 
     In 2001 the University of Pennsylvania held a conference devoted to Welish’s work, showing several examples of her books and art along with the delivery of papers about her writing.
     In 2009, Granary Books published Oaths? Questions?, a collaborative artists’ book by Welish and James Siena, which was the subject of a special exhibition at Denison Museum in Granville, Ohio; the book is in several permanent collections, including that of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 
      She has received grants and fellowships from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, the Djerassi Foundation, the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Fifth Floor Foundation, the Howard Foundation, the International Studio Program, the MacDowell Colony Fellowship, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and the Trust for Mutual Understanding.


Handwritten (New York: Sun Press, 1979); Two Poems (Calais, Vermont: Z Press, 1981); The Windows Flew Open (Providence, Rhode Island: Burning Deck, 1991); Casting Sequences (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1993); The Annotated "Here" and Selected Poems (Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 2000); Of the Diagram: The Work of Marjorie Welish (Philadelphia: Slought Foundation, 2003); Word Group (Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 2004)

October 31, 2016

José Kozer

José Kozer (Cuba, lives USA)

Image result for jose kozerJosé Kozer is a Cuban poet, born in Havana in 1940. His Jewish parents had emigrated from Poland and Czechoslavkia. He left Cuba in 1960, moving to New York City until 1997, where he received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Queens College, CUNY in 1970 and 198s. He retired from Queens College as a Professor, having taught Spanish and Latin American literatures for 32 years.
       After moving to Torrox, Málaga in Span, he moved back to the USA, living in Hallandale, Florida.
       The author of over 63 collections of poetry, he was the recipient of the Premio de Poesía Iberoamericana Pablo Neruda in 2013.
      The prestigious publisherAldus (Mexico) published two books of prose by José Kozer entitled Mezcla para dos tiempos and Una huella detartalada, as well as Acta (2010) a book of poems written upon the death of the poet’s mother. A reissue of Bajo este cien, originally issued by Fondo de Cultura Económica de México (1983) was published in Barcelona by El Bardo. Ánima and Acta est fabula; Visor (Madrid) Fondo de Cultura published his Y del esparto la invariabilidad; Monte Ávila (Caracas) his Trasvasando, and his Partículas en expansión was published in Chile in 2013 as a result of his winning the Neruda Prize.
     His poetry has been translated to English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Hebrew and Greek, has been widely anthologized and has appeared in numerous literary journals from all over the world. 
     The American publisher, Junction Press, New York, printed a bilingual (Spanish/English) anthology of Kozer’s work entitled Stet, edited and translated by Mark Weiss. In Havana, Cuba, Torre de Letras, an independent small press, has recently published his book Semovientes.
      Kozar has also written several books of prose and philosophy.




Padres y otras Profesiones (New York: Editorial Villa Miseria, 1972); Por la libre (New York: Editorial Bayú-Menoráh, 1973); Este Judíio de Números y Letras (Tenerife, Canary Islands: Editorial Católica, Ediciones Nuestro Arte, 1975); Y asií tomaron posesión en las Ciudades (Barcelona: Ambito Literario, 1978) (México D.F.: Editorial de la UNAM, 1979); Jarrón de las Abreviaturas (México, D.F.: Editorial Premiá, 1980), (Miami, Florida: Ediciones Catalego, 2003); La Rueca de los Semblantes (León, Spain: Editorial Instituto Fray Bernardinal de Sahagún, 1980); Antología breve (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Editorial Luna Cabez Caliente, 1981); Bajo este Cien (México, D.F.: Editorial Fondo de Cultural Económica, 1983); La Garza sin Sombras (Barcelona; Edicions Librres del Mall, 1985), (Buenos Aires: Bajo la luna, 2006);  El Carillón de los Muertos (Buenos Aires: Ediciones Último Reino, 1987), Xalapa, Veracruz: Editorial Universidad Veracruzana, 2006); Carece de Causa (Buenos Aires: Ediciones Último Reino, 1988), (Buenos Aires: Tse-Tsé, 2004);  De donde Oscilan los seres en sus Proprciones (Tenerife, Canary Islands: H.A. Editor, 1990), Santiago de Chile: Ediciones del Temple, 2007); Los Paréntesis (selected by Roberto Echavarren) (México, D.F.: El Tucán de Virginia, 1995); AAA1144 (México, D.F.: Editorial Verdehalago, 1997); Réplicas (selected by Victor Fowler) (Matanzas, Cuba: Ediciones Vigia, 1997); La Maquinaria Ilimitada (México, D.F.: Editorial Sin Nobre, 1998); Dípticos (Madrid: Bartleby Editores, 1998); Farándula (México, D.F.: Editorial Ditoria, 1999); Al Traste (México, D.F.: Trilce Ediciones, 1999); Rupestres (Curitiba, Brazil: Editorial Tigre de Espelho, 2001);

No Buscan reflejarse (Havana, Cuba: Editorial Letras Cubanas, 2001); Bajo este cien y otras poemas (Barcelona: El Bardo Editoria, 2002);  Rosa Cúbica (Buenos Aires: Eidtorial Tse Tsé, 2002); Ánima (México, D.F.: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2002); Madame Chu y outros poemas (Curitiba, Brazil: Editorial Faxinal de Céu, 2002); Un Caso llamado FK (México, D.F.: Ediciones sin Nombre, 2002), (Miami, Florida: Editorial Strumento, 2002); Ogi no mato (México, D.F.: Editorial Universidad Autónoma de la Cuidad de Méixco, 2005);  Y del Esparto la invariabilidad (Madrid: España, 2005); Íbis Amarelo sobre fundo negro (Curitiba, Brazil: Travessa dos Editores: 2006);  Trasvasando (Caracas, Venezuela: Monte Ávila Eidtores, 2006); De donde son los poemas (México, D.F., 2007); Práctica (México, D.F.: Ediciones sin nobre, 2007); Mueca la Muerte  (Santiago de Chile: Editorial Norma, 2007); Ocambo (Santiago de Chile, Editorial Animita Caronera, 2007); 22 Poemas (México, D.F.: Editorial Ditoria, 2007); En Feldafring las Cornejas (México, D.F.: Editorial Aldus, 2007); Trazas (Spuren) [in Spanish and German) ((Zurich, Switzerland: Teamart Verlag, 2007); Semovientes (Havana, Cuba: Editorial Torre de Letras, 2007); Figuardo y literal (Aregquipa, Peru: Editorial Casahuesos, 2009); ACTA (México, D.F.: Editorial Aldus, 2010); Actividad del Azogue (São Paulo, Brazil, 2011);  Tokonoma (Madrid: Spain: Editorial Literal, 2011); Índole (Matanzas, Cuba: Ediciones Matanzas, 2013); Autorretrato en Tránsito (Ciudad de Guatemla, Guatemala: Catafixia Editorial, 2013); Despliegues, en Kozer + Carrión (Ciudad de Guatemla, Guatemala: Despliegues, 2013); Naïf (Madrid: El Sastre de Apollinaire Editorial, 2013); BBBBB160 (Havana, Cuba: Editorial Letras Cubanas y Editorial Torre de Letras, 2013);  Acta est Fabula (México, D.F.: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2013); Partículas en expansión [anthology] (Santiago, Childe: Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes, 2014); Para que no imagines (Madrid: Editorial Amargord, 2014); Lindes [anthology] (Santiago, Chile: Lom Ediciones, 2014); Una huella destartalada (México, D.F.: Artigas Editores, 2014); Indicios (Madrid: Editorial Verbum, 2014); Suite Guadalupe (Brazil: Lumme Editor, 2015) [bilingual]; Un Asterisco Polonia (Guayaquil, Ecuador: El Quirófano Ediciones, 2015), (Buenos Aires: Audisea Editores, 2016); Parlamentos del nonagenario (Isla de San Borondón, Spain: Ediciones Liliputienses, 2016); Pareja Inmortal (Paraguay: Editorial Yiyi Jambo Cartonera, 2016)


STET (Selected Poems) trans. by Mark Weiss (New York: Junction Press, 2006); Ánima (Exeter, England: Shearsman Books) [bilingual]; Tokonoma (trans. by Peter Boyle) (Bristol, England: Shearsman Books, 2014); Three Friends Carrusel (Taos, New Mexico: Editorial Rancho Press, 2016)