L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E

L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Distributing Service (catalog, c. 1978)

Around 1978, Bruce Andrews, Ron Silliman and I  started a service to make xerox copies of out of print work available. The catalog began with this introduction:

L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E DISTRIBUTING SERVICE

Even when published, writing we wish to read often goes out of print with dismaying rapidity – closing off a dialogue. Out-of-print and unpublished works may still circulate among a limited circle of friends. Here, we hope to sustain that dialogue, and expand that circle.

 Several types of material are available. Photocopies of out-of-print books and unpublished manuscripts are available at the cost of the photocopying and packaging plus a twenty-five cent royalty to the author. These works will be sent side-stapled with card stock covers, stamped by L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E and numbered. In a few cases, a small number of books are available in their original published form at the price specified. All orders must be prepaid and include the cost of postage (see table below).

 –– Charles Bernstein, Ron Silliman, & Bruce Andrews

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The impact of the poet-editor: some questions

An interview by Manuel Brito

Manuel Brito, editor of Zasterle Press (Canary Islands) interviewed me for a special issue of Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses on "Small Press Publishing: Absorbing New Forms, Circulating New Ideas" (#62, April 2011). In his introduction, Brito writes: "

"Postmodern Poetries" anthology ed. Jerome McGann

1990 "Language Poets" issue of "Verse"

Verse cover (detail)

Postmodern Poetries:
An Anthology of Language Poets from North America and the United Kingdon

edited by Jerome McGann

Verse

Volume 7, Number 1
Spring 1990


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