Al Filreis

Welcome to the alumverse universe

At the beginning of 1996 I put out the word, by email and word of mouth, to Penn alumni that I was ready to convene a group of university alumni to discuss modern poetry by email.

Two radicalisms redux

“Muriel Rukeyser came from a specific line of privileged New York German Jews.

Best of '07

At Third Factory, Steve Evans is hosting a year-end ro

Beat journalism, just (barely) enough bop

I love reading early beat journalism about the beat phenomenon.