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Jacket2's January 2016 reading period

Jacket2 welcomes unsolicited queries during the month of January 2016. We are especially (though not exclusively) interested in queries of the following kinds:<--break- />

— Reviews of recent poetics criticism, theory, and anthologies

— Reviews and articles devoted to poetries outside the US

— Articles or essays on the ephemeral, the local, or the emergent; on poetic movements, topics, or groups, rather than single authors

— Articles and features that make use of archival and multimedia materials

Errata: Corrections to Duncan's retrospective

The two volumes of Robert Duncan’s Collected Early Poems and Plays and Collected Later Poems and Plays (edited by Peter Quartermain), which appeared from the University of California Press in 2013 and 2014, make all of Duncan’s published poetry at last readily available.

New Gertrude Stein recordings at PennSound

Edited by Chris Mustazza

We urge readers of Jacket2 to look at — and listen to — Gertrude Stein’s PennSound author page, where new recordings have now been linked.  Most who have encountered Stein’s mellifluous voice have heard it from Caedmon record TC 1050 (1956), either directly or via its digitization in PennSound.

1968 Ted Berrigan reading as recorded by Robert Creeley

New at PennSound

Some of Robert Creeley's reel-to-reel tapes given to PennSound after the poet's death

Robert Creeley recorded Ted Berrigan’s May 6, 1968 reading given in Buffalo. And Creeley gave the introduction (although, unfortunately, whoever was monitoring the tape recorder while Creeley got up to speak, only caught 27 seconds of the statement). This is the earliest recording of Berrigan currently in the PennSound archive. After his death, Creeley’s many, many recordings have been made available through PennSound. This 1968 Berrigan reading, now newly available on PennSound’s Ted Berrigan page, is one of the most remarkable poetry events Creeley documented.

Jacket2's January 2015 reading period

Jacket2 welcomes unsolicited queries during the month of January 2015. We are especially (though not exclusively) interested in queries of the following kinds: