Chain, 1994-2005 (ed. Jena Osman and Juliana Spahr)

Chain Title

Edited by Jena Osman and Juliana Spahr, Chain was founded at the State University of New York, Buffalo in 1994. Chain was uniformly released from 1994 until 2005 in perfect bound 6" by 9" format with 1,000 copies printed per issue. Twelve issues were published with each issue organized around a special topic: 1. Gender and Editing; 2. Documentary; 3. Hybrid Genres/Mixed Media (second volume); 4. Procedures; 5. Different Languages; 6. Letters; 7. Memoir/Antimemoir; 8. Comics; 9. Dialogue; 10. Translucinación; 11. Public Forms; and 12. Facts

Full issues available for download or browsing below. The index to each issue attempts to retain the formatting of the contents as printed in the magazine, including original pagination. Not included in the contents are the superb editors' notes opening each issue, which the reader is encouraged to find within the PDF. Each PDF is fully searchable and bookmarked for easy navigation to individual pieces within the magazine. 

This reissue was scanned by Ben Filreis and edited by Danny Snelson with the gracious support of the Kelly Writers House. 

Chain 1, Gender and Editing; Spring/Summer 1994 [PDF, 76 MB]

    

Contents

Editorial Forum Susan Bee; Dodie Bellamy and Andrea Juno; Lee Ann Brown; Cydney Chadwick; Maxine Chernoff; Susan Clark, Catriona Strang, and Lisa Robertson; Dorothy Cosand, Danika Dinsmore, and Angela Oaks; Dubravka Djuric; Johanna Drucker; Ana Maria Fagundo; Heather Findlay; Kathleen Fraser; Susan Gevirtz; Jessica Grim; Barbara Henning; Beth Joselow; Martha King; Avis Lang; Holly A. Laird; Cynthia Lucia; Jennifer Moxley; Susan Smith Nash; Maljorie Perloff; Rena Rosenwasser; Phyllis Rosenzweig; Mira Schor; Meredith Stricker; Fiona Templeton; Anne Waldman; Rosmarie Waldrop; Katie Yates  p.5
Transcription
"Ethics of Small Press Publishing" panel at Writing from the New Coast: First Festival of New Poetry, State University of New York at Buffalo, April 1993
p.119
Editors' Note: Frameworks Jena Osman and Juliana Spahr
p.129
Chains Sherry Brennan, Julia Blumenreich, H.T., Susan Smith Nash, and Lisa Houston p.137
  Lee Ann Brown, Katie Yates, and Spring Ulmer p.157
  Abigail Child and Gail Scott p.163
  Norma Cole, Laura Moriarty, and Abigail Child p.175
  Tina Darragh and Beth Joselow p.189
  Stacy Doris, Kim Rosenfield, and Joan Retallack p.193
  Judith Goldman, Lee Ann Brown, Lisa Jarnot, and Sianne Ngai p.197
  Jessica Grim, Jean Day, Jennifer Moxley, and Kate Rushin p.201
  Lori Lubeski and Jennifer Hoff p.211
  Maggie O'Sullivan and Denise Riley p.219
  Kristin Prevallet and Elizabeth Willis p.225
  Pam Rehm, Barbara Jordan, Monica Raymond, and Catherine Draycott p.231
  Joan Retallack, Tina Darragh, and Diane Ward p.237
  Phyllis Rosenzweig and Diane Ward p.245
  Susan Schultz, R.M. Ernest, Carter McKenzie, and Jennifer Arin p.251
  Cole Swensen and Elizabeth Robinson p.259
  Fiona Templeton, Kathryn MacLeod, and Susan Clark

p.267
  Elizabeth Willis and Julie Kalendek
p.279

Chain 2, Documentary; Spring 1995 [PDF, 77 MB]

 

Contents

Alicia Askenase
from Known and Suspected Sites
p.9
Lutz Bacher
Men at War
p.11
Merle Lyn Bachman stupni dō
p.14
Dodie Bellamy interviews Lyn Hejinian
The Eternal Repository
p.19
Celia Bland  Wisdom Teeth
p.26
Pascale-Anne Brault  Le Lit Encylopédique, Ou la Mémoire Du Monde p.28
Sherry Brennan  Sleep
p.31
Laynie Browne
untitled
p.35
AnJanette Brush  Auto-
p.38
Kathe Burkhardt
Charley 1990: Scavenger's Daughter
p.42
Juanita But  On Shoot for the Contents
p.43
Catalina Cariaga  His Civil Rights
p.47
Norma Cole  Untitled (from Nostalgia)
p.62
Leslie Davis and Hoa Nguyen  before the gypsy told her
p.64
Connie Deanovich  from The Spotted Moon
p.67
Dubrovka Djuric  Proposals for Investigating Languages, Meanings, and Contexts of Conscious and Unconscious in Postmodern and Postcommunist Societies p.71
Sally Doyle
I'M NOT THAT KIND OF BRIGHTNESS
p.76
Maggie Dubris  from Willieworld
p.79
Dyke Action Machine (Carrie Moyer and Sue Schaffer)    Do You Love the Dyke in Your Life? and Straight to Hell: the film p.92
Ann Erickson  untitled
p.94
Liz Fodaski  from The Anatomy of Associative Thought
p.95
Darcy Frey  from The Last Shot: City Streets, Basketball Dreams
p.99
Susan Gevirtz Documentary Survey for Chain p.106
Phoebe Gloeckner  Fun Things to do with Little Girls p.107
Lyn Hejinian  from A Border Comedy p.110
Lisa Hoke
Echo Chamber p.114
Akua Lezli Hope  Genny p.116
Karen Kelley
Venus Return p.119
Ike Kim  from morning p.123
Basil King  Mirage: Section XII p.124
Andrew Levy  from Song From My Family p.128
Walter K. Lew  Yusejang (CBS News in Seoul) p.132
Tan Lin  Soft Sector A Hub Section B Topo-Moo p.133
Pamela Lu  Departures p.138
Lori Lubeski  from Shady Lane p.142
Kimberly Lyons  Female Circumcision p.145
Kevin Magee  three poems p.147
Paul Maurice  Flashcards and Not High Enough p.151
Katie Merz  untitled p.156
Douglas Messerli  Seizure p.157
Harryette Mullen  from Muse & Drudge p.158
Aífe Murray from Margaret Maher, Emily Dickinson, and Kitchen Table Poetics p.162
Susan Smith Nash  Térmica: Documentation and Erosions oj
Patriarchy
p.165
Sianne Ngai  chrono/paradise
p.167
Erin O'Brien  from Evidence p.172
Jena Osman  from Authorities: (A Lecture) p.175
Alix Pearlstein Bat-Bat p.179
M. Nourbese Philip  Ignoring Poetry: (a work in progress) p.184
Stephen Ratcliffe  from Sculpture p.188
Susan Rosenberg and Jacob Wisse  Dialogue: The Wonderful Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl p.190
Leslie Scalapino  from The Front Matter, Dead Souls p.195
Jenny Scobel    The Decision and untitled p.203 
Eléni Sikélianòs    from "A" "History" p.205
Rod Smith  Your Group Insurance Benifits p.210
Meredith Stricker untitled p.212
Nathaniel Tarn    Sun Hawk p.216
H. T.    from The Milk Icon p.222
Rodrigo Toscano    Prologue to a City Poem p.226
Nicola Tyson    two diary drawings
p.229
Cecilia Vicuña    P u r m a m a r c a
p.231
Anne Waldman  Do Comment p.236
Hannah Weiner  UBLIMINAL
p.238
Karen Yasinsky    untitled
p.240
Susan Wheeler   The Blanching Heart p.243
Alexander Zane Grandpa Nada
p.245
Janet Zweig Her Recursive Apology
p.248

Combo 3/1, Hybrid Genres/Mixed Media; Spring 1996 [PDF, 77 MB]

 

Contents

Mac Adams 
Four Pieces
p.7
Will Alexander 
Transgression of Genre as Vitality
p.11
Dennis Barone 
Pia at Play
p.15
Martine Bellen 
Lola Montez
p.17
Charles Bernstein
Introjective Verse
p.23
Sherry Brennan 
Belle Mort
p.26
Patti Capaldi 
Consumption
p.32
Norma Cole and Michael Palmer 
A Library Book
p.38
Elizabeth Cross 
Schoenberg Dance 12
p.48
Maria Damon 
Perfume River: the Oxymoron Wannabe & Me p.51
Tim Davis
The Nearsighted Poet Reads to St. Jerome
p.55
Marta Dieke, Spencer Selby, and Gary Sullivan 
from How We Learn p.56
Rachel Blau DuPlessis 
Draft 29: Intellectual Autobiography
p.58
Geraldine Erman 
Vivarium No. 2
p.66
William L. Fox 
from Zero Comma One: A Visual Essay
p.67
Janie Geiser 
Evidence of Floods
p.71
Susan Gevirtz 
Figment of Appointment
p.76
David Golumbia 
Theory
p.91
Jenny Gough 
Untitled
p.92
Carla Harryman and Amy Trachtenberg 
Males (terrorists)
p.96
Lyn Hejinian and Travis Ortiz 
The Staking Effect
p.101
Fanny Howe 
from Nod (a novel)
p.114
Lisa Jarnot 
Five Pages
p.119
Tom Johnson 
Four Pages p.124
Alystyre Julian 
Shifting Attentions, Shifting Attentions
p.128
Karen Kelley 
Gesture/Geisha /Genre
p.140
Bruce McIntosh 
Four Pages
p.144
E. A. Miller 
Trouble (please do not disturb)
p.148
Aífe Murray 
Phenomenal Rooms
p.153
Sianne Ngai 
Five Collage Poems
p.157
Hoa Nguyen 
from A Series of Letters p.161
Nick Piombino 
New Languages for Old
p.163
Mark Robbins 
Scoring the Park
p.171
Christy Sheffield Sanford 
Bivens Arm Nature Poem: (Thirty-one Afternoons in Winter) p.180
Gail Sher 
Innocent Diversions from George Tooker: Marginalia p.183
Brian Kim Stefans 
Two Graphic Poems
p.189
Cassandra Terman and Katie Yates 
Seven Pages
p.191
Nico Vassilakis 
Orange: A Manual
p.198
Mac Wellman 
The Peach-Bottom Nuclear Reactor, Full Of Sleepers p.200
C. D. Wright 
The Lost Roads Project: A Walk-in Book of Arkansas p.206
Paul Zelevansky 
Four Heads on a One-Way Street
p.213
Where to Go Next . . .
 
p.217
Call for Work 
  p.223
Contents for Issue 3, Volume 2 
  p.224

Chain 3/2, Hybrid Genres/Mixed Media; Fall 1996 [PDF, 65 MB]

 

Contents

Polly Apfelbaum 
Two Hybrid Objects
p.7
Lutz Bacher 
from Jim & Sylvia
p.9
Perry Bard 
A Modest Proposal
p.14
Jim Brashear 
from The Western Materials
p.15
Lee Ann Brown and Susan Meyer Fenton 
from Book  Pages for Icarus
p.20
Brad Buckley 
One Piece
p.27
Mary Burger 
from Coughing Fit
p.28
Stacy Doris 
Re:The Birth Of So And So, Or, How I Noticed the Beginnings if Nature
p.31
Johanna Drucker and Brad Freeman 
Hybrid Anxieties
p.34
Thalia Field 
First Day
p.40
Heather Fuller 
from Placards
p.53
Loss Pequeño Glazier   
Intermedial Investigations
p.57
Barbara Henning and Miranda Maher 
from How to Read and Write in the Dark
p.64
Kathy High 
(A Few) Statistics On the (Possible)  Meaning if  An Encounter With (Some) (Middle-Class)  Academic Women
p.71
Adeena Karasick 
from Genrecide: A Poetics for the Unproductive
p.77
Cynthia Kimball 
Thinking In Words Does Not Become You
p.82
Heidi Kumao 
Cinema Machines
p.85
Eve Andrée Laramée 
Apparatus for the Distillation of Vague Intuitions
p.88
Walter K. Lew 
from The Movieteller
p.90
Pamela Lu 
from Noir
p.98
Steve McCaffery 
Dilemma of the Meno
p.104
Marlene McCarty  
More Crash & Burn (Road Rash)
p.107
Jerome McGann  
The Alice Fallacy, Or, Only God Can Make A Tree: A Dialogue Of Pleasure And Instruction
p.108 
Kevin Magee  
from April Theses
p.135
Gerard Malanga  
Prototypes of  Experience
p.141
Denise Newman  
One Piece
p.145
M. Nourbese Philip  
from Discourse on the Logic of  Language
p.146
Kristin Prevallet  
Allegory for the Real, Covered Up
p.150
Joan Retallack, Rod Smith, and Melanie Neilson   
Empty Envelopes: Is This Any Way to Correspond?
p.155
Lisa Robertson  
Index A: Lyric Or Prohibitive
p.166
James Sherry  
Menus à Clef
p.169
Ken Sherwood  
Scrims
p.174
Sally Silvers   
Wall if Ownbrain: Movement/Film/Text/Science
p.178
Carolyn Steinhoff Smith  
from . . . And if, Taking From a Cage an Eye
p.183
Fiona Templeton 
Real Dead and Fake Living: Notes for the Issue on Hybrid Form
p.186
Ward Tietz  
Two Literary Prints
p.193
Anne Waldman 
from Iovis
p.195
Mark Wallace  
Processes of Attention
p.204
Janet Zweig  
Mind Over Matter
p.208
Where to Go Next . . .
 
p.210
Call for Work
  p.214

Chain 4, Procedures; Fall 1997 [PDF, 65 MB]

 

Juliana Spahr and Jena Osman  
Editors' Notes p.3
Michael Basinski 
Two Pauses or Eyebrows
p.7
Guy R. Beining
 
p.10
Dodie Bellamy and Joel Felix 
Mrs. Dalloway: After Jackson Mac Low
p.12
Caroline Bergvall 
from Flaunt Mine: Compact Mix
p.14
Jeremy Caplan 
Legacy
p.20
John Cayley 
from The Speaking Clock
p.25
Janet Cohen, Keith Frank, and Jon Ippolito 
State of the Art
p.28
Cynthia Conrad  
Acccordian Variations (after Hoyle)
p.35
Maria Damon 
"Independent Embroidery": Theorizing Improvising Text/ile Collaborations
p.37
 Tina Darragh 
Bill Clinton Plane Ride Dream
p.42
Jean Day, John High, Jennifer Hoff, Lori Lubeski, and Patricia Pruitt  
 
p.45
 Alan Devenish 
Just Checking
p.52
Kui Dong and Denise Newman 
from Cess (after Turandot)
p.53
Dan Featherston 
She Had Some Horseworms
p.58
William Fuller  
True Intellectual System
p.61
Cliff Fyman 
My Job to Throw Out Dead Mouse
p.65
Peter Gizzi  
Ode: Salute to the New York School 1950- 1970 (A Libretto)
p.69
Dale Going
The Number of the Right Time
p.77
Jessica Grim 
Minutes, 11/18/96
p.82
Lauren Gudath and Chris Vitiello 
from Research Assistant
p.84
Jorge Guitart and Lisa Samuels 
A Sembled Turpitude
p.92
Dick Higgins
The Quarter-Deck
p.94
P. Inman 
Milton Babbitt
p.101
David Kellogg 
from Cartesian Procedure
p.107
Robert Kelly 
Path Moss
p.109
Kevin Killian
Cross Roads
p.117
Wendy Kramer
O Art the Mystique of Vellum
p.120
Carl Lehmann-Haupt
from The Poetry of Design/The Design of Poetry 
p.122
 Tan Lin
from Box
p.128
Brigid McLeer
Firsts of Placing
p.134
Clarinda Mac Low
Sabotage
p.141
Jackson Mac Low
Accusation Falásha
p.148
Miranda Maher
Difficult Books
p.154
Lizbeth Marano 
Entropia p.160
William Marsh
from A•re•as
p.163
John Mason
Tag Barn 1
p.167
E. A. Miller
Lackawanna: 7 Equations
p.169
Laura Moriarty
Notes on Symmetry as a Procedure
p.177
Margaret Morton
Pepe Otero: Architect of Shantytown
p.182
Harryette Mullen
 
p.190
Laura Mullen
35 1/2
p.194
Edward Mycue
10 Rumbas
p.196
John Newman
 
p.197
Sianne Ngai
Enemy
p.199
Joan Retallack
The Blue Stares
p.203
William van Roden
 
p.208
Leslie Scalapino
from Deer Night
p.210
Catherine Schieve
Catahoula Benefete, Southwest Louisiana, November 1995
p.219
Ilana Simons
Boundaries Of The Ocean
p.226
Mary Margaret Sloan
On Method
p.229
Satoru Takahaski
Dumping Sight: Landscape/Landscape
p.235
Chris Tysh
Dead Letters
p.240
Keith Waldrop
Four Weeks
p.243
Rosmarie Waldrop
A Berlin Chronicle, Abridged
p.244
Hannah Weiner
Silent History
p.246
Susan Wheeler
Every Lover Admires His Mistress
p.248
Janet Zweig
Thinking Contest
p.250

Where To Look Next p.252

Chain 5, Different Languages; Summer 1998 [PDF, 85 MB]

 

Contents

Rosa Alcala
Untranslateable   
p.7
Javant Biarujia
Purges 
p.9
Marin Bodakov    
"Maritza" by Night p.13
Bev Braune
Úllr's Words (or the Archer's Prediction) 
p.14 
Nicole Brossard
Time Out 
p.16  
Avery E. D. Burns  
from A Duelling Primer 
p.20
Elizabeth Burns  
La Muerte 
p.26
Warren Burt  
A Post-Colonialist Poem on the English Language 
p.28
Catalina Cariaga  
The Mercy 
p.32
Amy Sara Carroll
Tamarind for Cameron and M    p.48
Frances Chung 

p.51  
Jacques Debrot
Origami Diagrams 
p.58
Dubravka Djuric    Identiteti 
p.61
Stacy Doris    

p.64
Jorge Dragón   
Open Transport #1.3 
p.68
Rachel Blau DuPlessis   
Draft 36: Cento 
p.69
Beatriz Freire-Betancor   
Todavía 
p.75
Karen Garthe and Natasha Saje   
Reading for a Train 
p.77
Diane Glancy 
A Field book of Textual Migrations   
p.79
Nada Gordon   
Absence 
p.85
Georgi Gospodinov   
Radio-Poem 
p.87
Jenny Gough   
^Not^ Shelley and Mary's Fair Copy Book 
p.90
Kinllko Hahn   
Mother's Mother 
p.94
Jane Hammond    

p.96
John Havelda   
Poems 
p.99
Michael Helsem   
Ananasa Kareo 
p.101
Jen Hofer  
Vehicular Profile, Perfil Vehicular 
p.103
Urs Jaeggi and John Kinsella   
from D & G 
p.105
Myung Mi Kim  
from Arcana 
p.109
Stephanie Hyunjung Kim
from A Letter to My Parents     p.111
Michael Lano and Robert Viking O'Brien   
The Beginning of the Nukapu People
p.113
Zachar Laskewicz   
from Zaum: New Music-Theatre in Three Movements
p.121
Will Lavender   
Glossolalia 
p.125
Jessie Jane Lewis and Peter Rose    
Pressures of the Text 
p.130
Rogelio Lopez Cuenca    
from Home Swept Hole 
p.138
Dennis McCarthy    
Fas Norma (Lawful the Carpenter's Square) 
p.142
Scott MacLeod
The Log-Book, Some Figures     p.145
Jackson Mac Low    
Sixesmix: Travesty 1 
p.148
Kevin Magee    
from Maquiladora 
p.153
Anna Maria Maiolino    

p.157
M. Mara-Ann    
Psychic Landscape 
p.160
Reid Matko   
Nun / נן, from Lessons in Letters  
p.165
Gaston V. J. De Mey  

p.170
Matt Mullican    

p.172
Sawako Nakayasu    
English—Japanese Conversions 
p.179
Susan Smith Nash    
Three from the Guarani 
p.182
Marie Orensanz    

p.185
Susan Pensak    
נלוי / Discovery  p.188
Kristin Prevallet    
The Transformation of Isis into Mary: an Iconic Language Experiment
p.190
Kit Robinson  
Finnetic Translation 
p.194
Mercedes Roffé   
Love Poem in Twelve Tongues 
p.196
Standard Schaefer   
Chapter Nine: The Corpus Callosum
p.199
Claudia Schvartz   
Avido Don Es La Vida
p.200
E. Cameron Scott   
—Act Over—Anew— 
p.201
Gail Scott   
The Porous Text, or the Ecology of the Small Subject, Take 21
p.202
Eleni Stecopoulos   
Post Modem Greek 
p.207
Meredith Stricker   
[against your inner ear], from The Corrosions 
p.210
Stephanie Strickland   
Gibbous Statement 
p.219
Bálint Szombathy   
from The Eternal Calendar, 1996-1997 
p.221
Genre Tallique (trans. Joan Retallack)   

p.222
Anne Tardos  
from Uxudo  
p.228
Edwin Torres   
Portorico N Prague 
p.248
Chris Tysh   
from An Acoustic Room 
p.252
José-Miguel Ullán   
Almario 
p.254
Michael Vagnetti   
Limited Lexicons/Changed Notes 
p.256
Anne Waldman   
Practices of the Night
p.259
Mark Wallace   
from Boys At The Guns 
p.262
Gabrielle Welford   
Empty Vee/Azure Lie Kit 
p.266
Xu Bing   

p.275
Daniel Zimmerman  
Depart/Per/Report 
p.283
Where to Look Next . . .   

p.285
Calls for Work 

p.298

Chain 6, Letters; Summer 1999 [PDF, 78 MB]

 

Contents

Will Alexander from Letters to Rosa
p.7
Kathy Dee Kaleokealoha Kaloloahilani Banggo 
6 Days, Three Cities: Letters Home to the Islands
p.12
Régis Bonvacino 
I Traniform Myself  p.17
Laynie Browne
from Correspondences
p.21
William Burroughs
  p.24
Steve Carll 
Clues: Another Hermeneutics
p.29
Martha Carothers
Capital Letters
p.33
Chris Chen and Susan Maxwell
Fictional Syllabary For "Copper" Script
p.41
Norma Cole
Lecteur/Letter: the Letter A  p.46
Michael Corris 
Voice Over No. 1
p.48
Franck David and Marie Nimier 
Peser ses Mots / Seine Worte Wiegen  p.49
Kate Delos and Rena Rosenwasser
Supple in Black and White  p.50
Johanna Drucker
First Letters & the Infinite
p.60
Marcella Durand
 
p.64
Craig Dworkin
 
p.66
Paul Elliman 
E Pluribus Unum  p.69
Joe Elliot
 
p.80
Brad Freeman
 
p.81
Mara Gálvez-Bretón
Una Mujer Que Escribe es (¿lesbiana?): 20 Cartas de Amor: 0 un Poema Hiperromántico  p.83
Susan Gevirtz and Myung Mi Kim
 
p.88
Michelle Grangaud
The Anagram  p.97
Ralph Gutlohn 
from The Hat, The Watch and The Pen
p.107
Lyn Hejinian and Joan Retallack 
The Clouds: (This is Not by Henrick ISBN)  p.111
Susan Holbrook 
Letteral Sense  p.120
Alystyre Julian
Langue Hu—  p.132
Adeena Karasick 
Spectral Profanities  p.133
Louise Landes Levi 
The Yellow Scroll  p.137
Bill Luoma 
from Dear Dad
p.139
Tim McCoy
The Alphabet Cycle  p.143
Nathaniel Mackey 
from Atet A. D.
p.147
Bill Marsh
BEFORE and face  p.155
Bernadette Mayer
Selected Letters to Lewis Warsh, 1975-76  p.159
Deborah Meadows
Faux translation of Charles Baudelaire's "To the Reader"  p.170
Gaston de Mey
 
p.173
Peter Neufeld 
for G. O.  p.174
Nick Piombino
 
p.176
Meredith Quartermain 
Breadth  p.177
Peter Quartermain
Paradise of Letters  p.182
Archie Rand 
from Kabbalah/Tarot and Midnight Festival  p.193
Anna Reckin 
Dictation  p.204
Johannes Rüth
Feline Phonetic Alphabet  p.207
Albert Saijo  
EARTH SLANGUAGE WITH ENGLISH ON IT
p.208
Andrew Schelling and Anne Waldman
Letters  p.211
Mira Schor
Animate / Alphabet / Sublimate  p.219
Ron Silliman
from Keijak2: Caravan of Affect  p.222
giovanni singleton
American Letters  p.225
Ardegno Soffici (with translation by Guy Bennett) 
Typography  p.229
pete spence
Untitled and Homage to Dick Higgins  p.230
Christina Olson Spiesel 
Presabshad and Flesh  p.232
Chris Vitiello
from The Single Word for the Duration of While Your Eyes Are Closed  p.234
Keith Waldrop 
Two Poems  p.239
Marta L.Werner
The Flights of A 821: Dearchivizing the Proceedings of a Birdsong  p.240
Mac Wellman 
from FNU LNU  p.255
Hendrick Werkmann
 
p.259
Darren Wershler-Henry
 
p.260
Ilya Zdanevich (with translation by Guy Bennett) 
Zokhna and Her Suitors  p.263
Daniel Zimmerman
Isotope Poem  p.264
Where to Look Next   
p.265

Chain 7, Memoir/Antimemoir; Summer 2000 [PDF, 81 MB]

  

Contents

Zelda Alpern
Discourse of a Difficult Daughter
p.7
David Antin
Alphabet Memories
p.12
Eleanor Antin
Two Stories
p.14
Rae Armantrout
My Advantage
p.17
Dodie Bellamy
Cunt-Ups
p.19
Jen Bervin
Code word, Arbor
p.23
Tisa Bryant
from Tzimmes
p.25
Darryl Keola Cabacungan Lei Day '99
p.32
Dubravka Djuric
Letters from Belgrade
p.33
Nicole Eisenman
 
p.46
Robert Feintuch
 
p.47
Alejandro Fogel
Root to Route: 10 Rumbach St
p.49
Kenny Fries
Disability Made Me Do It or Modeling for the Cause
p.58
Jacinta Galea`i
The Body
p.65
C. S. Giscombe
Natural Abilities & Natural Writing
p.68
Robert Glück
Experimental Writer Gets Sucked Off In A Field
p.79
John Havelda
Labore et Honore
p.81
Elvira Hernández
In Memoriam Letra Ñ
p.83
Hsia Yü (translated by Steve Bradbury)
Carte Postale
p.84
Lisa Jarnot
Biography and Autobiography
p.86
Kim Jones
 
p.98
Summi Kaipa
from The Epics
p.103
Mark Leahy and Mark Storor
Doris Green: In Memory of Edward Peter John and Child 
p.108
Aaron Levy 
If It Cannot Look at Itself
p.114
Warren Liu
Xiao, Bai II
p.120
Loren Madsen
The Long Scroll
p.123
Bernadette Mayer
from Studying Hunger Journals
p.128
Cathleen Miller
from Spectrum
p.131
Eileen Myles
 
p.135
Shirin Neshat
 
p.138
Sandra Newman
TRUE BLUE & Love Always
p.143
Alice Notley
Where Leftover Misery Goes
p.147
Akilah Oliver
Fibs 7809
p.152
Rona Pondick
 
p.155
Joan Retallack
Memnoir p.156
Deborah Richards
The Beauty Projection
p.159
Bhanu Kapil Rider from Autobiography of a Cyborg
p.164
Kit Robinson
Notes Toward a Phenomenology of Memory
p.167
Thaddeus Rutkowski
Misfires
p.169
Susan Schultz 
from Memory Cards
p.173
Ron Silliman
from Under Albany
p.176
Jeanne Silverthorne

p.193
Caroline Sinavaiana-Gabbard
Granny
p.196
Christina Olson Spiesel
 
p.198
Edwin Torres
Birthday Present; Birthday Boy
p.200
Anne Waldman
Save My Dockage
p.202
Rosmarie Waldrop
from Rosmarie Waldrop, 1935- p.207
Yolanda Wisher
from Spotlight
p.218
David Wojnarowicz
from Arthur Rimbaud in NY
p.225
Allison Yap
Rituals of Remembering
p.228
Susanda Yee
Hurtling Herself Into the Center
p.234
WHERE TO LOOK NEXT . . .
 
p.237
Sandy Huss
Huss Sales and Service p.243

Chain 8, Comics; Summer 2001 [PDF, 121 MB]

  

Contents

Jonathan Allen and John Coletti
p.7
William Anthony
p.10
Peter Bagge
p.14
Holly Bittner
p.15
Christopher Boucher
p.22
Joe Brainard and  Robert Creeley
p.25
F C. Brandt, Peter S. Conrad, and Rob R.
p.32
Ivan Brunetti
p.36
Warren Burt
p.37
Elizabeth Castagna and Edwin Torres
p.39
Isabelle Chemin and Jean-René Lassalle
p.46
Abigail Child
p.51
David Choe
p.52
Rey Chow
p.71
Emilie Clark and Lyn Hejinian
p.83
Troy Cook
p.87
Martin Corless-Smith and Cathy Wagner
p.93
Veronica Corpuz
p.95
Brent Cunningham
p.98
Jane Dalrymple-Hollo and Anne Waldman
p.99
Adam Degraff
p.104
Trane DeVore and David Kirschenbaum
p.110
Patrick Durgin
p.113
Michelle Spencer Ellsworth
p.117
Thalia Field
p.119
Ellen Forney and Tamara Paris
p.122
Mara Gálvez-Bretón
p.123
Drew Gardner and Gary Sullivan
p.130
Stephen Gibson
p.135
Phoebe Gloeckner
p.138
Arielle Greenberg
p.145
Brenda Hillman and Frances Lerner
p.146
Emmanuel Hocquard and Juliette Valéry
p.147
Sandy Huss p.153
Brenda Iijima
p.157
Jeffrey Jullich
p.158
Ben Katchor, Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, and David Krasnow
p.164
Keith Knight
p.192
David Larsen
p.193
David Lasky
p.197
Rebecca Levi
p.198
Carol Mirakove
p.201
Laura Mullen
p.203
Sawako Nakayasu
p.209
Florence Neal and Wendy Walker
p.212
Josh Neufeld and Rob Walker
p.214
Josh Neufeld
p.215
Ron Padgett
p.216
Raymond Pettibon
p.217
Louis Phillips
p.223
Kevin Quigley
p.224
Jeanne Quinn
p.230
Ramez Qureshi
p.231
Elizabeth Robinson
p.232
Davod Sandlin
p.233
Peter Saul
p.242
Leslie Scalapino
p.244
Lytle Shaw
p.249
Sally Silvers
p.253
Chris Slane and Robert Sullivan
p.256
Blair Solovy
p.261
Christina Olson Spiesel
p.267
Virgil Suárez
p.268
Lee Tonouchi
p.269
John Tranter
p.272
Zak Vreeland
p.284
John Wesley
p.288
Mack White
p.290
Aleksandar Zograf
p.297
Tom Zummer p.298
Where to Look Next . . . p.303

Chain 9, Dialogue; Summer 2002 [PDF, 109 MB]

  

Contents

Joe Amato 
p.9
Bruce Andrews and Alani Apio
p.13
Ademir Assunção and Kaká Werá Jecupé
p.36
Guy Beining
p.49
Shelly Berc p.51
Rachel Bers and E. Tracy Grinnell
p.56
Robert Bles
p.58
Wendy Call and Sasha Su-Ling Welland
p.59
Robert Quillen Camp
p.70
Peter Conrad
p.76
Tom Devaney and Edwin Torres
p.78
Rachel Blau DuPlessis
p.84
Patrick F. Durgin and Jen Hofer
p.90
Craig Dworkin and Alessandra Santos
p.93
Christine Evans and Dijana Milosevic
p.95
Drew Gardner
p.106
Peter Gizzi and Elizabeth Willis
p.107
John Havelda and João Nunes p.109
Craigie Horsfield and Cecilia Vicuña
p.112
Michael Ives
p.125
Lisa Jamot
p.136
Reynaldo Jiménez and Jussara Salazar
p.142
M. Kasper
p.151
John Kinsella and McKenzie Wark
p.157
Tom La Farge
p.168
Rob MacKenzie and Lee A. Tonouchi
p.173
Mark McMorris
p.187
Ruth Margraff with Sa'di Al-Hadithi, Ayad Rahim, and Kanan Makiya
p.189
Sean Meehan
p.205
Sean Meehan and Michelle Spencer
p.207
Mette Moestrup
p.210
Carlos Navarrete p.213
Bob Perelman and Francie Shaw p.217
José Pérez de Arce p.221
Jane Philbrick p.227
Nick Piombino and Barrett Watten p.231
Aishah Rahman p.252
Ellen Redbird p.262
Tim Rollins and K. O. S. p.266
Mark Rudman p.273
Simone Sandy p.279
James Sherry p.282
Tenderloin Opera Company p.287
Cecilia Vicuña p.292
Mac Wellman p.296
Aleksandar Zograf p.300

Chain Dialogue: happiness

 Stacy Doris, Bahaa Abu Daya, Beth Yahp, and Adam Aitken

p.303

Chain Dialogue: english 

Arnaldo Antunes, Josely Vianna Baptista, Dubravka Djuric, Francisco Faria, Martin Larsen, Robert Sullivan, and Heriberto Yepez

p.311
Where to look next . . .
p.337

Chain 10, Translucinación; Summer 2003 [PDF, 69 MB]

  

Contents

Andrés Ajens and Erin Mouré
p.2
Shimon Ballas and Ammiel Alcalay
p.12
Charles Bernstein, Haroldo de Campos, Leevi Lehto, Ernesto Livon-Grosman, and Traduction collective à Royaumont dans le cadre de l'Atelier Cosmopolite
p.20
Inger Christensen, Denise Newman, and Susanna Nied
p.39
Chuang Tzu, Allison Cobb, Jen Coleman, and Burton Watson
p.43
Michael Cueva
p.52
Dante and Caroline Bergvall
p.55
Rubén Darío and Francisco Aragón
p.60
Albert Flynn DeSilver
p.64
Rainer Ganahl
p.66
Nada Gordon
p.76
Paul Hoover and Mónica de la Torre
p.79
J. N. Kapihenui, Matt Kaleiali'i Ka'opio, and Ku'ualoha Ho'omanawanui
p.88
Jake Kennedy
p.95
Li Yu, Amy Stalling, and Jonathan Stalling
p.96
Abraham Lincoln and Doug Nufer
p.110
R. Zamora Linmark
p.114
Scott MacLeod
p.116
Loren Madsen
p.124
Jill Magi
p.126
Monchoachi and Brent Hayes Edwards
p.132
Qays ibn al-Mulawwah, Alia Borzova, Denis Hoppe, Michail Kurgantsev, and Ann E. Michael
p.138
Kishwar Naheed and Mahwash Shoaib
p.149
Marci Nelligan
p.166
Mark Nowak
p.168
Oskar Pastior and Rosmarie Waldrop
p.170
Joan Retallack
p.175
Thomas Scheibitz, Adam Degraff, and Pamela Lu
p.181
Sefer Yetzirah and Adeena Karasick
p.186
Alan Semerdjian
p.189
Mara Leigh Simmons
p.194
Caroline Sinavaiana and James Thomas Stevens
p.195
André Spears
p.202
Gertrude Stein and kari edwards
p.205
Eszter Szucs and Brenda Iijima
p.208
Lorenzo Thomas p.212
Michel-Rolph Trouillot, A. Isadora Del Vecchio, Abdourahman Idrissa, Kiran Jayaram, and Karen Ohnesorge
p.213
Padeha Tuntha-obas
p.228
Christian Wolff and Craig Dworkin
p.234
Heriberto Yépez
p.240
Chain Translation Chain
p.244
Where to Look Next . . .
p.250

Chain 11, Public Forms; Summer 2004 [PDF, 99 MB]

 

Contents

Dennis Adams
Afwerkplek for Small Cars p.7
Antony Adolf
pactum implicitum: fav our ing illegal persons p.12
Douglas Basford
Notes Toward the Same Severino Death p.20
Mei-mei Berssenbrugge and Kiki Smith
Hear p.33
Jim Boorstein
Report: Venice, January 31, 1998 p.36
Devin Booth, Michael McCaffery, and Kim White
The New Disease: A Journal of Narrative Pathology p.39
Jules Boykoff and Kaia Sand
Southern Maryland Sign Project p.42
Jana Brancha
Quite Specific p.47
Rebecca Brown
Report: Seattle p.52
Stephen Burt
Thanksgiving 2002 p.54
David Buuck
Reports from B.A.R.G.E. (Bay Area Research Group in Enviro-aesthetics) p.56
Germán Carrasco and Cecilia Pavón
Report: Eloisa Cartonera p.61
Lenora Champagne
In the Public Eye p.65
Gaye Chan and Nandita Sharma
The Diggers: The Unmaking of "Public" Space p.69
Che Qianzi
Big-Character Posters p.77
Brent Cunningham 
from The Orations p.82
Jane Dalrymple-Hollo and Eleni Sikelianos
[I had a private thought I thought] p.86
Samuel R. Delany
Eden, Eden, Eden: Genesis ii, 4, to ii, 22 p.92
Patrick James Dunagan
A City Defended p.111
Rachel Blau DuPlessis
Draft 62: Gap p.115
Alec Finlay
Three Proposals p.118
Alice Flight
Public Art Do Gooders p.121
Gloria Frym
Anti-War Signage: October 2002-March 2003 p.125
David Gardner
Report: The Line Blurred p.128
Maximilian Goldfarb
Manufacturer Territories p.130
Tony Grajeda
Report: It's a Sad World, After All p.133
Lauren Gudath
Awe Shucks: A Survey and a Poem p.135
Gordon Hadfield and Sasha Steensen
__________, La Paz p.141
Hewitt + Jordan
WINNER—Liverpool 7-2 p.145
Hewitt + Jordan
The Americans are Coming! p.155
Erika Howsare
Knot Test p.158
Marisa Jahn and Dennis Somera
Report: Kindling p.163
Bhanu Kapil
Report: Loveland, Colorado p.166
Nina Katchadourian
Natural Car Alarms p.168
Kevin Killian
Report: Public Art in San Francisco p.171
Elke Lehmann
Portraits p.174
Ben Lerner
from The Angle of Yaw p.177
Giuseppe Lignano, Mark Robbins, and Ada Tolla
Above the Square p.180
Alina Lobert
Notes from the Field p.182
Alexey Lunev, Ivan Igor Sapic, and Heidi Schlatter
Auslaender zu Mieten/Foreigners for Rent p.184
Bettina Mathes and Amie Siegel
Marching Up, Crawling Through and Coming Out—Public Art in Germany p.186
Charles Moleski
Report: Mission Not Accomplished: Public Art since 9/11 p.196
Akilah Oliver
The Visible Unseen p.199
Clemente Padin
Spams Trashes p.207
Kristin Palm
Report: Detroit p.211
Renata Pedrosa
Maior do que um p.213
PIPA (Poetry Is Public Art)
Report: Documents from the Archive p.216
Rachel Pollack
The See of Logos p.218
Nancy Princenthal
In Praise of Anachronism: On Public Art and its Critics p.226
Sarah Riggs and Fiona Templeton
Dream (RE)public & Responses to Sarah / Excerpts from L'Île p.238
Mark Robbins Import/Export
p.256
Jennifer Scappettone
Report: Antigonal Complex p.258
Michael Scharf with Douglas Rothschild and Alissa Quart
Report: At the Met p.262
Kenneth Sherwood
Forms of Egalitarian Desire p.270
Gregory Sholette
REPOhistory's Civil Disturbances NYC: Chronology of a Public Art Project p.278
Christina Spiesel
Public Art: A Musing p.296
Russell Switzer
Sculpture p.298
Nick Tobier
Two Projects p.300
Tony Trehy
de re aedificatoria p.304
Rosa Velasco
Blanco de la Mirada/Object of the Gaze p.308
Alex Villar
Other Spaces p.313
Anne Waldman
Foxes in the Hen House p.316
Allan Wexler
In the Shadow of the Wind p.319
Rob Wilson
Report: The Worlding World of the White Suifer Dude / Duke Kahanamoku: Some Transpacific Karaoke p.321
Ida Yoshinaga
Pacific (War) Time at Punchbowl: A Nembutsu for Unclaiming Nation p.328
Janet Zweig
Impersonator p.344

Chain 12, Facts; Summer 2005 [PDF, 83 MB]

 

Contents

Alicia Askenase
p.11
Brandon Ballengée
It's Not Easy Being Green p.16
Guy Beining
Unfolding Curtain Rods p.25
Scott Bentley
(How General Motors Used Motors to Conduct General Conduct, the USDA in General Used Up a Fed-up USA, General) p.28
Genevieve Betts
Lepidopterists p.31
Elizabeth Block
from Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Time Antigens p.32
Michael C. Boyko
Defining Success/Failure as an Ideology: a Statistical Analysis p.36
Jules Boykoff
Tangents 82-98 p.38
Gaye Chan
Fact-Findings (from the Chan/Sharma Museum of Facticity) p.46
Alexandra Chasin and Hugh Sansom
Drug Facts // War p.55
Joshua Clover and Chris Nealon
Transferatu p.64
Matthew Cooperman
p.66
Sharon Dolin
What-Knots p.71
Craig Dworkin
Fact p.73
Kristen Gallagher

p.75
Alina Gallo and Jefferson Navicky
DC Metro in the Kowst Region p.83
Lucia Gbaya-Kanga
from S(A)lone p.85
Reid Gómez
K'é: All Existence is in Relation p.91
Rob Halpern
One for the New Corn p.95
Theodore A. Harris 
Remember Eric Smith p.97
Haleh Hatami
Port of Oakland p.98
Brenda Hillman
Enron Executives Take the 5th p.102
Cathy Park Hong
1,369 Lights p.103
Holen Kahn
Keep Walking: A Critical Digression from the Production of A Film p.108
David Koehn
the Twittering Machine p.123
Eve Andrée Laramée Sugar Mud p.125
Sueyeun Juliette Lee
Kim Jong Il: A Reader p.130
Tracie Morris
How Does One Respond When One Is a Metaphor? p.135
Jay Orff
Unknown War Memorial p.142
Nataša Petrešin
Art as Next Terrorist Suspect p.143
Minnie Bruce Pratt
p.152
Caroline Presnell and Bobbie West
Artifacts p.156
Stephen Ratcliffe
from Cloud | Ridge p.158
Barbara Jane Reyes
E-dialogue Over Bitter Chocolate p.161
Johannah Rodgers
The How Much Project p.164
Jennifer Scappettone
Transmission (Iwo Jima) p.169
Peter Dale Scott
Sonnets From Phayao Hospital p.171
Gregory Sholette

p.175
Spurse and Rachel T. Fouladi
Investigations in Place: Some Thoughts on Psychogeographic Mapping Strategies in an Examination of the Working Coasts of Maine p.180
Russel Switzer
Stairs p.198
Harry Thorne
Beacon p.200
Padcha Tuntha-Obas
Faux Edition: an Examination on News Reporting p.201
Anne Waldman
Morpheus Manifesto p.204
Brian Whitener
Thailand p.208
Janet Zweig
the Liar Paradox (Oliver North Mobius) p.222
Chain Experiment #1

p.227

Private Facts . . .


Public Facts . . .


Analyses . . .
Chain Experiment #2
p.234
  Thérèse Bachand, Outstanding Opportunities For Solitude  

Bill Berkson, Hearsay (Version Of American Tv Interview Segment With Auschwitz Survivor January, 2005)


Charles Bernstein, Likeness

  Oscarine Bosquet, from By Day (In Progress)  

Susan Briante, from The Rainy Season Poems


Jen Coleman, Quicksilver


Aja Couchois Duncan, Origin, Fact, Another Story


kari edwards, I Want To Acknowledge

  Feastfamine, Bartering Between Tastes 1.0: Public Service Manju, Tea, And Decolonization Wish Boxes  

Andrea Feeser, Mercury


Rob Fitterman, Lulu (Locally Unwanted Land Use)


Nicole Gervace, Boulder Colorado Residents Drink Shit Water: A Written Work


Susan Gevirtz, from Aerodrome

  Emelihter Kihleng, Destiny Fulfilled?  

Mary Kite, Breathe And Compress


Sean Manzano Labrador

Joseph Lease, from Dear Mr. Fantasy


Laura Moriarty, Malakoff (Cascade)


Clemente Padin, Nahautl Protest Songs


Francis Raven, from Wetland Poem


Sarah Riggs, Fact Haiku


Mahwash Shoaib, Red Skies


Dale Smith, Dead Zone


Dennis Somera, Ffft {From US Foreign Policy Foibles N Furry Tales (Rated G Fer Grim)}


James Thomas Stevens, Kaniatarowenneh


Elizabeth Lorene Treadwell, from Sonora

Where To Look Next . . .
p.292

 

 

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