Scope and Contents of Series
SERIES 1) MAGAZINE FILES: Includes correspondence between writers, artists, graphic designers and other journal contributors
with founding editor, Mark Salerno; various drafts of the magazine including dummies, layouts, line edits, bluelines and proofs;
and cover designs, artwork and publicity materials.
Arranged chronologically in twelve subseries by issue number: A) Number 1, B) Number 2, C) Number 3, D) Number 4, E) Number
5, F) Number 6, G) Number 7, H) Number 8, I) Number 9, J) Number 10, K) Number 11, and L) Number 12.
A) Number 1 (Spring 1993): Contributors include Michael Lally, Lewis MacAdams, Aram Saroyan, Kate Gale Harper, Tom Clark,
Gilbert Sorrentino, Mark Salerno, Robert Creeley, Eileen Myles, Mary Angeline, William Corbett, Carrie Etter, Edward Brookner
and Jack Hirschman, artwork by Leslie Diller Zollo, cover art by Roy Dowell, fiction by Michael McInnis, John Laskey and Jim
Krusoe and essay by Dore Ashton.
B) Number 2 (1993): Contributors to the second issue include William Bronk, Killarney Clary, Ron Padgett, Amy Gerstler, Ray
DiPalma, Joel Dailey, Sydney Walsh, Gilberto Sorrentino, Scott Heim, Laurie Price, Clark Coolidge, and Mark Salerno, works
in translation by Francesco Moisio, Anna Lombardo, Ferruccio Brugnaro, and Rocco Scotellaro, photography by Gerard Malanga,
fiction by John Laskey, drama by Amiri Baraka, essays by William Corbett and Alice Notley and cover art by Mary Ann Jones.
C) Number 3 (1994): Contributors include cover artwork by Willem de Kooning, poetry by Douglas Messerli, Jim Gustafson, Michael
Heller, Brian Young, Gerard Melanga, Scott Wannberg, Carl Rakosi, Tony Towle and Mark Salerno, works in translation by Mario
Benedetti (translated by Harry Morales), photography by Nina Glaser (with prefatory note by William Turner), interviews by
Marjorie Perloff with Haroldo and Augusto de Campos and Kevin Killian interview with David Bromige, and essays by Anselm Hollo
and Dore Ashton.
D) Number 4 (1995): Contributors include cover art by Jasper Johns and inside art by Yoko Ono, poetry by John Ashbery, Gillian
McCain, William Marsh, Barbara Guest, Mark Salerno, Mary Angeline, Aaron Shurin, and Laura Moriarty, text by Amiri Baraka,
drama by Kenneth Koch, works in translation by Antonio Catalfamo (translated by Mark Salerno), interview by Alexander Laurence
with Gilbert Sorrentino, and essays by Richard Kostelanetz and Fielding Dawson.
E) Number 5 (1996): Contributors include cover art by Wayne Thiebaud, back cover art by Ted Williams, poetry by William Bronk,
Beth Anderson, Forrest Gander, C. D. Wright, Mark Salerno, and Paul Vangelisti, works in translation by Armando Romero (translated
by Alita Kelley), inside art by Roy Dowell, fiction by John Laskey, and essays by Alice Notley and Dore Ashton.
F) Number 6 (1996): Contributors include cover art by Emerson Woelffer, back cover art by R. Stephen Posey, poetry by Rosmarie
Waldrop, Keith Waldrop, Rachel Loden, Terence Winch, Stephanie, Marlis, Gilbert Sorrentino, Charles Henri Ford, Jocelyn Saidenberg,
Jesse Weiner and Mark Salerno, art by Alex Katz and Robert Creeley, special selection (poem) by Ted Berrigan, fiction by Hubert
Selby, Jr. and essay by Alice Notley.
G) Number 7 (1997): Contributors include cover art by Karen Carson, poetry by Jerome Rothenberg, Martha Ronk, Joshua Harmon,
Edmund Berrigan and Robert Kelly, notebooks by Carl Rakosi, photography by Geoffrey Nelson, drama by Sam Eisenstein, and review
by Susan McCabe.
H) Number 8 (1997): Contributors include cover art by Squeak Carnwath, poetry by William Bronk, Jen Hofer, Edward Dorn, Aviva
Bower, Mark Salerno, Peter Gizzi, and Tony Towle, art by Renee Petropoulos, fiction by Gilbert Sorrentino and John Laskey,
remembrances by Robert Kelly and Anselm Hollo, and review by Jim Brodey.
I) Number 9 (1998): Contributors include cover art by Patrick Graham, poetry by Stephanie Marlis, Robert Hershon, Julian Semilian,
Ed Friedman, Judith Taylor and William Aiken, special selection I by Ray DiPalma and Jim Brodey, art by Emerson Woelffer,
fiction by Linda Healey, review of Ron Pagett's New and Selected Poems by Alice Notley.
J) Number 10 (1998): Contributors include cover art by Michael Goldberg, poetry by Paul Vangelisti, Katy Lederer, Joel Brouwer,
Elizabeth Willis, Mark McManus, and Christine Hume, Carmen Firan's Five Poems from the Romanian translated by Julian Semilian
and Sanda Agalidi and Andrei Codrescu, art by Yoko Ono, fiction by Merrill Gilfillan and Kenward Elmslie, reviews of Ted Hughes'
Birthday Letters by Linda Healey, and Jerome Rothenberg and Pierre Joris reviewed by Paul Hoover.
K) Number 11 (1999): Contributors include cover art by R.B. Kitaj, poetry by Bill Berkson, Eleni Sikelianos, Mark Salerno,
Nicole Brodsky, and Kandie St. Germain, special project by Frank O'Hara, Art by Don Bachardy, Joe LeSueuer footnote to a poem
by Frank O'Hara, art by Alfred Leslie and Jacques Debrot, essay by Daniel Kane and review of David Lehman by Lytle Shaw.
L) Number 12 (unpublished): Issue 12 was never published due to financial matters. The files include correspondence, some
with attached writing or artwork from potential contributors.