Vacant Quarter

What Mound Have Been // Some Poems, 2003-2013 2014     60p     5.5 x 8.5 A petite, personal history of the curious earthworks of North St. Louis, the text explores the mysterious origins and unexpected transformations of the city’s monumental earthen mounds. From the burial grounds of Native Americans to the platforms of … Continue reading Vacant Quarter

Carl Sandburg

The People’s Pugilist Carl Sandburg & Matthias Regan     2009     282p     5 x 8 Carl Sandburg is widely known as the ‘great’ poet from Illinois, and especially remembered for his monumental three-volume biographical study of Abraham Lincoln. He was also a journalist, author of children’s stories, and pathbreaking songwriter. This … Continue reading Carl Sandburg

Surrealist Experiences

1001 Dawns, 221 Midnights Penelope Rosemont     1999     194p     5 x 8 Rosemont’s first book of articles and essays. It includes nearly two dozen texts originally published in surrealist journals from 1970 through the 90s, plus eleven that appear here for the first time. An ardent defender of all that … Continue reading Surrealist Experiences

The Forecast is Hot!

Tracts & Other Collective Declarations of the Surrealist Movement in the U.S., 1966-1976 Penelope Rosemont, Paul Garon & Franklin Rosemont     1997     276p     5 x 8 In 1966, the first indigenous Surrealist Group in the US was organized in Chicago. From there, it spread. This book is a compendium of … Continue reading The Forecast is Hot!

A Menagerie in Revolt

Selected Writings of Benjamin Peret Benjamin Peret     2009     148p     5 x 8 From Charles H. Kerr, “Peret’s writings testify with burning clarity to his relentless devotion to the cause of breaking the social, cultural, and psychological fetters which reduce the imagination to misery and degradation. An essential collection by … Continue reading A Menagerie in Revolt

A Life of Kenneth Rexroth

Linda Hamalian     1991     464p     6 x 9 In this biography of Kenneth Rexroth (1905-82), Linda Hamalian reveals an enigmatic man riven with contradictions. From high-school drop-out, Rexroth transformed himself into a newspaper columnist, painter, dedicated activist and poet, writing on love, marriage, nature and politics. $4-10 Other works involving … Continue reading A Life of Kenneth Rexroth