Introduction by Anselm Berrigan The New York Poetry Scene / Short Form- Charles NorthTalking with Red Grooms: An Interview by Anne WaldmanTranslation as Puzzle and Performance: An Interview with Paul Schmidt (by Tim Dlugos)The Colors of Consonance: Bernadette Mayer Talks....Taking Risks Seriously: David Rattray Talks....Allen Ginsberg & Kenneth Koch: From A ConversationAn Interview with Harryette Mullen by Barbara HenningAn Interview with David Henderson by Lisa JarnotAn Interview with Alice Notley by Judith GoldmanAn Interview with John Godfrey by Lisa JarnotAn Interview with Ed Sanders by Lisa JarnotAn Interview with Victor Hernandez Cruz by Sheila AlsonAn Interview with Bernadette Mayer by Lisa JarnotAn Interview with Kenneth Koch by Daniel KaneA Silent Interview with Samuel R. DelanyTo Buffalo and Back with Renee Gladman: Interview by Magdalena ZurawskiA Conversation with Lorenzo Thomas by Dale SmithAn Interview with Fred Moten by Ange MlinkoLisa Jarnot interviews Stan BrakhageInterview with Charles North by Ange Mlinko"Surprise Each Other": Anne Waldman on Collaboration by Lisa BirmanInterview with Alex Katz by Vincent KatzAdventures in Poetry: An Interview with Larry FaginTina Darragh interviewed by Marcella DurandLewis Warsh interviewed by Peter BushyeagerJack Collom talks Spandrels, Foxez, and Receding Paths with Marcella DurandAnne Waldman Talks Poetry Infrastructure, Safe "Zones", and Other Versions of the World with Marcella DurandEdwin Torres Talks Interactive Eclecticism, Banana Peels, and Walking in Your Calling with Marcella DurandHarry Mathews Reveals the Inside Story to Marcella DurandBrenda Coultas Tells the Truth to Marcella DurandAkilah Oliver Talks to Rachel LevitskyWill Alexander: A Profound Investigation, with Marcella DurandRon Padgett Lifts Off, with Edmund BerriganWayne Koestenbaum and Maggie Nelson In ConversationKnowing Isn't Enough: A Conversation with John Trudell, by Brendan LorberAn Interview with Ted Greenwald by Arlo QuintAn Interview with Eileen Myles, by Greg Fuchs10 Questions for Bruce Andrews and Sally Silvers
Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of The Poetry Project. A curated sample PDF with select pictures from the book and a digital press release will be sent to major print and digital publications based in New York to alert them to the book and the anniversary of the Project. Review copy mailing to print publications such as The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harper's, Poets & Writers, Bookforum, and the Boston Review. Publicity and promotion in conjunction with all anniversary related events at The Project. Co-op available.
Anselm Berrigan is the author of seven books of poetry: Come In Alone (Wave Books, 2016), Primitive State (Edge, 2015), Notes from Irrelevance (Wave Books, 2011), Free Cell (City Lights Books, 2009), Some Notes on My Programming (Edge, 2006), Zero Star Hotel (Edge, 2002), and Integrity and Dramatic Life (Edge, 1999). He is also co-author of two collaborative books: Loading, with visual artist Jonathan Allen (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2013), and Skasers, with poet John Coletti (Flowers & Cream, 2012). He is the current poetry editor for The Brooklyn Rail, and co-editor with Alice Notley and Edmund Berrigan of The Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan (U. California, 2005) and the Selected Poems of Ted Berrigan (U. California, 2011). From 2003-2007 he was Artistic Director of The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church, where he also hosted the Wednesday Night Reading Series for four years. He is Co-Chair, Writing at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts interdisciplinary MFA program, and also teaches part-time at Brooklyn College. He was awarded a 2015 Process Space Residency by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and in 2014 he was awarded a Robert Rauschenberg Residency by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. He was a New York State Foundation for the Arts fellow in Poetry for 2007, and has received three grants from the Fund for Poetry. He lives in New York City, where he also grew up.