In 1974 a handful of writers—including Jonathan Baumbach, Steve Katz, and Ronald Sukenick—started meeting in Baumbach’s Brooklyn apartment. They were frustrated by the increasing McDonaldization of New York publishing, by how innovative writing practices were being marginalized to a greater and greater extent. Their solution: launch what then was a publishing experiment (and what now has become one of the primary paradigms among the small-press world): a collective run by and for authors. The idea was for that handful to contribute their own money to construct a small alternative publishing ecology that would last, at most, two or three years.
by Hilary Plum, Joanna Ruocco, Luke B. Goebel As presented at #AndNow2015 as part of Nontraditional Collectivity: A Critical Reflection and Reading by FC2. 2014 marked the fortieth anniversary of…
This is the fourth installment of Entropy’s “Month in Books” feature, where we compile the past month’s small press new releases. If you’re a press and don’t see your books here, email email@example.com with your forthcoming catalog.…