LOST & FOUND
LOST & FOUND: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative publishes original texts by figures central to and associated with New American Poetry. Poised at the intersection of scholarly investigation, innovative publishing, and cultural preservation, each Lost & Found chapbook emphasizes the importance of collaborative and archival research. Lost & Found is characterized by its careful attention to the interplay of poetry, poetics, friendship, and politics. Working in personal and institutional archives located throughout the country and abroad, Lost & Found editors illuminate understudied aspects of literary, cultural, and political history.
The research at the heart of Lost & Found is conducted by students and fellows under the guidance of an extended scholarly community, and supported by private donors, foundations, and the Center for the Humanities. Lost & Found is funded in part through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts, The Leslie Scalapino–O Books Fund, Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, The Provost’s Office at the Graduate Center, CUNY, Early Research Initiative, the Sylvia Klatzkin Steinig Fund, André Spears, Margo & Anthony Viscusi, and Engaging the Senses Foundation.
Each year, these efforts result in the production of a new Lost & Found series that includes extra-poetic material such as correspondence, journals, and transcriptions of lectures. Working alongside living writers and their heirs, the imprint also organizes public programs that promote new, cooperative models of textual scholarship and publication. In addition, Lost & Found has joined with select publishers for book length projects emerging from our research, appearing under the general title Lost & Found Elsewhere.
Lost & Found is available through Small Press Distribution and through our website at: lostandfoundbooks.org.
SERIES VII (Fall, 2017)
1. Audre Lorde: “I teach myself in outline,” Notes, Journals, Syllabi & an Excerpt from Deotha (Miriam Atkin and Iemanjá Brown, editors)
2. Toni Cade Bambara: “Realizing the Dream of a Black University” & Other Writings (Parts I & II) (Makeba Lavan and Conor Tomás Reed, editors).
3. June Jordan: “Life Studies,” 1966-1976 (Conor Tomás Reed and Talia Shalev, editors)
4. Dr. Jack Forbes: “Yanga Ya:” Selected Poems & The Goals of Education (Parts I & II) (William Camponovo, editor; including a preface by Jimmie Durham, and facsimile insert, “What Is Time?”)
5. Paul Blackburn & Julio Cortázar: “Querido Pablito”/“Julissimo querido,” Selected Correspondence 1958-1971 (Parts I & II) (Ammiel Alcalay, Jacqui Cornetta, Alison Macomber, and Alexander Soria, editors)
SERIES VI (Spring, 2016)
1. Gregory Corso: Naropa Lectures 1981 (Parts I & II) (William Camponovo, Mary Catherine Kinniburgh, and Öykü Tekten, editors; including a preface by Anne Waldman)
2. Bobbie Louise Hawkins: The Sounding Word (Iris Cushing, editor) (with interview insert)
3. Judy Grahn: Selections from Blood, Bread, and Roses (Iemanjá Brown and Iris Cushing, editors)
4. Ted Joans: Poet Painter / Former Villager Now / World Traveller (Parts I & II) (Ammiel Alcalay, Wendy Tronrud, editors; including a preface by Diane di Prima)
SERIES V (Spring, 2015)
1. Kathy Acker: Homage to Leroi Jones & Other Early Works (Gabrielle Kappes, editor)
2. William S. Burroughs: The Travel Agency is on Fire (Alex Wermer-Colan, editor)
3. Langston Hughes: Poems, Photos & Notebooks from Turkestan (Zohra Saed, editor)
4. Jean Sénac: The Sun Under the Weapons, Correspondence & Notes from Algeria (Parts I & II) (Kai Krienke, editor)
SERIES IV (Winter, 2013)
1. Vincent Ferrini: Before Gloucester (with facsimile insert) (Ammiel Alcalay and Kate Tarlow Morgan, editors)
2. Edward Dorn: Abilene! Abilene!: Variorum Edition with Appendices & Commentary (Parts I & II) (with essay insert) (Kyle Waugh, editor)
3. Adrienne Rich: Teaching at CUNY, 1968-1974 (Parts I & II) (Iemanjá Brown, Stefania Heim, erica kaufman, Kristin Moriah, Conor Tomás Reed, Talia Shalev, Wendy Tronrud, and Ammiel Alcalay, editors)
4. Pauline Kael & Robert Duncan: Letters, 1945-1946 (Parts I & II) (Bradley Lubin, editor)
5. Helene Johnson: After the Harlem Renaissance (Emily Claman, editor)
SERIES III (Spring, 2012)
1. Langston Hughes, Nancy Cunard & Louise Thompson: Poetry, Politics & Friendship in the Spanish Civil War (Anne Donlon, editor)
2. Lorine Niedecker: Homemade Poems (John Harkey, editor)
3. John Wieners & Charles Olson: Selected Correspondence (Parts I & II) (Michael Seth Stewart, editor)
4. Diane di Prima: Charles Olson Memorial Lecture (Ammiel Alcalay and Ana Božičević, editors)
5. Edward Dorn: The Olson Memorial Lectures (Lindsey Freer, editor)
6. Michael Rumaker: Selected Letters (Megan Paslawski, editor)
7. Joanne Kyger: Letters to & from (Ammiel Alcalay and Joanne Kyger, editors)
SERIES II (Spring, 2011)
1. Selections from El Corno Emplumado/The Plumed Horn 1962-1964 (Margaret Randall, guest editor)
2. Diane di Prima: The Mysteries of Vision, Some Notes on H.D. (Ana Božičević, editor)
3. Diane di Prima: R.D.’s H.D. (Ammiel Alcalay, editor)
4. Robert Duncan: Charles Olson Memorial Lecture (Ammiel Alcalay, Meira Levinson, Bradley Lubin, Megan Paslawski, Kyle Waugh, and Rachael Wilson, editors)
5. Jack Spicer’s Translation of Beowulf: Selections (Parts I & II) (David Hadbawnik & Sean Reynolds, guest editors)
6. Muriel Rukeyser: “Barcelona, 1936” & Selections from the Spanish Civil War Archive (Rowena Kennedy-Epstein, editor)
SERIES I (Winter, 2009)
1. Amiri Baraka & Edward Dorn: Selections from the Collected Letters, 1959-1960 (Claudia Moreno Pisano, editor)
2. The Kenneth Koch/Frank O’Hara Letters: Selections (Parts I & II) (Josh Schneiderman, editor)
3. Muriel Rukeyser: Darwin & the Writers (Stefania Heim, editor)
4. Philip Whalen’s Journals: Selections (Parts I & II) (Brian Unger, editor)
5. Robert Creeley: Contexts of Poetry, with selections from Daphne Marlatt’s Journals (Ammiel Alcalay, editor)
LOST & FOUND ELSEWHERE
Robert Duncan in San Francisco by Michael Rumaker Ammiel Alcalay and Megan Paslawski, editors (City Lights, 2012)
Savage Coast by Muriel Rukeyser Rowena Kennedy-Epstein, editor (Feminist Press, 2013)
A Walker in the City: Elegy for Gloucester by Peter Anastas (Lost & Found Elsewhere and Back Shore Press, 2013)
Amiri Baraka and Edward Dorn: The Collected Letters by Amiri Baraka and Edward Dorn; Claudia Moreno Pisano, editor (U. of New Mexico Press, 2013)
Stars Seen in Person: Selected Journals of John Wieners by John Wieners Michael Seth Stewart, editor (City Lights, 2015)
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