Museum of American Poetics Exhibits

Publishers That Fought The Law & Lit Won

This exhibit salutes publishers and authors who went up against the courts of Intellectual Puritanism for literature that could have been censored, banned or lost. Also displayed are a few historic small press publishers and their publications.

  

       
       
       
Osgood and Company
James R. Osgood:
Osgood and Company
   
  Leaves of Grass censored
Osgood and Company:
Leaves of Grass censored
 
James Russell Lowell:
The Pioneer:
a literary and critical magazine
     
        City Lights
Laurence Ferlinghetti:
City Lights
    New Directions
James Laughlin:
New Directions
   
Grey Fox Press
Donald Allen:
Grey Fox Press
 
      Fuck You Press
Ed Sanders:
Fuck You Press Archive
A.D. Winans: Second Coming Magazine and Press
A.D. Winans:
Second Coming Magazine and Press
     
    Dick Higgins: Something Else Press
Dick Higgins:
Something Else Press
 
Corpse
Andrei Codrescu:
Exquisite Corpse
   
    Copper Canyon Press
Sam Hamill:
Copper Canyon Press
  Black Sparrow Press
John Martin:
Black Sparrow Press
    Coffee House Press
Allan Kornblum:
Coffee House Press
    Tropic of Cancer Trial
Henry Miller's
Tropic of Cancer Trial
Howl Trial
Allen Ginsberg's
Howl Trial
 
  Grove Press
Barney Rosset:
Grove Press
 
paris review
Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan:
The Paris Review
     
      Kulchur
Lita Hornick:
Kulchur
  Divers Press: Robert Creeley
Robert Creeley:
Divers Press
   
Origin Press: Cid Corman
Cid Corman:
Origin Press
     
  Yugen
Amiri Baraka:
Yugen/Totem Press
 
  Renegade Press: D.A. Levy
D.A. Levy:
Renegade Press
     
        Bombay Gin: The Early Days
Bombay Gin:
The Early Days
    Ira Cohen: Bardo Matrix Publications
Ira Cohen:
Bardo Matrix Publications
   
c9
Ted Berrigan:
"C" Press Archives
       
      angel hair
Anne Waldman &
Lewis Warsh:
Angel Hair
 
  dave cope
David Cope:
Nada Press/Big Scream
     
     
    Wild Flower
Shiv Mirabito:
Wildflowers: a Woodstock mountain poetry anthology
/Shivastan Publishing
 
friction
Randy Roark:
Friction Mag/Laocoon Press
     
    David Roskos
David Roskos:
Iniquity Press/Vendetta Books
 
  map
Jim Cohn:
MAP Publications
   
      Alan Horvath: Kirpan Press
Alan Horvath:
Kirpan Press
    Ingrid Swanberg: Ghost Pony Press
Ingrid Swanberg:
Ghost Pony Press