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.

  

    Grey Fox Press
Donald Allen:
Grey Fox Press
 
Yugen
Amiri Baraka
& Hettie Cohen:
Yugen/Totem Press
     
       
Russell Atkins:
The Free Lance
    David Baratier: Pavement Saw Lit Journal/Pavement Saw Press
David Baratier:
Pavement Saw Lit Journal/Pavement Saw Press
   
Jim Barnes: The Charitan Review
Jim Barnes:
The Charitan Review
     
      John M. Bennett, Lost & Found Times/Luna Bisonte Prods
John M. Bennett:
Lost & Found Times/Luna Bisonte Prods
  bill bissett: blewointment press
Bill Bissett:
blewointment press
   
    c9
Ted Berrigan:
"C" Press Archives
 
Bombay Gin: The Early Days
Bombay Gin:
The Early Days
 
   
Joseph Bruchac: The Greenfield Review Press
Joseph Bruchac:
The Greenfield Review Press
   
  Corpse
Andrei Codrescu:
Exquisite Corpse
  Ira Cohen: Bardo Matrix Publications
Ira Cohen:
Bardo Matrix Publications
   
map
Jim Cohn:
Napalm Health Spa/Museum of American Poetics Publications
     
    dave cope
David Cope:
Big Scream/Nada Press
 
Origin Press: Cid Corman
Cid Corman:
Origin Press
      Divers Press: Robert Creeley
Robert Creeley:
Divers Press
    City Lights
Laurence Ferlinghetti:
City Lights
 
Howl Trial
Allen Ginsberg's
Howl Trial
     
        Richard Grossinger: North Atlantic Books
Richard Grossinger:
North Atlantic Books
       
      Copper Canyon Press
Sam Hamill:
Copper Canyon Press
  Dave Haselwood: Auerhahn Press
Dave Haselwood:
Auerhahn Press
 
    Dick Higgins: Something Else Press
Dick Higgins:
Something Else Press
  Kulchur
Lita Hornick:
Kulchur
 
Alan Horvath: Kirpan Press
Alan Horvath:
Kirpan Press
 
  paris review
Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan:
The Paris Review
   
    Karl Kempton: Kaldron
Karl Kempton:
Kaldron
  Coffee House Press
Allan Kornblum:
Coffee House Press
     

Alfred Kreymborg
(with Lewis Mumford & Paul Rosenfeld):
American Caravan Anthologies (1927-1931)
   
    New Directions
James Laughlin:
New Directions
  Renegade Press: D.A. Levy
d .a. levy:
Renegade Press
    d.a. levy: The Marrahwanna Quarterly
d.a. levy:
The Marrahwanna Quarterly

James Russell Lowell:
The Pioneer:
a literary and critical magazine
   
   
Walter Lowenfels:
Poets of Today:
A New American Anthology
(1964)
Nathaniel Mackey: Hambone
Nathaniel Mackey:
Hambone
   

Clarence Major:
Coercion Review (1958-1966),
The New Black Poetry (1969)
     
  Black Sparrow Press
John Martin:
Black Sparrow Press
 
Gary Metras: The Adastra Press
Gary Metras:
The Adastra Press
     
     
Tropic of Cancer Trial
Henry Miller's
Tropic of Cancer Trial
   
    Wild Flower
Shiv Mirabito:
Wildflowers: a Woodstock mountain poetry anthology
/Shivastan Publishing
  Osgood and Company
James R. Osgood:
Osgood and Company
 
Leaves of Grass censored
Osgood and Company:
Leaves of Grass censored
   
      Richard Peabody & Lucinda Ebersole: Gargoyle Magazine/Paycock Press
Richard Peabody & Lucinda Ebersole:
Gargoyle Magazine/
Paycock Press
       
    friction
Randy Roark:
Friction /Laocoon Press
 
Bill Roberts: Bottle of Smoke Press
Bill Roberts:
Bottle of Smoke Press
     
       
  David Roskos
David Roskos:
Iniquity Press/Vendetta Books
   
      Grove Press
Barney Rosset:
Grove Press
Michael Rothenberg: Big Bridge
Michael Rothenberg:
Big Bridge
       
       
  Fuck You Press
Ed Sanders:
Fuck You Press Archive
   
     
Lamont B. Steptoe:
Whirlwind Poetry Review/Whirlwind Press
Ingrid Swanberg: Ghost Pony Press
Ingrid Swanberg:
Ghost Pony Press
     
    angel hair
Anne Waldman &
Lewis Warsh:
Angel Hair
 
  A.D. Winans: Second Coming Magazine and Press
A.D. Winans:
Second Coming Magazine and Press
   
      Karl Young: Light and Dust Anthology of Poetry
Karl Young:
Light and Dust Anthology of Poetry