Welcome to From a Secret Location: a digital compendium to and expansion of the print book, A Secret Location on the Lower East Side. Check out our updates page to view new additions, and follow us on Instagram for #FASLFridays for spotlights on selected items.
A Little History of the Mimeograph Revolution
Since everyone loves a paradox, let me start off with this now-familiar one: the mainstream of American poetry, the part by which it has been & will be known, has long been in the margins, nurtured in the margins, carried forward, vibrant, in the margins.
About: From Book to Web
In 1996, Rodney Phillips and I began curating the exhibition, “A Secret Location on the Lower East Side,” which took place at the New York Public Library from January 24 – July 25, 1998, followed by a book of the same title published by NYPL and Granary Books. We had the fond hope to someday significantly broaden our view beyond the New York City / San Francisco / New American Poetry vortex — to focus on developments further afield, from Cleveland to Kathmandu.