International Beats – Marc Olmsted in Empty Mirror reviews Erik Mortenson’s Translating the Counterculture – The Reception of the Beats in Turkey Southern Illinois University Press are also the publishers of Mortenson’s earlier volume – Capturing the Beat Moment – Cultural Politics and the Poetics of Present
Big news here, the upcoming publication of Diane di Prima’s never-before-published masterpiece, Spring and Autumn Annals, (a Lost & Found Elsewhere collaborative project with City Lights) Finished in 1965, one year after the death of her close friend, dancer and Warhol Factory member Freddie Herko, part elegy, part memoir, lyrical and unforgettable. Ammiel contributes an introduction. Scheduled publication date, February 2019
Hat & Beard Press announce their new book, (shipping next month) – Chicago 1968 – TheWhole World Is Watching – a collaborative work of photos by Michael Cooper and text by Terry Southern (edited with additional texts by Adam Cooper and Nile Southern). For more details on that see – here
More losses – singular deaths We’ve already noted the passing of David McReynolds and Tom Clark (here’s neighbor, Larry Bensky on Tom Clark, and Charlie Brennan in the Boulder Daily Camera, and Steve Rubenstein in the San Francisco Chronicle)
One more to add to the roster – maverick British publisher, John Calder
but we’ll end with something sweet and upbeat – the great Bob Kaufman dancing!