Monday, August 25, 2008


FLORA DANICA, Ann Arbor, 1976. This issue had to be printed twice since the company that took on the job tried once with the wrong cover stock and changed some of my lay out.  The second version was fine. It included a special formatting of a work by Andrews I laid out as an accordianated eight page folding insert. For the cover and graphics inside I took a wooden box and xeroxed it, then erased and whited out portions.  Some panels of it ran adjacent to poems that used pages like drawing paper, Ron Silliman's for instance. Only one of the three works he provided appears in this selection. In the next entry I hope to include some response that I got to the E.A.G. Hawker works. These were taken from a little booklet of her work that was printed in Ireland some years before. Using modern technologies rather than white out, I have corrected the scan of the title page to read true. 



Monday, August 18, 2008


I began Annex in 1973, sole owner, and editor. For the contents I drew on the people I knew personally, some since I was fourteen, like Bob Perelman and Jim Greenberg,  the author of 'Blood Ties'.  In issues that followed I included other Ann Arbor friends- Blue Gene Tyranny and David Kozubei, as well as works by Rosmarie Waldrop, Bruce Andrews, Anne Waldman, Asa Benveniste, Alan Davies, Charles Bernstein, Yuri Mamelyev and Daniil Kharms the Russian absurdist.

There were never two editors of the Annex magazines or books. There seems to be someone using the Annex Press name without my permission to do so...

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