Alcheringa, Spring-Summer 1973, vol.1 no. 5   

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Volume One, Issue Five Spring-Summer, 1973 Dennis Tedlock & Jerome Rothenberg 132 PDF, 3.9 MB
    Assistant Editors: Ed Friedman, Diane Rothernberg & Barbara   Tedlock
  Contributing Editors: David Antin, Kofi Awoonor, Ulli Beier,
  Stanley Diamond, Harris Lenowitz, Dell Hymes, David P. McAllester,
  Simon Ortiz, Gary Snyder, Nathaniel Tarn
   

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RECORD INSERT

 

Side 1, MP3, 12 MB  
Andrew Peynetsa, "Once Long Ago," a performance in the Zuni language, recorded June 17, 1972

Side 2, MP3, 10.4 MB  
Armand Schwerner, Tablets XVII and XII, from "The Tablets" (1971, 1973)
 




Short Introduction to the Word

Harry Crosby from POEMS & PROSE-POEMS FOR THE SUN


1)
Take the word Sun which burns permanently in my brain. It has accuracy and alacrity. It is monomaniac in its intensity. It is a continual flash of insight. It is the marriage of Invulnerability with Yes, of the Red Wolf with the Gold Bumblebee, of Madness with Ra.

2)
Birdileaves, Goldabbits, Fingertoes, Auroramor, Barbarifire, Paraboll,lw, Peaglecock, Lovegown, Nombrilomane.

3)
I undertand certain words to be single and by themselves and deriving from no other words as for instance the word I.

4)
I believe that certain physical changes in the brain result in a given word - this word having the distinguished characteristic of unreality being born neither as a result of conotation nor of conscious endeavor: Starlash.

5)
There is the automatic word as for instance with me the word Sorceress; when the word goes on even while my attention is focused on entirely different subjects just as in swimming my arms and legs go on automatically even when my attention is focused on subjects entirely different from swimming such as witchcraft for instance or the Sorceress.