Dennis Riley. Special thanks to the following for their invaluable assistance, ideas, and support: Maggie Balistreri and Nicole Banatka of Poets House, Jed Birmingham of the RealityStudio blog, Sheila Lanham of U.S. Poets in Mexico, New York writer-musician David Ippolito, and Brooklyn poet Susan DeFord. Additional special thanks to Prof. Cathy Hajo, NYU Department of History, for priceless guidance and patience.
A brief introduction to the literary-poetry scene of the Village during the 1950s and 1960s, with a focus on its anti-establishment undercurrents during the period -- when reciting and writing poetry might find you on the wrong side of the law...
Page proof of excerpt from William Targ, Abacus Now: Footnotes to Indecent Pleasures and Observations on Fine Book Printing, Book-Collecting and Matters Personal including How to Survive in the Computer Age, Targ Editions No. 24. Targ published Targ Editions from his home in Greenwich Village.
Photos made by Charles Steiner