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The Steve McCaffery Archive 

The Archive offers a distinct opportunity for rich scholarly exploration into concrete, sound, and language poetry through published and unpublished manuscripts, correspondence, drawings, journals, sketchbooks, audio/video recordings and ephemera.

Photo illustration based on the poster “Four Horsemen Canadada.”

“Though he would be among the first people to point out the inherent problems with the terminology, poet and scholar Steve McCaffery is one of the major architects of postmodern Canadian literature and was a major player in the Canadian avant-garde of the 1970s. With fellow poet bpNichol, he formed the Toronto Research Group in 1973 ... With Nichol, Paul Dutton and Rafael Barreto-Rivera, McCaffery also formed the highly influential sound poetry collective, The Four Horsemen.

McCaffery's writing, both creative and critical, is concerned to some extent with going beyond the sentence and the word, beyond syntax.”

— Ryan Cox, “Trans-Avant-Garde: An Interview with Steve McCaffery,” Taxi Online Edition, Winter 2007/2008

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by Charles North and Trevor Winkfield

Bound in printed paper and cloth over boards.
10 1/4 x 13 inches, 20 pages.
Edition of 30 copies numbered and signed by poet and artist.
Price: $3,250

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From a Secret Location...

...a website created as a living compendium to document and describe little mags and small presses from the mimeo era and beyond. Its foundation is "A Secret Location on the Lower East Side: Adventures in Writing 1960-1980," the 1998 New York Public Library exhibition and book curated and written by Steve Clay and Rodney Phillips, with a preface by Jerome Rothenberg and contributions from dozens of poets, editors, and publishers. This newly launched site includes the original text of the book—revised, corrected, and expanded.

Above: Among the newest additions to the site.

From a Secret Location is an ongoing project. At the outset, some magazines and presses will be listed with the barest of facts: editor(s), dates and location(s) of operation, and, in the case of magazines, what comprises a complete run. In the future we will add expanded descriptions with annotations, enhanced with photographs and other documents. We especially look forward to adding curated sections covering the many vital local and international scenes and phenomena from Kansas, Iowa City, Placitas, Bolinas, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, Providence, Washington, D.C. / Baltimore, Vancouver, Toronto, Great Britain, Europe and beyond. We will also be creating special sections covering movements and developments such as Concrete, Visual, and Sound Poetry.

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