Most issues 8 1/2 x 11", earlier issues mimeographed and stapled, later issues offset printed and saddle-stapled. An assembled lot, with many issues postmarked and addressed to various poets, magazines, or bookstores, including the poet Michael Lally, Sand Dollar Magazine, John Martin at the Black Sparrow Press, Seamus Cooney, and Harris Schiff.
A substantial grouping of of one of the longest-running periodicals devoted to experimental poetry, which has been and remains a vital means of communication for New York poetry and an important chronicle of some of the more ephemeral events at the Poetry Project. The PPN expanded the notion of what a newsletter could be, including a large number of poems by prominent poets, some of which remain uncollected - artwork, interviews, sketches, advertisements, notices, reviews of readings and gallery shows, speculations, etc - no other periodical of the time captures the minutiae of the poetic life and struggle for community in American poetry in such detail.
"Over the years, the newsletter expanded to include poems, articles, columns, reviews, comics, ads, and calendars of Project events, becoming one of the few publications that regularly list and review poetry books from small- and medium-sized presses." - Ed Friedman, quoted in Clay & Phillips, p. 189.
James Schuyler, Ted Berrigan, Anne Waldman, Bill Zavatsky, David Borchardt & Lorna Smedman, Kenward Elmslie, Paul Violi, Jim Brodey, Barbara Barg, David Rattray, Alice Notley, Allen Ginsberg, Norman Fischer, and many more.
Clay & Phillips p. 189.
Condition varies greatly, ranging from near fine to poor. Item #29735