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Why does it take 5 editors to put together one issue of Big Bridge?

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The Brand New Big Bridge Vol 3 No 2 is online now!

Feature Poetry Chapbook

Parto by Louise Landes Levi illustrated by Nancy Victoria Davis


Petra Backonja, Christina Butcher, Steve Finbow, Marie Kazalia, Kryna
McGlynn, Andrew Nightingale, Thomas Lowe Taylor, John Bloomberg-Rissman,
Mairead Byrne, Michael Gizzi, Michael Lally, George Manka, Simon Pettet,
Guatam Verma, James Brook, Ira Cohen, Lynne Hjelmgaard, Bill Lavender,
David Meltzer, Belinda Subraman, Lawrence Welsh

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Rodney Nelson, Michael J. Vaughn


Karl Young on Beat Thing by David Meltzer
Jonathan Penton on Beat Thing by David Meltzer
Allan Graubard on Chaos & Glory by Ira Cohen
Bill Lavender on Normahl Welkings by Zac Denton and USA Patriot Acts by
Mark Prejsnar
Bill Lavender on Elegies & Vacations by Hank Lazar
John Lowther on Handbook of Inaesthetics by Alan Badiou


Joanne Kyger, Michael McClure, Anny Ballardini, Franco Beltrametti, Bill
Berkson, Bruce Covey, Ian Randall Wilson, Ray Craig, Maria Damon, Pierre
Joris, Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, Kevin Opstedal, Shin Yu Pai, Rodney
Koeneke, Marth L. Deed, Stacey Duff, Gwynne Garfinkle, Larry Kearney,
mIEKAL aND, Jeff Harrison, Mark Lamoureux, Sheila E. Murphy, Millie
Niss, Gerald Schwartz, Steve Shoemaker, JodiAnn Stevenson, Tony
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An Open Letter to America w/ Guest Editor Larry Sawyer

Anne Waldman, Micah Ballard, John Beer, Bill Berkson, Charles Bernstein,
Michael Castro, Neeli Cherkovsky, Steve Dalachinsky, Jeff Encke, Hammon
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Rothenberg, Larry Sawyer, Charles Shaw, AD Winans, Danny Shot, Ron
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Tangney, Jeff Conant

Export: Writing the Midwest w/ Guest Editor Andrew Lundwall

William Allegrezza, Petra Backonja, John M. Bennett, Kristy Bowen, Garin
Cycholl, Helyn Dell, mIEKAL aND, David Baratier, F. J. Bergmann, Robin
Chapman, Larry O. Dean, John Doe, Robert Klein Engler, Skip Fox,
Caroline Gauger, Alex Gildzen, Mark Kanak, jUStin!katKO, Tim Lane, Mark
DuCharme, Clayton Eshelman, Daniel Gallik, Michael Gause, Jesse Glass,
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Andrew Lundwall, Sheila E. Murphy, Charles P. Ries, Sam E. Robinson,
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Jodiann M. Stevenson, John Tyson

Beat Meets East

Vernon Frazer
Lucas Klein

Continuous Flame: A Tribute to Philip Whalen

Clark Coolidge on Philip Whalen
Robert Creeley on Philip Whalen
Donald Guravich on Philip Whalen
David Meltzer on Philip Whalen


Jose Manuel dos Santos Cross
Pamela Dewey
Cyrill Duneau
Tom Ferguson

Recommended Reading

I Like Your Eyes Liberty: Michael McClure and Terry Riley

Eda: An Anthology of Contemporary Turkish Poetry: Murat Nemet-Nejat, ed.

Looking for a Sign in the West: Peter Tuttle

Genesis, Structure, and Meaning in Gary Snyder's Mountains and Rivers
Without End:Anthony Hunt (coming soon)

Editor: Michael Rothenberg
Assitant Editor: Terri Carrion
Contributing Editors: Jonathan Penton, Larry Sawyer, Andrew Lundwall
Art Editor: Nancy Victoria Davis
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