Karl Young, who passed away September, 30, 2017, was a major poet, artist, and organizer, who, along with Karl Gartung and Ann Kingsbury, founded Woodland Pattern Book Center, a nonprofit organization in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood dedicated to poetry and its attendant arts. This panel covers Young’s work as a publisher, book artist, and founder of Light and Dust, one of the first online archives of Avant-garde poetry and an important predecessor to sites such as UbuWeb and the Electronic Poetry Center.
Karl Kempton, editor of Kaldron Magazine, the longest running magazine dedicated to visual poetry: “Karl [Young] proudly considered himself a supporter of the literature and arts of the fourth coast, the Great Lakes. As such he developed deep and lasting friendships in the region. He could telescope easily from local to regional to national and international in conversation, correspondence and in his articles and poetics.”
Charles Alexander, poet and director of CHAX Press, discusses Young and the creation of “books of experience,” which is defined and demonstrated. Tom Montag, poet and editor of MWPH Books, discusses Young’s relationship to Margins: A Review of Little Magazines and Small Press Books, the establishment of Young’s “Symposium Series” in the magazine, and its continuation after Margins’ demise. Jonny Lohr, poet and co-editor of Adjunct Press, discusses the utopian drive of Young’s publishing career, exploring the small press aesthetics from late-Mimeo Revolution to early-Web publications.
Rounding out the twelth year of its existence, issue forty-eight, the southern summer, 2018, issue of Otoliths has just gone live, featuring
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Otoliths issue forty-six, the southern winter 2017 issue, has just gone live, featuring works from Charles Wilkinson, Paul T. Lambert, Seth Jani, Cameron Lowe, Cheryl Penn, Obododimma Oha, Sacha Archer, Dennis Vannatta, Fotis Begetis & Jack Galmitz, Penelope Weiss, J. Ray Paradiso, Graeme Miles, Karl Kempton, Tony Beyer, Brandstifter, Texas Fontanella, Steve Dalachinsky, Cecelia Chapman, Sanjeev Sethi, John Crouse, Jim Leftwich, Federico Federici, Laurent Grison, Tyler Pruett, Pete Spence, Drew B. David, Steven Earnshaw, Michael Prihoda, Anne Gorrick, Meeah Williams, Anwer Ghani, Lakey Comess, differx, Jill Chan, Daniel de Culla, Michael Flatt, Olivier Schopfer, Lana Bella, Jake Berry, gobscure, Jonel Abellanosa, Tony Rickaby, Darren C. Demaree, Martin Christmas, Kyle Hemmings, Lachy McKenzie, Demosthenes Agrafiotis, Ian Ganassi, Thomas M. Cassidy, John M. Bennett, Diane Keys, Clara B. Jones, hiromi Suzuki, Jeff Bagato, Howie Good, Leigh Herrick, Matthew Woodman, Javant Biarujia, Raymond Farr, Iliana Theodoropoulou, Philip Byron Oakes, Seth Howard, Claudia Serea, Stanford Cheung, M A McDonald, Joe Balaz, AG Davis, Felino A. Soriano, Veronica Mattaboni, Carol Stetser, David A. Welch, David Lohrey, Stephen Nelson, Jim Meirose, C. R. E. Wells, Willie Smith, M.J. Iuppa, Susan Gangel, Kevin Tosca, Tom Montag, horace sternwall, Sabine Miller & Carole Kim, Márton Koppány, Jack Little, R. Keith, Chris Brown, Corey Mesler, Jeff Harrison, Leigh Williams & Melanie Klein, Keith Kumasen Abbott, Eric Hoffman, Brendan Slater, John Vieira, Bob Heman, A.A. Reinecke, Alain Joncheray, Caoimhe McKeogh, Mark Staniforth, Marcia Arrieta, Mark Cunningham, Rupert Loydell, Andrew Darling, Danny Blackwell, Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, Lee Nash, Jesse Glass, Eileen R. Tabios, Johannes S. H. Bjerg, Indigo Perry, Timothy Pilgrim, John Pursch, Edward Kulemin, John Levy, J. D. Nelson, Marilyn Stablein, Gale Acuff, Katrinka Moore, Adam Levon Brown, Owen Bullock, Ryan Clark, Michael Brandonisio, David Baptiste Chirot, Olchar E. Lindsann, & Tom Beckett.