The publication of Donald Allen’s The New American Poetry, as well as the Vancouver and Berkeley poetry conferences, sparked a poetic renaissance. Simultaneously, American artists began working with the book as a creative medium that rivaled the European tradition of the early twentieth century. This book is the first collection of interviews with some of the pioneers working at the intersection of the artists book and experimental writing that continues to this day. Includes interviews with Keith & Rosmarie Waldrop, Tom Raworth, Lyn Hejinian, Alan Loney, Mary Laird, Jonathan Greene, Alastair Johnston, Johanna Drucker, Philip Gallo, Steve Clay, Charles Alexander, Annabel Lee, and others. Buy this book from our affiliate Bookshop.org.