Three anthology-size issues of the legendary international journal edited and published in Santa Cruz by Stephen Kessler, containing works by prominent young and established California, American and international poets, writers and visual artists. A few copies and full sets of these historic volumes are still available directly from the editor.

ALCATRAZ: an assemblage
Edited by Stephen Kessler, 1979
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Jack Hirschman, Jack Anderson, Kate Braverman, Dennis Cooper, Gerald Locklin, Gary Young, F. A. Nettelbeck, Nathaniel Mackey, Carlos Bousoño, Wanda Coleman, Douglas Blazek, Futzie Nutzle, and many others.

Edited by Stephen Kessler, 1982
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Juan Felipe Herrera, Sharon Doubiago, Vicente Aleixandre, Julio Cortázar, Sharon Olds, Carlos Oquendo de Amat, Charles Bukowski, Rob Brezsny, Ernesto Cardenal, Sam Abrams, Clarence Major, Arthur Sze, Carlos Edmundo de Ory, Cesare Pavese, and many others.

“Vigorous populist, surrealist, political art from time-warped enclave.” —Andrei Codrescu, Exquisite Corpse

“Editor Stephen Kessler brings together an impressive galaxy of ‘escape artists,’ authors who through love of language, imagination and clarity of feeling help us identify and transcend the preposterous prisons we daily make for ourselves or have foisted upon us.” —San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

Edited by Stephen Kessler & Hollis deLancey, 1985
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Roque Dalton, Sesshu Foster, Holly Prado, Francisco X. Alarcón, Geoffrey O’Brien, Tom Clark, Will Alexander, Kim Addonizio, Mikhail Horowitz, John Oliver Simon, Elaine Equi, Yusef Komunyakaa, Giaconda Belli, Robert Peters, and many others.

Collage: Austin Straus
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