Big Bridge West Coast Vision E-Zine
BookSlut Book reviews & slant
Exquisite Corpse Andrei Codrescu & more
Duration Press Portal to interesting small presses
University of Buffalo Poetry Archives Poetry resources
Jack Magazine Beat Legacy & Beyond
Makura-no-soshi Shin Yu Pai's daily news
Rough Road Review Placitas poetry & opinion
Skanky Possum Whippersnappers
The Drunken Boat Excellence from the Four Corners
Light & Dust Karl Young's magnus opus site of links and intelligence
Tom Raworth The Man & good company; see Gus Blaisdell memorial page
Naropa Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics
Jacket Deep E-zine with in-depth issues of articles & poems
Franco Beltrametti Poet, artist, mind
Small Press Traffic Long-enduring organization
The Poetry Project NYC / St. Marks / legendary
Copper Canyon Press Esteemed standard bearers
Santa Fe Broadside E-zine of the Southwest & great links
Rain Taxi Magazine Review of Books both online and print
Poetry Flash West Coast news & events, plus archives of past issues
FishDrum Magazine Exuberant "continuous nerve movie" that sings & surprises
Council for Literary Magazines & Presses Resources for the literary landscape
Academy of American Poets As in "the academy"
Arthur Sze Interview with Rebecca Seiferle
Joanne Kyger Interview with David "Cucumber" Chadwick
Philip Whalen "Whatnot": an interview with David Meltzer
Poet as Shaman Dedicated page on Gary Snyder; good links
Gary Snyder "Freewheeling the Details": interview in Poetry Flash with Peter Coyote
David Hinton Translator of Chinese poetry & philosophy; also a poet
Xue Di Releasing: Light & Darkness / interview; other good interviews at this site too
Haiku Society of America Founded in 1968over 800 members from all parts of the USA and the world
Modern Haiku An Independent Journal of Haiku and Haiku Studies since 1969. Good reviews and essays, check out the lengthy one on Jack Kerouac's haiku
AHA! Poetry Online cornucopia, good links with tanka and haiku sites
The Narrow Road to the Deep North Full text with various translations, (the primary one is by Nobuyuki Yuasa). Also a fine profile of Basho by Makoto Ueda
Woodstock Journal I'm voting for Ed Sanders for President :: "working for organic food supply, safe air, nonpolluted water, a total end to poverty, national health care, personal freedom, and fun." Read Miriam on the Spring Peepers.
The Museum of American Poetics The Transmissions page is worth the price of admission :: which is free; also Napalm Health Spa 2003 which has incredible poem by Art Goodtimes "After the Elections" "Waiting once again to vote out the rascals & vote in the lyric valuables."
Conjunctions Plain smart. Check out the archives :: poems and stories and more. You can find #V of Carol Moldaw's The Lightning Field and three poems of Cesar Vallejo translated by Rebecca Seiferle
Gerald Locklin Interview by Raindog with links
Lummox Press The legacy of Charles Bukowski; Raindog; The Little Red Book Series: The Long Beach Tradition
Small Press Distribution The Source of small press publications & poets
Advanced Book Exchange Favorite all around place for used books online
Serendipity Books Peter Howard's treasure chest
Cinco Puntos Press Publishing great books from the U.S. / Mexico border, the American Southwest, and Mexico
Granary Books Outstanding art/poetry press
Paragon Book Gallery Source for books on Asian art & culture
Stone Bridge Press Books about Japan (see Wabi-Sabi)
Grolier Poetry Book Shop Excellent bookstore and reading series
Longhouse Bob Arnold's site for finding the books you desire, as well as his Woodburner's Reviews which are smart and extremely enjoyable to read. A bona fide member of the Lorine Niedecker fan club
Gary Lawless / BlackberryBooks "The Art of the Small Press" :: The pay is lousy and the recognition minimal. So how do small publishers stay in the business?
Woodland Pattern Someday I shall make a pilgrimage and visit this cultural hub of Wisconsin. "The center houses a bookstore with over 25,000 small press titles otherwise unavailable in our area. Because we are nonprofit, our inventory decisions aren't dictated entirely by commercialism. As booksellers and as presenters of art and literature, we want people to know that there is more than what you see at your chain book store, more than wjat you are taught in school, more than what is reviewed in the papers. We hope to act as a catalyst, putting readers together with small press literature. Come browse our selection of poetry, chapbooks, fine print materials, broadsides, and multicultural literature. We think you'll be impressed!"
LETTERPRESS & TYPE
Desert Rose Press Clifford Burke & Virginia Mudd, master printers
Briar Press Resources for letterpress printers
Boxcar Press Photopolymer plates & good work
Dale Guild Revival foundry
Don Black Linecasting Equipment & type
Harold Berliner Another hot metal foundry
Califia Books Limited Editions & Artist Books
Poltroon Press Limited Editions & Trade Books; Poetic Lore
Free Mac Fonts Freeware/Shareware Digital fonts
Emigre Taste Makers
M & H Type Since 1915 & still alive / one of the best sources for metal type
Typologia Frederic Goudy's master text
A Brief History of Type Letterforms in a nutshell
Scott Greene Friend & fellow painter
Japan Art German gallery (see Yu-Ichi)
Shanghai Art Contemporaray Chinese Art
Tibor de Nagy Gallery Blue Chip New York
Sharks Ink Great Prints
Greg Kucera Gallery Seattle, mostly prints, nice photos
Barbara Krakow Gallery Contemporary of interest
Robert Zakanitch Pattern & decoration
Art 21 / Natural World Smart artists
Cecile Moochnek Gallery Berkeley gallery
Green Museum Eco-aesthetics
John Berggruen Gallery San Francisco gallery
Mayumi Oda Luscious in all the ways :: "Let Wisdom Ride the Swan"
Joan Weissman Studio Gorgeous custom rugs :: "global aesthetic inspired by nature as well as pure abstraction"
Henri Matisse Good reproductions
Clement Greenberg This site is a stunning find (no matter what you think of Mr. Greenberg's opinions) with a number of his classic essays, various tidbits, AND a facscimile of his out of print book on Matisse. One of those little pocket books on a famous artist, it nevertheless championed Henri with a fresh voice. "Matisse is art that speaks for itself through its 'mechanics', it's 'form' and through the feeling which that 'form' makes manifest. It's not by far the first to do so and to transcend the illustrated subject by doing so. (All good painting and sculpture does that to some extent). But just as Matisse rejected verbal rhetoric so he kept every last trace of illustrational rhetoric out of his art. He may have been the first painter in our tradition to do that in a really radical way. This doesn't make his art better than a Giotto's or Caravaggio's or Goya's or David's, not necessarily. But it does make it a salutory example for all those people who find it hard, in any medium, to mean what they say."
Japan's Living National Treasures Ceramics, textiles, bamboo, metal & more
Gitter-Yelen Art Study Center The Manyo'an Collection of Japanese Art focuses on Edo-period (1615-1868) works in the Zenga, Nanga, Rinpa, Maruyama-Shijo, Ukiyoe, and Eccentric styles.
Joe Brainard Terrrifffic. Artist, but also writer. Get I Remember. Online though is a little series called "Ten Imaginary Still-Lifes."
Masters of Ink Chang Dai-Chien, T'ang Haywen, Zao Wou-ki
Japanese Pottery Portal to great potters of Japan
Anagama Shiho Kanzaki & other wood-fire aficionadoes
Kumano Kurouemon Ultra wabi potter
Dai Ichi Arts New York gallery
Phil Rogers Pottery Welsh potter
Artist Potters Rob Barnard, Catherine White & more
Richard Milgrim Tea ceramics
Shimaoka Tatsuzo In the Shoji Hamada tradition :: " A profound familiarity with the materials"
Ceramic Sculpture.com Peter Voulkos, Paul Soldner, Peter Callas, Kristin Muller, and many other "clay artists"
Raku-yaki The making of Raku ware was initiated by Chojiro, the first generation of the Raku family, during the Momoyama period (1573-1615). It could be said that the origin of Raku ware lay in the making of a single tea bowl for the tea ceremony. Now fifteen generations later. See Raku Generation in Raku Family.
Japanese Raku & Its American Renaissance Gabor Terebess, a Hungarian, compares the two approaches
Outpost Performance Space Albuquerque's Fabulous Nonprofit Community-based Performing Arts Center
Don Cherry Discography on great trumpet artist
Bob Dylan Thee Bob Dylan Website w/ lyrics & the works
Rickie Lee Jones She's hip in the deep on-the-level way; excellent smart website
Classic Blues Free MP3 downloads for educational purposes
Bluespedia The Reverend Rabi the Blueswoman gets it together
Medeski Martin Wood JamJazzGrooveKickAssHopScratchInSoulOut
Nimbus West Horace Tapscott & creative West Coast; support independents everywhere
Thelonious Sphere Monk Composer, pianist, my favorite music
Thelonious Monk Another good site
Connie Crothers Exceptional pianist in the Lennie Tristano tradition
Fred Hersch Pianist & composer: "Few jazz pianists have ever struck as beguiling a balance between technique, feeling, insight and imagination"
Warne Marsh Discography etc. of saxophonist extraordinaire
Lennie Tristano Dedicated site
Myra Melford Pianist & composer;"lush lyricism and organized by an architectural sense of composition she derived from classical training"
"Stark but powerful stories
set to music whose bare intensity
Jazzmatazz Portal for jazz info,links, CDs, musician sites (i.e Oliver Lake, Steve Lacy & more)
The Jazz Loft Source for CDs of independent jazz (Vinny Golia, Henry Threadgill, Hugh Ragin, Marilyn Crispell, etc.)
Zerx Records Home of The Bubbadinos & improvisors & poets & geenyuses
Common Dreams Progressive news archive
The Nation Conventional wisdom since 1865
The Lies of George W. Bush "Mastering the Politics of Deception" by David Corn, keep track of old lies and new deceptions :: falsehoods, fibs and fabrications
Jakob Nielsen Guru of Useability on the Web (common sense design)
Websites That Suck Vincent Flanders does the dish
TEA MIND :: cha-no-yu "hot water for tea"
Ceremony of Tea Basic overview
Wabi style Tea Essential approach
Zen & Tea Interview with Kort Bergman
Urasenke San Francisco Pithy history of Tea & the lineage of Rikyu
TeaHyakka Urasenke-style info with good links
Chanoyu Urasenke info with several interesting articles (i.e. Chabana)
Wabi-Sabi & Tea Japanese aesthetics overview
Upton Tea A vast array of tea from around the world
Sencha Green tea
Sencha & Literati Nanga painting of "Cultural Pursuits in the Mountains"
Sencha Tea Ceremony Ogawa School
Tetsubin Japanese tea kettles
Stone Lanterns Various styles
Ikebana Introduction to various styles
Misho Ryu Nakayama Bunpo Kai Shinka-style, avant-garde ikebana (go to "profile" hit english)
Japan Ink Online Journal of Japanese Studies (see Cha-no-yu)
Online journal of Japanese cultural arts
Streaming Wisdom Peter Warshall's perennial advice
Stephanie Mills Interview: Epicurean neo-Luddite, "Call me an ostrich, but just don't call me late for dinner"
Whole Earth Magazine Archive of articles, resources, & smarts
Watershed Management Council Check out Earth Science Links
The Río Grande/Río Bravo Basin Coalition This is a multi-national, multi-cultural organization with leadership from the United States, Mexico, and the Pueblo nations whose purpose is to help local communities restore and sustain the environment, economies, and social well-being of the Río Grande/Río Bravo Basin. From the headwaters to the delta.
Permaculture Net Introduction & portal for thinking like an ecosystem
Permaculture Institute Courses & projects & a demonstration farm in New Mexico
Permaculture Net There is a shitload of information here for an international web of Bioregionalists :: "Bioregions are living systems where every being is connected to, and interdependent with every other; bioregions are not defined by property lines, states, or nations, but by rock, soil, weather, water, terrain, plants, animals, human cultures and human settlements."
Introduction to Permaculture Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas
Plants of the Southwest Drought tolerant seeds & plants
New Mexico Farmers' Markets Buy fresh & local
Las Placitas My studio is in Placitas & our watershed is Las Huertas Creek, the source of the village water supply
La Jicarita News "A nonprofit newspaper published monthly in conjunction with the Rio Pueblo/Rio Embudo Watershed Protection Coalition, established in 1994 by citizens dedicated to protecting and enhancing the clean and plentiful waters that sustain the rural communities, culture, and traditions of northern New Mexico"
Institute of Meteoritics Find out about meteors!
Jemez Mountains The Big Picture of our neighborhood. (Thanks Jim Swan!) What looks like mountains from everywhere around here is actually the eroded base of gargantuan volcano. The Valle Caldera has recently, finally, become part of our National Forests.
Everyday Zen Excerpts of Charlotte Joko Beck
Prairie Zen Center Ordinary Mind Zen School (see readings)
Bay Zen Center Diane Eshin Rizzetto, Oakland, OMZC
Right Here Now Charlotte Joko Beck
Ordinary Mind Buddha Mind Sunryu Suzuki-roshi
Crooked Cucumber David Chadwicks chockfull site of Sunryu Suzuki