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Phantasm, vols. 1, no. 1– vol. 5, no. 3
Independent literary journal of original poetry, fiction, artwork, articles, features, photos, commentary, book reviews, interviews, and announcements.

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Volume 1, No. 1, 1976

Volume 1, No. 2, 1976

Volume 1, No. 3, 1976

Volume 1, No. 4, 1976

Volume 1, No. 5, 1976

Volume 1, No. 6, 1976

Volume 2, No. 1, 1977

Volume 2, No. 2, 1977

Volume 2, No. 3, 1977

Volume 2, No. 4, 1977

Volume 2, No. 5, 1977

Volume 2, No. 6, 1977

Volume 3, No. 1, 1978

Volume 3, No. 2, 1978

Volume 3, No. 3, 1978

Volume 3, No. 4, 1978

Volume 3, No. 5, 1978

Volume 3, No. 6, 1978

Volume 4, No. 1, 1979

Volume 4, No. 2, 1979

Volume 4, No. 3, 1979

Volume 4, No. 4, 1979

Volume 4, No. 5, 1979

Volume 4, No. 6, 1979

Volume 5, No. 1, 1980

Volume 5, No. 2, 1980

Volume 5, No. 3, 1980

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Phantasm, Volume 1, Number 1, 1976

Poetry

James Baldwin
Cold morning sunshine …
One would hardly know, …
On the white cement, …

Kevin James Campbell
Thursday Morning
Sitting Together Briefly
At the Bar

Mona Ceniceros
Raising the Consciousness
Behind the Screen of Oz

Bill Collins
Summer Stock
Twenty-six Weeping Willows
Squeezing your buttocks in my hands …
You rubberstamp your way to fame …
My Thirtieth Beginning

Steve Deaton
Weaving
Television Hangover
Piano Keys
Tear

K. Barton Dellinger
You visited me …

Michele P. Diamond
The big birds are beautiful today …
Today I met an interesting person …
My eyes watch you …
I touched you today

Tom Evans
Weather
Cold

Stormy Hubbard
A Poet Talks to Moonlit Water
Wonder in Alice-Land
Lowlands and Highlands of India

Larry S. Jackson
Move Over
Home of the Prey
Listen
Resorting

Gregory A. Johnson
Circles
Changes
Earth and Fire

 George Keithley
Why do I want to apologize …
As If at Play
Rock River on Rise; Flooding Feared

Timothy J. Mayer
People
Lines
Lover
Friend
Climate
Ambush

Christine Parker
Dyersville

Cena Golder Richeson
Sir Walter Raleigh Overheard
Two in a Puddle
Gravity
To You, Lonely People

Meredith Vanous
After rain …
Nine hundred …
I watched the car lights fade …
Magpies came …

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Artwork

Mike Halldorson

Steve Ladd

Wendy Nuding

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Editorial

Copyrights Protect Your Work by Larry S. Jackson, editor and publisher

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Announcements

1 announcement of new column

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Phantasm, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1976

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Phantasm, Volume 1, Number 2, 1976

Poetry

Doug Bussey
Nature's Departed Child

Kevin Campbell
On the Side of My Life
Poem for Richard Nixon
The Morning in Abstract

Mona Ceniceros
I could gobble you up …
Don't you see I can't be her? …
Ladies, …

William Collins
Diologue
With Apologies to Patty

Charles London Cyndian
The First Collection
28th Annual San Francisco Arts Festival

Steve Deaton
Bieres de la Meuse

Outside

Michele P. Diamond
I am absurd in my simplicity …

Susan Fuhr
Soft …
Coastal mist descends …
Soft summer showers …

Phillip Hemenway
Earthquake
One Explanation

Stormy Hubbard
"Where Is Forever?"
August 28/29, 1954: A Night on Carter's Mountain
Who Is the Great Magician?

Karen Jackson
CirclingCirclingCirclingCirclingCirclingCirclingCircling

Larry S. Jackson
It's always been on the back …
No dough …
The Symphony

Ken Jordan
Headin' East on Highway 50
This Earth goes round and round …
Ceasar swept away his foes …

J. T. Ledbetter
Convalarium II

Joel Leonard
Opus 1
Entertainment
Communication
Clouds?
Faculty Club Lunch: Soup du jour

Michael Lopes
The Tax Man
To the Reader
A Gift

Jerry Martini
Geese

Sally's House

Timothy J. Mayer
Something Laughing
Hey You!

Wendy Nuding
I thought today would be new. …

Louis Reile
"Reality"
"Congruence"

E. C. Stone
Showers

Rick Yurman
Vertical Hold
They came back from the woods …

Alison Zier
Hitler Youth

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Articles

Tips on Better Readings by Edward Kulkosky. Five suggestions for giving better poetry readings from a poet and an organizer of readings in New York City.

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Artwork

Bill Donohue

Mike Halldorson

Karen Jackson

Steve Ladd

Wendy Nuding

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Editorial

The Halo and Vality Effect by Larry S. Jackson, editor and publisher

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Announcements

1 announcement of announcements wanted

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Phantasm, vol. 1, no. 2, 1976

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Phantasm, Volume 1, Number 3, 1976

Poetry

Michael C. Andrews
The Life of the Sea
Tattoo

Andy Blomeyer
Just Be You
If I Could Look Through You

Tomas Calderon
smell the stench of decaying …

Kevin Campbell
Driving Home (in the future)
The Comic

Carmella Canciamilla
After you leave …
It has all to do …
Full Circle
Hello my friend of past days, …

Mona Ceniceros
Calumit

Gerald A. Craven
Indifferent Moment
Sammy
Waters Cold and Silent

Michele P. Diamond
Standing before me …

Paul Dorn
Doors
Hell

Nancy Dunham
Music: Here, There, and Everywhere

Greg Gates
I've been living …

Phillip Hemenway
In Memorium: Salvador Puig Antich, garrotted in Madrid, March 2, 1974

 Robert Herring
"B"

Donna G. Hoenes
Will You Still Love Me?
Ride to Palo Alto

Stormy Hubbard
Saturday Night Tent Meeting, Fairbanks, August 6, 1949: What the Evangelist Told the Air Force about Morality and War
Ode to Science

 Larry S. Jackson
Prison Denim

Joel Leonard
And Here's to You, Henry Miller
Es Verdad
Charlie

Jerry Martini
Ode to Science

Jack Merewether
The Ambassador Bridge
It's Possible
Healing

Erroll Miller
Perspective
Please
Scratch Grain

Frank Gregory Newton
A Doctor's Handbook

Paul JJ Payack
The Saint in the Desert
Polyethylene Wind
Excerpt
Dream (Stone-clouds #2)

Gene H. Russell
13 Ski-doo
The Quiet Out Back
(Spleush)

Kali Sichen
To My Mother
Pain, yes pain, I know you. …
What Is this Manhood? Womanhood?

Rick Yurman
Tutorial

Alison Zier
The Middle Aged Princess to the Frog

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Articles

Interviews: Behind the Eye of an Artist by Larry S. Jackson. Interviews of artists Jacquelyn Giuffre, Steve Ladd, and Scott Teeple.

Printmakers Offered $3,000 Fellowships by Larry S. Jackson

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Artwork

Andy Blomeyer

Jennifer Castleman

Jacquelyn Giuffre

Mike Halldorson

Karen Jackson

Steve Ladd

Scott Teeple

Bill White

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Editorial

Publications Studied in NEA Survey by Larry S. Jackson, editor and publisher

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Announcements

5 national announcements of literary events

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Phantasm, vol. 1, no. 3, 1976

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Phantasm, Volume 1, Number 4, 1976

Poetry

Michael C. Andrews
Eighth Grade and in Love

W. D. Barnes
Science Fiction Romance
Genealogy

Joan Colby
Mother by Direct-Dial

Raul Dorn
Number 32569728710407 …

Timothy Fizer
Though the birds never ponder …
For Karen:
Detour

Richard Fulani
The Poet
Magicians
Reflections on an Old Cliche

Phillip Hemenway
To Voznesensky ("Motor scooters are streaming past the sanitorium")
Twilight in the Biosphere (Ecce homo; homo fugit, etc.)

Donna G. Hoenes
At the Very Edge

Jascha Kessler
The Man on the Roof

L. W. Michaelson
When Lilacs Last in My Dooryard Bombed
Song Lyrics for a Liberal-Do Good Folk Singer
You, Andy Marvell!
And Be Damned …

Errol Miller
Blue Stars
Sonata II
Amy

Jan Mullen
Zen Improvization
Travelling Troupe
A Summer Haiku
There's love to learn from …

Frank Gregory Newton
I Saw
"Liberty, My Brothers???"
"A Black Messiah"

Shirley R. Powell
Whale---Sound---Lost
Wheelbarrow
New Lights in the Rain

Dennis Ross
Loose Grasp
The Cherokee Hobo at our Blue Mountain Campsite

Gene H. Russell
functioning, laboring, working …

Kali Sichen
What a Life! What a World!
To the Sweet Blood of My Life

Rick Yurman
Moonstruck

Alizon Zier
Tree- Lights

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Features and Articles

"Inner Voice" Changes Alison Zier by Larry S. Jackson (1 photo by author). Story of poet Alison Zier.

Artist Discusses His Lithographs by Larry S. Jackson (1 photo by author). Interview of artist Jack Proctor.

In Cambridge: Phone-A-Poem Program Started by Paul JJ Payack. Interview of Peter Payack, organizer of poetry hotline.

Library for the Blind Records Poetry Tapes by Tom D'Agostino (Samisdat). Taping and sharing poetry tapes by and for the blind begun.

Fine Arts Fellowship Applications Ready by Larry S. Jackson

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Artwork

Jack Proctor

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Guest Columnist

 Poems I DIslike, Poets I Distrust by Kevin Campbell, poet and editor of various literary journals.

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Editorial

I'd Rather Listen to the Summer by Larry S. Jackson, editor and publisher

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Announcements

5 national announcements of literary events

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Phantasm, vol. 1, no. 4

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Phantasm, Volume 1, Number 5, 1976

W. D. Barnes
Composer

Guy R. Beining
Ladder of Self
With the Right Marbles You Keep Score
The Political Act

Susan Burkhardt
Lament on a False Dream
The Actress
House Plant

Kevin Campbell
C' Possible (an epithalamion)

Geraldine Connolly
Train Wreck
What I'm Going to be Like When I Get There

Melissa Cumings
This day sings white …
Heavy August hangs …

Donjico
Friendship

Al Ferber
Me & Gus & the Gates of Heaven

Norman Ferrari
The Girl with the Iron Teeth
In a Cracked-Wall Room

Timothy Fizer
Sign Outside a Clock Shop

Philip Hackett
The First Poem

Lou Horvath
Patricia Hearst
Oroloff
San Francisco and Surrealism

M. C. Leo
Seeing Through

Joel Leonard
Many …

Djelloul Marbrook
Women's Legs
Auto Motive

John Mazur
Words are my bullets …
When I'm not listening  to music on the radio, …
Lunch room table for six- …
The girl who goes to bed with men …

Jack Merewither
Return from My Own Cell

Errol Miller
Those Who Came
City Blues
Rose-Marie
Great Henry
New Directions

Beatrice M. Murphy
Verboten

D. M. O'Halloran
Ancient Prayer
Sun washes …

J. E. Pacquin
Where cafes abound …
You went to Nam …
Czechoslovakia …
Blood-spotted tom prowls …
Theologians, God bless 'em, …
A drop of rain …

Paul JJ Payack
Passing Comment
Phrase in Stone
The Dim Lamp

Dennis Ross
The Castaway Poet-- a dream

Chuck Slack-Elliot
Evil Smirks

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Features and Articles

Circumstances Set  Miller's Stage by Larry S. Jackson (1 photo courtesy Errol Miller). Biography of poet Errol Miller.

Stan Sours: "Art Is a Nice Place to Go" by Larry S. Jackson (1 self-portrait by Stan Sours). Interview of artist Stan Sours.

Plath and Waldrop: Poets Reveal "Personal Space" by Mona Ceniceros. Comparative review of works by poets Sylvia Plath and Rosemarie Waldrop.

Feature Editor Named by Larry S. Jackson (1 photo by author). Introduction of Mona Ceniceros as Phantasm's feature editor.

Whitman Award Is $1,000  & Publication by Larry S. Jackson

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Artwork

Robin Carnes [6]
Stan Sours [7]

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Guest Columnist

Poets and Libraries: The Quiet Invasion by Noel Peattie, librarian and publisher of Sipapu and Konocti Books.

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Editorial

Subscriber Only Policy Changes by Larry S. Jackson, editor and publisher

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Announcements

7 national announcements of literary events

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Phantasm, vol. 1, no. 5, 1976

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Phantasm, Volume 1, Number 6, 1976

Poetry

W. D. Barnes
Composer

Michael C. Andrews
Chameleon

Karen Lind Cushen
Them Salad Days
Quartet: Images from an Indian Temple Sculpture

Norma Davison
In the Conciergerie--Thoughts of the Widow Capet
41° North by 70° Longitude
Street Tones

Gerald Dorset
Running Curtain

Robert Jude Forese
Conspirator

Karen Gaskin
Mercurochrome

David Hein
Presents

R. Nelson Inman
Masterplan
Vieja
Anarchy

Doris Lanier
20

Lyn Lifshin
Leaving the City Too Many People

Don Linder
Simple Statement #1

James Magorian
$59 Sunrise
Lottery Ticket

Frank Gregory Newton
Life Is but Death's Waiting Room
Reason
A Sort of Man

Francis V. O'Connor
Elegy
Two Crows

Kevin Pilkington
Mrs. Grady
The Diner
In the Hands of a Master
A Portrait

John J. Schasny
I'm Starting to Feel Like A Gangster Again

D.G.H. Schramm
Ten Perspectives on Someone Leaving You
Deter-Gent

Joseph Semenovich
A Peasant's Rebuttal

Chuck Slack-Elliot
Outside the Yards

John Appling Sours
Bermuda

B. E. Stock
Note

Diane Tanzi
Dog Days
Flight
Job
Yesterday's freshly spaded earth …

Fred Thaballa
Relation Ship
Workers Report

Gail White
In Their Deep Chambers
The Treasurers of Tutankhamen

P. E. Williams
Flagstaff
A White Man's Town

Christine Zawadiwsky
Blind Faith

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Features and Articles

… Judy Chicago, the Last Supper, china painting and feminist art! by Mona Ceniceros (3 photos courtesy Judy Chicago). Illustrated story of artist Judy Chicago and her current art.

Talented Artists Apply for $7,500 NEA Grant by Larry S. Jackson.

Biographies Are Viewed by Larry S. Jackson (6 photos by interviewees). Illustrated biographical sketches of Phantasm contributors R. Nelson Inman, Jim Magorian, Norma Davidson, Tasia Smith, Frank Gregory Newton, Diane Tanzi, Tom Witt, Gary Miller, and David Harrer.

200 Turn Out for Boston's Festival by Francis Xavier. Review of Boston's first poetry festival, Sept. 19, 1976, presented by Philip Hackett.

Friends of Books and Comics Host S.F. Fair by Larry S. Jackson. Review of San Francisco's Fourth Annual International Book Fair at Fort Mason, October 8–10, 1976.

Ranch, Home, Income Is Shared with Texans. Poets and artists offerered reclusive setting to work on projects.

Oregon Universities Will Hold Symposium by Richard Lyons. Three-day symposium to be presented on publishing and alternative publishing.

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Artwork

David Harrer (2)
Gary Miller (3)
Tasia Smith (6)
Tom Witt (1)

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Guest Columnist

Sharing the Process by John Oliver Simon, author of ten poetry books, publisher (Aldebaran Review), master poet-teacher, and regional coordinator for California Poetry-in-the-Schools. Experiences and viewpoints about poets and poetry.

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Editorial

I Believe in the Uniqueness of Women by Mona Ceniceros, Phantasm feature editor

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Announcements

12 national announcements of literary events

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Phantasm, vol. 1, no. 6, 1976

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Phantasm, Volume 2, Number 1, 1977

Poetry

Carol Adler
This Poem Is Not Original

Glenn Beaverly
Examinations of Exhumed Matter

Guy R. Beining
Terror in Hospital Walls

Ken Bigham
Morning Hours Spent Looking Out a Coffee Shop Window

Milly Brown
We Were the Beatles Generation …

Melissa Cumings
Shining this house is …
Rain dance on the wing window …

Norma Davison
The Shopping Bag Lady

Lawrence Jay Dressner
Princeton
House

Frank Edwards
It was an odd autumn, …
First Snow

Madeleine Gardella
Holiday

Jan Huszcza
Peace

Regina Pomeranz Krummel
Halloween

Richard Longchamps
East River – 2
East River – 3

Sharon Olds
Ambulance on a Country Road
Fossils

Elizabeth Revere
Birds
The Bee Keeper

D. G. H. Schramm
Pattern
Rented Space

Robert L. Smith
Robert L. Smith

Charles and Willy Taylor
Desert Christmas

Julian Tuwim
There Is No Land

Adrienne Wolfert
Black Is Be …

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Fiction

A Man by Antoni Gronowicz. (Photo of author courtesy of author.)

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Features and Articles

Congress Revises Copyright Act of 1909 by Larry S. Jackson. Changes to the copyright law including extended terms.

Using Photographic Methods: How To Make Stone Plate Lithographs by Larry S. Jackson. (10 photos by Larry S. Jackson, 1 floor plan drawing.) Step- by- step description showing Paul Feldhaus making a lithograph print using photographic methods from start to finish. A trial impression is reproduced and bound inside Phantasm.

Graffiti: A Sign of the Times by Mona Ceniceros. History and psychology of graffiti. (4 photos by Larry S. Jackson)

Devin Award Seeks Sample Manuscripts by Larry S. Jackson. Submission information for applying for $500 award for poetry.

New Poetry Group Meets in Northern California by Larry S. Jackson. California State Poetry Society adds new chapter, Lassen Poets,  with meetings in Red Bluff.

Readings, Play and Prizes Set for Hollins College by Larry S. Jackson. Literary festival planned at Hollins College, Virginia, March 19, 1977.

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Artwork

Paul Feldhaus (8)

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Editorial

California Illustrates Ways to Help Artists by Larry S. Jackson, editor and publisher. Legislation of royalty payments and other examples of how California supports artists.

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Announcements

25 national announcements of literary events

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Phantasm, vol. 2, no. 1, 1977

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Phantasm, Volume 2, Number 2, 1977

Poetry

David Adams,
She Says

Julia Alvarez
Mother,

W. D. Barnes
My Aunt

Willis Barnstone
Inca

Anne Cherner
River View

James Farias
The Lady Upstairs

Sandra Gardner
Housekeeping

Emery George
Standalone
Pearls

Janet Gibbs
Ah

Al Gowan
Comprehensive Employment Training Act

David Hein
Chicago Winter

Carla Hoffman
I'd Like to Meet Grendel

Pat Kluges
After School
Musings

Lyn Lifshin
"Merv, I Lost the Children"

G. O. Morphew
The Fan

Richard Newby
1. Female Caucasian, Age 36, Height 5' 4", Weight 115 Pounds

Donald Newlove
Grand Chimerical Painting of the People's Republic

Miklos Radnoti
Sky with Clouds (translated from Hungarian by Emery George)
Dream Landscape (translated from Hungarian by Emery George)
Il Faut Laisser … (translated from Hungarian by Emery George)

Elizabeth Revere
Vespers

Mark Rodriguez
Rain
A Bloodshot Hawk
White Fish

Helen Ruggieri
Position Is Not Quite Predestination

Dorothy Twiss
For Women

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Fiction

Mr. Macha or Androgeny by Irene Tractenberg

The Friends by Laurie Ceniceros

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Book Review

The Gift To Be Simple by Robert Peters. Reviewed by Mona Ceniceros

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Artwork

Kim Morgan (9)

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Features and Articles

Kim Morgan Profits from Art Shows But … by Mona Ceniceros. (1 photo of Kim Morgan by Larry S. Jackson.) Artist talks about her life and work.

Cambridge To Imbed Poems in Sidewalk by Larry S. Jackson. City's Arts Council sponsors a sidewalk poetry project.

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Phantasm Supplement Feature: American Indian Contributors
Edited by Larry Jackson,
bound inside Phantasm, cover by George Cochran

Poetry

Gail Aubertin
Tatanka Iyotake
Visions

Jim Barnes
Autobiography, Chapter II: Setting Out
Autobiography, Chapter XLII: Three Days in Louisville

Peter Blue Cloud
First Light

Robert J. Conley
Satank
To Gigagei Asgaya (a storm prayer)

Dennis Demontigny
Dreams

Patricia L. (Irving) Greene
Missing Grandpa
Salish Songs

Joy Harjo
Four Horse Songs
Crows/And I Know My Part in It, Too
We Are All Foreigners

Lance Henson
Cheyenne Ceremonial Grounds, June 1975
Scattered Light
August Morning

Maurice Kenny
Assimilated
Tanked

William Oandasan
the cold mountain water …
free as a bear …
Farmington, NM

Thomas D. Peacock
Old Ones
Dancer

Bern Porter
Morning Prayer

Wendy Rose
Native American Studies, University of California at Berkeley, 1975
Water Colors
Protecting the Burial Grounds

Norman H. Russell
Even the Dead Have Sight
I See the White Flower Dancing
The White Chiefs

Ralph Salisbury
You Too

R. A. Swanson
Little Warrior
He's a temporary warrior …
The Wanderers Prayer

Ray A. Young Bear
All Day I Have Seen You
The Spider: A Naked Body in the Summer

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Fiction
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco by Jamake Highwater

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Features and Articles
Biographical sketches and photos of contributors.
Short biographies of contributors to "Phantasm Supplement Feature: American Indian Contributors" provided by authors.
Indian Treasures To Be Exclusively Exhibited by Larry S. Jackson. (1 photo of the Adena pipe.) Kansas City, Mo., citizens work together to bring  "Sacred Circles: 2000 Years of North American Indian Art" from London for showing April 16–June 19. Dancers, artifacts, speakers.
We Are Our Own Answer by Larry S. Jackson. (1 photo of George Cochran by Larry S. Jackson.) Life of Cherokee artist George Cochran.
Pueblo Indian Commemorative Stamps by Larry S. Jackson. (1 photo of stamps.) Postal Department to issue postage stamps designed by Ford Ruthling commemorating pottery making skills of four pueblos.
Tribal Events. Listing of tribal events happening from late April to mid-June 1977.

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Artwork
George Cochran (9)
Bern Porter (5)

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Guest Columnist

Catching the Last Dance by LaVerne Harrell Clark, author and photographer. (13 photos by author.) Descriptions of various tribal dances viewed and photographed by LaVerne H. Clark.

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Editorial

A Tribute to the First Americans by Larry S. Jackson, editor and publisher.

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Announcements

26 national announcements of literary events, 38 national tribal events announcements

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Phantasm, Vol. 2, No. 2, 1977, double issue

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Phantasm, Volume 2, Number 3, 1977

Poetry

Yves Bonnefoy
Myrtle (translated from French by Steven White)
The Lamp, The One Asleep (translated from French by Steven White)
VIII (translated from French by Steven White)

Kevin Campbell
First Meditation

David L. Condit
Fra Angelico and the Indians
Two Ways of Looking at Nonsense Blue
The Consumptive Poet Hunts Like Ahab for Air

Jean Davis
Thirteenth Summer

Jan Gauger
Running Light

Robert Hayden
Mourning Poem for the Queen of Sunday
"Summertime and the Living. …"
Those Winter Sundays

Helen Heick
Reality is:
The Earth Sails in Infinitive Space

Robert Martin Isaacs
Subject: Social Studies

Alexander Lehmann-Haupt
Vacancy

Judy Katz-Levine
We lie in bed together …

Kenneth Lillquist
Headlines
Crackup

Brooks Lushington
Eligibility

Jean Nordhaus
How

Chuck Oliveros
Baseball and the Patriot

Judith Richardson
Medusa

Marieve Rugo
Anticipation
The Way It Is

Robert Blake Truscott
Robert Blake Truscott

Anne Webster
The Telling
The Exhibitionist

James Conway Westhaver
The Sick Call
The Closet
All Suggesting

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Features and Articles

Robert Hayden's Long Journey by Crain D'Ooge. (1 photo of Robert Hayden courtesy of The Library of Congress.) Life of Robert Hayden raised in Detroit, college teacher, published poet, Consultant in Poetry, Library of Congress.

Calligraphy is the Sensualist Approach to the Alphabet by Tim Girvin. (5 drawings by author.) Outlook on calligraphy by internationally recognized calligrapher, illustrator and graphic designer.

Portland, Oregon, Dedicates Poetry Festival to Dickinson by Larry S. Jackson. Activities planned for August 10–14 annual Portland Poetry Festival.

Grants Are Down, Publishing Is Up by Sonia Lazere. (1 photo of Leonard Randolph by author.) Leonard Randolph, director of the Literature Program of the National Endowment for the Arts tells a group of Colorado educators about the state of funding for poetry.

Kevin Campbell Joins Staff to Become Poetry Editor by Larry S. Jackson. (1 photo of Kevin Campbell by author.) Announcement and brief bio about Phantasm's new poetry editor.

Applications Open for West States Writers Tour by Larry S. Jackson. Information about the Writer's Community Workshops Project sponsored by Western States Arts Foundation in Colorado, October 1–September 30, 1977 for writers, poets, and playwrights.

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Artwork

Tim Girvin (8)
Helen Heick (7)

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Guest Columnist

Creative Writing Programs: An Insider's View by Dr. Charles B. Taylor, teacher of creative writing at University of Texas, El Paso. Politics, requirements, and rewards of creative writing programs.

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Editorial

What Does "Phantasm" Mean? by Larry S. Jackson, editor and publisher.

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Announcements

18 national announcements of literary events

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Phantasm, vol. 2, no. 3, 1977

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Phantasm, Volume 2, Number 4, 1977

Poetry

Gaius Valerius Catullus
At Death (translated from Latin by Geoffrey Cook)
To Cicero (translated from Latin by Geoffrey Cook)

Carole Cohen
Queen Bee

Virginia DeAraujo
Reconciled
Wild Nights

Arthur Dobrin
What I Know

Frank Graziano
Palenque

Nellie Hill
Taking the River Waist High in the Eyes of Fish
Dance Lessons: A Handbook

Edmond Jabes
The Point (translated from French by Gary Gach)

Michael Jennings
The Hills

Robin Johnson
The Gift

George Keithley
Drifting
Wine

Peter Kunz
I always say goodnight to the older women …
Seems like it's late at night in a foreign city …

Jerred Metz
Drawings for the Blind

June Moreau
Tiny Ant
Poet's Soliloquy

Norma Nimnicht
Western Romance
Toward Sky Camp

Tony Quagliano
Bone and root assassinate …

Jason Shinder
Dream of the Assasin
Saturday Afternoon

Gary Thompson
Chill Factor
Lessons for Fishing the Sierras

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Fiction

The End of the Game by David Mitchell

His Hobby by Aida Shuey

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Features and Articles

Photographers State Objectives by Art O'Donoghue, T. L. Cox, and Mary Swisher. Brief statement about each of the three Phantasm featured photographers', George Thomas, T. L. Cox, and Mary Swisher, approach to their work.

Ted Hughes Gives Reading in San Francisco by Tim Jacobs and Don Skiles. Review of Ted Hughes' poetry reading July 20, 1977, at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and his work.

Whitman Award Contest Opens Sept. 15 by Larry S. Jackson. Academy of American Poets offers cash and publication of winner of the its fourth annual contest..

Cambridge Poets Do It with Electric Signs by Al Gowan. (2 photos by author.) Electronic signboards in Harvard Square light up with poems by Cambridge poets, sometimes with musicians on top to get public's attention. Peter Payack leads the program.

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Artwork

T. L. Cox (3)
Mary Swisher (8)
George Thomas (3)

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Editorial

Congressman Is Working to Help the Arts by Larry S. Jackson, editor and publisher.

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Announcements

23 national announcements of literary events

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Phantasm, vol. 2, no. 4, 1977

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Phantasm, Volume 2, Number 5, 1977

Poetry

Boudreau
Magazines

Steven Ford Brown
Things Coming Apart
Separation

C. Douglas Draime
The Dream

Phillip Hemenway
White Coffin
For a Friend, Stricken with Parting

Eileen Lloyd
Off Time

Jennifer Nostrand
Bring me roses in a tight tin box …

Paul Portuges
Illumination

Dennis Ross
The Fragile Sequence

John Appling Sours
Change

Sandor Weores
Canzone (translated from Hungarian by Emery George)
Altwien Daydream (translated from Hungarian by Emery George)
Holderlin (translated from Hungarian by Emery George)

James Conway Westenhaver
Instead of Tears

Peter Wild
Prisoner
Pioneers

John K. Young
What Some People Believe

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Fiction

The End of the Game by David Mitchell

His Hobby by Aida Shuey

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Features and Articles

Here Come the Poetry Players by Charlotte Beyers. (3 photos by Adelle Rosinzweig.) Barbara Wolfinger, Angela Paton and James Breslin spearhead program of actors visiting Berkeley, California, elementary schools to teach and stimulate interest in reading and creative writing

Featured Artist Describes Working on Street by Larry S. Jackson. (3 photos by author.) Interview with charcoal portrait artist Wendy Victor of San Francisco.

Writing Workshops Are Available to Sponsors by Larry S. Jackson. Western States Arts Foundation is funding workshops for writers of prose, poetry, fiction, playwriting, children's literature, and for publishing and printing.

James McLendon's Rise from Prison by Tim Burris. (1 photo by author.) Author who never read a book completely until 22 has written 300 magazine articles and four books including Deathwork.

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Artwork

Wendy Victor (11)

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Guest Columnist

Plus Ca Change, Plus C'Est La Mκme Chose by Doris Fleischman Bernays, poet, writer and former New York Tribune "Woman's Page" assistant editor. (1 photo of author courtesy of author.) Octogenarian compares education today to her education from 1887–1913 at training school (elementary school), Horace Mann High School, Barnard College, and Columbia University.

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Editorial

Revolutionize the Magazine Grant Program by Larry S. Jackson, editor and publisher.

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Announcements

28 national announcements of literary events

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Phantasm, vol. 2, no. 5, 1977

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Phantasm, Volume 2, Number 6, 1977

Poetry

Guillaume Appollinaire
Autumn Blues (translated from French by Stuart Silverman)

Raymond Biasotti
John Baptist and the Vision

Jefferson Carter
Corn

Paul H. Cook
The Encounter, 1932. San Pedro, Ca., 1953

 D. W. Donzella
Watching Her Eat

William Doreski
The Floater
Driving Through Broad Brook

Franz Douskey
Revenge
Thin Air

Karl Elder
The Finger

Daniel Jackson
To His Beautiful Student
To His Mythic Mistress

Helen Lawson
Bad Women

Adrian C. Louis
Action War Comics
Not Quite Ante Bellum

Benjamin Peret
The Last Pebbles' Terrible Hard Times

Rainer Rilke
Archaic Torso of Apollo (translated from German by Stuart Silverman)

Robert Joe Stout
Clouds

Joseph Walker
This Is a Goddamn Love Poem for a Beautiful Woman

James Conway Westenhaver
A Hundred Feet into Puget Sound

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Fiction

Home to America by Gerald Haslam

The Monday Shop by Bart Schneider

The Last Bag by Bart Schneider

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Features and Articles

Russian Poet, Voznesensky, Visits the U.S. by Tim Jacobs. (1 high contrast photo.) Review of Andrei Voznesensky's reading November 30, 1977, at Nourse Auditorium in San Francisco and his works.

Realists Capture Art with Pencil, Pen and Ink by Larry S. Jackson. (2 photos by Larry S. Jackson.) Artists Pat Rothe and Steve Hubbard's approaches to their drawings is described.

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Book Review

Hugh Knox Authors The Queen of Snakes (Abattoir Editions, University of Nebraska Press, 1977) by Kevin Campbell, Phantasm poetry editor. (1 photo of Hugh Knox by Larry S. Jackson.)

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Artwork

Steve Hubbard (5)
Pat Rothe (8)

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Editorial

New Year Plans Mean Changes by Larry S. Jackson, editor and publisher.

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Announcements

27 national announcements of literary events

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Phantasm, vol. 2, no. 6, 1977

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Phantasm, Volume 3, Number 1, 1978

Poetry

Steve Borst
Night Wandering

Daniel Campion
A Letter to Friends

David Citino
Two Dreams of Impotence
The Monster
Trying to Dream, Trying Not To

Norma Davison
The Cocky Small Man

Diane Donovan
A Marriage Spoken For
Cleaning
Last Moments

Emery George
July Afternoon in the Elysian Fields

Nikki Giovanni
Mothers

Phillip Hemenway
March 2, 1978 "(Even the barren are pockmarked & people my mind.)"

Paul JJ Payack
The Gospel of the G'Dolim (An Excerpt)

Jerome Salzmann
from American Jumping Bean

Djhartigan Shotwell
Bored and Nails

LeRoy Sweet
Afternoon Epiphany
Goodby

Leroy V. Quintana
Once, there were old people …
Santos, who  I thought was my friend …
Don Gabino
Taps
Not only was the Reyes family different …

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Fiction

Introductions by Richard Grayson

And Leave the Driving to Us by Maurice Kenny

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Features and Articles

Princess Grace Recites Poetry on U.S. Stage by Larry S. Jackson. Formerly actress Grace Kelly, Princess Grace of Monaco returns to the American stage for the first time in 26 years at the Pittsburgh International Poetry Forum, February 25, 1978. Regrettably the reporter responsible for writing the article for Phantasm failed to complete the assignment.

Giovanni Celebrates Black Awareness Week by Larry S. Jackson (1 photo of Nikki Giovanni by Larry S. Jackson). Poet and syndicated columnist Nikki Giovanni speaks to 250 during Black Awareness Week at California State University, Chico, February 17, 1978.

Word Puzzle

Western Heritage, Wildlife Is Bourdo Theme by Larry S. Jackson. (1 photo by Larry S. Jackson.) Artist Carole Bourdo explains her drawings.

Index to Phantasm volumes 1 and 2 by Larry S. Jackson.

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Phantasm Supplement Feature: A Chapbook of Poetry
Into Dark by Joanna Thompson (Heidelberg Graphics, Chico, Calif., 1978). (1 photo of Joanna Thomson courtesy of Joanna Thompson.) 15-page poem and author's biographical sketch— bound inside Phantasm. Cover by Larry S. Jackson.

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Artwork

Carole Bourdo (11)

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Guest Columnist

Contests Do Not a Poet Make by Dr. Charles B. Taylor, creative writing instructor, CETA Salt Lake City Arts Council poet, columnist for Cedar Rock. Criticism, history, pros and cons about writing contests with an insider's look.

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Editorial

P.E.N. Recommends Agreement Standards by Larry S. Jackson, editor and publisher.

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Announcements

43 national announcements of literary events

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Phantasm, vol. 3, no. 1, 1978

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Phantasm, Volume 3, Number 2, 1978

Poetry

Georgia Bernoudy
Feather Falls
Calcutta

J. H. Bowden
Happily Ever After

Randall Brock
Yr Hunger
The Cool Electric
The Stark
A Blessing
The Tight
The Coast
Inside
A Stone

H. R. Coursen
The Emerald of Polycrates

Patricia Grierson
On the Beach at Corpus Christi

Maurice Kenny
Rouen, France
On First Seeing the St. Lawrence River
Bear
October 18, 1646
Informal Report

Adrian C. Louis
Elegy for Marilyn
The Death of Public Joy

Francis Poole
Driving to the Supermarket
Crew Cut on the Bus
As So Many  Have Seen with Their Own Eyes

Susan Irene Rea
Bomb'
Poem in Early Spring

Elizabeth Revere
The Moon Is a Clown

Diane Tanzi
April Song

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Fiction

Shadows by Leslie Woolf Hedley

There Are No Such Things As Ghosts by Leslie Woolf Hedley

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Features and Articles

Writing Programs Are Announced by Larry S. Jackson. Listing of 45 writing conferences and workshops available nationwide.

Kenneth Rexroth in Hawaii by Susan B. Weston (1 photo of Rexroth by Anita Povich, 1 photo of Rexroth, Eida Sato, and Debbi McGlauflin by Povich). Evening performance of translation with Rexroth chanting selection of Japanese poems in the original followed by his translation, all accompanied by Japanese music. April 16, 1978, at the East-West Center in Hawaii.

Tillie Olsen,  Olga Broumas Will Highlight "Women's Voices" Thirteen-day creative writing workshop June 25–July 8, 1978 recognizing every writer's need for a "room of one's own." Sponsored by Womens Studies Program, UC, Santa Cruz, Calif.

S.F. Poetry Center Names New Director, Coordinator by Larry S. Jackson. Carol Lee Sanchez succeeded by John Oliver Simon as statewide coordinator for the Poetry Center's California Poets in the Schools and Tom Mandel replaces Lewis MacAdams as director of the center.

Reflections of the First Poetry-Theatre Festival, Nine April Evenings by Anita Patterson. (1 photo of Anita Patterson and Gerald Monroe by Scott Kone.) Anita Patterson mixes poets with actors and dancers  for the First Oakland (Calif.) Poetry Theatre Festival April 1978.

Joel Hensler's Art Is Featured by Larry S. Jackson. (1 photo of Joel Hensler by Larry S. Jackson.) Phantasm artist Joel Hensler is spotlighted.

Pennsylvanians Celebrate Roethke Festival by Fred Closs (1 photo of Ethridge Knight, 1 photo of Alicia Ostriker, Tom Lux, and Gerry Stern, courtesy of author.) Third Annual Roethke Poetry Festival at Lafayette College with many events.

Quote Quiz

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Artwork

Joel Hensler (8)

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Guest Columnist

Media Discrimination Against Poets by Margaret Leong, poet and director of the New York Literary Society. Introduction to the N.Y. Literary Society's First National Poets for Poetry Rally with commentary about the historical lack of media coverage and public support of  poets and poetry.

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Editorial

We Welcome Your Support by Kevin Campbell, Phantasm poetry editor. Click this link for Campbell's comments.

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Announcements

83 national announcements of literary events

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Phantasm, vol. 3, no. 2, 1978

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Phantasm, Volume 3, Number 3, 1978

Poetry

H. R. Coursen
A Way of Getting There: 15 January, 1978

Stuart Friebert
On Losing a Son
Sunday Papers
You Say You're Not Afraid of Me Either

R. Nelson Inman
Tax Collector
Sunday Prayer

Peter Kunz
Petty Theft

Dorothy Monahan
In the Pasture
A Message to Our Men

Fredrick Nicklaus
Axis Deviation

Adrian C. Louis
Elegy for Marilyn
The Death of Public Joy

Nona Nimnicht
Woman from China Hill
The Dead: The Question of Their Return

Sanford Pinsker
A Poem, Nearly Anonymous

Wendy Rose
I remember lying awake …
The Way They See You: Funeral Song for Pauline Bell

Paul Shuttleworth
A Poem Written While Breaking Curfew with Rod "Stork" Wallace in Corpus Christi, Texas, After the Texas City Stars Won a Game
The Third Monday of the Week

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Fiction

Interlude by David Mitchell

Come Here My Little Gerbil by Patricia Traxler

Heat by David O'Dell

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Features and Articles

Poets Rally for Media Attention by Larry S. Jackson (3 photos by Peter Fillingham). Coverage of the First National Poets for Poetry Rally in New York City May 6, 1978.

"The Poet": An Experience in Ballet by John Wilkins (1 photo of John Wilkins and Beth Riggs, courtesy Delaware Regional Ballet Co.). Stage performance of "The Poet" using the poet as a symbol of the artist in ballet.

Printmakers' Art Is Featured (2 photos by Larry S. Jackson of Jerril Dean Green-Kopp and Marion Epting).

Hemingway and the Ultimate Punch Line by Digby Diehl (1 photo by Betty Schwartz of Sol Schwartz's portrait of Ernest Hemenway). The First International Imitation Hemingway Competition awards woman the winner at Harry's Bar and American Grill in Century City, California. (Winning story by Patricia Traxler is reprinted.)

Programmer Responds to Critics, Solicits Poets by Bill Thomas. Radio stations with encouragement from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters offer outlets for poetry.

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Book Reviews

The World Seen Twice and Double: Recent books by Vern Rutsala by Gary Thompson (1 photo of Vern Rutsala). Commentary on Rutsala and three of his titles, Laments, The Journey Begins, and Paragraphs.

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Artwork

Marion Epting (5), Jerril Dean Green-Kopp (6)

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Guest Columnist

Literature Program and the NEA by Livingston Biddle, Jr., chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. Plans for restructuring the staff of the NEA agency itself, seeking increased cooperation with other agencies, both federal and non-federal, and strengthening the National Council of the Arts. Overview of the Endowment and its affects on the individual and society and what to do next.

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Editorial

Poets Work to Turn the Tide by Larry S. Jackson, Phantasm editor.  Sparking national rallies for poetry advocating media attention to its lack of voicing one of the oldest arts.

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Announcements

34 national announcements of literary events

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Phantasm, Volume 3, Number 4, 1978

Poetry

Wesli Court
Lament (from the Old English of Deor
Song
The Grave
The Cuckoo Song (from the Medieval English)

Paul Dilsaver
Crazy Joe the Drunk Indian

Hugo G. Ekback
Pecking
Near Jasper

Barbara F. Lefcowitz
Word Junky Tries to Make a Restitution
Getting Ready

James Magorian
North Country

Norman Mallory
Eros

Dorothy Monahan
On Having a Holy Card to Pass Around the Table

Karl Patten
The Cow
Our Rescue Operation

Michael Seely
I Called this Woman
Dreams

Robert Joe Stout
The Accountant's Dream

Alice F. Worsley
Sweeney

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Fiction

Words by David Davidson

Driving Over the Bumps and Ruts to Get a Bite to Eat by Nellie Hill

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Features and Articles

Poetry and Expresso, A Nice Blend by W. D. Barnes (1 photo by W. D. Barnes). Seattle neighborhood gathering spot, the Coffeehouse, is described as favorite place for poets and artists.

The Bunkett-Ich Letters by Brian Robertson (illustrated by Larry Jackson). Humorous faux exchange of letters between a poet and potential publisher

Percy Shelley: The Real Frankenstein by Annette B. Feldmann (1 drawing of Shelley by Frances DiLombardo Yaworsky). Percy Bysshe Shelley was the real Dr. Frankenstein says the author who explores Shelley's life.

Woodcuts Are Choice of Artist (1 photo of Nelson E. Oestreich by Chris Powers). Pennsylvania artist Nelson E. Oestreich is interviewed with a discussion about woodcutting techniques for printing from wood blocks.

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Artwork

Nelson E. Oestreich (13 block prints)

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Guest Columnist

Dream Maker, Dream Maker, . . . by Stewart Bedford, author and psychologist (photo of Stewart Bedford by Stan Staples). Bedford's method of using four steps to turn dreams into creativity. Examples and techniques are described to help writers.

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Letters to the Editors

Ken Stone

More about poet Maurice Kenny (Phantasm, Vol. 3, No. 2)

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Editorial

Neither Rain, Nor Sleet, Nor Strikes by Larry S. Jackson, Phantasm editor.  Advocating privatization of the U.S. Postal Service.

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Announcements

47 national announcements of literary events

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Phantasm, Volume 3, Number 5, 1978

Poetry

David Citino
To Make Your Hand Immortal

M. A. Corren
Pretending You're in Europe

John Ditsky
The Uncaging of Jenny Lind

Phillip Hemenway
Hey Arco, Sell Me Some Air
Another Waking
Wages

Walter McDonald
Taking a Walk

Michael Lopes
From Cleo's Dreaming 3
From Cleo's Dreaming 12

Dennis Ross
Waiting for the Ice Age

John K. Young
The Red Cur of Bad Ridge (A Foible)

Alizon Zier
The Parachute-Jumper

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Fiction

Waiting for the Unicorns by David M. Peabody

Early Morning Fog by John Dean

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Features and Articles

Audience Awards 12 Filmmakers by Herman Berlandt (2 photos by Herman Berlandt). Review of the Third Annual Poetry Film Festival, San Francisco Art Institute, September 29-October 1, 1978. Poetry though the medium of film is judged by a large audience from 102 entries. First award  is for I Saw Their Angry Faces using the voice and poem of Dominic Falcone (Lexington, Mass.).

Meredith Reads as Poetry Consultant by Joe Marusiak (1 photo of William Meredith courtesy Library of Congress). William Meredith is installed as the twenty-fifth consultant in poetry for the Library of Congress October 2, 1978. Meredith gives a poetry reading to an appreciative audience in the library's Coolidge Auditorium.

Storytellers Meet in Council Bluffs by Bob Everhart (1 photo of poet Van Mertz and storyteller Jack Arnold by Council Bluffs Nonpareil). Poets and storytellers gather to determine the nation's champion storyteller. Gagnon, Worlds's Champeen Moose Callaire, written and told by winner Jeff Cahill is printed with this article (1 photo of Jeff Cahill).

Poetry Editor Changes by Larry S. Jackson. Kevin Campbell is leaving as Phantasm's poetry editor to study dentistry in San Francisco. He'll be giving a reading November 29. 1978, at California State University, Chico, as a farewell to friends and Chico, where he's lived since 1966.

Morgan Mussell Turns to Drawing by Larry S. Jackson (1 self-portrait of artist Morgan Mussell). Former printer has shifted to drawing and printmaking with examples of his work published in this issue.

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Phantasm Supplement Feature: A Chapbook of Poetry
Ode to Chico by Kevin Campbell (Heidelberg Graphics, Chico, Calif., 1978). (1 photo of Kevin Campbell courtesy of Kevin Campbell) 9-page poem and author's biographical sketch— bound inside Phantasm. Cover by Waif Mullins.

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Artwork

Morgan Mussell (14 drawings)

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Guest Columnist

Once Upon a Time . . . by Lucille C. Thomas, assistant director, School Library Media Service, New York City Board of Education and adjunct associate professor at Pratt/Graduate School of Library and Information Service (1 photo of Lucille C. Thomas). Storytelling and its impact on children and education. Over 5,000 3-6 graders participated in the First Annual Citywide Storytelling Competition in New York City, Thomas describes guidelines, goals, tradition, and structure of storytelling competition.

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Editorial

Remember the Independents by Larry S. Jackson, Phantasm editor.  Calling for a voice from the small press movement to be heard by the Postal Service, which is only seeking input from big business for rate changes.

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Announcements

42 national announcements of literary events

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Phantasm, Vol. 3, No. 5

Phantasm, Volume 3, Number 6, 1978

Poetry

Peter Brett
To Make Your Hand Immortal

Peter Brett
Pickers
Bodega, Villa Hermosa

Sally W. Bryan
The Lesson

Walter McDonald
Noon: Taking Aim

Gary Fincke
The Room Poem
A Poem for Parents
Chained
Marriage

Phil Flott, Jr.
The Rabbit Formula
The Evangelist Who Never Moved

Florence Grossman
Skimming

Phil Kirsch
Apologia

Luis Van Keuren
Double Sonnet of the Quaker Woman Upon Finding an Old Sleigh Rug Packed Away

Elizabeth Revere
Remember
The Wedding Album

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Fiction

Untitled by David A. Grossman

The Wish of Wishes or A Modern Fairy Tale by John Kirchoff

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Features and Articles

Skills of Grant Writing for the Arts by Congressman Fred Richmond (1 chart). Information about preparation of grants and a scorecard for the arts of the 95th Congress.

Isaac Bashevis Singer and the Real Literary Giants by Lloyd Bruno. Following the Nobel Prize for literature award to Isaac Bashevis Singer, Lloyd Bruno takes a critical view of Singer and past recipients of the award, and names those he thinks are more deserving.

The Politics of Government and the Arts compiled by Larry S. Jackson. Funding sources for the arts, where your tax dollars go, and how to lobby Congress. (2 charts)

Writer's Digestion: With Apologies to Mr. R. Benchley by Brian Robertson. Satire of Writer's Digest magazine. (3 photos by Larry S. Jackson)

Waif Mullins, a Painter Since 1 by Larry S. Jackson (1 photo of Waif Mullins by Larry S. Jackson). Phantasm's featured artist discusses his outlook saying "art feels like a piece of music—with harmony and dissidents. Like the cadence in music, I compose my paintings to fit."

Butte County Native Joins Magazine as Poetry Editor by Larry S. Jackson (1 photo of Phillip Hemenway by Larry S. Jackson). Phantasm's new poetry editor's credentials are stated.

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Artwork

Waif Mullins (8 sketches and paintings)

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Guest Columnist

Rhyme, Meter and Poetry for Children by Wesli Court, author of children's books, poetry, and contributing editor of the Mathom Publishing Company. The best thing that could happen in grade school English lessons would be teaching children the methods used in writing the kind of poems they most enjoy. Court applies examples of his experience and writing.

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Editorial

"Work for Hire" Clause Deprives Rights by Larry S. Jackson, Phantasm editor.  An examination of the "work for hire" clause in copyrights and a warning to those working under such terms.

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Announcements

43 national announcements of literary events

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Phantasm, Vol.3, No. 6

Phantasm, Volume 4, Number 1, 1979

Poetry

Joanne Harris Allred
She Says
Behind the Mirror

James Barfoot
Mother

Diana Bloom
UBI Sunt

Peter Brett
Sunday

Grazyna Drabik
Under the Waterfall She Laughed

Margaret Edwards
Horse of the Weather Vane
This Cameo

Ken Hancock
A Bottle Found on the Beach
Dance

Phillip Hemenway
Standalone
Pearls

Ann Kelleher
Reading at Dusk
High Tide, October, Long Island Sound

Aaron Miller
When

Thomas Patterson
Tractor Through the Trees

Elizabeth Quinlan
Betty's Faith

Michael Rattee
History

Richard Silberg
Granma

Floyd Skloot
Ice Storm
I Am Getting a Mountain View

D. E. Smith
Belly on Down to the Bare

Fred Tarr
"O, No, Not That Again," It Mentioned in Passing
The Hot Dog Man Lives in a Fool's Paradise

Margaret Thomson
Oh, My Children
I Would Die for You, You Know That

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Fiction

The Monster by Daniel Moyano (tr. by H. E. Francis from Spanish)

Annie and Mr. Spencer by Shirley Sikes

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Features and Articles

Cantos en Cantinas, Poetry at the Reno Club by Jose Montonya. February 27, 1979, reading of Chicano poetry includes enthusiastic Sacramento locals as well as people from Mexico City, England, Puerto Rico, Japan, and Nicaragua.

Sarah Lawrence Writers' Conference: The Writer and Political Commitment by Tim Jacobs. San Francisco discussion by Grace Paley, E. L. Doctorow, Alice Walker, Diane Johnson, and Leonard Michaels gets hijacked by audience over politics and style.

David Mosley: Artistic Wizard of Black American Realism by Dee Dee McNeil (1 photo of David Mosley). Convicted robber learns art in prison, sketches black Americans in daily life when he's released, becomes an instructor, and works for worthy causes.

Leo Tolstoy Talking to America by Fyodor Breus, columnist for Novosti Press Agency (1 print of Tolstoy courtesy author, 1 print of Fyodor Dostoyevsky by Victor Favorsky. Tolstoy was a staunch champion of large-scale international contacts which have taken the shape of cultural exchanges.

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Phantasm Supplement Feature: Chapbook of Poetry
In the Russian Manner by Phillip Hemenway (Heidelberg Graphics, Chico, Calif., 1979). (1 photo of Phillip Hemenway courtesy of Linda Henson, 1 print by Norman Mallory.) 14-page poem and author's biographical sketch— bound inside Phantasm. Letter pressed by Larry Jackson.

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Artwork

David Mosely (21)

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Guest Columnist

USSR Writers: Who Helps Them and How? by Oleg Shestinsky, author, writer and former secretary of the USSR Writers' Union (1 photo of author, 2 prints courtesy author). Discussion of relationships among authors, publishers, and readers in the USSR and their benefits.

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Editorial

SPRIL Needs to Satisfy Librarians by Larry S. Jackson, editor and publisher. Critique of the Small Press Rack in Libraries project started by Paul Fericano and expanded by Alex Harvey.

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Announcements

68 national announcements of literary events

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Phantasm, Volume 4, Number 2, 1979

Poetry

Marcia Aldrich
Hero

David Barton
Plum Island

Jeanne Finley
The Miner

Marita Garin
Photographer & Wife
Home from the Office
Listening to Fόr Elise

Stephen Knauth
Viper Sunday
The Mid-Winter's Death of Olivia Stroud

 Lyn Lifshin
The Candidate

Gary Myers
Deaf-Mute

Jane Navarre
Pirangea Olivacea
Country Club
The Kissers

Mark Nepo
For Hannah

Elizabeth Peterson
Amsterdam Fog
What the Lecturer Said

Roger Pfingston
The Beekeeper's Treat
The Mating of the Black Slug

Ruth Roston
Loss
Letter from Kathryn

Ted Schaefer
Atlantic City
Leadbelly
Postcard from the Zoo
Returning from a Millenium in Space with Nothing

Neil Shepard
The Brotherhood of Hands

Hargis Westerfield
Joe Richards, Hobo

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Fiction

Visitor by Richard Lyons

In Lew Of by Robert Thompson

Shiva and Parvati by James Gallant

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Features and Articles

Some Thoughts about Writing Puppet Plays by Frank B. Ford (1 photo of puppets by author). Writing and performing puppet plays is unique and satisfying, giving techniques that can be applied to live theater.

High School Students Featured Artists by Larry S. Jackson (5 photos of artists by author). Debby Sue Jones, Sherri Henri, Mendy Leighty, Adrian Jenkins, and Michelle Coder state their interests and plans.

The Selling of Oscar Wilde by Annette B. Feldmann (2 illustrations). Oscar Wilde is persuaded by Richard D'Oyly Carte  to give a lecture tour across the U.S. in 1881.

Irma Tucker and the Pulitzer Prize Playwright by Thomas del Vecchio (1 photo of Irma Schira Tucker and Charles Gordone courtesy of author). Executive director of the City Players of St. Louis brings Charles Gordone, 1970 Pulitzer Prize winner, to open his new play in her city-- where they work together with local actors--instead of New York .

Interview with William Luce by Salvatore Salerno, Jr. (1 photo of William Luce and Julie Harris courtesy of author). William Luce talks about the subject of his play The Belle of Amherst, Emily Dickinson, and his experiences.

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Artwork

Michelle Coder

Sherri Henri

Adrian Jenkins

Debby Sue Jones

Mendy Leighty

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Book Review

Euripides's Iphigeneia at Aulis, (W. S. Merwin and George Dimock, trans., New York: Oxford University Press, 1977) "When We Have Gone the Stone Will Stop Singing" by Cheri Davis. Cheri Davis, author of W. S. Merwin, gives reason for declaring this translation as the best Iphigeneia at Aulis in English.

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Letter to the Editor

Merritt Clifton, co-editor of Samisdat literary magazine in Quebec criticizes Phantasm, vol. 4, no. 1, guest columnist Oleg Shestinsky'.

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Editorial

Arists Show Their Generosity by Larry S. Jackson, editor and publisher. Young artists are willing to share their talent and souls throughout the world.

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Announcements

70 national announcements of literary events

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Phantasm, Vol. 4, No. 2

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Phantasm, Volume 4, Number 3, 1979

Poetry

Gilbert Allen
Be Quiet

Barbara Langham Beyer
Up Clingman's Butte

Paul Bufis
God Save Us from the Helpers #2

John Ditsky
Calendar
Answer

Virginia Elson
Reading the Signs

Gary Fincke
Voyeur

Elizabeth Galloway
The Dead Are Knocking

Kirpal Singh Gordon
On Sanskrit Grammer
Tea

Scott Lenton
Marriage

E. Locke
Beauty and the Beast: A Lesson

R. K. Meiners
Thinking of Autumn
Pentecostal Music
Offense

Dorothy Monahan
In the Clearing
Though You Are Eager

Julia Older
Sunday in the Jardνn

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Fiction

The Guest by Salvatore Salerno, Jr.

Lanny by John Shaw

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Features and Articles

Hamlet, Lodi, California, and Vitamins … by John Hughes (1 photo of Dawson McNew, 1 photo of Paul Vidales, Jim Moore, Michael DeCew, Michael Cesario, Dawson McNew, and Scott McClure by John Hughes) Paul Vidales becomes first-ever "Mr. Lodi." Dawson McNew and Jim Moore recite Hamlet in costume at the pageant.

World Poetry Therapy Conference by Sherry Reiter (1 photo of Dr. Akhter Ahsen courtesy author) Conference of leading poets, publishers, psychiatrists, and counselors discuss poetry as therapy at the New York City Seventh World Poetry Conference in April sponsored by The Poetry Therapy Association.

Native American Writers Meet by Ralph Salisbury (5 photos--James Barnes, William Stafford, Wendy Rose, Bill Sweet, and Ralph Salisbury by Ingrid Wendt) Seven Native American writers come together at the University of Oregon campus May 22-24, 1979, to read, discuss, and answer questions about their work and the impact of Native American resurgence upon contemporary U.S. literature and society.

Poets for Poetry Rally from Sacramento to New York by Larry S. Jackson (7 photos by author including Mike Harris, H. D. Moe, Harold Johnson, C. B. Davis, Margo Kennedy, Dan Chandler, Gregg Leupp, and various publishers and organizations present). Photo coverage of the Second National Poets for Poetry rally at the state capitol in Sacramento. Editor Larry Jackson organized the June 16 California gathering assisted by Harold Johnson and Stella Worley in conjunction with the New York Poets for Poetry Rally coordinated by Margaret Leong and John Bashain.

150th Anniversary for the Typewriter by Larry S. Jackson (1 illustration of the Thurber machine of 1843). William Austin Burt receives patent for a writing machine he calls a "typewriter" in July 23, 1829.

Michael Valadez' "Pen dances across the paper …" by Larry S. Jackson. Featured Phantasm artist Michael Valadez says "Drawing has always seemed quite magical to me."

Legislation to Help California Artists by Larry Jackson. Gov. Jerry Brown signs legislation to enable local governments to rezone commercial and industrial areas for use as living and working space by artists.

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Artwork

Michael Valadez

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Book Review

Proud Harvest: Writing from the San Joaquin Valley (Edited by Art Cuelho, Big Timber, MT: Seven Buffaloes Press, 1979) by Richard Dokey. Contemporary stories and poems that "grew from the fertile soil of California's Great Central Valley Region."

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Guest Columnist

McCarthyism and the Calif. State Senate by Jane Fonda, artist and actress (1 photo of Jane Fonda courtesy author). Jane Fonda responds  to state senators who denied her an opportunity to speak at her nomination to the California Arts Council hearing, and published full-page ads against her.

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Editorial

Why Are They Afraid of Her? by Larry S. Jackson, editor and publisher. While President Nixon is selling wheat to the Russians who are supporting our enemy during the Vietnam War, California Republican senators are publicly calling Jane Fonda a "traitor to our country" for voicing her beliefs.

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Announcements

53 national announcements of literary events

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Phantasm, Volume 4, Number 4, 1979

Poetry

Dori Appel
Incantation

Joseph Barrett
Visions from a French Nunnery

Charles Fishman
Barber Shop, 1956
In This Poem I Am Ten Years Old

Robert Funt
The Tents

Walter McDonald
On Teaching Derek To Fight

Elizabeth Revere
The Lost Photograph

Peggy Shumaker
Ladybugs

Luise Van Keuren
Captain Penniman's House, 1867, Eastham, Massachusetts

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Fiction

The Musichor by Albert Russo

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Features and Articles

Moscow's International Book Fair: "Books Bring People Together by Igor Isachenko (3 photos of exhibition including entrance, Hans Lothar Schutz, Vladimir Igityan, and the Finish exhibit). Second International Book Fair takes place in two pavilions in Moscow Sept. 4–10, 1979. Over 2,000 firms from 75 countries display their works including 100,000 publications.

Publisher Boycotts Book Fair. Exchange of letters between Ramaz Mchedidze, first deputy director-general, Moscow International Book Fair and Robert L. Bernstein, chairman and president, Random House, Inc. about Berstein being denied a visa to  Russia.

Featured Artist Is Inspired by God. "The basis for my life," say Phantasm artist Brian Conery, "is the Bible and Jesus Christ as the center of my focus and direction. … My desires are to go into illustrating professionally and then maybe live in Europe." Phantasm artist Kinene Barzin enjoys calligraphing examples of medieval music as demonstrated in this issue.

True Gold Is of the Heart by Larry S. Jackson (two photos by author of Peter Orlovsky, Gary Snyder, and Nanao Sakaki, and Allen Ginsberg and a guitarist). Poets and friends of Nevada City, California, area resident Gary Snyder gather to raise money to preserve San Juan Ridge from mining destruction by giving readings and performance in the American Victorian Museum to 400 supporters.

Europe Is Extant in His Spirit (1 silhouette drawing reproduction by von W. Bithorn of Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal, 1 photo from 1978 Salzburg Festival and 1 photo of Hugo von Hofmannsthal courtesy Austrian Press Service and Information.) The fiftieth anniversary of  Hugo von Hoffmannsthal's death is celebrated with a conference September 12–15, 1979, and with stories about the Austrian dramatist, poet, and essayist's life and what he has given the world.

Sacramento Songwriters Showcase by Martin Cohen (3 photos by Renι Warren: Les Haber, Terri New, Martin Cohen). Martin Cohen assembles a program of concerts for songwriters and which provides informational workshops on specific information valuable to songwriters.

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Artwork

Kinene Barzin (2)

Brian Conery (16)

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Book Review

The Donner Party by George Keithley (George Braziller, New York City. 1972). Reviewed by Clark Brown, "Taking the Trail: Ten Years with Keithley's Pioneers." (1 photo of George Keithley by Larry S. Jackson, 2 photos from The Donner Party opera by Copeland Campbell.)

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Guest Columnist

Finding Work That Is Your Own by Kate Wolf, songwriter, singer, entrepreneur (1 photo of Kate Wolf courtesy author). Recording artist Kate Wolf describes how she began her career, her inspirations, and what it takes to make a living as a woman performing on the road.

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Editorial

Officially for the Winter Olympics by Larry S. Jackson, editor and publisher. Phantasm supports having two poets, Jack Kendrick and John H. "Happy Jack" Wikoff as official Olympic poets at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics.

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Announcements

51 national announcements of literary events

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Phantasm, Volume 4, Number 5, 1979

Poetry

Judith Allen
Things a Mother Knows: Connection, the Attenuation of Belief
Indiscretion

Martha Christina
American Renaissance

M. L. Hester
Postcard
Ona

Lynn L. Merrill
Right Field
The Bear

Janice Townley Moore
Out of Body
Itinerary

Steven Sher
Restoration

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Fiction

Taking the Train by J. C. Smedley

Exhibition by J. A. Crawford

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Features and Articles

Conference on Women in the Arts by Barbara Entman (2 photos by Barbara Entman—crowd at Albany YWCA awaiting Audre Lorde's poetry reading and Audre Lorde). Audre Lorde's keynote address and reading are the high points of "Womanworks: A Conference of Women in the Arts," October 5–7 in Albany, New York. National and local professionals examine and celebrate women's achievements in the arts with discussions, workshops, lectures, and readings.

Thaddeus East's "Work in Progress" (1 self portrait of artist). Phantasm's featured artist also enjoys playing music and woodworking. His approach to art is outlined in three progressive steps.

Senses of Self by Cynthia Edelberg (4 photos of Cynthia Edelberg, Robert Creely by Cynthia Edelberg, Warren Tallman, and Robert Duncan by Cynthia Edelberg). At the Modern Language Association convention December 29, 1979, in San Francisco Robert Creely, Warren Tallman, and Robert Duncan address the issue of "self" as they record it.

No Suppression Here? by John Beecher (1 high contrast rendition of Beecher). Poet activist John Beecher tells how Macmillian avoids advertising his book Collected Poems: 1924–1974, tells the author untruths about promoting it, and won't meet with the author after it's published. This leads to the conclusion that despite national reviews highly rating the book, the publisher has suppressed it.

CCLM Seminar: "A Meeting of Editor and Writers" by Larry S. Jackson (10 photos by author of  Lachlan McDonald, Sasha Newborn, Helene Mochedlover, Richard Morris, Ellen Ferber, Glenna Luschei and David Wilk, John McKenna, Len Fulton and Zachary Feuer, Charlotte Cusay and Roland Grybauskas, Dennis Cooper, Jacqueline de Angeles and Aleida Rodriguez). A two-day conference for publishers in Venice, California, centers on publishers' concerns and resolving issues. A panel of experts disseminate information concluding with a reading by Kay Boyle and live music.

Subsidy Presses Answer Their Critics by I. S. Justesen. Insu Justesen exclusively investigates twelve subsidy houses for Phantasm and reports her findings.

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Artwork

J. Thaddeus East (16)

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Book Review

as if it will matter by Jody Alieson (Seal Press, Seattle). Reviewed by Richard Flanagan, "Jody Alieson's as if it will matter." Poet's second book (printed from handset type by Barbara Wilson and Rachel da Silva) remains true to Alieson's highly-reviewed first title of poems, Soul Claiming.

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Guest Columnist

Distributing Small Press Titles by Jim Sitter, owner of Bookslinger, distributor for 225 small presses and 140 literary magazines (1 photo of Jim Sitter). Jim Sitter explains his role as distributor and how he sees the small presses filling the gap large conglomerate-owned publishers cannot fill.

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Editorial

Independence "Relates" to Profit by Larry S. Jackson, editor and publisher. To support writers independent literary magazines have to earn money. When this concept was discussed at the Coordinating Council for Literary Magazines conference in Venice, California, the speaker was forced to stop speaking by those who "couldn't relate." Phantasm was not among those narrow-minded fools.

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Announcements

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Phantasm, Volume 4, Number 6, 1979

Features and Articles

Contributors' Notes edited by Larry Jackson (1 photo of Sophie C. Aksel courtesy Sophie Aksel, 1 photo of David Farkas by Randolph Perazzini). Biographical sketches of Sophie C. Aksel and David Farkas.

Novelist Jose Antonio Villarreal by David Farkas (1 photo of Jose Antonio Villarreal by author). Story of Villarreal's life and some of his writing including Pocho and The Fifth Horseman.

Chaim Gross Interview by Sophie C. Aksel. Artist Chaim Gross tells author about his life, family, and work. Photos of Gross' sculptures and art are included.

Artwork

Chaim Gross (13)

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Phantasm, Volume 5, Number 1, 1980

Poetry

Walter Bargen
Fern Lake
Pyramid Builder

Tim Barnes
The Dance

John Beecher
Pontiff of the Quarterlies

Frank Finale
Julio
Horror Story

Mary Norbert Korte
The Don Quixote Memorial Woodlot

William McLaughlin
How the Novice Salesman Traveling Through Kansas Has His Gonadal System Unbalanced
Luigi Had It from the Start

Alice Connelly Nagle
Letter to an Editor
Bedroom

Jim Sagel
The Dark Girl
La Tringueρita
Sueno
Dream
Mataron al Willie
They Killed Willie

Bettie Sellers
Jubilee

Eugene Warren
Christographia 50

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Fiction

The Seance at Browning's House by Michael Scott Cain

A Way of Knowing by Irene Tiersten

Burgess Moddell Goes to Heaven by Thomas Tolnay

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Features and Articles

CCLM Appoints New Director by Jennifer Moyer (1 photo of Jennifer Moyer). Jennifer Moyer writes about herself and her goals as new director for the private, nonprofit New York City based membership organization, the Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines.

John Beecher in Remembrance by Larry S. Jackson (1 sketch of Beecher, 1 reproduction of the Associated Press news article of his death). Jackson writes about the last days of Phantasm contributor John Beecher's life.

King Tut's Famous Father-in-Law by Annette B. Feldmann (2 drawings of hieroglyphics). Story of pharaoh Akhenaten and his great concept called "the teaching" and his poetry, including a short hymn to Aten that he supposedly wrote.

Hopkins' Influences and Philosophy by Michelle Lezie (1 portrait of Gerald Manley Hopkins). Gerald Manley Hopkins' struggle between the self-conscious life of a poet and the the self-negating life of a Jesuit priest is explored.

Oberammergau's "Passion Play" by Margaret Elliott (1 photo of Oberammergau). Review of the renowned outdoor Passion Play portraying the life of Christ every decade in Western Germany, starting in 1634.

The Poet and the Church Madeline DeFrees (1 photo of Madeline DeFrees). Formerly known as Sister Mary Gilbert, DeFrees discusses her attraction to poetry as a means of helping her establish contact with God and absolving responsibility for what others may think of it.

The Soul Adventure: Poetry and Faith by Eugene Warren (1 photo of Eugene Warren). Author explores suspicion and misunderstanding of Christian poets by both Christians and non-Christians, including his beliefs.

Index to Phantasm, Volumes 3 and 4 (12 Phantasm cover reproductions). Index to previous two volumes of Phantasm.

Featured Art Is Block Prints by Paul Feldhaus (1 photo of Paul Feldhaus by Pat Feldhaus). Biographical sketch of featured artist who had some prints also published in Phantasm, vol. 2, no. 6.

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Artwork

Paul Feldhaus (12)

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Guest Columnist

Dear Larry Jackson by Mary Norbert Kφrte (1 photo of Mary Norbert Kφrte). Former nun and author writes about The Force and opening one's self to it every day, observing it, being filled, and emptied by it.

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Editorial

I Like Things with Life in Them by Phillip Hemenway, poetry editor. Editor Hemenway declares what bores him are the "fatuous, incestuous discipleships invoked by bad writers to get their stuff read. … Why can't a good poem be allowed to speak for itself?"

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Announcements

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Phantasm, Volume 5, Number 2, 1980

Poetry

Walter Bargen
Fern Lake
Pyramid Builder

Barbara Langham Beyer
Preparing for the Christmas Charity Bazaar, the Funds from Which Will Go for the Education of Little Indians at the Navajo Mission School
Thanksgiving Day

Kevin Campbell
A History Lesson
Scenarios for Susan

Hugh Knox
The Next Room
The Doctor's Wife

Rebecca Newth
The Great North Woods

Elizabeth Revere
I Had One Eye

Dennis Ross
New Moon
Second Person Theme

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Fiction

My Life of Silence by Marc Sercomb
The Patient Ones by James Taylor
The Cowboy Philosophers by Joseph Martin Queenan

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Features and Articles

At the Library of Congress: An Evening of Bulgarian Poetry by William Meredith (1 photo of Georgi Djagarov, Evgheni Kirolov, unnamed, Mrs. Kickoiowsky, courtesy Library of Congress). Review of five Bulgarian poets Nov. 17, 1979, at a Library of Congress reading in English and Bulgarian before a small multi-cultural audience. The five included Georgi Djagarov, deputy chairman of the People's Republic of Bulgaria, Lyubomir Levchev, chairman of the Bulgarian Writer's Union, Bojidar Bijilov, editor of Puls, Luchezar Elenkov, general secretary of the Bulgarian Writer's Union, and Vladimir Golev, editor of Septemvry.

Fourth Annual: San Francisco International Poetry Festival by Tim Jacobs (1 photo of Bogomil Gjuzel and Czeslaw Milosa by Robert Pruzan, 1 photo of Gary Snyder and Isaac Bashevis Singer by Robert Pruzan, 1 photo of Carolyn Kizer by Lynda Koolish, 1 photo of Luisa Valenzuela by Joyce Jenkins, 1 photo of John Handy, Kazuko Shiraishi, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Kenneth Rexroth by Joyce Jenkins). Fourteen months of planning result in June 6-8, 1980,  festival of world-renowned poets and musicians performing at the Palace of Fine Arts Theater in San Francisco. Jacobs describes the numerous programs which were dedicated to Federico Garcia-Lorca and Kim Chi Ha.

An "Interview" with Art Buchwald by Katharine O'Brien (1 sketch of Art Buchwald). A humorous dialog by the author who often wondered what it would be like to interview the columnist, so she wrote her own fictitious answer.

David Sherrod's Art Is in Harmony with the West by Larry S. Jackson (1 photo of David Sherrod). Biographical information about the Phantasm artist who enjoys painting and drawing his impressions of the West.

"There Is Something About … Being an Indian" by Elizabeth Cook-Lynn (1 photo of winter of the salamander cover by Larry Jackson, 1 photo of Ray Young Bear). Mesquakie Indian poet Ray A. Young Bear's work, background, and recent book are discussed.

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Book Reviews

Four Western Poets by Rodney Nelson (4 photos of book covers by Larry Jackson). To criticize the Western poet is to criticize the West. … Poets must be dealt with as poets, and poetry--Western or not--as poetry. Four Western poets and their books are reviewed: H. L Davis, Bill Hotchkiss, Dean Phelps, and Gary Elder.

In Her Own Image: Women Working in the Arts reviewed by Margarita Donnelly (1 photo of book cover by Larry Jackson). Review of the anthology by Elaine Hedges and Ingrid Wendt collecting works by women of Western cultures including visual arts, traditional crafts, poetry, fiction, music and dance.

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Artwork

David Sherrod (10)

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Guest Columnist

Behind a Successful Literary Bookstore by Randy Michael Signor (1 photo of Charlotte Gusay). Randy Michael Signor, creative writer, writing workshops leader, teacher, former bookstores manager, and expert Frisbee player talks about the elements that compose a thriving specialty bookstore and examines five elements used at the George Sand Books literary bookstore on Melrose in West Hollywood owned by Charlotte Gusay.

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Editorial

Arts Are in Our National Interest by Larry S. Jackson, editor. Jackson compares military spending to government spending on the arts, the benefits of spending more on arts, and who to lobby.

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Phantasm, Volume 5, Number 3, 1980

Poetry

Alurista
With Liberty and Justice

Zoe Rita Anglesey
Gracie

J. B. Goodenough
Twinning

Don Jones
Scott U.S. Stamp Catalogue #1494

David R. Irwin
After the 3rd Annual Bisbee Poetry Festival

Lev Mak
The Flood

Roman Makarewicz
The Word.

Walter B. MacBain
A Runner's Last Circle

Elizabeth Revere
They Stole a Portrait
The Train
Don't Mention Indians

Ralph Salisbury
A First Victory
The Apache in Their Glory

Hillel Schwartz
Another Woman's Daughter

Kap Ju Whang
The Dandelion

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Fiction

The Truth in Indian Whiskey by Ralph Samuelson

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Features and Articles

Poets Recite Work to New Citizens (1 photo Loretta Leversee by Al Morgenstern, 1 photo of Roscoe Lee Browne, Martin Sheen, Kap Ju Whang by Berry Silver, 1 photo of Roman Makarewicz and Chitra Silver by Barry Silver). Nine thousand, seven hundred immigrants from seventy-three countries are sworn in as U.S. citizens June 23, 1981, at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The Fifth Street Studio Theater arranged for some emigrant poets to recite patriotic works.

Poetry Comics Lead to Book by Larry Jackson (One photo of Dave Morice, one panel from Morice's Poetry Comics by Dave Morice). Dave Morice tells how his cartoon drawings of classic poetry led him into successful publishing endeavors.

Featured Artist Does Figure Drawings by Larry Jackson. Phantasm artist Ruben Heredia changed his plan to being a mathematician when he realized "there can be life in art." This issue shows the result of a series of explorations with spacial illusions.

Three Inside Views: Bizbee Poetry Festival 1981 (1 photo of Helen Adam by Richard Byrd, 1 photo of Ted Berrigan by Richard Byrd, 1 photo of William Everson by Richard Byrd, 1 photo of Amiri Baraka by Richard Byrd). Jane McCray, August Schaefer, and Dick Bakken each describe the poets and festive gathering in Arizona, both behind the scenes and during the programs, by nationwide participants.

Interview with Don Jones by Salvatore Salerno (1 photo of Don Jones by Salvatore Salerno Jr.). Poet Don Jones tells about his intimations for being a poet, his influences, training, and job as social worker.

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Phantasm Supplement Feature: The Literacy Crusade of New Nicaragua, co-edited by Larry S. Jackson and Georgia Lyga McFadden. Forty pages written by and about those who participated in fighting for literacy in Nicaragua. Bound inside Phantasm (Heidelberg Graphics, Chico, CA, 1981).

Prose and Poetry

Lizandro Chavez Alfaro
Father's Zoo (prose tr. by Natalie Carrillo Warner)

Jorge Eduardo Arellano
About Heroes and Martyrs (poem tr. by Natalie Carrillo Warner)

Alejandro Bravo
Song to the God Quetzaltcoatl (poem tr. by Georgia Lyga McFadden)
Monimbo (poem tr. by Georgia Lyga McFadden)

Ruth Warner Carillo
Untitled (poem)

Marta Harnecker
Nicaragua: The Strategy of Victory (from an interview written in poetry form: An Interview with Humberto Ortega, Commander-in-Chief of the Sandinista People's Army)

Santiago Lopez (Pancasan)
One Year After the Final Insurrection (poem by member of the Poetry Workshop of the Sandinista Transit Police)

Rigoberto Lopez Perez
Rigoberto Lopez Perez's Letter/Testament (letter by the assassin of Anastasio Somoza to his mother Soledad Lopez translated by and with spacing altered by Margaret Randall as if it were a poem. [Perez was not connected with any revolutionary organization]).

Emily Wright
Manifesto of the Nicaraguan Washer Women (poem)

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Features and Articles

Revolution in Nicaragua: An Eyewitness Report by the Reverend Philip Zwerling. Description of the delegation of teachers, writers, and journalists following the overthrow of Anastasio Somoza, leading to a crusade to obliterate illiteracy in the small nation of Nicaragua, how the crusade operated, and its impact on the people.

People's Poetry by Father Ernesto Cardenal, Minister of Culture (tr. Georgia McFadden) (1 photo of Ernesto Cardenal). Cardenal quotes Cesar Vallejo, "I write for those who don't read/ for the barefoot farmer and his lamb" and other writers who influenced the Literacy Crusade's goal to teach all Nicaraguans to read and write. States Commander Tomas Borge, "We have to lead the masses, and learn from the masses. Let their wisdom flow. Learn from the masses so you will be able to educate the masses."

Literacy Is Freedom by Ellen Sarkisian (1 photo of Gilberto Gonzalez by Ellen Sarkisian, 1 page from workbook). One hundred thousand people volunteer to teach others to read and write with the launch of the National Literacy Crusade March 24, 1980. The nation responds with billboards, posters, teaching aides, and people turning their homes into classrooms reaching deep in the countryside. Sixty thousand high school student volunteers (called "brigadistas") return for a victory parade in Managua where a huge billboard kept a running tally of their achievement.

Three Small Stories by Georgia Lyga McFadden (1 photo of "Cua women"). Vignettes of some who faced the tyranny of Somoza, paid a heavy price, and the after-effects of their struggles.

Nicaragua Is an Enormous School by Marcy Fink (1 photo of brigadistas transported to and from the crusade). Ten U.S. educators arrive at Managua's Augusto Cesar Sandino airport and become witness to the National Literacy Campaign through experience, observation, and interviews.

A New Concept of Adult Education by Dr. Carlos Tunnerman (tr. by Georgia Lyga McFadden) (1 photo of Dr. Carlos Tunnerman, 1 photo of brigadistas courtesy Div Diseno y Production, 1 photo of hieroglyphics courtesy Div Diseno y Production, 1 photo Dr. Carolos Tunnerman at rally). Partial text of Dr. Tunnerman, Minister of Education, delivering a talk at the opening workshop for adult education. He examines adult education within the context of the Sandinista Revolution and says we will not be structuring an adult education program in the same vein as this country has in the past. … Literacy and adult education have been given the highest priorities with our revolutionary process.

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Artwork

David Sherrod (10)

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Editorial

In Dedication to Nine Brigadistas by Larry S. Jackson, Phantasm editor, and Georgia Lyga McFadden, supplement feature co-editor. Nine Nicaraguans were killed because they dared to participate in the effort to teach all citizens of the post-Somoza Nicaragua to read and write. McFadden's hope is the American people will stand on the side of people who are struggling for justice and equality.

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