Michael Basinski's Book Reviews


Reviews of poetry publications from a time before the web became ubiquitous.

You can read the reviews below, or download them as an electronic book. The source material is also available on github.

Michael Basinski contributed nearly 300 reviews of poetry publications to a webzine called The Hold, from 2000-2005. He was the Associate Curator of The Poetry/Rare Books Collection SUNY at Buffalo. The reviews describe the works of poets and publishers at a time right before the web became ubiquitous, providing a useful archive and an enjoyable read.

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A Gin-Pissing-Raw-Meat-Dual-Caburetor-V8-Son-Of-A-Bitch From Los Angeles

by Dan Fante

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Admissible Evidence (Random Sightings)

by d a levy and Kent Taylor

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Asemia

by Tim Gaze and Jim Leftwich and Louise Tourney and Joe Maneri and Abdourahamane Diarra

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Bad Poetry Digest Volume 1, No. 10

by Edited by Daniel A. Russell.

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Baker Street Irregular No. 4 / Minotaur No. 35

by Baker Street Irregular

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Bathtub Gin. Issue 12 (Spring/Summer 2003 -

by Christopher Harter, Editor

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Black Bear Review: : A Literary Magazine for the Concerned Poet & Artist

by Ave Jeanne Editor/Publisher

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Blah Blah Blah: The Times of Angie and Rachel

by Cheryl Townsend

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Bottle No. 1. Bottle of Smoke Press -

by Edited by Bill Roberts

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Buddha on Ice. Peshekee River Poetry No. 6.

by Tom Blessing, editor

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Bukowski Review. Issue 2. Winter 2002-03

by Editor, Joan Jobe Smith

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Bukowski Unleashed, Bukowski Journal, No. 1

by Edited by Rikki Hollywood.

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CokeFish Ing in Alpha Beat Soup: A Beat-Post Independent Poetry

by Alpha Beat Press:

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Down and Out by Gerald Locklin, with illustrations by David Hernandez

by Gerald Locklin

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Drinking With Bukowski: Recollections of the Poet Laureate of Skid Row

by edited by Daniel Weizmann

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Drunk and Disorderly: Selected Poems (1978-2000)

by Alan Catlin

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Fattening Frogs For Snakes: Delta Sound Suite

by John Sinclair

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Ferrum Wheel. - No 2. 2001

by Editors: ric royer, Chris Fritton and char dickerson

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Fortune Cookies for The Damned, - haikues, blues, & bullets

by Bradley Mason

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FUCK! Volume 7, Number four. April 2004.

by Edited by Lee Thorn

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Gypsy. AKA Loose Leaf Gypsy. Spring 2004 - Vergin Press

by Editor, Belinda Subraman

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Haight Ashbury Literary Journal

by Editors: Conyus, Indigo Hotchkiss and Alice Rogoff.

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Hell Has No Speed Limit: A Poetry Anthology

by FreeThought Publications

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Hemingway Colloquium: The Poet Goes to Cuba

by Gerald Locklin

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Image Poems From the Hallway of the Endicott Building

by Norman J. Olson

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Letters, Poems 1953-1956 by Robert Duncan

by Edited and With an Afterward by Robert J. Bertholf

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Lift-Off: New and Selected Poems, 1961-2001

by Herschel Silverman

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Mineshaft. Number 15, April 2005

by Everett Rand and Gioia Palmieri, editors.

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Murderous Signs Issue No. 8

by T. Anders Carson and James P. McAuliffe

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Naked Knuckle. Issue one. 2003.

by Editor: Greg Edwards. (Jeff Edwards and Alex Anguzza helping out)

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New Jersey Bowel and Bladder Control, No. 2

by edited by Dave Roskos

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Outlaw Magazine. No. 1, 2002 and No. 2, 2003

by Edited and published by Bryn Fortey

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Palimpsests for Beckett & Walls for Finnegans by Carlos M. Luis

by Carlos Luis

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Playground Forcing Hearts Ensemble

by Christina Carter, Byron Coley, Matthew Wascovish and Valerie Beth Webber

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Satin City Serenade: Chicago's Premiere Poetry/Music Group

by Satin City Serenade

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Scattershot Haze (a Tribute to the Beats)

by Ralph Haselmann, Jr

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Shattered Wig Review, - No. 20. 2001

by Rupert Wondolowski, editor.

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Slipstream - 21

by Editors obert Borgatti, Livio Farallo and Dan Sicoli

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Slipstream 22

by Edited by the Robert Borgatti, Livio Farallo and Dan Sicoli

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Slipstream. Number 20. 2000

by Editorships: Robert Borgatti, Livio Farallo and Dan Sicoli. Slipstream

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Spread: The Monthly Journal of Poetry

by C. Dusterhoff, editor

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St. Vitus's Dance, Volume 1, Number 3

by Theron Moore (editor)

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Strange Things Begin to Happen When a Meteor Crashes in the Arizona

by Michael Basinski

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Sunlight Here I Am: Interviews & Encounters 1963-1993

by edited by David Stephen Calonne

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The Asphodel: A tribute to Jim Lowell On the Occasion of his 70th Birthday

by Kirpan Press

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The Dialogue on the Other Side of the Door

by Mark Wisniewski

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The Holy Grail: Charles Bukowski and the Second Coming Revolution

by A. D. Winans

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The Latest News: A Native New Yorker's Journey to Sept. 11

by Robert K. Johnson

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The Louisiana Review. Vol. 3. - Summer/Fall 2001.

by Editor: Maura Gage

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The Man No One Hated: To the Memory of Bob Kaufman (1926-1986)

by Gerald Nicosia

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The Whirligig (Pulp with a Pulse) - Issue 3

by Frank J. Marcopolos - Editor/Publisher

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The Whispering of Ice Cubes: New and Selected Pieces by Rupert

by Rupert Wondolowski

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Unarmed: adventurous poetry journal. No. 21. Early December 2001.

by Unarmed Poetry Journal

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Vallum. Volume 2. Number 1.

by Editors Joshua Auerbach and Eleni Zisimatos Auerbach

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