Site for NYC's legendary underground film world as overseen by Jonas Mekas.

Begun in January 1995, EFIP is a comprehensive information resource for all aspects of the type of music known as European free improvisation. Every effort has been made to check the information on this site as far as possible; in most cases the information has been sourced from the musicians themselves.

This site exists to provide information on "unusual" music and arts; the word "unusual" being easily replaced by "unconventional," "non-mainstream," "underground," "extreme" or by any one of a dozen other useless labels. The primary focus is a small group of interwoven and related projects involving the original joint creators of the site: John Vance and Emil Hagstrom.

Housed in the landmark St. Mark's Church in the center of New York City's East Village, the Poetry Project offers three weekly reading series, writing workshops, a bimonthly Newsletter, an annual literary magazine, The World, an Annual New Year's Day Marathon Reading, tape and document archives, and general support for poets. Founded in 1966, the Poetry Project is now one of the premier forums for innovative poetry in the United States. Here on this web site, you will find their webzine Poets & Poems; The Tiny Press Center, a resource center for small publishers including essays by small publishers, contact information, reviews, and more; excerpts from their publications; membership information; books and artwork for sale; links to other poetry sites; and much more!

From the state university in buffalo, NY. A list of authors consisting of poets, critics, and writers in the hypertextual electronic media.

This site includes visual poetry and other work presented in whole or in part in graphics files. The site includes a number of complete books, many of them out of print, some published here for the first time. Since the site is an anthology rather than a zine, special emphasis is placed on presenting writers as fully as possible, by whatever means available.

Site for the book -artist , deceased and more alive for you as memorialized by sy's "small flowers crack concrete".

A great insane site of Andy Bolus, a legendary UK dada noisician.

The official site in memory to the fantastic world of poet artist Joe Brainard - who's work graces the back cover of NYC Ghosts + Flowers.

"New York’s leading movie house for independent premieres and repertory programming. A nonprofit cinema since 1970."

The official site of the great Kenward Elmslie, writer, librettist, and lover of Joe Brainard.

The Fifties found Smith living in the Bronx in New York and uptown in a small room on the Upper West Side. In 1952, Folkways Records issued his multi-volume Anthology of American Folk Music (Smithsonian/ Folkways 2951-3). Smith's work in collecting and preserving American song literature and artifacts is immense. These six discs are recognized as having been a seminal trigger for the folk music boom of the 50's and 60's. He also produced and recorded The Fugs' first album, as well as working with Thelonius Monk and Billie Holiday. The sixties found Smith living at the Chelsea Hotel working primarily on films. He mingled with Jean-Luc Godard, Janis Joplin, Robert Mapplethorpe and Arthur Young, the inventor of the Bell helicopter. One could walk into his room and meet anyone from Jimmy Page to the local drug dealer on the block, a Hell's Angel or Allen Ginsberg. Smith made no class distinctions; he could bring people of all backgrounds together on common ground. Then again, he could have his door barred and a "Do Not Disturb" sign attched, not leaving his room for days on end, laboring alone on a film or research project. Harry spent much of 1964 living with American Indians in Oklahoma and recorded the peyote songs of the Kiowa Indians release in 1973 as "The Kiowa Peyote Meeting" (Ethnic Folkways 4601). Harry's broad range of interests resulted in a number of collections. He donated the largest known private paper airplane collection to the Smithsonian Institute's Air and Space Museum. He was a collector of Seminole textiles and Ukrainian Easter Eggs. He was the self-described world's leading authority on string figures, having mastered hundreds of forms from around the world. Harry studied many languages and dialects, including Kiowa sign-language and Kwakiutl. He compiled the only known concordance of the Enochian system (forward and reverse). He made a study of the underlying principles of Highland Tartans, correlated it to the Enochian system, and painted elemental tablets that combined them. The early seventies found Smith working on the filming of his epic Mahagonny and the rest of the decade assembling it. A four screen project that was projected with colored gels and synchronized to the Kurt Weill/Bertolt Brecht opera of the same name, Mahagonny consumed Smith entirely. He spoke of the film in revolutionary terms, it would re-define cinema as we know it. Smith states "You have to live Mahagonny, in fact be Mahagonny, in order to work on it." The film had a ten show run in 1981 at Anthology Film Archives. The eighties saw Smith moving around, staying at various friends' houses, a stint in Cooperstown, New York, at the home of Mary Beach and Claude Pelieu. Smith arrived at the Cooperstown bus station with five thousand dollars, living money given him by Allen Ginsberg. Before he was met by Claude and Mary, he found his way into an antiques shop, spent all of his money, and then lived for the next nine months in a small room impossibly crowded with early American furniture, folk art, and artifacts. Smith later returned to New York and stayed at the Andrews House on the Bowery (a cheap men's shelter) and Allen Ginsberg's apartment on the Lower East Side, where Smith stayed for over eight months. Under the recomendation of Allen's psychiatrist, Allen brought Harry to Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado. Harry spent his last years (1988-1991) as "shaman in residence" at Naropa Institute, where his life's work culminated in a series of lectures, audio tape recordings, and continued collecting and research. In 1991 he received a Chairman's Merit Award at the Grammy Awards ceremony for his contribution to American Folk Music. Upon receiving his award, he proclaimed, "I'm glad to say my dreams came true. I saw America changed by music... and all that stuff that the rest of you are talking about." Harry Everett Smith died at the Chelsea Hotel on November 27, 1991.