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River Styx 2


Our second-ever print issue, published in winter 1977. 

"River Styx 2 concerns itself with the spirit of 'the primitive' in modern poetics. Material is arranged thematically; the work of individual writers may thus be found in a cluster or scattered throughout according to the holistic needs of the magazine. If read sequentially the work moves from the themes of Creation & Aftermath to Totem Animals & Identity to Histories. These themes were not preconceived but emerged from material offered in response to the editor's vaguer & vaguer definitions of 'what we wanted.' Thanks to the many people, represented here directly & indirectly, who contributed to this gathering. A special thanks to Jerome Rothenberg for his inspiration along the way. 


Editor: Michael Castro
Right Hand: Jan Garden Castro
Explorations: Jay Zelenka
Local Color: Dan Spell
Media Advisor: Joe Kempe
Production: Huckleberry Harris

Cover Art: "Spirit Boat Escapes Into Rock Chased by Sun Manitou" by Michael Corr, 1976

Helen Adam
Joseph Bruchac 
Bob Callahan
Peter Carlos
David Cloutier
John Durham
Robert Ferguson
Paul Kahn
David Meltzer
Jeff Miller
Alina Rivero
Cesar Vallejo
J. Rutherford Willems
Sandra Braman
Bobby Byrd
Candace Haddad Campbell
Michael Castro
Michael Corr
Clayton Eshleman
Allen Ginsberg
Shirley Leflore
Susan Mernit
Carter Revard
Howard Schwartz
Kelly Webb
Jay Zelenka

© 1976 Big River Association (River Styx). All rights reserved for the authors.


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