In Memory of Radio Historical Context

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For poets and writers, the 1960s were a time of experimentation and prolific output. Inexpensive offset, letterpress, and mimeograph machines allowed almost anyone to become a publisher. Those at the margins of society—minorities, the poor, the disenfranchised, the "oddball," or simply those with different visions of society—took advantage of the "mimeograph revolution," producing countless newsletters, journals, pamphlets and other publications. Baraka himself was integral in a number of publishing ventures including Totem Press, and the magazines Yugen and The Floating Bear. With Totem Press Baraka published poets such as Frank O'Hara, Carol Berg, Gilbert Sorrentino, Diane Wakoski, Jack Kerouac, Paul Blackburn, and Gary Snyder. Corinth Books co-published and distributed many of Totem's titles in the late 1960s. In 1958 Baraka, along with his first wife, Hettie Cohen, edited and published Yugen, a "zine" devoted to New York writers, as well as minority voices. Many of the writers...

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