Leonard Chabrowe, exploring the aims and workings of little magazines, talks with Sonia Raiziss, editor of Chelsea magazine. Raiziss discusses the magazine's origins and literary vision, the vagaries of the publishing industry, and the magazine's emphasis on works in translation, especially on French and Italian authors. Program illustrated by readings of excerpts from past and current issues: Ursule Molinaro - "Extortion"; Nathalie Sarraute - "Three Tropisms" (trans. Ursule Molinaro); Andre Breton - "Curtain, Curtain" (trans. Daisy Alden); David Ignatow - "For one moment," "With the door open," and "Simultaneously," all read by the author himself; Laura (Riding) Jackson's introduction to her poetry in Chelsea, and the poem "Beyond"; Jack Anderson - "The Invention of New Jersey"; Elaine Kraf - 'Westward and up the Mountain"; "Letters to Fernandes" ("translated" by Joyce Carol Oates). Readings by Mimi Albert and an unidentified man (tape cuts off).
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