Alternative Press (Detroit, Michigan)

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Literary and artistic small press started in Detroit in 1969 by poet Ken Mikolowski and painter Ann Mikolowski. The press moved to Grindstone City (Mich) in 1974, and then to Ann Arbor (Mich) in the 1980's. The press focused on publishing poetry and artwork created by members of Detroit's Cass Corridor community, later becoming international in scope. Subscription mailings contained poetry, bookmarks, bumper stickers, drawings, paintings, collages, and postcards.

From the description of The Alternative Press records, 1961-1998 (bulk 1970-1995). (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 62718965

Detroit natives Ken and Ann Mikolowski were a part of the creative community centered in Cass Corridor in and around Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Ken was a poet and Ann an artist. They became collaborators and purchased the letterpress of the Detroit Artists Workshop so they could print art and poetry in the basement of their home. In 1971 the Mikolowskis started sending out mailings on a subscription basis, they went out seasonally and included stickers, postcards, bookmarks and sometimes original art and poetry. Word about the Alternative Press spread and the original circle of friends expanded across the nation to included the work of Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Gary Snyder and Ted Berrigan among others.

From the description of [The Alternative Press collection], 1969-1992. (Wayne State University). WorldCat record id: 266046151

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associatedWith Baraka, Amiri, 1934- person
associatedWith Baxter, Glen. person
associatedWith Beard, Peter. person
associatedWith Bergé, Carol, 1928-2006. person
associatedWith Berkson, Bill. person
associatedWith Bernstein, Charles, 1950- person
associatedWith Berrigan, Ted. person
associatedWith Bly, Robert. person
associatedWith Brainard, Joe, 1942-1994. person
associatedWith Broner, Robert. person
associatedWith Brook, Donna, 1944- person
associatedWith Brownlee, Betty. person
associatedWith Bukowski, Charles. person
associatedWith Bunnita, Rabbita. person
associatedWith Bye, Reed. person
associatedWith Cameron, Mary Ann. person
associatedWith Carrigan, Andrew G., 1935- person
associatedWith Carroll, Jim. person
associatedWith Chatelain, James, 1947- person
associatedWith Christmastree, Lori. person
associatedWith Christo, 1935- person
associatedWith Ciardi, John, 1916-1986. person
associatedWith Clark, Tom. person
associatedWith Clark, Tom, 1941- person
associatedWith Codrescu, Andrei, 1946- person
associatedWith Cohen, Scott. person
associatedWith Coleman, Victor, 1944- person
associatedWith Committee of Small Magazine Editors and Publishers. corporateBody
associatedWith Cope, David, 1948- person
associatedWith Crawford, Jim. person
associatedWith Creeley, Robert, 1926-2005. person
associatedWith Cruz, Victor Hernández, 1949- person
associatedWith Dao, Bei. person
associatedWith Detroit Institute of Arts. corporateBody
associatedWith Dewdney, Christopher, 1951- person
associatedWith DiPalma, Ray. person
associatedWith Di Prima, Diane. person
associatedWith Dorn, Edward. person
associatedWith Drury, Finvola. person
associatedWith Duffy, Jim. person
associatedWith Dyc, Gloria. person
associatedWith Elliot, Harry, 1937- person
associatedWith Elliott, Harley, 1940- person
associatedWith Elmslie, Kenward. person
associatedWith Equi, Elaine. person
associatedWith Eshleman, Clayton. person
associatedWith Fagin, Larry. person
associatedWith Fessler, Chris. person
associatedWith Field, Bradford S. person
associatedWith Firdew, Joseph. person
associatedWith Fitzsimmons, Thomas, 1926- person
associatedWith Ford, Charles Henri. person
associatedWith Foust, Steve. person
associatedWith Fox, Hugh, 1932-2011. person
associatedWith Foye, Raymond, 1957- person
associatedWith Fraser, Dave. person
associatedWith Fraser, David. person
associatedWith Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997. person
associatedWith Giorno, John. person
associatedWith Gitin, David. person
associatedWith Gitin, Maria. person
associatedWith Goodman, Brenda. person
associatedWith Goodman, Brenda, 1943- person
associatedWith Gordon, Jaimy, 1944- person
associatedWith Greene, Barbara. person
associatedWith Gustafson, Jim. person
associatedWith Guston, Philip, 1913-1980. person
associatedWith Hall, Donald, 1928- person
associatedWith Hall, Walter, 1940-1987. person
associatedWith Harrison, Jim, 1937- person
associatedWith Hartigan, Grace. person
associatedWith Hecht, Warren Jay, 1946- person
associatedWith Hejinian, Lyn. person
associatedWith Hendrick, Sherry. person
associatedWith Hershon, Robert. person
associatedWith Herter, Philip. person
associatedWith Holland, Joyce. person
associatedWith Hollo, Anselm. person
associatedWith Holman, Bob, 1948- person
associatedWith Humphrey, James, 1939- person
associatedWith Indiana, Robert, 1928- person
associatedWith Iverson, Brad. person
associatedWith Jones, Bradley. person
associatedWith Katz, Alex, 1927- person
associatedWith Kauffman, Janet. person
associatedWith Kicknosway, Faye. person
associatedWith Kornblum, Allan, 1949- person
associatedWith Kornblum, Cinda, 1950- person
associatedWith Kostelanetz, Richard. person
associatedWith Kupferberg, Tuli. person
associatedWith Kyger, Joanne. person
associatedWith Larcomb, Lee. person
associatedWith Leonard, Elmore, 1925- person
associatedWith Lesniak, Rose, 1955- person
associatedWith Levertov, Denise, 1923-1997. person
associatedWith Levine, Steve, 1953- person
associatedWith Liebler, M. L. person
associatedWith Luchs, Michael. person
associatedWith Magsig, Stephen. person
associatedWith Mailer, Norman. person
associatedWith Malanga, Gerard. person
associatedWith Mannarino, Frank. person
associatedWith Maronick, Gregory. person
associatedWith Massa, R. X. person
associatedWith Matthews, William, 1942-1997. person
associatedWith Mayday, Marilyn. person
associatedWith Mayer, Bernadette. person
associatedWith McCaig, Donald. person
associatedWith McCaig, Snee. person
associatedWith Melnicove, Mark. person
associatedWith Mikolowski, Ann. person
associatedWith Mikolowski, Ken. person
associatedWith Miller, Lee, 1907-1977. person
associatedWith Molyneux, Mary. person
associatedWith Monhollen, Christine. person
associatedWith Moore, Rosemary. person
associatedWith Myle, Eileen. person
associatedWith Myles, Eileen. person
associatedWith Natambu, Kofi, 1950- person
associatedWith Nawara, Jim. person
associatedWith Newton, Gordon, 1948- person
associatedWith Nolan, Pat, 1943- person
associatedWith Notely, Alice, 1945- person
associatedWith Notwen, Gordon. person
associatedWith Nutzle, Futzie. person
associatedWith Okamura, Arthur. person
associatedWith Olson, Charles, 1910-1970. person
associatedWith Oppenheimer, Joel. person
associatedWith Osterlund, Steven, 1943- person
associatedWith Owen, Maureen, 1943- person
associatedWith Owens, Rochelle. person
associatedWith Padgett, Ron, 1942- person
associatedWith Pallas, Jim. person
associatedWith Perishable Press Limited. corporateBody
associatedWith Porter, Bern, 1911-2004. person
associatedWith Pritchett, Babbi. person
associatedWith Randall, Dudley, 1914-2000. person
associatedWith Rand, Archie, 1949- person
associatedWith Reed, Ishmael, 1938- person
associatedWith Ribar, Joe. person
associatedWith Richardson, Deborah. person
associatedWith Rothenberg, Jerome, 1931- person
associatedWith Rutzky, Ivy Sky. person
associatedWith Sanchez, Lavinia. person
associatedWith Sanders, Ed. person
associatedWith Schechter, Marilyn. person
associatedWith Schurer, Carl. person
associatedWith Schwarz, Paul. person
associatedWith Semivan, D. K. person
associatedWith Serling, Robert, 1949- person
associatedWith Sestok, Robert. person
associatedWith Sherman, Susan, 1939- person
associatedWith Sinclair, John. person
associatedWith Sinclair, John, 1941- person
associatedWith Smith, Pat. person
associatedWith Snyder, Gary, 1930- person
associatedWith Soderburg, Patricia. person
associatedWith Spence, Dayton. person
associatedWith Steen, Carol. person
associatedWith Sweeney, Dick. person
associatedWith Taylor, Keith. person
associatedWith Teichman, Dennis. person
associatedWith Thomas, Bill. person
associatedWith Tisa, Ken, 1945- person
associatedWith Toothpaste Press. corporateBody
associatedWith Torgersen, Eric, 1943- person
associatedWith Truax, Lute. person
associatedWith Tucker, Robert. person
associatedWith Tysh, Chris. person
associatedWith Tysh, George, 1942- person
associatedWith Veitch, Tom. person
associatedWith Vermont, Charlie. person
associatedWith Vranich, Mick, 1946- person
associatedWith Wakoski, Diane. person
associatedWith Waldman, Anne. person
associatedWith Waldrop, Keith. person
associatedWith Waldrop, Rosmarie. person
associatedWith Walsh, Charlie. person
associatedWith Warsh, Lewis. person
associatedWith Way, H. Daniel Spanky. person
associatedWith Wayne State University. corporateBody
associatedWith Weinberger, Eliot. person
associatedWith Willard, Nancy. person
associatedWith Yau, John, 1950- person
associatedWith Yevtushenko, Yevgeny Aleksandrovich, 1933- person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Ann Arbor (Mich.)
Michigan
Cass Corridor (Detroit, Mich.)
Michigan--Detroit
Grindstone City (Mich.)
Detroit (Mich.)
Detroit (Mich.)
United States
Subject
Printing
Poets, American--20th century
Poetics
Artists, American--20th century
American poetry--20th century
Artists and community--20th century
Artists
Authors and publishers
Poetry--Publishing
Small presses
Art, American--20th century
Underground press publications
Experimental poetry
Postcards
Beat generation
Poets, American
Occupation
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Active 1961

Active 1998

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