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Alcheringa Ethnopoetics Journal Online Archive Launched

The recently launched poetics site Jacket2 has launched an online archive of Jerome Rothenberg and Dennis Tedlock’s Alcheringa ethnopoetics journal. Alcheringa ran for 13 issues from 1970 until 1980 and was published through Boston University.

The journal’s statement of intention says: “As the first magazine of the world's tribal poetries, Alcheringa will not be a scholarly ‘journal of ethnopoetics’ so much as a place where tribal poetry can appear in English translation and can act (in the oldest and newest of poetic traditions) to change men's minds and lives. While its sources will be different from other poetry magazines, it will be aiming at the startling and revelatory presentation that has been common to our avant gardes.”