Jen Dunford | Shadow Of Book | Iniquity Press

I came to know Jen Dunford in 1996 while she was a freshman in high shool. At the time I was acting as the poetry editor of the now defunct 24/7 Art Zine. Jen had submitted some poems for consideration. I had never received a submission from anyone that young, and was hesitant at first to include her in a publication not meant for the living room coffee table. I worried what her parents would think. I gave in after deciding that if someone that young took the time to pick up the zine (distributed for free around town), read it and submit work of their own, then that someone wasn’t going to leave it hanging around for their parents to read in the first place. Plus, she stated in her cover letter that she was a fan of William Burroughs. That alone provided me with the final stamp of approval. — Dave Church Continue reading

Harvey Pekar | Early Stream Of Consciousness And Allied Writing & Other Essays | Iniquity Press

Early Stream of Consciousness and Allied Writing …Page 1. Early 20th Century Russian Avant Garde Writing…Page 21. Andrei Bely…Page 44. Early Stream of Consciousness and Allied Writing was first published in Grinning Idiot Magazine. Review of The Twenties and Before the Storm first published in The Village Voice. Andrei Bely (An addition to “Early Stream of Consciousness and Allied Writing”), first published in Work in Progress Magazine. Continue reading

Michael Pingarron | Bits of Birth | Iniquity Press

Poems by Michael Pingarron Iniquity Press / Vendetta Books. Introduction by David Cope. Dedicated to David Cope, my first major ear, and Bertha Sanchez, my love and wife. Bits of Birth copyright 1990 by Michael Pingarron. ISBN -1-877968-01-3. Cover photo by Sharon Guynup. Thanks to the editors of the following magazines where some of these poems first appeared: Ball Peen, Big Hammer, Big Scream, Black Swan Review, Lactuca, Linden Lane, Nada Poems, Passaic Review, Some, St. Mark’s Poetry Project Newsletter. Continue reading

Linda Lerner | Something is Burning in Brooklyn | Iniquity Press

Something is Burning in Brooklyn is a collection of poems situated in a particular place, but could be anywhere in this country. My hope is that people who live elsewhere, who’ve never been to New York City, will find commong ground in the hardships caused by gentrification, have known what it’s like to be targeted as different, other, who have also pursued a dream, however unlikely to be realized, watched a mother slowly loos her grip on reality, as they are transformed to brother or sister by her dementia. — Linda Lerner Continue reading