News of “Lost & Found”


Lost & Found has upcoming events in Lowell, Los Angeles, and New York this spring! Read on for more info—we hope to see you soon!


“Follow the Person” / Out of the Schools and Into the Archives
The Jack & Stella Kerouac Center for the Public Humanities | Tues March 8

Founding editor Ammiel Alcalay will discuss the Lost & Found project at the Jack and Stella Kerouac Center for the Public Humanities at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, MA. In addition to being our general editor, Alcalay is a poet, novelist, translator, critic, scholar and activist who teaches at Queens College and The Graduate Center, CUNY. He will speak on the ethos of Lost & Found, highlighting examples of the previously unpublished materials it brings to light. (Including a preview of our forthcoming Gregory Corso chapbook!)




AWP: 2016 Annual Conference & Book Fair
Los Angeles Convention Center | March 30 – April 2
Coming to the AWP Conference this year? Stop by table #1628 and say hello to Lost & Found! Shea’la Finch and Kendra Sullivan will be there with a full selection of chapbooks – including sneak peeks from Series VI which launches later this Spring. Added bonus: if we don’t bring the 1 of our over 30 chapbooks that you’re looking for, buy it at AWP and we’ll ship from New York for free.

Argos + Lost & Found
L.A. (RSVP for exact location) | Friday April 1 at 6pm
Poets and editors from both Argos Books and L&F have teamed up for a night of readings, with special guest Judy Grahn. RSVP to for location.


We hope to see you here at the Graduate Center, CUNY, for one (or all) of the Spring semester events! Free and open to the public.


Photo by Ammiel Alcalay

Thursday, April 14, 3PM: Acts of Mercy with Fanny Howe
This group discussion led by Fanny Howe will examine how poetry, social action, and acts of mercy might be developed alongside one another as part of a continuous practice responding to the perilous inequities of contemporary life. (Please RSVP for this one, space is limited and we have readings to circulate in advance.)

Friday, April 15, 6PM: Living Room: A Gathering on June Jordan’s Life and Work
This collaborative workshop and dialogue will discuss June Jordan’s transformative contributions to Black Studies, literacies, poetics, and solidarity. We will read from Jordan’s various works, provide context on how they emerged, and speak to their relevance today.

Monday, May 2, 6PM: John Weiners: Love in the Archive
Featuring L&F editor Michael Seth Stewart on the occasion of his new book, Stars Seen in Person:Selected Journals John Wieners (City Lights, 2015) in conversation with painter, writer, Black Mountain College alum Basil King.


corsoPhoto by Rachel Homer

Lost & Found Series VI launches later this Spring and features: Gregory Corso, Bobbi Louise Hawkins, Judy Grahn, & Ted Joans! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or right here on this mailing list for more news on the launch and associated events. In the meantime, check out our new website:!

Reminder: GC students have until March 15 to complete their applications for Archival Research Grants and the inaugural Diane di Prima Fellowship. More details via this link.

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