Light and Dust Links

Light and Dust Links

Native Web Poetry from native culltures, predominantly (though not exclusively) of the Americas.

Chicana Literature includes individual home pages for Chicana students, past and present, at University of Texas, as well as other material.

African Post-Colonial Literature Web often down or functioning oddly, but still a major source.

Afrique Francophone (includes entries in English)

African American Library

The Blues Highway - slick site for traditional blues, particularly Delta style: check out broadcast and events schedules in particular.

A Gathering of the Tribes - includes not only the zine, but also Stoop oetry Workshop, Tribes Theater Workshop, Art Gallery, and more.

Blocos - Journal Cultural Alternativo -- electronic version of outstanding alternative zine from Brasil. Almost entirely in Portuguese. If you don't read Portuguese, don't give up on it: future issues will probably contain visual poetry that needs no translation or includes glosses.

Postypographika Fabio Doctorovich's home page. Work by Doctorovich may be found in Grist On-Line Publishing, and several writers in GOL Publishing and Light and Dust have or will have entries at this site.

Taproot Reviews edited by Luigi-Bob Drake. Probably the best alternative press review journal now going. Certainly the most wide ranging and least sectarian. See also Drake's Tree Web, a site for Taprot reviews with web links. And his "Machine Made of Words" Gallery project, starting out with work by Spenser Selby.

Witz edited by Christopher Reiner: another good review zine.

Prose and Contexts Site for Bob Grumman, Geof Huth, damian lopes, and others.

Index of Projects by Christy Sheffield Sanford, one of the most innovative and energetic web-specific artists in the U.S. today.

Jeffrey Zellman another highly active and inventive web-specific artist.

Eduardo Kac, multimedia artist, experiments in hypertext.

Tom Phillips Page despite small reproductions, this page devoted to one of the foremost living visual poets and book artists is a major site. Includes commentary by Marvin Sackner and others. A note promises additions.

Joseph Cornell (1903 - 1972) site. If you're not familiar with this under-recognized artist, check him out. Exemplary site for displaying assemblages.

Betalab Set up by techies, this site includes some of the best visual poetry online - and a lot of fun and games.

click poems David Knoebel's site for minimalist poems with brief audio clips. Makes a virtue of the current limitations of audio file sizes. Would be worth checking out even if this weren't a limitation. New additions include text/sound poems to download and play off-line.

U. Idaho Book Arts Directory This site includes extensive links to book art sites, the best set of links in the field I've found.

Opera mail artist Honoria's participatory web project

Panscan -- Mark Bloch's mail art site. Includes exhibits from his One World show.

FLUXUS Homepage Ken Friedman and Dick Higgins, with brief scores by Alison Knowles, George Brecht, George Maciunas, and others. Calendar. Bibliography.

New Music Net and Deep Listening Pauline Oliveros's Deep Listening and Related.

Shout! Twin cities zine for oral poetry. Includes information on readings, performances, slams, etc. Articles from back issues also included.

Chicago Poetry Slam. Great slam site.

Literary Kicks - Levi Asher's site devoted to Beat writing. There's not much of the most widely recognized Beats on the net, but this site links to most of it, as well as to commentary.

Alt X Avant-Pop site.

Dreamtime Village Village project presided over by Liz Was and Mikael And.

George, Jr. George Myers, Jr's monthly e-zine of poetry, fiction, interviews, news, and satire.

Larry Wendt's Narrative as Geneology -- "sound sense in an era of hypertext" -- sound poetry and relations to other arts.

Zuzu's Petals Links sprawling collection of links to many eccentric, unaffiliated, obscure and otherwise honorable literary e-zines, genteel to punk.

Writers Block - extensive links to literary sites.

John Labowitz's E-Zine-List

Alternative Press Index

Contemporary American Poetry Archive Out of print books. Not as large or diverse as it could be yet, though includes several volumes by Rochelle Ratner, who appears at Light and Dust.

Midnight Special Books - delightful conglomerate, including Denver's Tattered Cover Bookstore and Chicago's Tia Chucha Press, one of my favorite alternative publishers.

Bookzen - exemplary site for low cost book distribution from many alternative publishers.

Curbstone Press

Underwhich Editions booklist and information for bookstore and library orders for this Canadian publishing collective. Includes work by Light and Dust poets Paul Dutton, bpNichol, and Karl Young.

Left Hand Books Bryan McHugh's press: books by Alison Knowles, Harry Polkinhorn, Susan Smith Nash, Dick Higgins, Charles Doria, Bill Keith, and more, with samples and reviews.

Moe's Books - good source for ordering out of print books.

Avec Cydney Chadwick's magazine and press. Includes samples.

Real Change Seattle's newspaper dealing with issues concerning the homeless. Includes everything from politics to poetry - and opportunities for activism. Exemplary.

Al Filreis's Page Poetry, politics, education, and exemplary links.

Kaspahraster Jean Heriot's site: Anarchist essays and reflections, poetry, science fiction, Carla Nadismo rhapsodies, and more. (Some of the "more" now includes extended reference section.

Spunk Press Large and varied Anarchist and Alternative Archive. Main Anarchist site on the web.

Anarchist Archive Anarchist classics.

Freedom Press Site for bookstore and press. 111 years old this February, this is the press where Kropotkin worked during the years he spent in London. Includes samples of FP classics and work from most recent issues of Freedom and Raven .

Situationist International There are a number of Situationist sites on line. This one is particularly good, with links to others.

Mid-Atlantic Infoshop - site for information and links to sites of interest to anarchists, anti-authoritarians, unionists, and other activists for social change. Be sure and check out the strike and boycot of Borders and its subsidieries.

Quaker archive

American Friends Service Committee

Amnesty International Homepage

Human Rights Web


Environmental Organizations Web Directory - as comprehensive as they get at the moment.

Environmental activist Judi Bari died March 2, 1997. This site pulls together much of the information on her life and work already available on the net, and adds some new material.


A Mesoamerican Archaeology WWW Page - includes information about listserves and other resources as well as web links.

Chinese Art & Literature

James O'Donnell's site for late classical studies.

Labyrinth Library Medieval texts Latin, Italian, French, Old and Middle English, some in Modern English translation, with notes and photos (including ultraviolet) of mss.

Project Bartleby (Traditional English language poetry - Keats and Wordsworth, Dickinson and Whitman, etc.)

British Poetry 1780-1910 Includes many works not in Bartleby collection.

Alex: Catalog of Electronic Texts Extensive listings, in multiple languages, most retrievable via ftp.


Computer Related Repetitive Strain Injury

Typing Injury FAQ: General Information


Style Guide for Online Hypertext

On-Line Dictionaries -- dictionaries of all sorts, including synonyms, antonyms, biographical, etc. as well as dictionaries of some 80 languages other than English.

Human Laguages Page - dictionaries and other resources for many languages.

Fine Art Forum Directory of Online Art

Library of Congress

Legal Resources Page

Database directory of Online Newspapers.

Directory of Electronic Journals and Newsletters (academic)


You'll find a lot of differences of opinion regarding the use of search engines. Some people don't even use urls, they just type subjects into a search engine's field and expect all to be revealed to them. I would most strongly advise against this. I've never found a search engine that is anything bordering on complete or anything faintly resembling accurate. However, they may be of limited use in beginning to search the web. Links pages at individual sites will probably be much more useful for most readers. These are the search engines that have proved of some use to me:

Searching for Answers Site explaining the use of search engines and related tools.

All-In-One Compilation of search engines and related tools.


Alta Vista.

Infoseek Guide.

E-mail Accounts -- if you can get on the web - at a friend's, at a library, at a school, at an infoshop, wherever - you can get an e-mail account through this source. It's not very fancy, but it is free. This, and other similar sites now under construction come as a great relief to me, as I assume they will to many others troubled by the way the net can be economically discriminatory, further disenfranchising those already with limited financial resources. It doesn't by any means solve the problem completely, but it is a strong move forward, and suggests that other solutions may be forthcoming. Like this link, the next group deals with freedom of speech.


We've won the first round in the u.s., but the war's not over yet. The best weapon the censors have is complacency on our part. Or, as they used to put it back in highschool civics class, "Freedom requires eternal vigilance."

Blue Ribbon Campaign Alerts

Senator Patrick Leahy's Page

American Civil Liberties Union

Voters Telecom Watch

The Electronic Freedom Foundation

Citizens Internet Empowerment Coalition

American Library Association papers on computers and accademic freedom. Available via gopher.

Gold Key E.F.F's campaign for internet privacy.

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Go to John Fowler's links at GOL Publishing.