Poems for people who don’t read poems


Fifth Estate # 64, October 17-30, 1968

a review of Poems for people who don’t read poems by Hans Magnus Enzenberger, Atheneum Press, NYC. 1968. $2.95. 177 pp.

How does a Radical Read Art?


Fifth Estate # 91, October 30-November 12, 1969

I. There is a Saying: “Good writing is counter-revolutionary. According to Ellen Willis (who did a piece on the Chicago Pig Riot in New American Review No. 6) good writing ”is a reminder that literature is basically an activity of …

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Helping an old woman, age 90, turn on


Fifth Estate # 87, September 4-17, 1969

Age 90 is very different. A dusty journey has been traveled, a time-tunnel has been penetrated. Her 20th Century is a vast prismatic blur, a fantasy in which some parts hold up for the Truth.

Weird and Funny Words


Fifth Estate # 86, August 21-September 3, 1969

It is a good time in American history to go back to roots, to “get down,” to forget speeches and lectures and concentrate on The Word.

The ultimate phallic journey


Fifth Estate # 85, August 7-20, 1969

1. Andy Warhol would have given his right arm (and probably his left buttock) to have created that epically-dull 2-1/2 hour underground film (starring Neil “Jack” Armstrong and Edwin “Archie” Aldrin) that was shown on American TV under such unusual …

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Fifth Estate # 83, July 10-23, 1969

a review of The Assault on Childhood, Ron Goulart, Sherbourne Press, Los Angeles, 1969, $6.50

Works go Blimp and Gothic, Ltd.


Fifth Estate # 82, June 26-July 9, 1969

YARGH! STOMP! GIGGLE…WOW! SLAM! KILK! SIGH…POOT! RRRRIP! THUD! SPOOOM! AHHHH. BONK! AAAGGHH! MUNCH! CHOFF! HEH, HEH, SPLUT! KLAT! ZZZZZZZZ, HAR, HAR, HEE, HAW, ZNIF! YUMPH! Gothic Blimp Works is unbelievably good poetry and such (SLAM!)…I mean things is comin’ to …

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The Big Party


Fifth Estate # 80, May 29-June 11, 1969

I. Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish’s original monkey dinner was held at 19 Gramercy Park in New York in 1908, wherein Mrs. Fish invited the “haute monde” of her day, according to writer Tom Wolfe, to a dinner in honor of the …

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Notes on a Greek festival


Fifth Estate # 58, July 18-31, 1968

It is ironic that the recent “Freedom Festival” in Detroit was celebrated primarily in Detroit’s Grecian community.

Violence, Guns


Fifth Estate # 57, July 4-18, 1968

I A few days ago a friend of mine asked me to amortize my obligations to RFK’s assassination by rendering a stirring Stars and Stripes article titled something like—Ban the Guns (it occurs to me that we haven’t even Banned …

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