This just in:

Dear Friends,

The great West Coast poet and publisher Kevin Opstedal (Gas Magazine, Surf Zombie, Blue Press, etc.) is in a pretty major financial pickle right now and needs our help. Please go to, buy as many of the amazing chapbooks (everyone from Jim Carroll to Joanne Kyger, Bill Berkson, et. al.) that you can, and consider making an additional donation by clicking the DONATE link at the top of the page. You can also mail any unwanted books to him that he can sell online to 126 Washburn Avenue, Santa Cruz CA, 95060. We'd like to help him raise $4,000 to keep himself and the press afloat after a really grueling stint of unemployment during which he burned through his entire savings, retirement and many emergency grants. Kevin has published many of the greats, but he also gave many young poets, myself included, their starts. PLEASE SHARE THIS EVENT WIDELY. 


Noel Black


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