Alan Kaufman

Alan Kaufman's most recent book is Who Are We? (DAVKA Limited Editions, 1998, ISBN 1-881822-01-X; distributed by SPD, 1-800-869-7553.) His other books include Before I Wake (Cyborg Productions, 1992) and The New Generation (Anchor/Doubleday, 1987). An anthology and documentation of 'Outsider' poetry from the 1950's to the present day, The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, which he has done with S.A. Griffin, is in press. It will be available from Thunder's Mouth in April 1999.
     Kaufman's poems have been translated into Swedish by Carl Johaan Valgren and have appeared in Sweden in Bonniers Litterära Magasin and Pequod. His work has also been translated into German and has appeared in SLAM! Poetry, Heftige Dictung Aus Den USA and AM LIT: Neu Literatur Aus Den USA, both of which were published by Druckhaus Galrev (Berlin), and Chelsea Hotel: A Magazine Of The Arts (Frankfurt). He has performed his work in Germany, too, by invitation at Literaturhaus Hambug, Literaturhaus Frankfurt, and Literaturwerkstatt Berlin, among other places.
     In the U.S. Kaufman's work has been published in many print anthologies and magazines, including Aloud: Voices From The Nuyorican Poets Cafe (Henry Holt) and Coffeehouse Poetry Anthology (Bottom Dog Press); Witness, Tikkun, and Long Shot. Online his poems and essays can be found in Salon, ZuZu's Petals, Poetry Cafe, et cetera.