Hank's Original, aka Hank's Original Loose Gravel Press, aka Loose
publishes new poetry and poming, some of which may even stay new
for a significant period of time. FWIW... Possibly 3.5 billion years,
maybe even a slot on PBS with the other foundations of American culture.
Our most recent Hank's Original "chappers" include Judith Roitman's Slackline,
Selland's Still Lifes,
Nielsen's MANTIC SEMANTIC, and
We will also regularly maintain a spanky fresh, frankly non-generic
literary journal of uncommercial, post-capitalist, pre-compassionalist,
and frappy poetry, criticism, and intellectual discourse.
will be Loose Gravel magazine. Stay Tuned! Our first 2012 issue will
and close readings of David
Bromige and friends from Sonoma, circa 1985.
Mancini started the original Loose Gravel in 1987, along with his
then bachelor buddies Jim
McCrary and Steve
Tills. It produced two or three
homespun "staple-job" issues and published primarily the mid-1980s'
band of Bromige pals – Cydney
A. Powell, Jayne
McPherson, Ann Erickson, T.C.
along with the aforementioned three aspiring husbands and fathers,
McCrary, and Tills. And what's around the tight corners of those mid-1980s.
of course, David's wife Cecelia Belle -- she's always been there with
David and us. &
Farmer and Susan
Gevirtz and Cole
Swensen and Trane DeVore, of course.
Raskin and Gerald
Rosen and Elizabeth
Herron and Terry
Digiorno and Maureen
Hurley and Carl
Macki and Bill
Vartnaw and Judy
Ruggles and Layne
Russell. And then there are even more, including major
Denner, who co-authored AT LEAST three books
with D.B. And Michael
Rothenberg and Catherine
Daly and Eileen
Fraser and perhaps especially one of D.B.'s oldest and dearest
accomplished pals, George
Bowering, also a lifelong collaborator in more ways than
one. But also Robert
Grenier and Stephen
Ratcliffe and Joanne
Kyger in Bolinas and
Etel Adnan, just south of Sonoma County.