“I see the world I live in, and the body I use, as media for poetry. I think it’s a mistake to assume that poetry expresses only the individual’s feelings or thoughts. I think poetry expresses itself, and my life is the medium it uses in its own self-preserving act. I like the way Iris Cushing put it in a conversation once: she said she didn’t think of poetry as an event in her life, but of her life as an event in poetry.”

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Cahuenga Press

Cahuenga Press was founded by its poet-members James Cushing, Phoebe MacAdams, Harry E. Northup, and the late Holly Prado Northup. Our common goal is to create fine books of poetry by poets whose work we admire and respect; to make poetry actual in the world in ways which honor both individual creative freedom and cooperative support.