2010 - Bombay Gin Issue 37.1

Anthology of American Folk Music

Note from The Editors


Anne Waldman
Negative Capability Blues

J’Lyn Chapman
Ghost Story #10

Suzanne Dulany
From Endangered Memory

Eleni Sikelianos
Black-out Fabric — What I Found There

Ross Gay
Ode to Buttoning and Unbuttoning My Shirt
Ode to Your Naked Feet

Ed Sanders
Notes on Harry Smith

Amy Catanzano
Daniel Staniforth
Wolf Song Transcriptions

Stephen Graham Jones
The Girl in the Box

Shin Yu Pai
Six Persimmons

Greil Marcus with Ariella Ruth
For Those Who Believe in Nothing Else: An Interview with Greil Marcus


Anne Waldman, Andrew Schelling, Steve Lacy
In the Pocket

Allen Ginsberg
Broken Bone Blues

Maureen Owen
everything turns on a delicate measure

Luke Davison
After His Daddy

Amiri Baraka

Clifford Burke
A Print Shop Manifesto

The Fugs

Steven Taylor with Ariella Ruth
Remembering Harry Smith: A Conversation with Steven Taylor


Anselm Hollo
2 Useful Poems that Traveled Across the Atlantic

Jane Hirshfield
The Dark Hour

Brenda Hillman
Foggy Animist Morning in the Vineyard

Martin Cobin
You Think I’m Mad

Jaime Edwards
Two Photos

Jana Plant
Language is a Living and Dying Organism

Junior Burke
White Men Landing

Reed Bye
Promised Land

Julia Seko with Kyle Pivarnik
Printer’s Devil and Shop Rat: An Interview with Julia Seko

Anne Tardos
Talk from the Naropa Audio Archives


Andrew Cowell & Alonzo Moss, Sr.
Arapaho Songs

Jaime de Angulo
California Indian Song Transcriptions

Reina María Rodríguez, trans. Kristin Dykstra
The mother, the piano
If I’d had…

Shane Jones
I Am the Villain
Mountain Bandits

Daniel Pinchbeck with Kyle Pivarnik
From the Edge: An Interview with Daniel Pinchbeck

Ani DiFranco


Anaïs Mitchell, Hadestown
Reviewed by Kelly Alsup

Kazim Ali, Bright Felon: Autobiography and Cities
Reviewed by Meghan Schardt

Amiri Baraka, Digging: The Afro-American Soul of American Classical Music
Reviewed by Kyle Pivarnik

Renee Gladman, Event Factory and Barbara Comyns, Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead
Reviewed by J’Lyn Chapman