Wild Dog – John Hoopes, Ed Dorn, Drew Wagnon, and others

1960s: Days of Rage

Wild Dog, vol. 3, no. 21 (March 1, 1966).

In many respects—name, form, and content—Wild Dog boldly embodies much of what we identify as the ‘mimeo revolution.’ Preceded in Pocatello by A Pamphlet, Wild Dog, which joined the mimeograph revolution in April 1963, was the brainchild of Edward Dorn, who was familiar with the emergence of divergent American writing through his association with Black Mountain College, where he had studied under Charles Olson and Robert Creeley. The literary direction that Dorn brought to Wild Dog encompassed writing from diverse sources including, but not limited to, writers associated with The Black Mountain Review, the San Francisco Renaissance, the Beat generation, the New York School, and certain ‘hip’ European and South American publications and poets. In its three-year history, Wild Dog moved from Pocatello, Idaho, to Salt Lake City, Utah, before ending its existence with number…

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