Outriders Poetry Project
Max Wickert, Director
Advisory Board: Carl Dennis, Ann Goldsmith, Katka Hammond
Outriders was founded in 1969 by Max Wickert, Dan Murray and Doug Eichhorn. Originally conceived as an exchange program among Creative Writing Programs in Northeastern colleges and universities, it held a single reading at Syracuse University and then changed into a Poetry Reading Series based in Buffalo, N.Y., with occasional ventures into publication. In the first decade of its operation, under the direction of Max Wickert, over 130 poets read from their works in Buffalo bars, schools and at special festivals. Invited and visiting readers included Charles Baxter, Marvin Bell, Robert Bly, Robert Creeley, Carl Dennis, Cornelius Eady, Raymond Federman, Irving Feldman, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Hass, Anselm Hollo, David Ignatow, Erica Jong, Carolyn Kizer, John Logan, William Matthews, bpNichol, J.F. Nims, Pedro Pietri, Louis Simpson, William Stafford, Gerald Stern, Ann Waldrop, John Wieners, Al Young and many others. After the reading series discontinued in the early 1980s, Outriders hibernated until revived in 2009 as a small press. It now chiefly publishes poets and writers living in, or prominently associated with, the Buffalo and greater Niagara area. Although Outriders no longer conducts a regular reading series, it holds special occasional readings to promote Outriders books, or as benefit events. Outriders is privately funded. Memberships are available for $25. New members are entitled to a free copy of the latest Outriders book.
For more information see: Outriders Poetry Project (Wikipedia)
Max Wickert, Pat Sonnets (Street Press, 2000, distributed by Outriders), ISBN10: 0-939252-55-4; paper, 70 pp., $10.00
Max Wickert, All the Weight of the Still Midnight (1972 [out of print]; expanded 2nd ed. 2013) ISBN13: 978-0-9841772-6-4; paper, 64 pp., $12.95
Ann Goldsmith, The Spaces Between Us (2010) ISBN13: 978-09841772-0-2; paper, 64 pp., $12.95
Martin Pops, Minoxidyl and Other Stories, with an "Introduction" by Carl Dennis (2010) ISBN13: 978-0-9841772-1-9; paper, 134 pp., $24.95
Judith Slater, The Wind Turning Pages (2011) ISBN13: 978-0-9841772-2-6; paper, 76 pp., $12.95
Max Wickert, No Cartoons: Fortune Cookie Version (2011) ISBN13: 978-0-9841772-3-3; paper, 116 pp., $12.95
Gail Fischer, Red Ball Jets (2011), 72 pp. ISBN13: 978-0-9841772-4-0 (paper) $12.95
Jeremiah Rush Bowen, Consolations: An Emended Edition with an Introduction and Variants (2012)--2011 Outriders Competition Winner; 66 pp., ISBN13: 978-0-9841772-5-7 (paper) $12.95
Jerry McGuire, Venus Transit (2013)--2012 Outriders Competition Winner; 100 pp.; ISBN13: 978-0-9841772-7-1(paper), $12.95
An Outriders Anthology: Poetry in Buffalo 1969-1979 and After, Selected with an Introduction by Max Wickert (2013), 240 pp., 3 ill.; ISBN13:978-0-9841772-9-5 (hardbound) $45; ISBN13: 978-0-9841772-8-8 (paper) $30.
Jacob Schepers, A Bundle of Careful Compromises, (2014)--2013 Outriders Competition Co-Winner, 54 pp., ISBN13: 978-0-9910724-0-8 (paper)m, $12.95
Linda Zisquit, Return from Elsewhere (2014)--2013 Outriders Competition Co-Winner, 94 pp., ISBN13: 978-0-9910724-1-5 (paper), $15.00
Edric Mesmer, of monodies and homophony (2015)--2014 Outriders Competition Winner, 72 pp., ISBN13: 978-0-9910724-2-2
Four Buffalo Poets: Ansie Baird, Ann Goldsmith, David Landrey, Sam Magavern, selected and introduced by Max Wickert (2016), 72 pp., ISBN13:978-0-9910724-3-9 (paper), $ 15.00Ordering:
Outriders books are available on the web from amazon.com and spd.com or by mail from the publisher.