The Spirit That Moves Us Press  
Established 1975  
The Spirit That Moves Us Press  

Distributed by Itasca Books
(800) 901-3480, ext 118

"Actualism was fundamentally based on creative endeavor by a group of writers and artists in Iowa City who originated from New York City, Hungary, San Francisco, Finland, Chicago, Saint Louis, and Newton, Iowa who eventually migrated to other poetry loci, mainly the San Francisco Bay area and New York.
           The influence of Actualism upon our contemporary literature is as pervasive as it is untraceable, even though it gave rise to poetry presses and literary journals by the dozen. This volume is a montage, memoir, history, celebration, homage, elegy, portrait gallery,and timescape.”           —Fred Chappell, poet, novelist, essayist, and retired professor


"Invigorating, outrageous, true work by artists who don't fit the establishment mold."
           —The Washington Post

"A well-deserved reputation for discovering new talent, as well as featuring well-known names. Highly recommended."
           —Library Journal

First U.S. Publisher of the 1984 Nobel Laureate in literature, Jaroslav Seifert
—before he won the Nobel Prize.

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