INTERVIEWS:



Rob Couteau interviews Hubert Selby Jr, author of Last Exit to Brooklyn.

Selby on Spirituality, The Creative Will, and Love.

 

 


'So long Paris
hello sun.'
-
Blaise Cendrars

 

 

'The kind of painter who just puts down what he sees is stupid.'
- Marcel Duchamp

 

 

'Sex is one of the nine reasons for reincarnation ... the other eight are unimportant.'
- Henry Miller

 

 

'The artist is the one who survives the greatest number of obstacles.'
- Picasso

 

 

'Hear the voice of the bard!'
- William
Blake

 

 

'Whereas the Buddhist puts stress - primary stress - upon absoptive, final loss of individuality, I put the contrary emphasis upon, if so to say it, an extreme individuality, identity - that the individual is the crown, master, god of all.'
- Walt Whitman

 

 

'Love, sex, friendship, and marriage: the four things that have absolutely no connection with each other.' - Marcello Mastroianni

 

 

'What does it mean, Mr Fellini?' (Interviewer). 'What do you mean, mean?' - Federico Fellini.

 

 

'Well, it's like they always say: Never send a duck for the job of a rabbit.' - Bugs Bunny

 

 

'Cinema is a form of painting.' - Federico Fellini.

 

 

'Painting is a form of writing.' - Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler

 

 

'When a man watches over a sleeping woman, he tries to understand. When a woman watches over a sleeping man, she thinks about eating him in a delicious sauce.'
- Picasso
.

 

 

'Women: glad to hear their footsteps coming, glad to hear their footsteps going. So most of the time I'm glad.' - Bukowski

 

 

'Art is stronger than life.' - Picasso

 

 

'The first draft is always shit.' - Ernest Hemingway

 

 

'A man who states he understands his life should be confined to bedlam.' - Edward Dahlberg

 

 

'The first duty of genius is to protect itself so it can go on working.' - John Richardson, reflecting on Picasso

 

 

'A pain stabbed my heart, as it did every time I saw a girl I loved who was going the opposite direction in this too-big world.' - Jack Kerouac

 

 

'You call it a swagger, I call it joie de vivre.' - James Ellroy

 

 

'Why do we assume when we look that we can see?' - Picasso

 

 

'It is true even / among this world's insects: / some sing well, some not.' - Kobayashi Issa

 

 

Updated:

Oct. 2017

Since 1998

 


Rob Couteau:Publications

Rob Couteau, Paris, 1991


What's new?

June 2017: Two of my large Picasso-inspired oil paintings now on exhibit at the Roshkowska Galleries. NEW LOCATION: 5338 State Route 23. Windham, NY 12496. Tel: (518) 734-9669.

 

January 10, 2017: Excerpts from my fictional picaresque, Wonder, were just featured in the 2017 edition of Talisman: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry and Poetics.

 

December 2016. Thanks to Michael Webster, editor of Spring: The Journal of the E. E. Cummings Society, for reviewing my essay on the previously unknown family history of Marion Morehouse, published in my book More Collected Couteau.

 

October 2016. "The Anglo-French Connection: A Brief Foray into the Maternal Genealogy of Scofield Thayer." Featured in Volume 37 of the Worcester Review. The literary patron and friend of E. E. Cummings, from 1920 to 1926 Thayer was also the publisher and editor of the Dial, the most influential literary magazine in America.

 

October 2016. ‘If you are a poet, you help other poets.’ A Conversation with the Poet, Publisher, and Literary Historian Edward Halsey Foster.

 

July 2016. My artwork is now featured on artsy.net by the Roshkowska Galleries. (See the complete collection at my art site, auguriesofinnocence.com)


March 9, 2016. More Collected Couteau received a glowing review from the Midwest Book Review: "The joy of reading Couteau's works lies as much in his penetrating, crystalline language as it does in the works or figures being examined, and so readers receive a wide-ranging treat that examines victims, vengeance, mortality and immortality through an inspection process that educates even those unfamiliar with the subject [...] Readers seeking not just a literary presentation but a lively analysis of selected wordsmiths and their lives and influences must add More Collected Couteau to their reading lists. It's a powerful presentation that offers much insight and food for thought, and which should find its way into many a college classroom as well." See the complete review here. Available on amazon.

 

February 5, 2016. My new book of literary essays and interviews, More Collected Couteau, was just reviewed by Publishers Weekly, BookLife: "Couteau's essays are informal, fervent, and well-versed examinations of the work or author at hand. At their best, they include fascinating insights into the significance of a writer like [Hubert] Selby.... The interviews are uniformly strong and include conversations with Michael Korda on T.E. Lawrence, Justin Kaplan on Walt Whitman, and Robert Roper on Vladimir Nabokov. Not all of them focus on literature: author Jeffrey Jackson covers the 1910 flood of Paris and why it's relatively forgotten, and Robert De Sena, in one of the best interviews, discusses his life as a gang member turned community activist. Couteau's passion and wealth of knowledge are obvious throughout the book ... and should appeal to many readers." Complete review here. Available on amazon.

 

December 2015: My artwork is now represented by the Roshkowska Galleries.

 

November 2015. My Occupy Wall Street book, Portraits from the Revolution, was just reviewed by Diane Donovan of the Midwest Book Review: “Most American readers will harbor a prior, casual familiarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement of 2011 based on newspaper headlines and events of the times; but for a more in-depth survey of the philosophies, approaches, and concerns of the protests, Portraits from the Revolution is the item of choice, offering unprecedented depth and detail on the history and lasting impact of the Occupy Wall Street movement.... If readers wish to gain more than a casual news report’s insights, Portraits from the Revolution is the item of choice." See the complete review. Available in print and e-book formats on amazon.

 

November 2015. My new book of Occupy Wall Street interviews, Portraits from the Revolution, is now available in print and e-book formats on amazon.com.

 

August 2015. A Conversation with Robert Roper, author of
Nabokov in America: On the Road to Lolita.

 

July 2015. An interview with biographer James Dempsey, author of The Tortured Life of Scofield Thayer. Thayer launched E. E. Cummings's career and played a crucial role in promulgating modernism via his magazine, "The Dial," which published T. S. Eliot's "The Waste Land," Ezra Pound's "The Cantos," and artwork by Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Lachaise, and Egon Schiele.

 



May 2015. My new essay, over a year in the making, on Marion Morehouse: The first supermodel, the Muse of the art photographer Edward Steichen, and the lifelong companion of the poet E. E. Cummings. Includes newly discovered photos never before made publically available. On the Trail of the 'Elusive' Lillian and Marion Morehouse. Unraveling the genealogical mysteries of the world's first supermodel.

 

My Ray Bradbury interview was cited in The New York Times, April 16, 2015: Reclaiming the Age-Old Art of Getting Lost, by Stephanie Rosenbloom.

 

February 5, 2015. Part Two of my interview with Professor Sawyer-Laucanno, in which we discuss the difference between Eastern and Western philosophy, the writing of poetry, the authors Thomas Bernhard and Octavio Paz, the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, and the Zen master Dogen Zenji. Paying Attention. Christopher Sawyer-Lauçanno Discusses His New Book of Poems, The Mussoorie-Montague Miscellany.


February 2, 2015. Read my new interview with Professor Christopher Sawyer-Laucanno, the renowned biographer of E E Cummings. The year 2022 marks the hundredth anniversary of Cummings’s avant-garde World War One memoir, Besides remaining enduringly modern, "The Enormous Room" continues to pose essential questions about free speech in a post-9/11 world. 'When Feeling is First.' A Conversation with Christopher Sawyer-Lauçanno About E. E. Cummings's Prose Masterpiece, The Enormous Room.

 



September 2014. The Miracle of Unity. Peace Mediator Robert J. De Sena Discusses How He Offers Gang Members a Way Out. An in-depth interview with an extraordinary mentor.

 

Evergreen Review. February 2013. Book review of Kerouac Ascending: Memorabilia of the Decade of On the Road by Elbert Lenrow.

 



Rain Taxi Review of Books. August 2012. An essay on the most important banned book in American literary history: Abandoning Hope to Discover Life: Commemorating the 51st Anniversary of the Grove Press Edition of "Tropic of Cancer," with a Special Tribute to Barney Rosset.

 

Chloe Potter Interviews Rob Couteau on the death of Ray Bradbury. A radio interview, first broadcast on 6 June 2012 by the international media conglomerate, Monocle 24, based in London. (Use Windows Media Player for best results; will not play on Quicktime). Also available here on YouTube.

 

Read my essay on marching with the protestors of Occupy Wall Street, featured in the spring 2012 Evergreen Review: To Crush a Butterfly on the Wheel of a Tank.

 

Mourning the loss of a great publisher: Barney Rosset. I'm honored to be published in the last issue of the Evergreen Review that was edited by him (spring 2012). The former owner of Grove Press and the first American publisher of Henry Miller and Samuel Beckett, Barney led the legal battle to publish D. H. Lawrence's unexpurgated "Lady Chatterley's Lover" and Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer, defending the latter in over 60 obscenity trials all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and changing book publishing history forever. He continued to produce the Evergreen Review and he would have turned 90 in May 2012.


In January 2012, I was invited to participate in a Critical Symposium on Last Exit to Brooklyn author Hubert Selby, sponsored by his ebook publisher, Open Road Media. Read my contribution: Hubert Selby: The Counterpoint to the Demon is Love.

 

December 2010. The Mystery of the Man: Justin Kaplan Talks About America’s Greatest Poet, Walt Whitman. An Interview with the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain; Lincoln Steffens, A Biography; and Walt Whitman, A Life.

 

Guest authors

The Holocaust as I Remember It, by Michael Hersh. July 2014.

In this deeply moving personal account of the Holocaust, Michael Hersh's profound humanity remains intact, despite all the harrowing things he encounters.

 

The Alien, by Peter Uttal. Feb. 2014.

A short story about New Paltz in the 1970s (featuring a 21-year-old Rob Couteau). A native New Yorker, Peter Uttal currently lives in Miami, where he's composing a book of short stories. An award-winning science teacher, he has worked in Haiti, Israel, and Germany.

 

Everyday Life in Vietnam, by Jim Feast. Dec. 2013.

The author of Neo-Phobe and the former assistant editor of the Evergreen Review, Jim has contributed dozens of enlightening essays to that legendary journal.

 

Aum Exterminator! Reminiscences of Allen Ginsberg, by Jim Lampos. Dec. 2013

In the words of Allen Ginsberg, "This is Jim Lampos, the famous musician." Lampos is a remarkable song writer whose seven CDs of music - all self-produced without a major record contract - have received airplay on hundreds of radio stations across the country. In his homage to Ginsberg, Lampos recalls what life was like as the next-door neighbor of the author of poems such as "Howl" and "A Supermarket in California."

 

Dr. Pat, by Robert Roper. April 2012.

Roper's most recent biography, Now the Drum of War: Walt Whitman and His Brothers in the Civil War, was praised by the Los Angeles Times Book Review as "A superbly nuanced depiction.” His biography of the climber-philosopher Willi Unsoeld, Fatal Mountaineer, won the 2002 Boardman Tasker Prize.

 

Remembering Seamus Heaney, by Christopher Sawyer-Lauçanno. Dec. 2013. A eulogy for the great Irish poet, who died August 30, 2013.

Letter from Istanbul, by Christopher Sawyer-Lauçanno. Feb. 2012. Chris reports on the witches' brew of politics and religion simmering in Turkey, with a special focus on the incarceration of journalists and authors.

Chris is the author of An Invisible Spectator: A Biography of Paul Bowles, The Continual Pilgrimage: American Writers in Paris, and E.E. Cummings: A Biography.

 

Accolades & reviews of Rob Couteau's work

Michael Webster, editor of Spring: The Journal of the E. E. Cummings Society, reviews the essay "On the Trail of the ‘Elusive’ Lillian and Marion Morehouse. Unraveling the Genealogical Mysteries of the World's First Supermodel," by Rob Couteau. This essay first appeared in print in More Collected Couteau. December 2016.

 

More Collected Couteau: "The joy of reading Couteau's works lies as much in his penetrating, crystalline language as it does in the works or figures being examined, and so readers receive a wide-ranging treat that examines victims, vengeance, mortality and immortality through an inspection process that educates even those unfamiliar with the subject [...] Readers seeking not just a literary presentation but a lively analysis of selected wordsmiths and their lives and influences must add More Collected Couteau to their reading lists. It's a powerful presentation that offers much insight and food for thought, and which should find its way into many a college classroom as well." -- Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review, March 2016.

"Couteau's essays are informal, fervent, and well-versed examinations of the work or author at hand. At their best, they include fascinating insights into the significance of a writer like [Hubert] Selby.... The interviews are uniformly strong and include conversations with Michael Korda on T.E. Lawrence, Justin Kaplan on Walt Whitman, and Robert Roper on Vladimir Nabokov. Not all of them focus on literature: author Jeffrey Jackson covers the 1910 flood of Paris and why it's relatively forgotten, and Robert De Sena, in one of the best interviews, discusses his life as a gang member turned community activist. Couteau's passion and wealth of knowledge are obvious throughout the book ... and should appeal to many readers." -- Publishers Weekly, BookLife, February 2016.

 

Portraits from the Revolution: Interviews with the Protestors from Occupy Wall Street, 30 September - 8 October 2011: "Most American readers will harbor a prior, casual familiarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement of 2011 based on newspaper headlines and events of the times; but for a more in-depth survey of the philosophies, approaches, and concerns of the protests, Portraits from the Revolution: Interviews with the Protestors from Occupy Wall Street, 30 September - 8 October 2011 is the item of choice, offering unprecedented depth and detail on the history and lasting impact of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Rob Couteau conducted a series of interviews with movement leaders; and while one might think the contents of these pieces would have been reported by the media - they were not. It's also important to note that Portraits from the Revolution remains the only in-depth text interview of participants that is available: so if readers wish to gain more than a casual news report's insights, Portraits from the Revolution is the item of choice.

Chapters explore not just each individual's actions, but their backgrounds, reasons for participating in Occupy Wall Street, and their experiences, and offers criticism of media reporting of the movement's history, intentions, and approaches.

From how participants decided to react to violent antagonism against the Occupy movement to the social and political ramifications of not just Occupy but the elements it opposed, these interviews capture participants from all walks of life, from teens to full-time workers, and turns the newspaper reports into a series of personal vignettes about Occupy's deeper meaning.

Any who would better understand the events and the meaning behind news reports must turn to Portraits from the Revolution for a clearer vision of the 'why and how' of the times." -- Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review, November 2015.



The Sleeping Mermaid: "Novelist and literary enthusiast Rob Couteau brings readers part of his love with The Sleeping Mermaid, a book of flowing poetry and thought that asks plenty of questions and offers plenty of answers. The Sleeping Mermaid is a poetry collection well worth considering. 'Muse ... She is constant / like a steady stream; / only my cup / may falter.' -- Midwest Book Review. August 2010. Review of The Sleeping Mermaid, by Willis M. Buhle.

 


Times Herald Record. Feb 14, 2010.
Best Bets for Sunday.

A review of the painting exhibit 'A Year with Picasso.'

 


DWX blogspot. Febuary 7, 2010.
Rob Couteau at the Van Buren Gallery,
by poet Dan Wilcox. A review of the poetry collection The Sleeping Mermaid and the painting exhibit 'A Year with Picasso.'
Collected Couteau: "Intellectual freshness, richness and potency ... an impressively creative writer, whom Barney Rosset urged me to review." -- Jim Feast, author of Neo Phobe, from his Evergreen Review essay on Doctor Pluss and Collected Couteau. Barney Rosset, the former owner of Grove Press and the first American publisher of Henry Miller, Samuel Beckett, and Jean Genet, led the legal battle to publish D. H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover and Miller's Tropic of Cancer. He continued to publish the Evergreen Review online until his death in 2012.

 

"It's been a very interesting interview. You asked some really interesting questions." - Hubert Selby, author of Last Exit to Brooklyn, commenting on his interview featured in Collected Couteau.

 

 

Doctor Pluss: "Amazingly beautiful, haunting prose. It's a great book." - Christopher Sawyer-Lauçanno, author of The Continual Pilgrimage: American Writers in Paris (Grove Press), commenting on the novel Doctor Pluss.

Collected works


More Collected Couteau
(New York: Dominantstar, 2016).

 

The Sleeping Mermaid
(New York: Dominantstar, 2010).

 

Letters from Paris
(New York: Dominantstar, 2010).

 

The Paris Journals
(New York: Dominantstar, 2010).

 

Collected Couteau
(New York: Open Virgin Press, 2006).

 

Doctor Pluss
(New York: Open Virgin Press, 2006).

 

poems from the late twentieth century
(Far Rockaway, NY: Ipana Press, 1978.)



Published in other book collections:

Conversations with Ray Bradbury,
ed. Steven Aggelis.
(Jackson, MS: Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2005.)
The Romance of Places:
An Interview with Ray Bradbury.



Nelson Thornes Framework
English Resource Book 2
,
ed. Geoff Reilly and Wendy Wren.
(Cheltenham, U.K.: Nelson Thornes Ltd., 2003.)
An Interview with Ray Bradbury.

 

Published in journals & newspapers

Epistolary

Cadillac Cicatrix. Winter 2008.
The Prisoner.

 

Interviews

October 2016. ‘If you are a poet, you help other poets.’ A Conversation with the Poet, Publisher, and Literary Historian Edward Halsey Foster.

 

August 2015. A Conversation with Robert Roper, author of
Nabokov in America: On the Road to Lolita

 

July 2015. An interview with biographer James Dempsey, author of The Tortured Life of Scofield Thayer.

 

February 2015. Paying Attention. Christopher Sawyer-Lauçanno Discusses His New Book of Poems, The Mussoorie-Montague Miscellany.


 



September 2014. The Miracle of Unity. Peace Mediator Robert J. De Sena Discusses How He Offers Gang Members a Way Out.

 

Emerging Civil War. October 2011.
An Interview with Robert Roper, author of the groundbreaking Now the Drum of War: Walt Whitman and His Brothers in the Civil War.
Listen to an excerpt.

 

December 2010. The Mystery of the Man: Justin Kaplan Talks About America’s Greatest Poet, Walt Whitman. An Interview with the Pulitzer-Prize-winning author of Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain; Lincoln Steffens, A Biography; and Walt Whitman, A Life.

 

Rain Taxi Review of Books. December 2010.
Remembering the Deluge: An Interview with Jeffrey H. Jackson, author of the widely acclaimed Paris Under Water and Making Jazz French.
Listen to an excerpt.

 

Rain Taxi Review of Books. Summer 2010.
The Charmed Life: A Conversation with Michael Korda. The former editor-in-chief of Simon & Schuster, and one of the most influential people in the recent history of publishing, Korda is also the author of the biographies Ike and Ulysses S. Grant. Listen to an excerpt.

 

Rain Taxi Review of Books. June 2008.
Albert Hofmann: An Appreciation. A brief interview with the discoverer of LSD. The last interview ever conducted with Dr. Hofmann, who died two weeks later at the age of 102. Listen to an excerpt.

 

Rain Taxi Review of Books (Online). Dec. 1999.
Defining the Sacred: Author Hubert Selby on Spirituality, The Creative Will, and Love. Selby's Last Exit to Brooklyn was banned in the UK in 1967, leading to a landmark trial in England. Listen to an excerpt:

 

The Bloomsbury Review. Mar. 1991.
The Biographer of Paul Bowles & Other Expatriates Talks about Writing the Outsider's Story: An Interview with Christopher Sawyer-Laucanno. Listen to an excerpt.

 

The Paris Voice. Mar. 1991.
Paul Bowles: An Invisible Spectator: A Conversation with Biographer Christopher Sawyer-Laucanno.

 

Quantum: Science Fiction & Fantasy Review. Spring 1991.
An Interview with Ray Bradbury. Listen to an excerpt.

 

The Paris Voice. Nov. 1990.
Ray Bradbury's Romance of Places. An Interview with Ray Bradbury.

 

Poetry

Mochila Review. Spring 2011.
Cobblestones.

- Nothing but.

 

Out of Our. February 2011.
The Sleeping Mermaid.

- The Sixties.

 

The Rockhurst Review. Spring 2010.
The blue heron.

 

Xanadu. Fall 2009.
Your ears.

 

Blueline. Spring 2009.
Alphabet.

 

Colere. Spring 2009.
Standing with the Fraulein.

 

Passager magazine. Spring 2009.
Heaven.

 

The Taylor Trust. Feb. 2009.
The twenty-ninth bather.

-- All around the world.

 

White Pelican Review. Spring 2007.
The existentialists.

 

The Alembic. Spring 2007.
Allen Ginsberg.

 

North Stone Review. 2001.
In the Marais.

 

Versitude. Fall 1998.
In her white dress.

-- Strawberries.

 

Footwork: The Paterson Literary Review. Spring 1993.
Will you walk with me tonight?

-- Your picture on the wall.

 

Z Miscellaneous. Summer 1990.
The existentialists.

 

Z Miscellaneous. Spring 1990.
This city and I.

 

Z Miscellaneous. Summer 1989.
In Paris.

 

Z Miscellaneous. Sep. 1988.
Edda Marie soon to leave.

-- While you were away.

 

Z Miscellaneous. May 1988.
Beethoveniana Edda Marie.

-- Edda in Argentina.

 

Footwork '88:
A Literary Collection of Contemporary Poetry,
Short Fiction and Art. Spring 1988.
Edda in Argentina.

-- Beethoveniana Edda Marie.

 

The Cutting Edge. 1988.
Without women.

 

New Leaves Review. 1987.
Angels and imbeciles.

 

Heavenbone. 1987.
This morning I dreamt I was Nietzsche in the insane asylum.

 

The Garden State. 1987.
At Jim Morrison's grave in Pere Lachaise.

 

Fiction

Psychological Poems: Journal of Outsider Poetry. 2009.
Portrait of a Cat Remedy, an excerpt
from the novel, Doctor Pluss.

 

Rockhurst Review. Spring 2007.
Portrait of a Cat Remedy, an excerpt
from the novel, Doctor Pluss.

 

Hawaii Pacific Review. Fall 2002.
Sublunary Delights, an excerpt
from the novel, Doctor Pluss.

 

Chrysalis. Spring 1990.
A Reader's Journey.

 

Essays

Worcester Review. November 2016. The Anglo-French Connection: A Brief Foray into the Maternal Genealogy of Scofield Thayer. Featured in Volume 37 of the Worcester Review.

 



MarionMorehouse.com. May 2015. On the Trail of the 'Elusive' Lillian and Marion Morehouse. Unraveling the genealogical mysteries of the world's first supermodel.

 

Rain Taxi Review of Books (Online). August 2012.
Abandoning Hope to Discover Life: Commemorating the 51st Anniversary of the Grove Press Edition of "Tropic of Cancer," with a Special Tribute to Barney Rosset.

 

Open Road Integrated Media. January 2012.
Hubert Selby Jr: The Counterpoint to the Demon Is Love.

 

Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture. 1988.
Jungian Social Neglect.



Anima: An Experimental Journal. Fall 1986.
The World End: An Eternal Paradigm and Current Crisis.

 

Croton Review. 1986.
Reflections on Paul Klee's 'Lost in Thought.'

 

The Humanist. March/April 1986.
Must World-mindedness Destroy National Identity?

 

West Hills Review: A Walt Whitman Journal. 1985.
A Sort of Visitor in Life.

 

Lapis. 1985.
The Doctor as a Catalyst of Illness: Treatment Induced Psychosis.

 

Book reviews

Evergreen Review. February 2013. Kerouac Ascending: Memorabilia of the Decade of On the Road by Elbert Lenrow.

 

Tygers of Wrath, 2006. Wounded Healer. A review of Claire Dunne's CARL JUNG: WOUNDED HEALER OF THE SOUL and Jane Cabot Reid's JUNG, MY MOTHER AND I. THE ANALYTIC DIARIES OF CATHERINE RUSH CABOT.

 

Lift Magazine. 1993.
THE CONTINUAL PILGRIMAGE: AMERICAN WRITERS IN PARIS, 1944-1960, by Christopher Sawyer-Laucanno.

 

The Paris Voice. April 1993.
THE CONTINUAL PILGRIMAGE: AMERICAN WRITERS IN PARIS, 1944-1960, by Christopher Sawyer-Laucanno.

 

The Bloomsbury Review: A Book Magazine. Apr./May 1991.
First Fictions: New First Novels & Short Story Collections: TEA IN THE HAREM, by Mehdi Charef, Translated by Ed Emery.

-- FROM ROCKAWAY, by Jill Eisenstadt.

-- TONI, by Fiorella de Luca Calce.

 

The Paris Voice. Feb. 1991.
GUILTY OF EVERYTHING:
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF HERBERT HUNCKE.

 

The European: Europe's First National Newspaper. Jan. 4-6, 1991.
Anatomy of Hatred: UNE PETITE VILLE EN FRANCE, by Francoise Gaspard.


The European: Europe's First National Newspaper. Nov. 9-11, 1990.
Signs of the times: ROLAND BARTHES, by L.J. Calvet.


The European: Europe's First National Newspaper. Oct. 12-14, 1990.
Love and Confession: LE MIROIR AUX TIROIRS, by Jacques Laurent.

 

The European: Europe's First National Newspaper. Sep. 7-9, 1990.
Abandoned Love: SUR UN AIR DE FETE, by Francois-Marie Banier.

 

The Bloomsbury Review: A Book Magazine. May/Jun. 1990
REDISCOVERIES II: Essays on Forgotten Works of Fiction, Ed. by David Madden & Peggy Back.

-- THE DEMON and THE ROOM, by Hubert Selby.

 

The Bloomsbury Review: A Book Magazine. Mar./Apr. 1990.
-- THE FAR SIDE OF MADNESS, by John Weir Perry.

-- EROS AND PATHOS, by Aldo Carentenuto.

-- THE HOMELESS MENTALLY ILL, ed. H. Richard Lamb, M.D.

-- SCHIZOPHRENIA: Treatment, Process and Outcome, by Thomas H. Mc Glashan, M.D. and Christopher J. Keats, M.D.

 

The Bloomsbury Review: A Book Magazine. Sep./Oct. 1989.
ALCHEMY IN A MODERN WOMAN: A Study in the Contrasexual Archetype, by Robert Grinnell.

 

The Bloomsbury Review: A Book Magazine. March/April 1989.
Encountering Mortality: FULL MEASURE: Modern Short Stories on Aging, ed. Dorothy Sennett.

-- Violence Against the Self: THE BETRAYAL OF THE SELF: The Fear of Autonomy in Men and Women, by Arno Gruen.

 

Arete: Forum For Thought. March/April 1989.
LIBRA, by Don Delillo.

 

Arete: Forum For Thought. Dec. 1988.
LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

 

Arete: Forum For Thought. Aug./Sep. 1988.
THE MUSTACHE, by Emmanuel Carrere.

-- A LITERATE PASSION: Letters of Anais Nin and Henry Miller, 1932-1953.

 

Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy. Fall 1987.
MENTAL HEALTH CARE AND SOCIAL POLICY, ed. Phil Brown.

 

The Bloomsbury Review: A Book Magazine. March 1986.
Sense, Sensibility & the Solitary Child: THE ULTIMATE STRANGER: The Autistic Child, by Carl H. Delacato, MD.

 

The Confluent Education Journal. Fall 1985.
THE BROKEN BRAIN: The Biological Revolution in Psychiatry by Nancy C. Andreason, MD.

 

Nice. Spring 1981.
REFLECTIONS, by Henry Miller, Ed. by Twinka Thiebaud.

 

Journalism

Tygers of Wrath. Portraits from the Revolution, Part One: In-depth Interviews with the Protestors from Occupy Wall Street, Liberty Square, Conducted on 30 September 2011.

 

 

Evergreen Review. February 2012.
To Crush a Butterfly on the Wheel of a Tank: Why Americans Must Take to the Streets. A Personal Essay on Marching with the Occupy Wall Street Demonstrators on 5 October 2011. Portraits of the Revolution from Occupy Wall Street, Liberty Square, Part Two.

 

Tygers of Wrath. A Pratt University Art Student, a Volunteer Librarian, a "Grandmother for Peace," a Teamster, and an Ironworker. What Do They All Have in Common? Portraits of the Revolution from Occupy Wall Street, Liberty Square, Part Three.

 

Tygers of Wrath. October 2011. An Interview with William Scott, Author of Troublemakers: Power, Representation, and the Fiction of the Mass Worker. Portraits of the Revolution from Occupy Wall Street, Liberty Square, Part Four.

 

The Paris Voice. Dec./Jan. 1990.
Allen Ginsberg's 'Family' Album Exhibited.

 

The Paris Voice. Oct. 1990.
Benefit Readings at Shakespeare & Co.

 

Venice Magazine. Sep. 1990.
Tumbleweed Hotel Ablaze:
The Venerable Shakespeare and Company
Suffers Irreparable Damage.

 

Interviews with Rob Couteau

Chloe Potter Interviews Rob Couteau on the death of Ray Bradbury.
First broadcast on 6 June 2012 by the international media conglomerate,
Monocle 24, based in London. (Use Windows Media Player for best results;
will not play on Quicktime)

 

HV Biz. March 1, 2010.
Off the Palette: Rob Couteau.

 

Netsurf. Le magazine Internet. May 1998.
Portrait Robert Couteau. Un americain a Paris.

 

 

Awards

Winner of the 1985 North American Essay Award;
annual competition sponsored by the American Humanist Association,
open to writers living in North America. Essay published in The Humanist, Mar/Apr 1986:

Must World-mindedness Destroy National Identity?

 

 

Cited in books & periodicals
by other authors

The New York Times, April 16, 2015.
Reclaiming the Age-Old Art of Getting Lost, by Stephanie Rosenbloom.

 

Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac Correspondance (1944-1969).
Trad. de l'anglais (États-Unis) par Nicolas Richard.
Édition et introduction de Bill Morgan et David Stanford.
Sélection française de Josée Kamoun
(Collection Du monde entier, Gallimard, 2014.)

 

Transpersonal Astrology: Explorations at the Frontier,
by Armand Diaz, Eric Meyers and Andrew Smith
(Integral Transformation, 2013).

 


The Chicago Reader, June 7, 2012.
The Realness of Ray Bradbury, by Drew Hunt.

 


Archdaily, June 6, 2012.
The “Fahrenheit 451" Author Ray Bradbury Dies at 91, by Vanessa Quirk.

 


Review Review, Spring 2012.
Prose and Poetry With Social Conscience.
Review of Evergreen Review
, by Brenna Dixon.

 


Ghetto Images in Twentieth-Century American Literature:
Writing Apartheid
(The Future of Minority Studies),
by Tyrone R. Simpson II.
Palgrave Macmillan (January 31, 2012)

 


SF: The Sci-Fi Literature Genius Guide
(Imagine Publishing, 2011),



Senses of Cinema, Issue 57, summer 2010.
Fahrenheit 451: A Brave New World for the New Man,
by Pedro Blas Gonzalez.

 

Contemporary Irish Music for Classic Guitar Solo,
by John Feeley (Mel Bay Publications, 2009).

 


Revolution 1821 Economics: Greek Modern Economic History,
by Gregory Zorzos (CreateSpace, 2009).

 


The Age of the Female: A Thousand Years of Yin,
by Richard Andrew King (Richard King Publications, 2008).

 


California Literary Review, March 2007.
Fahrenheit 451: Avatar of the New Man
, by Pedro Blas Gonzalez.

 


Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Love in the Time of Cholera: A Reader's Guide,
by Thomas Fahy (London: Continuum International Publishing Group, 2007).

 



Qualitative Data Analysis: An Introduction,
by Carol Grbich (London: Sage Publications, 2007).

 


Popular Contemporary Writers, by Michael D Sharp
(Marshall Cavendish, 2006).

 


The No Plot? No Problem! Novel-Writing Kit,
by Chris Baty (San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2006).

 


Ray Bradbury: Uncensored! The Unauthorized Biography,
by Gene Beley (iUniverse, 2006).

 


100 Most Popular Genre Fiction Authors:
Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies,

by Bernard A. Drew (Libraries Unlimited, 2005).

 


The Astrology of Film: The Interface of Movies,
Myth, and Archetype,
by Jeffrey Kishner
(iUniverse, 2004).

 


El Pais Digital, April 16, 2004 (Montevideo, Uruguay).
NUEVOS CUENTOS DE RAY BRADBURY. La vuelta completa,
by Elvio E. Gandolfo.

 


Poughkeepsie Journal. March 2, 2004.
West might face charges for marrying gays. Authorities
explore legal options,
by Gabriel J. Wasserman.

 

Dal Segno al fine: románové podoby Erosa, by Peter Michalovic
(Petrus, 2003).

 


The Writer's Handbook, 2004, by Elfreida Abbe
(Waukesha, WI: Writer, Inc., 2003).

 


National Identities, vol. 5, no. 3, 2003.
Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism:
Irreconcilable Differences or Possible Bedfellows?
by Brett Bowden.

 


PsyArt. An online journal for the psychological study of the arts. 2002.
The Mandala Experience : Visions of the Center in Schizophrenic and Fictional Accounts of Disintegration, by Leslie Trueman.

 


The Response to Allen Ginsberg, 1926-1994:
A Bibliography of Secondary Sources,
by Bill Morgan
(Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996).

 

Forgotten Millions, by David Cohen (Boulder, CO: Paladin, 1988).

 

 

In Library Collections


The Special Collections of the following libraries
have noncirculating copies of
poems from the late twentieth century
:

New York University;
Yale University Library;
Colby College;
Michigan State University Libraries;
Northwestern University;
UCLA Library

 

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