What's New in the Zone

Here to keep you up-to-date with what's going on inside the zone
(in a sort of lazy, half-assed way).

Allen Ginsberg Day of Remembrance

This just in from Caroline Schutze <osende@istar.ca> of Ousende Infospace:

Lee Ingram is helping to organize an Allen Ginsberg national observance. The idea is to get people together to kindle the flame, look at how the freedoms that Allen so courageously fought for are still under attack, and celebrate his life and work. There will be readings and a few minutes of silent meditation at each event. Lee would like to find interested people in each community who could help to organize locally, mostly just to designate a place for people to meet and make that info available to the public via community radio, alternate presses, the Internet, and other networking. We'll also publish the information here.

This could potentially be a very exciting event, bringing together people all over the country in remembrance of Allen. I'd like to encourage all of you in your local communities to get involved and arrange a reading. It would take very little work, and reap great rewards.

The date of the event is Sunday the 13th of April, 1997, and will be held simultaneously across the country: 4:00 pm EST - 3:00 pm CST - 2:00 pm MST - 1:00 pm PST

For more information and to get involved, contact Lee at


Coffeehouse Update (supersedes next section)

The Coffeehouse anthology is now scheduled for September, and is listed as such in Manning's catalog. It should give a peek, a glimpse at the scene(s) of creative frement that ha(ve)s spawned Enterzone along with so many other nodes of light.

Bucket of Rain -> Connecting -> Coffeehouse

Remember that anthology Enterzone publisher Christian Crumlish and Levi Asher were collaborating on, the one that was going to feature some work from these pages? Well, it's still on track, though the title has changed several times. It will now be called Coffeehouse and it's still coming out from Manning Press, in June. We'd show you the cover but since it's a commercial product and we're a noncommercial zine, we've probably overstepped our own personal bounds just by plugging the book thus far. Look for a Coffeehousebook.com site in the near future.

Still at AALN but...

We may be moving soon from the cheerful auspices of the American Arts and Letters Network, but we don't expect our address to change (now that we have our own domain), and we may even stay on the same physical machines, which minimizes the likelihood of operating-system "lag" and ensuing technical problems. We don't know if we're allowed to talk about the "context" in which we'll be hosted at Vassar, but it's interesting.

Oh, and About Our Address (ezone.org/ez)

The original Enterzone site at Berkeley is kaput, gone (along with some quasi-Ezone material), but hey we had a nice long transition period. Anyhow, if you ever follow a link from elsewhere or a bookmark and end up at the nice message at Berkeley that gives our new home-page address (http://ezone.org/ez), you can easily convert the "wrong" old address to the right one. Just replace the enterzone.berkeley.edu with ezone.org and the address will work.

So, for example, if you tried to go to http://enterzone.berkeley.edu/ez/e5/articles/perce/live.html (The Way You Live Now) you could easily edit the address to read http://ezone.org/ez/e5/articles/perce/live.html (ignore the :1080 that appears, I tell you).

Administrivia: Deadlines

>For people considering submitting to Enterzone, we would like to warn you of upcoming changed in our deadline schedule.

Episode 11 will be released on June 1, 1997. The deadline for that episode will be April 23, 1997.

Episode 12 will be released on September 1, 1997. The deadline for that episode will be July 10, 1997.

Lucky episode 13 will be released on December 1, 1997. The deadline for that episode will be October 1, 1997 (seriously, damn it).

What Was New in episode 8 (nothing, apparently, was new, back during the heady days of episode 9)

Path of Least Resistance