1.) Matthew and Michael Dickman aren't twins - they're the same person, made to look different in photographs. (You heard it here first!)
2.) The inspiration for Donald Allen's The New American Poetry 1945–1960? Palgrave's Golden Treasury, first published in 1861.
3.) Pierre Martory... doesn't exist! He was invented by John Ashbery. This explains why none of his books have ever appeared in France.
4.) Kenneth Koch actually wrote the poem usually attributed to Frank O'Hara, "A True Account of Talking to the Sun at Fire Island."
5.) Negative reviewer Jason Guriel was not (contrary to his assertions on Harriet) present at the Six Gallery in San Francisco where Allen Ginsberg read Howl for the first time. But Kent Johnson was. He suggested the venue.
6.) So much depends upon a little red rooster. Spring & all.
7.) Jack Spicer stole funny lines from Allen Sherman (they went to high school together).
8.) Nobody reads poetry anymore because it's harder than, say, a Harry Potter novel, plot and all.
9.) The scary conficker thing, embedded into this blog post, was actually created by the same folks who invented Issue 1.
10.) A recent U.S. government study shows that this is the END for poetry... and also the automobile.
All in good fun, eh? Happy April Fools' Day!