Books

BOOKS THAT HAVE BEEN PRINTED

  1. As Is — poems and one story, cover photo by John Harryman : The Figures, Berkeley, CA, 1978
  2. Blindspots — three long works (two performance transcripts and two poems), cover design by Michael Waltuch : Whale Cloth, Cambridge, ME, 1981
  3. Blue Book — selected performance transcripts and poetry from 1978 through 1986, cover painting by Ross Bleckner : The Figures, Great Barrington, MA/Roof, New York, NY, 1988
  4. Reverse Orderthree long works (an interleaved prose text, a serial poem, and a performance transcript), cover by Vic Moan : Potes & Poets, Elmwood, CT, 1989
  5. Roaring Spring — one process work spanning 13 months, cover by Gertrudis Rivalta : Zasterle, Gran Canaria, Spain, 1998
  6. Open Clothes — poems, prose, notebook, transcripts, cover photo by Jasper Benson-Sulzer : Atelos, Berkeley, CA, 2005
  7. The Grand Piano: An Experiment in Collective Autobiography, San Francisco, 1975-1980 (co-authored with ten other writers, in ten volumes) — Mode A, Detroit, MI, 2006-10

CHAPBOOKS

  1. The Busses — long serial field poem in page form, cover design by Lyn Hejinian : Tuumba #32, Berkeley, CA, 1981
  2. Briarcombe Paragraphs — serial prose revisions, cover by Johanna Drucker and Joseph Simas : Moving Letters, Paris, France, 1984
  3. Dominance — fantastic prose, cover design by David Scheidlower : The Coincidence, Oakland, CA, 1985
  4. What Are These Signals From? — volume two of a trilogy, published on line as EP 49 at http://www.essaypress.org/ep-49/ : Essay Press EP series, internet, 2016

MAGAZINES with only Benson work in them (so, kind of like chapbooks too)

  1. Steel Idea Miam 6, ed. Tom Mandel, 1978
  2. Echo & Narcissus — Qu 1, ed. Carla Harryman, 1980
  3. Don’t Explain &  Voiceovers — Abacus 29, ed. Peter Ganick, 1987
  4. the door, so that now — tolling elves, ed. Thomas Evans, 2003

BOOKS I MADE, given to some friends at the time

    1. Untold Words — saddlestitched, various prose and poems, 1976
    2. X Words — saddlestitched, various prose and poems, 1977
    3. Views of Communist China — saddlestitched, talk transcript, 1977 (See http://www.kenningeditions.com/2009/12/previews-supplements-steve-bensons-views-of-communist-china/ for documentation of this book.)
    4. X — sewn, “vanity mirrors” and prose studies for “Blindspots,” 1977