Locus Solus (journal)

Locus Solus was a journal of experimental poetry and prose that published four issues in 1961 and 1962, one a double issue. The magazine was edited by the poets John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, and James Schuyler,[1] all of whom contributed content. It was published by Harry Mathews in France.[1] They were all members of the OULIPO which was a French writing society.[1] The society focused on complex word games and the surreal.[1]

The journal was named after the novel Locus Solus by Raymond Roussel.


  1. 1 2 3 4 Jed Birmingham (25 May 2006). "Locus Solus". Reality Studio. Retrieved 14 November 2015.

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