|Issues eight and nine of THIRD RAIL
are available for purchase.
To order, please send $35 per copy
(includes shipping) and specify which
issue(s) you are ordering.
Send check or money order (payable
to Uri Hertz) to
P. O. Box 480741
Los Angeles, CA 90048.
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|THIRD RAIL burst onto the American literary scene in 1975 with a fresh take on
how far a poetry magazine could go beyond the editorial and graphic conventions
of its genre to link writing with cultural-historical movements and political and
artistic changes of the era.
THIRD RAIL immediately cut an uncompromising and expressive path across a
broad spectrum of writing and the arts starting with the publication of its earliest
issues. Co-edited by founding editors Uri Hertz and Doren Robbins, the magazine
set out its editorial concept based on a historically-minded approach to literature
as a living cultural force. THIRD RAIL's dynamic appeal caught the interest of
leading writers such as Henry Miller, Kenneth Rexroth, Robert Bly, Jack
Micheline and George Hitchcock, who contributed writing to early issues. Full
editing and publishing responsibilities were left in the hands of Uri Hertz when
Doren Robbins left his editorial post with the magazine after five years. As
THIRD RAIL continued to carve its unique course through the shifting landscape
of post-sixties to late twentieth century American culture, this innovative and
imaginative review of international arts and literature continued to capture and
hold the attention of poets, writers, scholars and practitioners as well as
appreciators of the visual, theatrical and cinematic arts.
This website is the return of THIRD RAIL to the literary, artistic and cultural
flow of creative production and critical discourse. Presented on these opening
pages are writing and art selected for reprint here from among the most recent of
the nine issues published from 1975 to 1989.
An art installation titled Lo real maravilloso, Puppet Sculpture by Linda Haim, is
mounted on this site.
Kazuo Ohno is featured here with writing by and about the centenarian Japanese
Butoh master with photographs from his classic performances.
Adding to our Nature
The King is Dead.
Long Live the King!
With a Tabloid Biographer,
Who Needs an Oeuvre?
Eros Until the End
in the Tinder of Knowing
|T H I R D R A I L
|international literature & arts
|poems torn from a life
is a new book of poems by Uri
Hertz, published by
To order online, follow the link to
highmoonoon.com or write to
P.O. Box 480741
Los Angeles, CA 90048
October 27, 1906 - June 1, 2010
|interview by Uri Hertz
from Third Rail # 4, 1980