Insect Trust Gazette

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The Insect Trust Gazette was a poetry journal published at Temple University in Philadelphia.[1] Three issues appeared from 1964 - 1968. It was edited by Leonard Belasco, Jed Irwin, Robert Basara, and William Levy.[2]

The journal's name was derived from a phrase in William S. Burroughs' novel Naked Lunch about a "a trust of giant insects from another galaxy." The editors added "gazette" to it.[3] Burroughs contributed texts to the first two issues. The journal folded in 1968.

A folk/jazz/blues group in the late 1960s, The Insect Trust, took its name from the journal.


  1. ^ Phil Baker (15 July 2010). William S. Burroughs. Reaktion Books. p. 213. ISBN 978-1-86189-736-7. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Insect Trust Gazette". Retrieved 6 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Jed Irwin on the Insect Trust Gazette". Retrieved 6 March 2021.