"Eternal Network is the first university press publication to explore the historical roots, aesthetics, and new directions of contemporary mail art in essays by prominent, international mail art networkers from five continents. This forty-chapter illustrated book examines the free exchanges and collaborations of an international community whose mailboxes and computers replace the museum, where the address is the art, and where 'mail art is not fine art, it is the artist who is fine.' Readers will find numerous photographs of mailed artifacts, performance events, congresses, stampsheets, posters, collages, artists' books, visual poetry, computer art, mail art zines, copy art and rubberstamped images." -- publisher's statement. Edited by Chuck Welch. Text by Chuck Welch, Ken Friedman, Jean Brown, John Held, Clive Phillpot, Tom Cassidy, Ed Varney, Anna Banana, Rosemary Gahlinger-Beaune, Carlo Pittore, David Cole, Estera Milman, Guy Bleus, Pawel Petasz, Rea Nikonova, Joachim Frank, Charles Francois, Judith Hoffberg, Shozo Shimamoto, Stewart Home, H.R. Fricker, Mark Corroto, Melinda Otto, Vittore Baroni, Bern Porter, Peter R. Meyer, Mit Mitropoulos, Richard Kostelanetz, Ayah Okwabi, Jan DeSirey, Chris Dodge, Clemente Padin, Graciela Gutiérrez Marx, John P. Jacob, Leavenworth Jackson, Sheril Cunning, Robert Filliou, Coco Gordon, Ayun Halliday, Marilyn R. Rosenberg, Willie Marlow, Dick Higgins, Henning Mittendorf, and Andrej Tisma. Appendices include mailing addresses, mail art exhibitions, a listing and location of over 350 underground mail art magazines, and a comprehensive record of public and private international mail art archives.