A short-lived distribution service was run under the aegis of L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E. One list carried the following explanation, undersigned by Charles Bernstein, Ron Silliman and Bruce Andrews:
Even when published, writing we wish to read often goes out of print with dismaying rapidity -- closing off a dialogue. Out-of-print and unpublished works may still circulate among a limited circle of friends. Here, we hope to sustain that dialogue, and expand that circle.