Magazine 5. David Franks, Paul Blackburn, John Dowd, Ed Sanders, John Sinclair, Diane Wakoski.
Magazine 5
Magazine 5

Magazine 5

New York, NY: Magazine, 1966. First Printing. Stapled Sheets with Newspaper Overwrap. Signed by poet Diane Wakoski at her contribution. This fifth number of the exemplary 1960s NYC "Mimeograph Revolution" countercultural literary periodical features contributions of poems by Paul Blackburn ("The Reality Invokes"); Fugs-&-"Fuck You"-Famous Ed Sanders (misspelled as Ed Saunders, "Songs from the Gobble Gang Poems" & "Prayer for the Unity of the Eye"); the legendary activist & Marijuana Martyr John Sinclair ("For the Death of Bebop, #1") & Diane Wakoski ("Wednesday"). At the end of the latter poem just under her printed name, Wakoski has handwritten her signature with characteristic vertical doodle. This issue was edited by David Franks, who also contributed a poem ("The Act"), rather than the longtime prolific poet & publisher Kirby Congdon. With (inner) front cover artwork of Bob Dylan by John Dowd, & actual pages from the February 1, 1966 issue of the New York Times wrapped around covers- the title "Magazine 5" is rubber-stamped repeatedly on front & back wrappings. The contents here manifest the bridging from the Beat Generation to the 1960s hippie counterculture with particular clarity; & the contemporary newspaper pages are fascinating- they include ads for the now-legendary production of "Man of La Mancha" & "Slapstick Tragedy," a later play by Tennessee Williams. A most rare & desirable Beat-&-Beyond collectible. The issue itself is in very fine condition, with only moderate browning mostly at blank margins of page leaves & edges of text block. However, the newspaper pages are inevitably of old acidic newspaper quality, & therefore significantly browned & crumbling at all edges esp. spine-edge. Browning of issue noted above is certainly at least mostly due to the newspaper wrappings. Good- Very Fine. [Item #3247]

Price: $75.00