BullHead No. 1 (Winter 1994) with: BullHead No. 2 (Fall 1994) with: BullHead No. 3 (1995). Joe Napora, Antler, Thomas Rain Crowe, Sharon Doubiago, Clayton Eshleman, Robert Peters, Larry Smith.
BullHead No. 1 (Winter 1994) with: BullHead No. 2 (Fall 1994) with: BullHead No. 3 (1995)
BullHead No. 1 (Winter 1994) with: BullHead No. 2 (Fall 1994) with: BullHead No. 3 (1995)
BullHead No. 1 (Winter 1994) with: BullHead No. 2 (Fall 1994) with: BullHead No. 3 (1995)

BullHead No. 1 (Winter 1994) with: BullHead No. 2 (Fall 1994) with: BullHead No. 3 (1995)

Ashland, KY: Bullhead, 1994-1995. First Printings. Stapled Wrappers in Over-Wraps. Issue No. 1 signed by Joe Napora & Thomas Rain Crowe; issues No. 2 & 3 signed by Napora. "BullHead will run through 12 issues, each issue 52 pages. Within this form BullHead will roam according to some designs of my own in response to contributions from readers. Each issue will keep an emphasis on the oral quality of communication that is only really possible through conversation and never fully realized through print. Hence, Flow." (from "Where does the BULLHEAD?" introductory essay by Joe Napora, issue No. 1) The first three contiguous issues of the poetry journal founded, edited & with contributions by Joe Napora, the impassioned & prolific American poet, editor, publisher & activist. The philosophy behind this daring cutting-edge journal is that it "...exists as a work-in-process, changing as readers/ writers respond to it..." as noted on copyright page at rear of each issue. Issue No. 1 features contributions by Napora (the lengthy inaugural essay quoted above), the poet known as Antler (Brad Burdick), Thomas Rain Crowe, Sharon Doubiago, Clayton Eshleman & many others. Noted poets Crowe & Doubiago are both certified members of the Baby Beat Generation/ Second San Francisco Renaissance which flourished during the 1970s (learn about them in our book, Starting from San Francisco, item No. 3071, Deluxe Edition No. 3075). Eshleman is the venerable poet, editor & educator who has long resided near us here in Michigan. On the last page of his essay, between its conclusion & a bordered quote from Euripides' Medea, Napora has hand-written his signature in bold black ink, tiny parts of which have bled onto opposite page without effecting legibility. At his contribution (the poem "Serpent Mound Visit (4/24/86)"), next to title, Crowe has hand-written his signature. Issue No. 2 features contributions by Antler, Doubiago, Eshleman, Larry Smith (the very evocative, poignant poem "Jack Kerouac Haiku") & many others including Robert Peters (1924-2014), the great poet, playwright, critic & Victorian scholar (the poem "A KNAVE OF COCKS: from The Secret Sex Life of J. Edgar Hoover, a work in progress," a scathing critique of the infamous FBI Director). On front of the slender folded title-contributors sheet that forms the first page leaf of this & the other issues, Napora has hand-written his signature. Issue No. 3 features contributions by Antler, Doubiago, Napora & many others. At the same place noted in issue No. 2 above, Napora has hand-written his signature. Each issue is chapbook-style stapled wrappers with illustrated loose over-wrap with slender flaps (over-wrap glued to issue No. 3); various interior illustrations & graphics. Very significant & scarce Napora-related collectibles; highly recommended exemplars of provocative, (often darkly) humorous & topical poetry of the mid-1990s. All three issues in very fine condition with only the slightest rubbing & a few short, faint creases to front, back covers & spines of over-wraps & wrappers; mildest wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same. Staples of issues Nos. 1 & 2 in process of rusting with miniscule bleeding onto interiors & inner over-wraps. Interiors all very fine with only tiny bumps, thin-edge creases to edges & corners of some page leaves; very minor instances of rust- & ink-bleeding noted above. Very Fine. [Item #3594]

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