New York, NY: Crank Books, 1965. Limited First Edition. Stapled Sheets with Over-Wrappers. The second number of a quintessential exemplar of "The Mimeograph Revolution" literary phenomenon during the 1960s. Includes a lengthy prose memoir-essay by primary Beat Generation poet Gregory Corso, "Some of my Beginning- and What I Feel Right Now." Also many reviews; essays including "A history of New York coffee-house readings" by Carol Berge; & a fascinating compilation...[Item #2788]
LITERARY MAGAZINES & ARTIST-TO-ARTIST COLLABORATIONS!
For the month of April, we've decided to celebrate the rich history of the literary magazine (itself a collaboration of sorts) and the multifarious examples of literary collaboration enacted by many totem figures of Mid-Century American Poetic Development. We've gathered together some incredible collaborations from Joe Brainaird, Anne Waldman, Ted Berrigan, Lewis Warsh, Robert Creeley, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso and more. We've paired this with a dually noteworthy selection of esteemed & obscure literary magazines ranging from pioneering epoch-makers like Origin & Beatitude to Mimeo Rev classics like Magazine and Poems from the Floating World.
All offered for this month only at 10% off! Enjoy!
San Francisco, CA: beatitude Magazine, 1979. First Printing. Softcover. North Beach/San Francisco Poetry. The twentieth anniversary issue of the iconic North Beach-San Francisco Beat journal co-founded by poet Bob Kaufman in 1959. This issue, edited by Neeli Cherkovski & Raymond Foye, features an essay-tribute on Kaufman by Foye, poems by Kaufman, & contributions from an impressive roster of poets including many of the (mostly) then-surviving members of the Beat Generation...[Item #1949]
Minneapolis, MN: Coffee House Press, 1991. First Edition, Contributor's Copy. Hardcover. A compilation of writings by & in homage to Ted Berrigan (1934-1983), towering poet of the New York School & a veritable category onto himself. Edited & with contributions by Anne Waldman, another icon of the New York School-&-Beyond. Also with contributions of poetry, interviews, letters, Journal entries, reproductions of artworks, etc. by Berrigan himself; Ron Padgett; Robert Duncan;...[Item #2706]
Greensboro, N.C. The University of North Carolina Press, 1999. First Trade Softcover Edition. Softcover. "This book chronicles the creative output of a poet and his long-standing relationships with painters and sculptors. Robert Creeley--poet, novelist, short story writer, essayist, editor and teacher...consistently produced books, prints, editions, and sculptures with numerous visual artists. They include some of the art world's most important voices of his generation, as well as subsequent generations..."In Company"...[Item #2805]
New York, NY: Grove Press/Evergreen Books, 1958. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. "In the fall of 1953, when the atmosphere of conformity seemed thickest in America, a group of writers began publishing DISSENT, a quarterly journal of democratic-socialist opinion. VOICES OF DISSENT contains some of the best and most provocative articles which appeared in the quarterly during its first five years."(from back cover) This is the first softcover edition, large format...[Item #2381]
Stony Brook, NY: Stony Brook Poetics Foundation, 1969. First Printing. Softcover. Signed by Clayton Eshleman & Diane Wakoski. The internationally-recognized San Francisco Renaissance poet Robert Duncan said of Stony Brook: "A Journal where new academics and old bohemians find themselves in one congregation; a vehicle of informed new thought and early key documents of modern poetry; an eclectic intelligence; a ground that is responsive to possibilities: Stony Brook provides the...[Item #2773]
New York, NY: Grove Press, 1959. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Four vintage issues of the legendary literary journal co-edited & published by Barney Rosset & his Grove Press, bound into one hardcover volume (presumably for libraries & institutions). Consisting of the complete contents of all four contiguous issues of Summer 1958, Autumn 1958, Winter 1959 & Spring 1959; except for front & back covers of original issues, which are not...[Item #2415]
Point Reyes Station, CA: Floating Island Publications, 1976-1989. First Printings. Softcover. Four large-format literary journals that comprise the entire first (only?) run of this important series: (1) Issue I, Spring 1976, featuring poems by Beat Generation-feminist icon Diane Di Prima, along with four of her offspring, Tara, Alex, Jeanne & Mini; two poems by Robert Bly; a portfolio of photographs by Art Rogers; many illustrations including a portfolio by Cassandra...[Item #2124]
Grand Forks, ND: University of North Dakota, 1974. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. This early number of the Literary Magazine of the University of North Dakota features a special "City Lights" Conference section with contributions by two primary poets of the Beat Generation, Allen Ginsberg & Gary Snyder; as well as Kenneth Rexroth, a Beat mentor & key figure of the San Francisco Renaissance. As explained by the editors preceding this...[Item #2874]
Oakland, CA: Archer Press, 1977. Limited Edition. Loose Sheets in Paper Folio. Signed by Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Anne Waldman & Philip Whalen "Five poems: Written out by the poets for lithography, and hand printed in two limited editions: A public edition of 50, and a poets' edition of 25. This folio is number XI/XXV. Charles Gill and John Doane were the printers, at Archer Press Oakland California...[Item #1788]
San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 1967. First Printing. Stapled Sheets. The first & only number of a literary compilation edited by Lawrence Ferlinghetti & published by his City Lights imprint in September 1967. Featuring Ferlinghetti's "fuclock (A cod-piece for folk-rock)," his fanciful directions for a happening with illustration; two contributions by Allen Ginsberg, the long poem "Two Entries One Day's Journal, April in Paris 1961," & the memoir-essay "On...[Item #2471]
Brunswick, ME: Blackberry, 1976. First Edition. Softcover. "This is the Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics founded by Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg. Those people who were there will understand it as THE crazy diverse and serious scene for poetry in the U.S. ...This book springs out of the entire Institute. We call it SITTING FROG in anticipation of the visionary chief, Sitting Frog-- the once proud leader-- zapped by an...[Item #2849]
Chicago, IL: Odyssey, 1959. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. This number of the literary journal sub-titled "Explorations in Contemporary Poetry and the Arts" begins with an editorial by co-editor Ronald Offen entitled "Ginsberg Revisited." In this fascinating article, Allen Ginsberg's work is appreciatively re-assessed during the period contemporaneous with the fallout-notoriety of "Howl." Inspired in part by a reading Ginsberg gave for the legendary first issue of Big Table in Chicago...[Item #2892]
Cherry Valley, NY: Cherry Valley Editions, 1975. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. This seventh number of the literary journal published by Charles & Pamela Beach Plymell's Cherry Valley Editions features an interview with Salvador Dali conducted by Victor Bockris & Andrew Wylie, with a photograph of Dali by Christina Oliva. Also a prose-poetry piece by James Grauerholz; poems with photos by Gerard Malanga; a cut-up text by Carl Weissner dedicated to...[Item #2465]
New York, NY: Hawk's Well Press, 1960. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. The second volume in the series of poetry anthologies compiled & edited by Jerome Rothenberg, the renowned poet & ethnopoeticist, published by his imprint, Hawk's Well Press. This volume features contributions of poetry by the French Dada pioneer Guillaume Apollinaire (a passage from "Victoire" translated into English by David Antin); the key Black Mountain School poet Robert Creeley ("The...[Item #2126]
New York, NY: Hawk's Well Press, 1959. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. The first volume in the series of poetry anthologies compiled & edited by Jerome Rothenberg, the renowned poet & ethnopoeticist, published by his imprint, Hawk's Well Press. Among the eminent contributors to this volume are Robert Bly (two poems & one translation into English of a poem by Rafael Alberti); Surrealist founder Andre Breton (the poem "Vigilance" translated into...[Item #2125]
New York, NY: Hawk's Well Press, 1961. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. The third volume in the series of poetry anthologies compiled & edited by Jerome Rothenberg, the renowned poet & ethnopoeticist, published by his imprint, Hawk's well Press. Featuring contributions by eminent Beat Generation & related poets Robert Kelly (an excerpt from "Spiritum" & translations into English of two ancient Indian poems); Phillip Lamantia ("Jeanlu"); Rothenberg himself ("A Bodhisattva Undoes...[Item #2127]
New York, NY: Boke Press, 1968. First Printing. Stapled Sheets. An early publication by Anne Waldman, the great Beat Generation/New York School poet who co-founded the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University with Allen Ginsberg. A collection of thirteen poems, most of average length but book-ended by "Airplane" & "People" which each consist of one short, haunting stanza-phrase. Published as one of two collections, the other is...[Item #2292]
New York, NY: Angel Hair Books, 1969. Limited First Edition. Stapled Sheets. Inscribed, Signed & dated by Anne Waldman. An early work of Anne Waldman, a major poet of the Beat Generation/New York School & beyond. Published by Angel Hair Books, co-founded by Waldman & Lewis Warsh, this is a collection of poems indeed relating to the day-to-day life & musings of the bohemian young poet & her contemporaries during...[Item #2294]
New York, NY: Adventures in Poetry/The Poetry Project, 1972. Limited First Edition. Stapled Sheets. Hand-lettered & numbered edition signed by poet Anne Waldman & artist Joe Brainard. An early collection of poems relating to the title locale by Anne Waldman, among the primary poets of the later Beat Generation, the New York School & beyond. With front, back cover & three full-page interior illustrations by the legendary writer/artist Joe Brainard...[Item #2306]