Ann Arbor, MI: Rainbow People's Party, 1971. First Printing. Single Sheet. Offered here is an original postcard petitioning for the release of John Sinclair, the seminal countercultural activist whose "Total Assault on the Culture!" began with his founding of the Artists' Workshop in Detroit, Michigan. Sinclair was immortalized by John Lennon in his song, "John Sinclair" which chronicled Sinclair's unfair, deceitful arrest and imprisonment. The efforts of Lennon, the Ann.....[Item #2955]
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San Francisco, CA: Canessa Gallery, 1975. First Printing. Single Sheet. A broadside (8&1/2"x22") with a prose essay-reminiscence about the North Beach area of San Francisco. Published anonymously & with no reference to place, publisher, date, etc. According to John Sherlock's Bibliography of Works By and About Gary Snyder (Second Edition, Revised and Expanded, 2010), the author is Snyder, the great primary poet of the Beat Generation & beyond. It was.....[Item #2351]
New York, NY: Kicks Books, 2014. First Edition. Softcover. Signed by Charles Plymell at his Foreword. "A lost trove of unpublished end-times poetry and prose is unleashed in Sun Ra's terrifying new trilogy PROPHETIKA. Here, Book One delivers hard-edged poetic predictions and prognostications to mankind from the doomsday pen of visionary genius Sun Ra!" (from back cover) The first (& as yet only that we're aware of) volume of a......[Item #3223]
California, PA: Arthur & Glee Knight, 1972. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. "This issue is dedicated to Henry Miller, a great artist, on his 81st birthday." (from contents-copyright page) Thus do the late Arthur (1937-2012) & Glee (a/k/a Kit?) Knight state the main theme of this vintage issue of their acclaimed, pioneering series of Beat-related publications under the umbrella title of "The Unspeakable Visions of the Individual." Henry Miller, the great.....[Item #3225]
New York, NY: Venture Publications, Inc., 1960. First Printing. Softcover. Signed by poet Diane Wakoski at her contribution. This number of the venerable literary journal chiefly edited by Joseph J. Friedman features the final interview with the legendary French Existentialist writer-philosopher Albert Camus. As noted, "The sixteen questions comprising the interview were sent to Camus in August 1959. Camus' reply, dated December 20, 1959, was received here on December 26.....[Item #3241]
San Francisco, CA: Glide Memorial Church, Circa 1967. First Printing. Single Sheet. A broadside-poster (14"x20") announcing a "Poetry Fiesta" with "music and Dancers," featuring readings by poets Lenore Kandel, Margaret Randall, Marcus Ulewicz & Lew Welch, held at the Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco on December 16, (circa) 1967. Welch (1926-1971?), among the primary poets of the Beat Generation & the San Francisco Renaissance, famously disappeared in 1971, a......[Item #2497]