New York, NY: Corinth Books, 1969. Second printing. Softcover. Inscribed & signed by Ted Berrigan to Anne & Ken Mikolowski. A volume of poems by the great New York School/post-Beat poet Ted Berrigan (1934-1983). With front cover illustration by legendary artist-poet Joe Brainard (1942-1994), also part of the NYC poetry & art scene along with Berrigan, Anne Waldman et al. during this period. Stated second printing, issued the same year.....[Item #2641]
JUNE SALE: ALLEN GINSBERG & TED BERRIGAN
June 3rd marked the anniversary of what, if we all were already Neuralinked into Eternity, would've been the 96th Birthday of Allen Ginsberg. To celebrate, we've plucked from our reserves a number of significant Ginsberg rarities and offer them here at generously discounted rates.
To this, we add--in informal parallel with The Paris Review--a TED BERRIGAN spotlight, whose work is presently finding new audiences outside of the "Beat" categorical sphere.
ALL ITEMS ON SALE for 10-30% OFF during the Month of JUNE, ONLY!
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London, England & New York, NY: Cape Goliard Press in association with Grossman Publishers, 1970. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. Inscribed & signed by Ted Berrigan to Anne & Ken Mikolowski. A collection of poems by the primary New York School/post-Beat poet Ted Berrigan (1934-1983). One very short poem, entitled "Telegram," dedicated to & written shortly after Jack Kerouac's untimely passing, consists entirely of: "bye-bye Jack./See you soon." There are also.....[Item #2642]
New York, NY: Vehicle Editions/A. Levitt, 1971. Limited First Edition. Softcover. A volume with the title poem by Ted Berrigan (1934-1983), the canonical New York School-Beat influenced poet with his own inimitable style. The poem is sub-titled & dated February 18, 1971; & is dedicated to "Joe," who is his friend the legendary poet-artist Joe Brainard (1942-1994). The poem was written during a train ride on the date noted according.....[Item #2643]
Chicago, IL: The Yellow Press, 1976. First Edition. Hardcover. Inscribed & Signed by Ted Berrigan to Anne & Ken Mikolowski. A collection of poems by Ted Berrigan (1934-1983), among the giants of the New York School & a category onto himself with a most unique, varied style. Ranging from very short, haiku-like pieces to long works that combine poetry & prose-poetry, the contents of this volume exemplify Berrigan's mature forms.....[Item #2644]
New York, NY: Penguin Books, 1994. First Printing. Softcover. "This 'master of pathos," as Robert Duncan called him, who could so move the reader with such unaggressive method and such relaxed and seemingly common language was, in fact, a most subtle and resourceful innovator...."(from back cover blurb by Robert Creeley) A selection of poems by Ted Berrigan (1934-1983), the New York School poet's-poet who has a special, unique place in.....[Item #2707]
Berkeley, CA: Rumor Books/Listening Chamber, 2007. Limited First Edition. Softcover. A slim volume of translations by Ted Berrigan (1934-1983), the canonical New York School poet's-poet; in collaboration with noted scholar Gordon Brotherston. Among the great poets whose works are translated here are Guillaume Apollinaire, Heinrich Heine & Pablo Neruda. With short introductions by Beat-&-Beyond legend Anne Waldman & the esteemed Finnish-born poet & translator Anselm Hollo (1934-2013). Original languages &.....[Item #2710]
London, England: Aloes Books, 1973. First Edition, Limited Second Printing. Stapled Wrappers. "The white subway gathered silent speed as buildings and landscapes slid by- faster- faster- a blur of film flakes then pictures leaped into sharp focus- mist and frogs in 1920s roads- morning sleep of detour- needle beer in Sid's. He was in a long tunnel of old photos stretching back to his childhood- back- back- "STOP." " (from.....[Item #4274]
Berkeley, CA: Blue Wind Press, 1979. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. "In this trenchant science-fiction screenplay treatment, William S. Burroughs explores the coming apocalyptic medical-care crisis, and the birth of a tenacious and inventive underground holistic medicine. The author of Naked Lunch, Junky, The Third Mind, and Cities of the Red Night treats this topical story in ultimate terms, with the dry, sophisticated humor he has mastered like no other modern.....[Item #4575]
New York, NY: Viking Penguin Inc., 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. Beginning this essential compendium of fragmentary treasures subsequently assembled is an illuminating, informative essay by James Grauerholz, paramount authority on the life & work of William S. Burroughs. Grauerholz relates the events & circumstances surrounding the creation of the work; delineating with unrivaled accuracy the origin of the source material that became "Interzone" & its rescue from the Tangier "word.....[Item #2668]
Bolinas, CA: Tombouctou, 1985. Limited First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Tom Clark. "Re-reading Ted's old letters, it's evident I was sending him almost as many "works" as he was sending me. Which ones I sent, I'm no longer sure, except in those cases where Ted incorporated my work into his own- a habit of his which was also an important element in his compositional procedure, i.e. borrowing and then transforming.....[Item #3965]
San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 1970. First Edition, First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. "Back Roads to Far Towns After Basho" is an exceedingly rare small press run of 500 copies pressed on September 1, 1970 "for friends of the author." As the title implies, Ferlinghetti took cues from his study of Haiku masters Basho and others and combined it with his then fully-flowered creative force for this memorable collection of.....[Item #2532]
San Francisco, CA: City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, 1978. First Printing. Single Folded Sheet. "Sons of Whitman sons of Poe/ sons of Lorca & Rimbaud/ or their dark daughters/ poets of another breath/ poets of another vision/ Who among you still speaks of revolution/ the locks from the doors/ in this revisionist decade?" (first lines) A rare broadside with the title poem by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, among the foremost living original.....[Item #3677]
San Francisco, CA: Don't Call it Frisco Press, 1988. First Edition. Softcover. In 1988, Don't Call it Frisco Press released "Inside the Trojan Horse," a slim softcover pocket poets-style volume compiling a total of 4 of Lawrence Ferlinghetti's most lauded pieces from his "All Over the Obscene Boundaries" and "Endless Life" collections. What marks this as an essential tome in the Ferlinghetti oeuvre is the inclusion of a lecture he.....[Item #2625]
n/p: Allen Ginsberg, n/d. Autograph Letter Signed. Single Sheet. Hand-written & signed by Allen Ginsberg. "Dick= I think this would/ make a very great/ magazine cover- for/ you- Especially if you/ had a great and dead serious (underlined) / issue to go with it- perhaps/ Rosset's idea of The Fall/ of America(underlined) (dead hard)- I/ don't mean this as a joke-/ you'd really get sensational/ attention, once anybody noticed/ what.....[Item #4116]
San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 1961. First Edition. Softcover. (Dowden Section A, pg. 8-9; Cook No. 14, pg. 42-43; Morgan A4, a1.1). "Kaddish and Other Poems," the esteemed 1961 follow-up to his breakthrough publication, 1956's "Howl and Other Poems" is Ginsberg at his most messianic. From the firing gun of the poem's opening lines, Ginsberg emerges with swaggering stylistic surety, his voice now polished and lending itself masterfully to.....[Item #4728]
San Francisco, CA: Anonym Press, 1972. First Printing. Softcover. As stated in the introduction by editor Mark Robison, this is "...a discussion of modern poetry between Allen Ginsberg, Michael Aldrich, Edward Kissam, and Nancy Blecker at Ginsberg's farm in Cherry Valley, New York on November 26, 1968...Ginsberg depicts with minute detail how he implements what could be called a marked vocalization of mind thought and how the actual physical circumstance.....[Item #1814]
Lincoln, MA: Pennmaen Press, 1976. Limited First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Allen Ginsberg & Richard Eberhart. "What I didn't say to Eberhart: 'Howl' is really about my mother, in her last year at Pilgrim State Hospital--acceptance of her, later inscribed in 'Kaddish' detail. The campaign of vilification and denigration that the first "Beat" texts met--interpreted from the Partisan Review thru TIME and even in FBI files as incomprehensible anti-social wild-eyed.....[Item #4784]
Paterson, NJ: From Here Press, 1978. Limited First Edition. Stapled Wrappers. "This booklet further paves the intersection between the "mainstream" of contemporary writing and the haiku "movement" in North America. Haiku aficionados here have often attacked the rest of Western writings as decadent and full of overbearing language, its writers unable to see the reality around them or avoid self-flattering hyperbole in speaking of it. Yet, as (Allen) Ginsberg himself.....[Item #4806]
Cherry Valley, NY: Cherry Valley Editions, 1978. First Edition. Softcover. "This book is a miscellany: an archive of early strong fragments constellated around Howl between late '50's and early '60's decade; to which are added a number of poems, written & read often in public during the '70's, not included in Mind breaths; and a handful of private Journal pages of public record or interest since they manifest part of.....[Item #2245]
San Francisco, CA: Gay Sunshine Press, 1980. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. "STRAIGHT HEARTS' DELIGHT is a crucial volume for understanding the Beat Movement and two of its most prominent members. Included are gay love poems by Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky, many previously unpublished in book form, covering a thirty-year period; also letters exchanged between the two poets which document their own love relationship, their travels abroad, and friendship with.....[Item #4820]
San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 1982. Limited First Edition. Hardcover. "PLUTONIAN ODE: Title poem combines scientific info on 24,000-year cycle of the Great Year compared with equal half-life of Plutonium waste, accounting Homeric formula for appeasing underground millionaire Pluto Lord of Death, jack in the gnostic box of Aeons, and Adamantine Truth of ordinary mind inspiration, unhexing Nuclear ministry of fear. Following poems chronologize Wyoming grass blues, a punk-rock.....[Item #4472]
San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 1982. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. (Morgan A45, a2.1, pg. 56-57; Cook 147, pg. 157-159). "PLUTONIAN ODE: Title poem combines scientific info on 24,000-year cycle of the Great Year compared with equal half-life of Plutonium waste, accounting Homeric formula for appeasing underground millionaire Pluto Lord of Death, jack in the Gnostic box of Aeons, and Adamantine Truth of ordinary mind inspiration, unhexing Nuclear ministry of.....[Item #4829]
New York, NY: Harper & Row, 1986. Later Printing. Softcover. Signed by Allen Ginsberg. Following the release of Allen Ginsberg’s doorstopper “Collected Poems: 1947-1980” in 1984 came 1986’s “White Shroud,” poems composed between 1980-85. “White Shroud” is an interesting collection because it appears on the heels of Ginsberg’s deep immersion as an educator in Boulder, Colorado at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa Institute. Whether one is.....[Item #4502]
Ann Arbor, MI: Jewel Heart; The Alternative Press, 1997. First Printings. Stapled Wrappers; Single Sheets. During May 24, 1997, less than two months after his passing on April 5, a major Allen Ginsberg Memorial event took place in the venerable Hill Auditorium at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Offered here are three rare mementos of this reverent gathering to honor the memory of a Founding Father of the.....[Item #3321]