Miami, FL: Press of the Black Flag, 1970. First Printing. Single Sheet. Signed by Robert Creeley. A broadside (7"x11&1/2") with the short, fierce title poem by Robert Creeley (1926-2005), an affiliate of the Beats, Black Mountain College & in the pantheon of American poets. With his hand-signature above his printed name. No reference to publisher or limitation, but our research indicates this was printed by the Press of the Black.....[Item #2001]
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n/p: Unknown, n/d (circa 1971). First Printing. Single Sheet. Signed by Diane di Prima. A broadside (6"x17") with the twenty-first poem of the Revolutionary Letters collection by Diane di Prima, a pioneering woman of the Beat Generation & beyond. The Revolutionary Letters were collectively published & added to in book form in various editions during the late 1960s through early 1970s, self-published by the poet & by various imprints including.....[Item #2035]
New York, NY: New Directions Publishing, 1969. First Edition. Softcover. Published in 1969, Ferlinghetti's politically-charged populist hymn was yet another audacious stab into the heart of military-industrial complex America and its corrupt and powerful perpetrators. With the text set in Ferlinghetti's own hand, "Tyrannus Nix" provides a poignant, era-specific glance at the backstage debauchery that has poisoned the American political process in a way that curiously echoes our current era.....[Item #2531]
San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 1978. Stated Third Printing (Dated 1-1-79). Broadside. Broadside (8 & 1/2" x 11"). On Nov. 27th, 1978, City Supervisor Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected official in U.S. history and San Francisco mayor George Moscone were assassinated by Dan White, a former police officer who had clashed with Milk over gay rights issues. In true protest-poet, activist fashion, it was a mere two.....[Item #2547]
San Francisco, CA: Privately Printed by the Author, 1979. First Printing. Broadside. A broadside (8" & 1/2" x 11") reprinting a poem-editorial originally published in the New York Times on May 12, 1979. "A Nation of Sheep" is a litany on the molding of the continent resultant from the atomic burst of money-grabbing entrepreneurial activity that gave birth to super industry America. Yet another of Lawrence Ferlinghetti's time-tested classics, the.....[Item #2549]
New York, NY: Thunder's Mouth Press, 1991. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed to Charles Plymell by Charles Henri Ford, & with additional related ephemera. "In the 1940s, as the world stood divided by war, View magazine, together with the talents of the European and American artistic communities, helped define the avant-garde movement in this country and established New York as a world art center."(from front flap) The first anthology of the.....[Item #1791]
n/p: The Lost Pleiade Press, 1974. Limited First Edition. Single Sheet. A broadside (8"x11") with an untitled poem (first line: "Time of the people changed to prayer"/) by acclaimed poet, translator & activist Jack Hirschman, former Poet Laureate of San Francisco, where he founded the International Poetry Festival. One of 300 copies, not numbered, printed by Noel Young for The Lost Pleiade Press in August 1974. A handsome production with.....[Item #2178]
Berkeley, CA: Moe's Books/Wesley B. Tanner, 1988. Single Sheet. A broadside (10"x17&1/2") with the title poem by Michael McClure, a primary poet & playwright of the San Francisco Renaissance, the Beat Generation & beyond. As noted below the poem, this is "A gift from Moe's Books for the New Year, 1988. Printed by Wesley B. Tanner, Berkeley." Of unknown limitation, there may be copies with an alternate line of information.....[Item #2291]
Sacramento, CA: Ellen's Old Alchemical Press, 1976. Limited First Edition. Single Sheet. A letter-size broadside (8&1/2"x11") with the title poem by Gary Snyder, a primary poet of the Beat Generation & beyond. Although no information is provided on the broadside itself, according to John Sherlock's Bibliography of Works By and About Gary Snyder (Second Edition, Revised and Expanded, 2010), this is one of "450 (+45) copies" that were printed in.....[Item #2380]
San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 1966 / 1969 (1968). First Edition, Second Printing / Second Printing. Softcover. Offered here in a bundle package are two classic Beat works from Carl Solomon, dedicatee of Allen Ginsberg's celebrated "Howl & Other Poems." A note of bibliographical specificity: most internet sellers' descriptions of Solomon's first title, "Mishaps, Perhaps" claim it as a "first edition," because a second printing is not listed on.....[Item #2985]