San Francisco, CA: San Francisco Public Library, 2001. First Printing. Single Sheet. Signed by Gerald Nicosia. On December 5, 2001, a memorial event for Ken Kesey, who had died on November 10, was held at the San Francisco Public Library's Koret Auditorium, hosted by Gerald Nicosia, the acclaimed critical biographer of Jack Kerouac; & Neeli Cherkovski, among the key figures of the Baby Beat Generation/ Second San Francisco Renaissance. The.....[Item #3490]
AUGUST FEATURE: SOMETHING FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY...
The family of Beat-&-Beyond “brothersisterhood,” to quote Second San Francisco Renaissance poet Neeli Cherkovski, that is. As we commemorate the birth of our namesake-inspiration—the great William S. Burroughs—every February, so too we must honor Uncle Bill in death—and just yesterday marked the 23rd anniversary of WSB’s passing. As such, we’ve included some marvelous WSB items in this month’s special, but not only WSB. For the Black Mountain-curious or Devoted Olsonian, we’ve got a plump plate of “Charles-cuterie;” representing the Beat sensibility is TMB’s groundbreaking 2018 literary history of the Second San Francisco Renaissance, along with items featuring Ed Sanders (including the sought-after “Café Le Metro” issue of the Wormwood Review), Lawrence Ferlinghetti, & Jack Micheline; for a distinctly West Coast sensibility, we’ve got the lauded-by-all-poets, must-read classic “Archetype West” by the great William Everson.
This & more awaits you in the August Special...ENJOY!
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San Francisco, CA: New College, Circa 1970s. First Printing. Single Sheet. A large broadside-poster (17&1/2"x23") announcing a poetry reading by two legendary poets- Ed Dorn & Ed Sanders. Dorn (1929-1999) is among the most important poets of the Black Mountain School, most famous for his magnum opus, Gunslinger, first published in its entirety in 1975. Sanders is among the key figures in the literary, publishing & musical counterculture of the.....[Item #2324]
San Francisco, CA: American Newsrepeat Co., n/d (Circa 1967). First Edition. Single Sheet. A large poster (22" x 28&1/4") with magnified reproduction of a classic photograph of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the great Founding Father of the Beat Generation as both poet & publisher, who is still with us at 101 years old as of this writing! The location of this portrait is obviously City Lights Books, the iconic venue in San.....[Item #3517]
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: Peter Lembecke Gallery, 1991. First Edition. Single Sheet. Signed by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. From September 3-September 30th, 1991, immortal poet-publisher & lifelong painter Lawrence Ferlinghetti provided selections from 50 years of painting at the Peter Lembecke Gallery on the famed Grant Ave. in San Francisco. Ever since his student days at the Sorbonne in France, Ferlinghetti has been ardently consumed by not only his commitment to language &.....[Item #2628]
San Francisco, CA: White Star Prints, 1987. First Edition. Postcard. Signed by legendary Beat-&-Street Poet Jack Micheline. A postcard with a reproduction of a painting by Beat poet and San Francisco legend, Jack Micheline. Postcard measures 5" x 7" - Has never been mailed. No writing. Very Fine.[Item #1281]
Buffalo, NY: Charles Olson/ The Institute of Further Studies, 1968. First Editions. Single Sheets Folded in Envelopes. "Wholly absorbed/ into my own conduits to/ an inner nature or subterranean lake/ the depths or bounds of which I more and more/ explore and know more/ of, in the sense that other than that all else/ closes out and I tend further to fall into/ the Beloved Lake and I am blinder.....[Item #3696]