Sudbury, MA: Water Row Press, 2000. First Edition. Hand-sewn Wrappers. Signed by Author. An autobiographical prose piece by the wife of Beat poet Ray Bremser. Sex, Drugs, and the Beat Generation all converge in Greenwich Village in New York City, 1960. 8 pages, + foldout 4-page poem. Also includes an illustration of a vintage couple. One of 150 numbered copies signed by the author, Bonnie Frazer (aka Bonnie Bremser) (total.....[Item #1031]
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New York, NY: Paper Book Gallery, 1965. First Edition. Stapled Wrappers. The rare first edition of one of the earliest collections of poems by Ray Bremser (1934-1998), the hard-living Beat author who was a close colleague of Allen Ginsberg & other primary figures of the Beat Generation. With an introduction by Ginsberg. Among the most scarce & important Bremser collectibles, in very fine condition with only minor sunning & browning.....[Item #1995]
Madison, WI: The Wisconsin Institute for Intermedia Studies, n/d (circa 1980s). First Printing. Single Sheet. A broadside-poster (11"x17") announcing a reading by Diane di Prima, among the key female literary figures of the Beat Generation & beyond. The reading took place in Madison, Wisconsin under the auspices of the Wisconsin Institute for Intermedia Studies, with di Prima headlining "plus a spotlite on Madison poets." With reproduction of a well-known early.....[Item #2036]
Buffalo, NY: Duncan McNaughton, 1970. First Printing. Stapled Sheets. This vintage literary journal, compiled & published by renowned poet Duncan McNaughton, features contributions by Michael McClure (the two-part poem "Tatagatha Valentines"); McNaughton himself (the short poem "Page for the Buddha of Right Motive"); Charles Olson (a short untitled poem dedicated to Bob Hogg dated October 23, 1967); Edward Sanders (the poem "The Barge of Charles Olson Down River by the.....[Item #2122]
Flint, MI: The University of Michigan- Flint, 1988. First Printing. Single Sheets. Two copies of announcement both signed & dated by Amiri Baraka. Two copies of a rare item relating to the recently deceased LeRoi Jones, later known as Amiri Baraka, among the earliest African-American members of the Beat Generation. The University of Michigan at Flint mailed this announcement of an appearance there on November 3 of what we presume.....[Item #1945]
New York, NY: Interim Books, 1966. First Edition. Stapled Sheets Bound in Wrappers. Signed by poet Diane Wakoski at her contribution. The third number of a quintessential exemplar of "The Mimeograph Revolution" literary phenomenon during the 1960s. Edited by the prolific longtime poet & publisher Kirby Congdon (whom we believe is still active in Key West at about age 95 as of this writing); & published/distributed by poet-painter Jay Socin.....[Item #3201]
New York, NY: Hanuman Books, 1986. First Edition. Softcover in Stiff Wrappers. Signed by Taylor Mead, Legendary Underground Actor & New Yorker. This publication from legendary Lower East Sider Taylor Mead is a centerpiece rarity for any collector interested in New York City during the 1950s & 1960s. Mead, who became infamous for his roles in Andy Warhol's avant-garde films, was also in San Francisco during the mid-1950s. He experienced.....[Item #2987]
London, England; Amherst, MA: Villiers Publications Ltd.; Mulch Press, 1962; 1972. First Printing; Limited Edition. Softcover; Sewn Binding with Stapled Cover Sheets. Nomad journal signed by Diane Wakoski. A bundle of two inter-related rarities: (1) Nomad/New York Ten/Eleven, Autumn 1962. This double number of the literary journal edited by Donald Factor & Anthony Linick (with Anselm Hollo listed as "European Correspondent"), published in London, features mostly poetry & some prose.....[Item #3350]
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, 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]
Tampa, FL: University of Tampa, 1964. First Printing. Stapled Sheets in Stapled Wrappers. Signed by Diane Wakoski at her contribution. This early, very rare number in the series of exemplary 1960s-era "Mimeo Revolution" literary journals published at the University of Tampa features a poem by Diane Wakoski, the now-Elder Statesperson of Poetry who has long resided in Michigan, "Belly Dancer." Just to the right of the last stanza, Wakoski has.....[Item #3275]