Gas: New College of California Review, Numbers 1-4. Charles Baudelaire, Ted Berrigan, Joe Brainard, Charles Bukowski, Tom Clark, Andrei Codrescu, Robert Creeley, Edward Dorn, Steve Kongsle, Joanne Kyger, Michael McClure, David Meltzer, Ron Padgett, Edward Sanders, Anne Waldman, Philip Whalen.

Gas: New College of California Review, Numbers 1-4

ISBN: (ISSN#4only)1058532X
San Francisco, CA: New College of California, 1990-1992. First Printings. Softcover. The first four issues of the literary journal published by the now-defunct New College of California in San Francisco during 1990-1992. (1) Gas No. 1, Winter 1990, featuring eight poems by post-Beat cult icon Charles Bukowski; a series of illustrations with talk-bubbles excerpted from "The Thousand Year Empire" by prolific poet-writer-biographer-artist Tom Clark (also a co-editor of this series); four poems by the great Beat-Black Mountain School poet Robert Creeley; a lengthy poem-treatise including footnotes by legendary writer-publisher Edward Sanders ("Green Economics"); poems by Ted Berrigan, Joanne Kyger, Michael McClure & Ron Padgett; & much more. With illustrations, vintage advertisements, etc. (2) Gas No. 2, Spring 1991, including the poem "Murderer's Wine" by Charles Baudelaire, translated from French into English by Walter Martin; seven poems by Bukowski; a series of haiku-esque verses entitled "Little Cantos" by Clark; an excerpt from the poem "Hi Plane", Ascending the Platte" by key Black Mountain School poet Edward Dorn; a paneled comic story by Steve Kongsle ("Pinata"); two untitled poems by David Meltzer; & much more. With illustrations, advertisements for local book & record stores & a loose errata slip. (3) Gas No. 3, Summer 1991, "Ted Berrigan Issue" with eight poems by Berrigan, an interview with Berrigan conducted by David Drum in 1968 ("Inter Tedview with Berrigan: The Last of the Beat Generation, Alas"); collaborations between Berrigan & Joe Brainard, Jim Carroll, Clark, Padgett, George Schneeman, Anne Waldman & many others; twenty-one poems by Clark; three poems by Bukowski; & more. With illustrations, including one by Brainard, advertisements & a loose folded-sheet pamphlet publicizing this & the first two issues. (4) Gas No. 4, Winter 1991-92, featuring seven poems by Bukowski; nine by Clark; a collaborative poem by Bill Berkson & Andrei Codrescu ("The Long Wait Between Meals"); another excerpt from Edward Dorn's "High Plane", "The El Peru/Cheyenne Milkplane"; an interview with primary Beat Generation poet Philip Whalen conducted by Andrew Schelling & Waldman in 1991; & much more. With many illustrations & some advertisements in rear. A collective cornucopia of contemporary literature, increasingly rare. All issues are in very fine condition, with only very mild rubbing to front, back covers & spines; issue No. 1 with mild spotting to top edge of text block; issue No. 3 with very mild chips & waves at lower edges of covers. Very Fine. [Item #2132]

Price: $80.00