Dark Ages Clasp the Daisy Root, Issues 2-6, with Ephemera. Haim Nachman Bialik, Norma Cole, Peter Cole, Larry Eigner, Benjamin Friedlander, Benjamin Hollander, Andrea Hollowell, Joanne Kyger, David Levi Strauss, Pier Paolo Pasolini, James Perrizo, Andrew Schelling, Sappho, Anne Waldman.
Dark Ages Clasp the Daisy Root, Issues 2-6, with Ephemera
Dark Ages Clasp the Daisy Root, Issues 2-6, with Ephemera
Dark Ages Clasp the Daisy Root, Issues 2-6, with Ephemera
Dark Ages Clasp the Daisy Root, Issues 2-6, with Ephemera
Dark Ages Clasp the Daisy Root, Issues 2-6, with Ephemera
Dark Ages Clasp the Daisy Root, Issues 2-6, with Ephemera
Dark Ages Clasp the Daisy Root, Issues 2-6, with Ephemera
Dark Ages Clasp the Daisy Root, Issues 2-6, with Ephemera

Dark Ages Clasp the Daisy Root, Issues 2-6, with Ephemera

Oakland, CA: Benjamin Friedlander & Andrew Schelling (Editors & Publishers), 1990-1991. First Printings. Stapled Sheets. Includes two hand-written & signed postcards addressed to James Perrizo by editor/contributors Benjamin Friedlander & Andrew Schelling. Five contiguous issues of the rare, short-lived literary journal-zine, Dark Ages Clasp the Daisy Root, including significant ephemera, all once belonging to James Perrizo (1944-2006), a devoted collector & scholar who once served as the assistant to Edie Parker, Jack Kerouac's former wife. Includes: *Issue #2, February 1990, featuring a poem by Russia-born poet Haim Nachman Bialik ("...hailed as the poet of the national renaissance of Hebrew literature" as noted in editors' endnotes), "Bring Me Under Your Wing" translated by Tina Rotenberg; Larry Eigner (a poem with his own lengthy commentary); six poems by Benjamin Friedlander, also an editor of the journal; three poems by David Levi Strauss; & many more contributions. *Issue #3, June 1990, featuring a translated passage of Arthur Rimbaud by Eigner; a poem by Friendlander ("Irrsal und Wirrsal"); three poems by Peter Cole & an anonymous Middle English poem translated by Norma Cole; a lengthy essay by Benjamin Hollander ("In the Extreme of Translation...") & more. This issue includes a loose, heavy-stock page printed on both sides with illustrated postcards (unperforated), commentary & subscription information. *Issue #4, September 1990, featuring three poems by the legendary ancient Greek poet Sappho translated by Bill Luoma; a poem by Andrew Schelling, also an editor of the journal ("Coy-Dogs"); & much more. This issue includes a loose sheet with a letter to subscribers by the editors on one side & examples of poetry on the other. Also, this issue includes the original mailing envelope addressed to subscriber James Perrizo, noted above. Inside the envelope is the following: two small sheets, each printed on both sides, one with subscription & content information regarding issues 1-3, the other consisting of two sheets (unperforated) with identical text on one side & different illustrations on the other regarding issue #4. Also, two mailed postcards addressed to Perrizo, one each from editors Friedlander & Schelling, with hand-written & signed notes on versos. Schelling's note is especially long & discusses previous & other publications by them. *Issue #5, March 1991, featuring two poems by Joanne Kyger; translation of lines by eleventh-century Hebrew poet Shmuel Hanagid by Peter Cole; nine poems by Andrea Hollowell & more. This issue also includes the original mailing envelope addressed to Perrizo. *Issue #6, (second series, issue one) June 1991, featuring a poetry-&-prose work dated 1985 by Anne Waldman, among the primary poets of the later Beat Generation, the New York School & beyond ("WHAT TAKES: Methyl Isocyanate: Notes Taken from a Writer's Journal"); essays on poetry by editors Friedlander & Schelling; a poem by the Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini translated by Jeff Gburek ("The Religion of My Time") & more. With illustrated end papers. A unique collection of this rare & important exemplar of the later literary mimeo-zine era, especially with these ephemera & associations. All items in fine condition, with only very mild creasing at surfaces & corners of front, back covers of all issues; staples in process of rusting with some very light bleeding of same. Interiors of all issues very fine with faint creases or warpage of a few page leaves in each issue; tiny bumps at many corners of same. Mailing envelopes, loose sheets & postcards described above all in fine to very fine condition, with typical light creasing, rubbing & cancellation markings to mailed envelopes & postcards from their journeys. Fine. [Item #2397]

Price: $120.00