[Item #2408] Cottonwood Review No. 42. Kevin J. Burris, Dennis K. Helm, Denise Low, Joanne Lowery, Cynthia S. Pederson, Michael Smetzer, Edward Stessel.

Cottonwood Review No. 42

ISBN: (ISSN)0147149X
Lawrence, KS: Cottonwood Magazine & Press/University of Kansas, 1989. First Printing. Softcover. This number of the literary journal published at the University of Kansas in Lawrence "...presents a number of alumni who read at the River City Reunion in 1987, complimenting works offered in issue 41."(from Editor's Note) The event referred to was a legendary gathering of Beat Generation & other literary luminaries including William S. Burroughs, who then resided in Lawrence. Among the contributors who had participated in the Reunion featured in a special section of this issue are Denise Low (the poem "Crocuses Bloom When Matthew Moves to Germany"); Michael Smetzer (two poems including ""The Old Farmer") & others. Also poems by Joanne Lowery ("The Station"); Cynthia S. Pederson ("Three Sheets to the Wind"); Edward Stessel (two poems including "First Fruits") & others among the non-KU alumni. With a fiction section including the short story "On The Night The Squirrel Died In My Wall" by Kevin J. Burris; a review; notes on contributors; announcements of forthcoming publications, etc. Cover linocut illustration by Dennis K. Helm. An interesting issue in this collectible series, especially as it relates to the Reunion event. In very fine condition with only very light rubbing & spotting to front, back covers & spine; one mostly faint vertical smudge-line above upper edge near left corner of front cover illustration (not effecting title or illustration); very tiny bumps at corners of covers; short bump through lower edge of spine. Interior very fine with only tiny wave-bumps at top edges of some page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #2408]

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