First Intensity: A Magazine of New Writing, #5, Summer 1995. Diane di Prima.
First Intensity: A Magazine of New Writing, #5, Summer 1995
First Intensity: A Magazine of New Writing, #5, Summer 1995

First Intensity: A Magazine of New Writing, #5, Summer 1995

New York, NY: First Intensity Press, 1995. First Printing. Softcover. Signed by Diane di Prima at her contribution. This early number of the literary journal features a poem, "Serpentine," by Diane di Prima, among the foremost original female members of the Beat Generation. di Prima has hand-signed her name at an upward angle just below the end of the poem on the lower right margin of the page (23). Also contributions by Barry Gifford, author with Lawrence Lee of an acclaimed oral biography of Jack Kerouac (two poems including "Maria La O"); Robert Kelly (two poems including "5"); Nathaniel Tarn (the poem "Siempre Mas Invisible (Two): For Robin Blaser, at Seventy.") & many more. With interior artworks by Spencer Selby; & an aerial photograph (detail on front cover & reproduced in its entirety on pg. 6) of a devastated Hiroshima taken in September 1945 by USAF Col. (then Capt.) Joe Chapman, presumably editor Lee Chapman's father, in whose memory this issue is dedicated. A most interesting & significant literary compilation, & a very rare di Prima collectible. In fine condition with only moderate wear & small bumps to edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; faint crease at lower left corner of back cover. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at upper & lower corners of some page leaves. Fine. [Item #2422]

Price: $45.00

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