The Coldspring Journal No. 2 (October 1974). John Giorno, Claude Pelieu, Charles Plymell, Pamela Beach Plymell, Janine Pommy-Vega, Anne Waldman.

The Coldspring Journal No. 2 (October 1974)

Cherry Valley, NY: Cherry Valley Editions, 1974. Limited First Edition. Stapled Wrappers. This second number of the literary anthology published by Charles & Pamela Beach Plymell's Cherry Valley Editions features a stark, untitled poem (first lines: "YOU CAN'T/REMEMBER/WHERE/YOU ARE") by John Giorno, a key artist, poet & publisher associated with William S. Burroughs & Andy Warhol. Also six poems including "Weeping Sitting on a Cloud: To Allen Ginsberg" & "Kali Yug Express (TV Poem)" by Claude Pelieu, the noted writer & husband of Mary Beach, mother of Pamela Beach Plymell; twelve poems including "Poem On A Birthday," "HighwaySong" & "Song To The Mother" & a prose piece in the form of a letter to Pamela ("Island of the Sun, Lake Titicaca, July 20/74") by Janine Pommy Vega (1942-2010), the acclaimed poet; the long, tour-de-force poem "Fast Speaking Woman" by Anne Waldman, the great & prolific poet of the later Beat Generation & New York School; & much more. One of 250 copies on Kraft paper as noted in colophon. Another exceptionally rare & collectible Cherry Valley Edition, with inter-related beat & other literary associations as ever with this imprint. In very fine condition with only minor bump-warps at upper & lower right corners of front cover, upper left corner of back cover, extending slightly into upper & esp. lower corners of page leaves; otherwise virtually mint inside & out. Very Fine. [Item #2452]

Price: $45.00