Beat Scene No. 81 (Winter 2016). Wallace Berman, William S. Burroughs, Kirby Doyle, Dan Fante, Tony Fruscella, Jack Kerouac, Charles Olson, Jack Spicer.
Beat Scene No. 81 (Winter 2016)

Beat Scene No. 81 (Winter 2016)

Coventry, England: Beat Scene Press, 2016. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. Beat Scene No. 81 starts with Editor Kevin Ring's intriguing article on little-known Beat poet Kirby Doyle. Although Doyle is lesser-known to the masses, such credible giants of American poetry as Diane di Prima and Lawrence Ferlinghetti have heralded Doyle as among the best poets of his generation. Following Ring's article is a contribution by poet, publisher, and former wife of Gregory Corso, Kaye McDonough, on knowing and publishing Doyle. Next in the issue comes letters to David Meltzer from legendary Bay-Area artist Wallace Berman, and an interview with prestigious Beat scholar Ann Charters about her correspondence with Black Mountain poet Charles Olson. Also included is an excerpt from Lewis Ellingham's erudite tome "Poet Be Like God: Jack Spicer and the San Francisco Renaissance," a text that still today serves as a primary reference for all things related to Spicer and the integral influence he exerted on the scraggly crowd of aspiring poets who used to gather at his home and are now household names. Rounding out this exceptional issue is another article from Ring; this time on Jack Kerouac, Sterling Lord, Don Allen, and Kerouac's inextricable influence over the poetic development of all his contemporaries. As New with only slight bump crease to bottom right-hand corner of cover and virtually nonexistent bump-crease to top right-hand corner of same; slight shelf wear and evidence of tiny bump-crease on front-middle of same; miniscule bump-crease on bottom left corner of back cover. As New. As New. [Item #2573]

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