San Francisco, CA: Intersection Coffee Gallery/Amaranth Press, 1977. First Printing. Single Sheet. A broadside-poster (20"x13") announcing the exhibit "Poems on Paper: An Exhibit of Bay Area Broadsides 1955-1977" which was held at the Intersection Coffee Gallery in San Francisco during March 22-May 5, 1977. Among the poets whose broadsides were exhibited were Robert Duncan, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Kaufman, Kenneth Patchen, Gary Snyder, Jack Spicer, Lew Welch, Philip Whalen & others (all referred to with their last names only)- a veritable who's-who of the most significant figures of the Beat Generation, the San Francisco Renaissance, the Black Mountain School & beyond. The presses noted include Auerhahn, Ferlinghetti's imprint City Lights, Cranium & other venerable practitioners of the high craft of broadside-making at its zenith. With reproduction of a drawing from Patchen's "House on Horseback." Appropriately, this piece exemplifies what it extols & promotes. It is beautifully printed on fine, thick paper presumably by the Amaranth Press (where a reception with "Wine, Cheese, Jazz" is noted). A bold, outstanding production; & a very rare collectible with many important literary associations. In very fine condition, virtually mint.
Item is currently mounted on stiff board, in protective shrink wrap, will be shipped carefully rolled in a tube. This item cannot be sent by Media Mail, so extra shipping/handling charges are required. Very Fine. [Item #2593]