Nice To See You: Homage to Ted Berrigan with: Laid-in Ephemera. Ted Berrigan, Anne Waldman.
Nice To See You: Homage to Ted Berrigan with: Laid-in Ephemera
Nice To See You: Homage to Ted Berrigan with: Laid-in Ephemera

Nice To See You: Homage to Ted Berrigan with: Laid-in Ephemera

ISBN: 0918273110
Minneapolis, MN: Coffee House Press, 1991. First Edition, Contributor's Copy. Hardcover. A compilation of writings by & in homage to Ted Berrigan (1934-1983), towering poet of the New York School & a veritable category onto himself. Edited & with contributions by Anne Waldman, another icon of the New York School-&-Beyond. Also with contributions of poetry, interviews, letters, Journal entries, reproductions of artworks, etc. by Berrigan himself; Ron Padgett; Robert Duncan; Joanne Kyger; Robert Creeley; Tom Clark; Jerome Rothenberg; Philip Whalen; Allen Ginsberg; Kenneth Koch; Aram Saroyan; Ken & Anne Mikolowski; Edward Dorn; Jim Carroll; Andrei Codrescu; Gerard Malanga; Edward Sanders & others- a gathering of Berrigan & his most illustrious contemporaries. With many photo images of Berrigan, many in the company of the contributors & others. This is the contributor's copy that belonged to Ken & Anne Mikolowski. Ken, poet-printer-publisher-professor & his late wife artist & co-publisher Anne, were the proprietors of the acclaimed, now very collectible Alternative Press in Detroit. They were friends & colleagues of Berrigan, & published his works along with many others' during the 1970s & after. Laid in this copy is a form letter from the publisher identifying it as a contributor's copy; a pamphlet from the publisher soliciting money contributions (Coffee House Press is a non-profit organization) with the third of three panels removed indicating that the Mikolowskis contributed money; a flyer for a Poetry Resource Center of Michigan "Talk About Poetry Series" event in Detroit featuring a presentation by Ken Mikolowski held during February of 1992; & several blank strips of paper. All of the above except for the publisher's form letter appear to have been used as bookmarks by the Mikolowskis, & we have left them where we found them, in places of significance including their contributions to this volume (page 147). A beautiful production, & a uniquely significant Berrigan-related collectible with distinguished associations & provenance. Book in very fine condition, virtually mint inside & out with gilt-stamped image of Berrigan on front board. Dust jacket in fine condition with only very light rubbing to front, back covers & spine; a few light scratches esp. at bottom portion of back cover; very light wear & a few tiny creases at edges & corners. Very Fine / Fine. [Item #2706]

Price: $125.00