El Corno Emplumado / The Plumed Horn No. 24, 1967
El Corno Emplumado / The Plumed Horn No. 24, 1967
El Corno Emplumado / The Plumed Horn No. 24, 1967
El Corno Emplumado / The Plumed Horn No. 24, 1967

El Corno Emplumado / The Plumed Horn No. 24, 1967

Mexico City, Mexico: The Plumed Horn, 1967. First Printing. Softcover. Signed by Clayton Eshleman & Diane Wakoski. "From January, 1962 through July, 1969, El Corno Emplumado / The Plumed Horn was on the cutting edge of independent publishing. The bilingual quarterly, which ran from 100 to almost 300 pages per issue, published some of the best new work to come out of Latin and North America—with occasional sections from Canada, Finland, France, and other countries. Its 3,000 copies were distributed worldwide. The journal was founded and co-edited by Margaret Randall and Sergio Mondragon...Because it took a stand in defense of Mexico’s 1968 Student Movement, in mid-1969 the journal was forced to close. It had published 31 issues and a dozen books." (Margaret Randall, English Editor of The Plumed Horn, www.margaretrandall.org). Little-known revolutionary journal "The Plumed Horn" provided much-needed anarchic & political solace for controversial writers who were being banned, blocked, & banished elsewhere. The journal always heralded these establishment-challenging authors as premier poets & viewed the social function of the poet as a primary aspect of his purpose. As such, this issue blasts off with Ezra Pound and also features poems from Ernesto Cardenal, who would later in life become Minister of Culture after his role in the Nicaraguan Sandinista Revolution & also became a close associate of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the immortal poet & founder of City Lights Books. This issue also features Beat-associated poet Andrei Codrescu, Guggenheim Fellow Clayton Eshleman, the acclaimed Michigan-based poet Diane Wakoski, and a true literary-political pioneer & English Editor of the magazine, Margaret Randall. "In 1984, Margaret came home to the United States, only to be ordered deported when the government invoked the 1952 McCarran-Walter Immigration and Nationality Act, judging opinions expressed in some of her books to be "against the good order and happiness of the United States." The Center for Constitutional Rights defended her, and many writers and others joined in an almost five-year battle for reinstatement of citizenship. She won her case in 1989. In 1990 she was awarded the Lillian Hellman and Dashiell Hammett grant for writers victimized by political repression; and in 2004 was the first recipient of PEN New Mexico’s Dorothy Doyle Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing and Human Rights Activism." (www.margaretrandall.com). Signed by Clayton Eshleman in full on title page (signature unaffected by stain mentioned below) & by Diane Wakoski in full with doodle/flourish next to the title of her first contribution in this issue. Journal in good condition with moderate uniform rubbing throughout front, back covers; moderate shelf-wear at all edges; large L-shaped water/damp-stain to title page; moderate yellowing to all pages & all edges of text block; original perforated subscription card at pg. 165 furthered yellowed the pages and area in which it sat but is in pristine condition. Good. [Item #2772]

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