Trobar No. 5. Various, Paul; Duncan Blackburn, John, Jerome; Wieners, Rochelle; Rothenberg, Charles; Owens, Jackson; Olson, Robert; MacLow, LeRoi; Kelly, Anselm; Jones, Theodore; Hollo, George; Enslin, Robert; Economou.
Trobar No. 5

Trobar No. 5

New York, NY: Trobar, 1964. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. The fifth and final issue of George Economou & Robert & Joan Kelly's early-60s brainchild, "Trobar" magazine, Trobar No. 5 is no less exceptional than any of the preceding issues. The contributor list alone infers how influential of a literary voice Trobar had become in a very short time. Trobar was active from 1960-1964, a key time for the flurry of small press & Mimeo Rev activity taking place during the first half of the 1960s in New York. Trobar is unique in that it represents a different literary sensibility from the prevailing Beat influence then pronounced in New York City, and in doing so published both authors affiliated with the Beat/San Francisco scenes, Black Mountain-affiliated writers further afield and beyond. Its influence and immediacy were regional, its contributors often local; but Trobar never failed to have a cosmopolitan literary sensibility and publish a literature more exalting of the intellect-&-image than many of its brother-&-sister Mimeo presses then or since active. It is a very "New York" production, with many poets published having known each other for some time or having corresponded in one way or another at the time of publication. Ads for "Kulchur" and Margaret Randall's "El Corno Emplumado" at recto of verso wrapper, along with contemporary advertisements for titles then offered by Jerome Rothenberg's "Hawk's Well Press." As of this writing, we are also offering Trobar Issue No. 3 (TMB Item #2718). Book in fine condition with minor rubbing to front, back covers; slight shelf-wear throughout; closed tear at center-middle of front cover at topmost fine-edge; small series of bump-creases at top right-hand corner of front cover; one bump-crease at bottom right-hand corner of front cover; small pinhole at same; a few slight surrounding nicks to same; small spot of more significant rubbing at top left-hand corner of back cover (see picture). Very Good. [Item #2999]

Price: $75.00