Whitman's Wild Children. Neeli Cherkovski.
Whitman's Wild Children

Whitman's Wild Children

ISBN: 9780932499578
San Francisco, CA: Lapis Press, 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. Here in its true first edition is the group of memoir-esque critical essays from Neeli Cherkovski, "Whitman's Wild Children," which focuses on ten major Beat-related poets. Cherkovski, who featured heavily as a subject in the Third Mind Books 2017 European Beat Studies Network Presentation on the Second San Francisco Renaissance, was a firsthand apprentice to some of the greatest of the West Coast Beats, including Lawrence Ferlinghetti (who he also wrote the first biography of) and Harold Norse. Norse is quoted on the back of the dust-jacket for this book as saying: "I have watched Neeli Cherkovski's development as a poet over the past twenty years. He has grown into a singularly gifted voice with an "ear" for rhythm and a gift for unique, original insight." Charles Bukowski, another of his mentors, said: "Neeli, the still young and still largely neglected, deserves a wider audience. It is about time he is heard outside of the world of the little magazines." As our recent research on Cherkovski has shown us, he was a key participant in the San Francisco poetry scene of the mid-1970s and with Thomas Rain Crowe and others revitalized the literary scene in San Francisco to create "The Second San Francisco Renaissance." Book in very fine condition with only slightest shelf-wear. Dust-jacket in very fine condition with only slightest shelf-wear, minute bumps; tiny closed tears to top of jacket on spine, bottom of jacket on spine. Very Fine / Very fine. [Item #3026]

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