The San Francisco Poets. David- Meltzer, /interviewer, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Michael McClure, Kenneth Rexroth, Lew Welch, Richard; Everson Brautigan, William (Brother Antoninus.

The San Francisco Poets

ISBN: (SBN)34502219X165
New York, NY: Ballantine Books, 1971. First Printing. Softcover. "The six poets in this book represent the history of poetry in San Francisco, in America, in the world." (from "Golden Gate: Introduction") A uniquely important & fascinating compilation of interviews conducted by the late poet David Meltzer (1937 - 2016) of six of his fellow San Francisco Renaissance/ Beat Generation & beyond poets: Richard Brautigan, William Everson (a/k/a Brother Antoninus), Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Michael McClure, Kenneth Rexroth & perhaps most importantly the elusive Lew Welch- shortly before his disappearance & presumed demise. With exemplary poems by the poets laced among their interviews; an introduction by Meltzer; list of the poets' works; chronology; & even lists of San Francisco bookstores & printers. A mass-market format softcover original, stated first printing of August, 1971. A fantastic compendium of criticism, autobiographies & epiphanies by some of the greatest figures of this fabled time & place, of great interest to the scholar & collector. In fine condition with only mild rubbing, scratching, soiling to front, back covers & spine; very light wear & a few tiny chips, gauges at edges & corners of same; mild browning & slightest wear to edges of text block. Interior very fine with only several small, thin water stains at lower-mid edges of inner front cover & first few page leaves; mild browning mostly of blank margins & edges of all interior. Fine. [Item #3114]

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