Jimmy & Lucy's House of "K" No. 3 (January 1985) with: Signed Letter from Editor Andrew Schelling to Poet Diane Wakoski. Benjamin Friedlander, Andrew Schelling, Cid Corman, Robert Duncan, Larry Eigner, Francois Truffaut, Diane Wakoski.
Jimmy & Lucy's House of "K" No. 3 (January 1985) with: Signed Letter from Editor Andrew Schelling to Poet Diane Wakoski
Jimmy & Lucy's House of "K" No. 3 (January 1985) with: Signed Letter from Editor Andrew Schelling to Poet Diane Wakoski
Jimmy & Lucy's House of "K" No. 3 (January 1985) with: Signed Letter from Editor Andrew Schelling to Poet Diane Wakoski

Jimmy & Lucy's House of "K" No. 3 (January 1985) with: Signed Letter from Editor Andrew Schelling to Poet Diane Wakoski

Berkeley & Oakland, CA: The House of "K" 1985. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers; Single Folded Sheet. With typed, hand-signed letter from editor-publisher-contributor Andrew Schelling to poet Diane Wakoski. The third number of the short-lived but significant mimeo-zine literary journal edited & with contributions by Benjamin Friedlander & Andrew Schelling. Includes "The Order of Poetry," an article by Cid Corman, editor & publisher of the legendary literary journal Origin; a reprint of revered poet Robert Duncan's groundbreaking essay "The Homosexual in Society," originally published in 1944 with additions in 1959; "A Thousand Inching Aeons Glimmer...," a short prose work by Larry Eigner, the title of which quotes Hart Crane; essays by co-editors Friedlander & Schelling, & much more. With front, back cover & interior artworks by Schelling; reviews; memorials including to the French film director Francois Truffaut, etc. Cover art & text are blue on this copy, we have seen them in black also, this appears to be a variation of the first (& undoubtedly only) printing of this issue. Loosely included between inner front cover & first contents page is an original letter, typed & hand-signed by co-editor-publisher-contributor Schelling to the acclaimed, prolific poet Diane Wakoski, who has long resided in Michigan. The letter is in response to her order for back issues, & reads in part: "Thanks for your order, and enthusiasms. Being in the thick of it I can't readily recognize the point-of-view-ness of the magazine, but I'm gratified it gives that sense. I agree, a journal's more useful if it's willing to organize its perspectives along certain (perhaps historically inevitable?) lines." While Schelling invited Wakoski to contribute to future issues in this letter, we have not encountered her work in the subsequent numbers we have seen & offered. A dense, significant issue of this now-rare & important journal, full of profound critical analyses; enriched by this writer-to-writer letter, association & provenance. In fine condition with very light rubbing & occasional spot-staining to front, back covers & stapled spine; mild wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same; mild browning & profuse but light creasing at spine; several tiny pinhole-punctures near upper edge of back cover, faintly continued onto last page leaf; staples beginning to rust with miniscule amount of interior bleeding; very mild browning & rubbing to edges of text block. Interior very fine except for very minor items noted above; tiny bumps & creasing at corners & thin upper edges of some page leaves. Letter in very fine condition, folded horizontally in half, with only mild yellowing at upper left edge & corner; the name "Wakoski" written & underlined in light pencil near blank upper edge (by previous seller?). Fine. [Item #3413]

Price: $40.00