Shaded Room / One (March 1970). James Edward Deahl, Douglas Blazek, Richard Latta, George Montgomery, Ruth Poritz, Kent Taylor, Diane Wakoski.
Shaded Room / One (March 1970)
Shaded Room / One (March 1970)
Shaded Room / One (March 1970)

Shaded Room / One (March 1970)

Pittsburgh, PA: Shaded Room Press, 1970. First Printing. Stapled Sheets. Signed by Diane Wakoski. This first (& we're fairly certain only) issue of the literary journal edited & with contributions by James Edward Deahl features the poem "Exorcism" by Diane Wakoski, the acclaimed & prolific poet who has long resided in Michigan. Below the poem, Wakoski has hand-written her signature with characteristic series of vertical doodles in blue ink (pg. 19). Also poems by Douglas Blazek & Kent Taylor, who were part of the mimeo-revolution scene around Cleveland cult favorite d.a.levy (who had taken his life a few years earlier); George Montgomery (a Jack Kerouac acquaintance & scholar) & many, many more. With several poems & a short essay-manifesto to inspire a Surrealist revival-revolution by editor Deahl, who the same year as this journal was published (1970) would move to Canada, where he still resides as an esteemed poet, translator & educator. With reviews (including of the then-recently released movie Easy Rider); list of contemporary books received; front cover photograph illustrations by Richard Latta; back cover Calderesque illustration by Ruth Poritz etc. A rare relic of a fertile period of American independent poetry; & a most desirable collectible in the early Wakoski canon. In relatively near-fine condition with mild rubbing, browning & occasional spotting to front, back cover sheets; mild wear & a few tiny bumps, small curls, minor spotting & browning at all edges & corners; bottom of three staples detached at rear cover only. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of page leaves; mild wear at edges of same as noted above. Near Fine. [Item #3466]

Price: $40.00