Wild Dog 1. Edward Dorn, Geoffrey Dunbar, John Hoopes, Robert Kelly, Douglas Woolf.
Wild Dog 1

Wild Dog 1

Pocatello, ID: Wild Dog, 1963. First Printing. Stapled Sheets. "In many respects- name, form, and content- Wild Dog boldly embodies much of what we identify as the "mimeo revolution." Preceded by A Pamphlet, Wild Dog, which joined the mimeograph revolution in April 1963, was the brainchild of Edward Dorn, who was familiar with the emergence of divergent American writing through his association with Black Mountain College, where he had studied under Charles Olson and Robert Creeley. The literary direction that Dorn brought to Wild Dog encompassed writing from diverse sources including, but not limited to, writers associated with The Black Mountain Review, the San Francisco Renaissance, the Beat Generation, the New York School, and certain "hip" European and South American publications and poets. In its three-year history, Wild Dog moved from Pocatello, Idaho, to Salt Lake City, Utah, before ending its existence with number 21 of volume 3 in March of 1966, in San Francisco." (from A Secret Location on the Lower East Side: Adventures in Writing, 1960-1980 by Steven Clay & Rodney Phillips, New York, NY, 1998, pg. 153) This very first historic exemplar of the earliest mimeographed literary zines features "God Has a Wreck on 91 South," a short story-prose poem by Edward Dorn (1929-1999), the great & influential American Black-Mountaineer-&-Beyond who was its founder & editor. Also in this first issue are contributions by Edward Dunbar, Geoffrey Hoopes, Deep Image School Master Robert Kelly (here an academic-political essay), Douglas Woolf & more. With a special section entitled "Apple Cores" with contemporary NYC literary & cultural scuttlebut. Stapled mimeographed sheets. An essential, now-iconic Beat-&-Beyond collectible. In relatively near-fine condition for such a vintage, fragile production: Moderate-to-significant browning of top cover sheet; several small chips with slight loss of paper at left edge of same outside staples; mild wear & some light, faint creases & tiny bumps at all edges & corners; interior page leaves of varying stock with only mild browning, edgewear, bumps & creasing; final page leaf loose from staples but completely intact except for tiny staple-holes & several small chips with slight loss of paper at right edge; very short, closed tear at lower edge of same (back cover is last page of Kelly's text as issued). Near Fine. [Item #3482]

Price: $100.00