Parnassus: Poetry in Review Vol. 1 No. 1 (Fall/Winter 1972). Herbert Leibowitz, John Ashbery, John Berryman, Jorge Luis Borges, Paul Bowles, Charles Henri Ford, Michael Heller, Anselm Hollo, Robert Kelly, John Koethe, Denise Levertov, Thomas Meyer, Eric Mottram, Pablo Neruda, Frank O'Hara, Jerome Rothenberg, Helen Vendler, Larry Vonalt, Diane Wakoski, Jonathan Williams, Michael Wood.
Parnassus: Poetry in Review Vol. 1 No. 1 (Fall/Winter 1972)
Parnassus: Poetry in Review Vol. 1 No. 1 (Fall/Winter 1972)
Parnassus: Poetry in Review Vol. 1 No. 1 (Fall/Winter 1972)

Parnassus: Poetry in Review Vol. 1 No. 1 (Fall/Winter 1972)

New York, NY: Stanley Lewis, 1972. First Printing. Softcover. Signed by Diane Wakoski. This very first number of the critical literary journal edited by noted author Herbert Leibowitz features many learned reviews & essays about a vast array of poets & their works representing myriad schools & movements. In one case, a major poet is both a critic & the subject of criticism: Diane Wakoski, the acclaimed & prolific Beat-influenced poet who was then still associated with the Deep Image School, contributes two reviews on works by Ethnopoetics pioneer Jerome Rothenberg & the Belgian-American avant-garde poet Armand Schwerner; & is also among the subjects of "The Limits of Self-Regard" by Eric Mottram (among the earliest critical authors on the works of William S. Burroughs), along with Denise Levertov & others. At the end of her Rothenberg review, just below her printed name, Wakoski has hand-written her signature with characteristic series of vertical doodles (pg. 147). Also in this issue are contributions by John Koethe on John Ashbery; Larry Vonalt on John Berryman (who died early during the same year this issue was published); Michael Wood on iconic Latin American poets including Jorge Luis Borges & Pablo Neruda; Thomas Meyer on Paul Bowles, Charles Henri Ford & others; Michael Heller on Deep Image Master Robert Kelly & others; Beat-related poet Anselm Hollo on Jonathan Williams; Helen Vendler on the New York School icon Frank O'Hara; & many more. With photographs, illustrations, notes on contributors & a few contemporary ads (including for the Parnassus Bookshop in NYC). Large-format softcover in sewn binding. A historic milestone in poetry criticism; & an especially rare & desirable Wakoski collectible. In very fine condition with only very light rubbing to front, back covers & spine; lightest wear & a few tiny bumps, creases to edges & corners of same. interior very fine with only tiny bumps at upper corners of a few page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #3489]

Price: $40.00