Primal Urge: A Journal for Diverse Humans (April/ May 2011). Shannon Handy, Charles Bukowski, Exene Cervenka, Paul Hawkins, Terry Reis Kennedy, Charles Plymell, Marlene Tully, A. D. Winans.
Primal Urge: A Journal for Diverse Humans (April/ May 2011)
Primal Urge: A Journal for Diverse Humans (April/ May 2011)
Primal Urge: A Journal for Diverse Humans (April/ May 2011)

Primal Urge: A Journal for Diverse Humans (April/ May 2011)

ISBN: (ISSN)21607087
Grass Valley, CA: Dave Boles/ Cold River Press, 2011. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. Signed twice by Charles Plymell. This number of the independent alternative literary & cultural journal edited by Shannon Handy features "The Benzedrine Highway Interview" of Charles Plymell conducted by Paul Hawkins. This lengthy, sweeping interview of the legendary poet, printer, publisher & Ultimate Literary Outlaw includes many vintage photographs & a collage depicting Plymell by himself & in the company of his famous Beat-&-Beyond cohorts including Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg & others. On the first text page of the interview, next to his printed name, Plymell has hand-written his signature (pg. 11). Additionally, he has signed below his untitled contemporary poem that follows the end of the interview (pg. 19). Also in this issue is a tribute-article to cult favorite Charles Bukowski by A.D. Winans, the great San Francisco renaissance(s) poet, with a short poem lauding Lawrence Ferlinghetti inserted therein; an interview with punk rock pioneer Exene Cervenka conducted by Marlene Tully, with many reproductions of Cervenka's artworks, books & album covers; & the cover feature of poems that lament Communist China's crushing of Tibet by Terry Reis Kennedy, with many illustrations. With more poetry & prose fiction, artworks etc. Large magazine-format production in stapled covers. A bold, rich issue in this rare series; & a particularly outstanding collectible in the Plymell canon. In very fine condition with only slight rubbing & creasing to front, back covers & esp. stapled spine; mild wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; one small bump-crease at lower left corner of back cover. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of some page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #3504]

Price: $40.00