Bottle of Smoke Press: Bottle #1. Gary Aposhian, Charles Bukowski, Neeli Cherkovski, Dan Fante, Bradley Mason Hamlin, Gerald Locklin, Ann Menebroker, Claude Pelieu, Charles Plymell, Bill Roberts, Marc Snyder, A. D. Winans.
Bottle of Smoke Press: Bottle #1
Bottle of Smoke Press: Bottle #1
Bottle of Smoke Press: Bottle #1
Bottle of Smoke Press: Bottle #1
Bottle of Smoke Press: Bottle #1
Bottle of Smoke Press: Bottle #1
Bottle of Smoke Press: Bottle #1
Bottle of Smoke Press: Bottle #1
Bottle of Smoke Press: Bottle #1
Bottle of Smoke Press: Bottle #1
Bottle of Smoke Press: Bottle #1
Bottle of Smoke Press: Bottle #1
Bottle of Smoke Press: Bottle #1
Bottle of Smoke Press: Bottle #1
Bottle of Smoke Press: Bottle #1

Bottle of Smoke Press: Bottle #1

Leesburg, VA: Bottle of Smoke Press, 2003. Lettered Signed Edition. Loose Sheets in Folder. Each broadside signed by author. "Bottle #1 is the first in a series of "all-broadside" magazines. We will publish this magazine as material becomes available." (from copyright-colophon panel) One of the rarest & greatest productions of Bill Roberts' venerable Bottle of Smoke Press: Twelve small (5&1/2" x 8&1/2") broadsides by some of the most acclaimed contemporary Beat-&-Beyond poets & litterateurs circa 2003; with an additional broadside by artist Marc Snyder featuring linoleum block images of all twelve poets, Snyder & Roberts. Encased in single sheet folded into three panels with printing on all sides. One of 26 copies (from a total edition of 126) hand-lettered at colophon & with each broadside signed. This is copy "K." Snyder's broadside is an "original linocut" print reserved for the lettered edition, signed, dated & with "k/2" reference by the artist. The signed broadsides include the poem "Madness And Middle-Class Motives" by Gary Aposhian (1962-2007), the editor-publisher whose many endeavors included Freethought journal (where this writer was included in a special William S. Burroughs issue); "Sequoia" by Neeli Cherkovski, the prolific poet & essayist who was at the center of the Baby Beat Generation/ Second San Francisco Renaissance during the 1970s along with his colleague Thomas Rain Crowe (see our book, Starting from San Francisco, item No. 3071, Deluxe Edition No. 3075); "Waking Up" by Dan Fante, a noted protégé of Charles Bukowski; Bradley Mason Hamlin's poem "Bukowski in the Bathroom"; "wonderbreadman in his Wonderwear" by Gerald Locklin, another important Bukowski associate & memoirist; "Stealing Lorca" by the fearless, impassioned poet Ann Menebroker (1936-2016); "In Memory of Claude Pelieu," a tribute to his cut-up writer & artist father-in-law by Legendary Literary Outlaw Charles Plymell (from whom we obtained this contributors' copy); "Poem for My Father" by A.D. Winans, the great poet of both Beat Generations & San Francisco Renaissances; & more. Each broadside is a unique hand-crafted production, many with illustrations or reproductions of photographs. With well-reproduced vintage color photo of Bukowski in front of a post office (get it?) affixed to front panel of folder. A superb portfolio, in its rarest form & with association & provenance of one of its most distinguished contributors. Folder in very fine condition with only very slight wear at edges & corners; slightest rubbing to front & rear panels. Broadsides with only tiny bumps at very few corners; otherwise all in substantially mint condition. Publisher's opaque glassine pouch, open at left side, in good-to-near-fine condition with mostly mild creasing at surfaces, edges & corners; closed tear along portion of left side. Very Fine. [Item #3607]

Price: $120.00