All Stars. Tom Clark, Ted Berrigan, Clark Coolidge, Robert Creeley, Ed Dorn, Michael McClure, Ron Padgett, Ed Sanders, Philip Whalen.
All Stars
All Stars
All Stars

All Stars

ISBN: 0670114197
Santa Fe, NM; New York, NY: Goliard & Grossman Publishers, 1972. First Edition. Hardcover. "Each of the contributors to ALL STARS was asked to present a selection of some twenty pages of new work; the result is a kind of monster magazine which contains 13 previously unpublished pamphlets." (from dust jacket back cover) A monumental compendium of poems by the primary figures of the Beat Generation, San Francisco Renaissance, Black Mountain & New York Schools of American poetry. Edited & with contributions by Tom Clark (1941-2018), the polymath poet-novelist- editor-biographer-artist who squarely belongs in the company of the eminences in this historically rich volume: Ted Berrigan, Clark Coolidge, Robert Creeley, Ed Dorn, Michael McClure, Ron Padgett, Ed Sanders, Philip Whalen & more. Interestingly & significantly, several of the poems in this compilation first appeared in The Paris Review, when Clark was its official poetry editor. There is no introduction, afterword or any commentary on contributors- Just sections devoted to generous samplings of these literary giants' most compelling & exemplary works. First Hardcover edition in unclipped dust jacket, published simultaneously with a softcover edition. A truly essential cornerstone among collectibles- All Stars indeed! Book in fine condition with moderate rubbing, spotting & slight discoloration to blue cloth front, back covers & spine (silver-gilt lettering on spine quite completely bright & intact); light wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same; very light rubbing, browning, sparse spotting & a few small, light stains at edges of text block. Interior very fine with only miniscule bumps at upper corners of some page leaves. Dust jacket fine with mild rubbing to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at thin edges & corners of same; some small spot-stains to back cover. Fine / Fine. [Item #3740]

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