Broadside: "Gregorian RANT"
Louisville, KY: White Fields Press, 1995. First Printing. Single Sheet. "Pay attention- attention must be paid/ I pay no dues/ I know of no collector/ I owe nothing/ I don't owe respect/ as long as I'm not disrespectful/ Who owes me? Say life, God, owes me?/ Try and Collect!" (first eight lines) A broadside (appx. 11" x 22") with the title poem by Gregory Corso (1930-2001), the legendary, primary poet of the Beat Generation. Notice the likely nod to Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" in the first line above. With reproduction of a contemporary photographic portrait by C.W. Coddington of the later, grizzled Corso (as he looked the way this writer remembers meeting him at the NYU Beat Conference during 1994). A bold, stark production of Ron Whitehead & Kent Fielding's White Fields Press, which in tandem with The Literary Renaissance was dedicated to "supporting a global literary community." First printing of unknown limitation, designated as No. 27 in the Press's "published in heaven series." A very rare collectible in the Corso canon. In very fine condition with only a few tiny bumps, creases at thin edges & corners. Will be shipped carefully rolled in a tube. This item cannot be sent by Media Mail, so extra shipping/handling charges are required. Very Fine. [Item #3861]