Notes from Syropa with: The Poetry Consumer with: Dionysus with: Ode to Wainio (Two Versions). Neeli Cherkovski, Philip Daughtry/Suntree, Ken Wainio.
Notes from Syropa with: The Poetry Consumer with: Dionysus with: Ode to Wainio (Two Versions)
Notes from Syropa with: The Poetry Consumer with: Dionysus with: Ode to Wainio (Two Versions)
Notes from Syropa with: The Poetry Consumer with: Dionysus with: Ode to Wainio (Two Versions)
Notes from Syropa with: The Poetry Consumer with: Dionysus with: Ode to Wainio (Two Versions)
Notes from Syropa with: The Poetry Consumer with: Dionysus with: Ode to Wainio (Two Versions)
Notes from Syropa with: The Poetry Consumer with: Dionysus with: Ode to Wainio (Two Versions)
Notes from Syropa with: The Poetry Consumer with: Dionysus with: Ode to Wainio (Two Versions)
Notes from Syropa with: The Poetry Consumer with: Dionysus with: Ode to Wainio (Two Versions)
Notes from Syropa with: The Poetry Consumer with: Dionysus with: Ode to Wainio (Two Versions)
Notes from Syropa with: The Poetry Consumer with: Dionysus with: Ode to Wainio (Two Versions)
Notes from Syropa with: The Poetry Consumer with: Dionysus with: Ode to Wainio (Two Versions)

Notes from Syropa with: The Poetry Consumer with: Dionysus with: Ode to Wainio (Two Versions)

San Francisco, CA; Cullowhee, NC: Klean Kharma Press; Releve Press; Ken Wainio; New Native Press, 1976; 1977; 1991; 2006. First Printings. Single Sheet; Folded Sheets. A gathering of rare relics relating to the Baby Beat Generation/ Second San Francisco Renaissance: (1) Notes from Syropa, a satirical parody of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado by Neeli Cherkovski. With "Anne Walnut" standing in for Waldman, "Allen Grabbag" for Ginsberg, etc. Cherkovski was at the side of Thomas Rain Crowe in the center of the BBG/SSFR during the 1970s (see our book, Starting From San Francisco, Item No. 3071, Deluxe Edition No. 3075). Crowe relates many anecdotes about his brother impresario-poet Cherkovski in SFSF, & this item is reproduced (among many images throughout) in its entirety on pages 123-126. Single sheet folded once vertically to form four pages with printing on all sides. This 1976 production is among the most exemplary of the whole phenomenon from which it arose. Its precise origins relate to a protest held by key Baby Beats (including Crowe and Cherkovski) against a fundraiser for the newly-established Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. The Baby Beats feared institutionalization of the Beat Tradition would kill its influence slowly and quietly, and in many ways their prediction proved correct--Naropa or not. (2) The Poetry Consumer, a 1977 broadside with the title poem by Philip Daughtry, then known as Philip Suntree, the British-American poet (also descendant of Frank & Jesse James) who was a major member of Thomas & Neeli's circle as well as the Kuksu movement led by Gary Snyder. Daughtry/Suntree is also discussed by Crowe at length in SFSF. Single sheet folded once vertically to form four panels with printing on all sides. The two inner panels form the broadside poem, outer panels form front & back covers. Another exemplary production from the heart of this time & place. (3) Dionysus, a broadside with the title poem by Ken Wainio (1952-2006), the avant garde-surrealist poet & novelist who was another major member of the BBG/SSFR group, very close to & discussed at length by Crowe in SFSF. Single sheet folded widthwise into four panels/ eight sides with broadside on four sides unfolded (verso); title & author on one side (recto). The poem is haiku-like & very short, with most of the broadside taken up by reproduction of a (to this writer's eye rather Cocteau-esque) drawing presumably by Wainio & signed or titled "Dionysus 8/91." No reference to publisher, apparently self-published by Wainio. (4) Ode To Wainio, a broadside with the title poem by Daughtry (no longer Suntree here) dated February 10, 2006- a tribute-reminiscence of his friend & fellow BBG/SSFR member in the immediate wake of Wainio's passing. Single sheet of white paper folded horizontally & vertically to form four panels/ eight sides with broadside on four sides unfolded (verso); image of Wainio, title & author, publisher reference on three sides (recto). A production of Crowe's imprint, New Native Press. (5) another copy of Ode to Wainio, unfolded & on light-brown speckled paper. A wonderful, eminently collectible Baby Beat Bundle; intimately connected to our book & the literary era it immortalizes. All items in very fine condition with only folds as noted; tiny bumps & creases at a few edges & corners esp. (1). Very Fine. [Item #4028]

Price: $50.00