The Thomas Rain Crowe Broadside Collection (Part II). Thomas Rain Crowe.
The Thomas Rain Crowe Broadside Collection (Part II)
The Thomas Rain Crowe Broadside Collection (Part II)
The Thomas Rain Crowe Broadside Collection (Part II)
The Thomas Rain Crowe Broadside Collection (Part II)
The Thomas Rain Crowe Broadside Collection (Part II)
The Thomas Rain Crowe Broadside Collection (Part II)
The Thomas Rain Crowe Broadside Collection (Part II)
The Thomas Rain Crowe Broadside Collection (Part II)
The Thomas Rain Crowe Broadside Collection (Part II)
The Thomas Rain Crowe Broadside Collection (Part II)
The Thomas Rain Crowe Broadside Collection (Part II)
The Thomas Rain Crowe Broadside Collection (Part II)
The Thomas Rain Crowe Broadside Collection (Part II)
The Thomas Rain Crowe Broadside Collection (Part II)
The Thomas Rain Crowe Broadside Collection (Part II)
The Thomas Rain Crowe Broadside Collection (Part II)
The Thomas Rain Crowe Broadside Collection (Part II)
The Thomas Rain Crowe Broadside Collection (Part II)

The Thomas Rain Crowe Broadside Collection (Part II)

Cullowhee, NC; San Diego, CA; n/p: New Native Press; n/p, 1994; 2001; 2005; 2015; n/d. First Printings. Single Sheets; Miniature Chapbooks. Five broadsides signed by Thomas Rain Crowe. We present the second of a projected three bundled offerings of rare broadsides (this part including several miniature chapbooks) by Thomas Rain Crowe, the acclaimed poet & publisher who was at the center of the Baby Beat Generation/ Second San Francisco Renaissance during the 1970s (see our book, Starting From San Francisco, Item No. 3071, Deluxe Edition No. 3075): (1) "Overpopulation" (appx. 10&1/4" x 15&1/2" unfolded; 5&1/3" x 7&3/4" folded) with the title poem (in the form of a manifesto of statements) on one side; front & back covers, illustration on the other; folded into four panels/ eight sides. A 1994 production of Crowe's New Native Press imprint. Below his printed name on front cover panel (folded), Crowe has hand-written his signature. (2) "Overpopulation" (appx. 8&1/2" x 11" unfolded; 4&1/4" x 5&1/3" folded), a later alternative version of the same poem as (1) on two sides, folded into four panels/ eight sides to form front & back covers, a 2001 NNP production. Below the end of the poem & above his printed name, Crowe has hand-written his signature. (3) "The Thief of Words" (small chapbook in stapled wrappers) with the title poem, no publisher or date noted but likely a NNP production from circa 2001. On the final page below a short biography, Crowe has hand-written his signature. (4) "I Wash Your Dishes America" (same dimensions & foldings as (2) above) with the title poem (one of Crowe's most well-known & popular works) on two sides, folded to form front & back covers, a 2001 NNP production. On the front cover, below his printed name, Crowe has hand-written his signature. (5) "I Wash Your Dishes America," miniature chapbook, later alternative version of (4), a 2015 co-production of NNP & Poems-For-All. (6) "The Saw Mill Shack: For John Edwards Lane" (appx. 8&1/2" x 11") with the title poem, not folded & with printing on recto only, with date of December 2001 but no reference to publisher, again almost certainly NNP. Dedicatee Lane, a friend & colleague of Crowe, is a poet who has been published by NNP. (7) An identical second copy of (6). (8) "The Idiot's Wind" (same dimensions & foldings as (2,4) above) with the title poem on two sides, folded to form front & back covers, a 2005 NNP production. Described as "A long haiku," the poem is dedicated to the singer-songwriter Steve Earle & preceded by a quote from the Bob Dylan song "Idiot Wind." On the front cover, below his printed name, Crowe has hand-written his signature. Six broadsides & two chapbooks by Crowe in one offering, all very rare & desirable & in very fine condition with only a few tiny bumps & short, faint creases at some edges & corners, esp. (8). Very Fine. [Item #4100]

Price: $90.00