Beat Scene No. 51 (Late Summer 2006). Kevin Ring, Don Allen, Bill Berkson, Joe Brainard, William S. Burroughs, Tom Clark, Robert Creeley, Glenn Damiani, Frederic Fleisher, Alastair Johnston, Jack Kerouac, Joanne Kyger, David Meltzer, Michael McClure, Bill Morgan, Alice Notley, Anne Waldman, Lewis Warsh, Philip Whalen.
Beat Scene No. 51 (Late Summer 2006)

Beat Scene No. 51 (Late Summer 2006)

Coventry, England: The Beat Scene Press, 2006. First Printing. Book. This 2006 number of the magazine-format literary journal edited & published by Kevin Ring in the UK features a special section of articles & especially interviews by Ring & others which spotlights the tightly-knit aggregate of poets that resided in Bolinas, California, a small coastal community an hour or so away from San Francisco. The subject Beat-&-Beyond poets include Don Allen, Bill Berkson, Joe Brainard, Tom Clark, Joanne Kyger, David Meltzer, Alice Notley, Anne Waldman & Lewis Warsh. Also in this issue is an essay on Black Mountain Master Robert Creeley's publishing imprint Divers Press by Alastair Johnston; an interview with Allen Ginsberg's archivist & biographer Bill Morgan conducted by Ring; transcript of an interview & correspondence with Jack Kerouac conducted by Frederic Fleisher in Sweden during 1958; a piece on the early life & work of the recently deceased San Francisco Renaissance primary poet & playwright Michael McClure by Glenn Damiani; a memoir of Beat poet-monk Philip Whalen by Johnston; & more. With an as-ever extensive review section including an interview with Rob Johnson on his new book, The Lost Years of William S. Burroughs: Beats in South Texas; a volume of Ginsberg's earliest journal writings & poems; & more. With many vintage contemporary images throughout, including Waldman with Warsh on front cover & McClure on back cover. Another superbly rich issue in this most collectible series that always excels in fulfilling its front cover motto: "This is the Beat Generation." In very fine condition with only the slightest wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of front, back covers & stapled spine; staples in process of rusting with only miniscule middle-interior bleeding. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at mostly upper corners of page leaves; bit of rusting noted above. Very Fine. [Item #4113]

Price: $30.00