Beat Scene No. 81 (Winter 2016). Kevin Ring, Don Allen, Wallace Berman, David Bowie, William S. Burroughs, Ann Charters, Kirby Doyle, David Holzer, Jack Kerouac, Sterling Lord, David Meltzer, Kaye McDonough, Charles Olson, Jack Spicer.
Beat Scene No. 81 (Winter 2016)

Beat Scene No. 81 (Winter 2016)

Coventry, England: The Beat Scene Press, 2016. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. This winter 2016 number of the magazine-format literary journal edited & published by Kevin Ring in the UK begins with Ring's intriguing article on little-known Beat poet Kirby Doyle. Although Doyle is lesser-known to the masses, such credible giants of American poetry as Diane di Prima & Lawrence Ferlinghetti (who just passed away as of this writing at age 101) have heralded Doyle as among the best poets of his generation. Following this article is a contribution by poet, publisher & former wife of Gregory Corso Kaye McDonough on knowing & publishing Doyle. Also in this issue are transcriptions of letters to David Meltzer from legendary Bay-Area artist Wallace Berman; an interview with most-prestigious Beat scholar Ann Charters about her correspondence with Black Mountain Master poet (& our favorite Obscurantist Maximus) Charles Olson; an excerpt from louis Ellingham's erudite tome "Poet Be Like God: Jack Spicer and the San Francisco Renaissance," a text that still today serves as a primary reference for all things related to Spicer & the integral influence he exerted on the scraggly crowd of aspiring poets who use to gather at his home and are now household names; another piece by Ring on Jack Kerouac, Sterlilng Lord, Don Allen, & Kerouac's inextricable influence over the poetic development of all his contemporaries; a wonderful essay by David Holzer on William S. Burroughs' influential interactions with David Bowie (who had recently died) during the 1970s; & yet much more. As ever with a robust review section, & many vintage images throughout. An especially delightful & enlightening issue in this collectible & indispensable series that always richly illuminates its front cover motto: "This is the Beat Generation." In very fine condition with only a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of front, back covers & stapled spine; tiny bumps at mostly upper corners of some page leaves; otherwise substantially mint inside & out. Very Fine. [Item #4188]

Price: $30.00