Northeast Rising Sun Vol. 4 No. 16 with: Vol. 4 No. 17 (Two Copies) with: Vol. 4 No. 18. Pamela Beach Plymell, Charles Plymell, Eric Baizer, Victor Bockris, William S. Burroughs, Peter Brett, Tom Clark, Kirby Congdon, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, John Clellon Holmes, Herbert Huncke, Maurice Kenny, Joe Marusiak, Jack Micheline, Claude Pelieu, Robert Peters, Lou Reed, James Schuyler, Larry Smith, Arlene Stone, Rod Tulloss, John Stevens Wade, Michael Waters, A. D. Winans.
Northeast Rising Sun Vol. 4 No. 16 with: Vol. 4 No. 17 (Two Copies) with: Vol. 4 No. 18
Northeast Rising Sun Vol. 4 No. 16 with: Vol. 4 No. 17 (Two Copies) with: Vol. 4 No. 18
Northeast Rising Sun Vol. 4 No. 16 with: Vol. 4 No. 17 (Two Copies) with: Vol. 4 No. 18
Northeast Rising Sun Vol. 4 No. 16 with: Vol. 4 No. 17 (Two Copies) with: Vol. 4 No. 18
Northeast Rising Sun Vol. 4 No. 16 with: Vol. 4 No. 17 (Two Copies) with: Vol. 4 No. 18
Northeast Rising Sun Vol. 4 No. 16 with: Vol. 4 No. 17 (Two Copies) with: Vol. 4 No. 18
Northeast Rising Sun Vol. 4 No. 16 with: Vol. 4 No. 17 (Two Copies) with: Vol. 4 No. 18
Northeast Rising Sun Vol. 4 No. 16 with: Vol. 4 No. 17 (Two Copies) with: Vol. 4 No. 18

Northeast Rising Sun Vol. 4 No. 16 with: Vol. 4 No. 17 (Two Copies) with: Vol. 4 No. 18

ISBN: (ISSN)03608816
Cherry Valley, NY: Cherry Valley Editions, 1979; 1980. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. Three vintage, contiguous numbers of the literary review journal co-published & with contributions by Legendary Literary Outlaw Charles Plymell, & chiefly edited by his wife & co-publisher Pamela Beach Plymell, productions of their Cherry Valley Editions imprint: (1) NRS Vol. 4 No. 16 (1979)- this issue features Arlene Stone's lengthy review of poetry collections by Peter Brett, Kirby Congdon & Maurice Kenny; "Litscam," an article by Eric Blazer that stokes NRS's ongoing battle with-expose of the National Endowment for the Arts & other "establishment" grants & programs; Rod Tulloss's comprehensive review of five volumes of poetry by John Stevens Wade & more. With contemporary ad for The Evening Sun Turned Crimson by Herbert Huncke then-just published by CVE on inner back cover. (2) NRS Vol. 4 No. 17 (1980)- featuring Charles' lengthy "Litscanner" review of many publications including the first Great American Poetry Bake-Off series collection of reviews by Robert Peters, the late prolific poet, playwright & critic (see esp. our Item No. 3313), including savory samples of Peters' acerbic, irreverent & spot-on criticisms of popular poets; Peters' own review of a Michael Waters collection; an angry article by Tom Clark (the epitome of our 'Prolific & Underappreciated' writers) in the wake of his legendary expose The Great Naropa Poetry Wars (see our Item No. 3791); transcript of a recorded dialogue between William S. Burroughs, Lou Reed & Victor Bockris in WSB's legendary NYC Bunker (later included in Bockris' now-classic With William Burroughs: A Report From the Bunker, see our Item 4107); a review of Lawrence Ferlinghetti's Northwest Ecolog by Larry Smith; of John Clellon Holmes' Death Drag: Selected Poems by Joe Marusiak & more. With contemporary ads including for the CVE production Electric Banana by Mary Beach (Pamela's mother, see our Item No.'s 1951, 3835 & 4175) & Peters' first Bake-Off collection discussed above. We provide two identical copies of this number. (3) NRS Vol. 4 No. 18 (1980)- this issue starts off with a bang, so to speak: Two uncredited (most likely penned by Charles &/or Baizer) Jeremiads against the American literary establishment-gatekeepers, continuing the thread noted above. Also featuring Peters' critical essay "This is Meant for Your Eyes Alone; or, The Hairy Matter of Dedicating Individual Poems to Individuals"; several reviews by Peters including of a poetry collection by James Schuyler; "National End for the Arts: Cover-Up on Capital Hill," yet another anti-NEA article by Baizer; a tribute to Jack Micheline by his brother Beat-troubador A.D. Winans & much more. With contemporary ads including for WSB's Naked Scientology/ Ali's Smile, & color reproduction of a collage artwork by Claude Pelieu (Pamela's stepfather) on front cover. All of these issues were produced in a chapbook format with stapled wrappers. Three key issues of this journal with a mission mostly unfulfilled by others- to shed light on, bring attention to & provide deep commentary about essential & yet often neglected works & their small, independent publishers. All in very fine condition with only very light rubbing, browning & occasional light spot-staining to front, back covers & stapled spines; very mild wear & a few bumps, creases at thin edges & corners of same; light spotting to upper & lower edges of text blocks; (1) with postmark on front cover, vintage postage stamp & address sticker for The Toothpaste Press (among the small presses that published works reviewed in various NRS issues) on back cover. Interiors very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of some page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #4238]

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