Mineshaft No. 16 (Fall 2005). Robert Armstrong, Andrei Codrescu, Robert Crumb, Herschel Silverman, A. D. Winans.
Mineshaft No. 16 (Fall 2005)
Mineshaft No. 16 (Fall 2005)

Mineshaft No. 16 (Fall 2005)

Durham, NC: Mineshaft in Conjunction with Grass Roots Press, 2005. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. Here we have Mineshaft No. 16--another great issue of Everett Rand’s cult favorite Mineshaft magazine, known for its eclectic mix of prolific-&-underappreciated literary contributors and a robust aesthetic/editorial focus on Underground Comix. Beat-&-Deep Image poet Herschel Silverman appears with the poem “Fret Not Foggy”; next to Silverman’s poem are some black-&-white A.D. Winans photographs of the 2003 Medical Marijuana & Women’s Rights protests in San Francisco that year. Coincidentally enough, the following page contains a “placemat drawing by R. Crumb” called “The Warrior’s Path” from the R. Crumb Handbook [TMB Item #4257] and a blurb of endorsement-commentary by Rand. Concise and informative, in his blurb Rand writes: “To be a sincere, creative individual these days you almost have to be a “Warrior”! The daring Crumb certainly understood this concept more than most with his ferocious commitment to uncaging the subconscious and surrendering the vile, feral beast within onto the page. Robert Armstrong includes some excellent drawings, including the front cover; Crumb contributes the excellent back cover drawing “I Gotta Unload Some A’This Baggage” and “View from Sauve: a Letter from R. Crumb” to Everett Rand dated “Feb. 10, ’05” and written from “…sweet, li’l ol’ poofy-assed France.” Andrei Codrescu ends the issue with his “Love Note to New Orleans,” completing yet another unique and thoroughly-enjoyable issue of “Mineshaft.” Magazine in very fine condition, virtually as issued with only slightest shelf-wear to bottom fine-edge of front cover. Very Fine. [Item #4322]

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