The Niagara Magazine Number Nine (Fall 1978). Neil Baldwin, Robert Creeley.
The Niagara Magazine Number Nine (Fall 1978)
The Niagara Magazine Number Nine (Fall 1978)
The Niagara Magazine Number Nine (Fall 1978)

The Niagara Magazine Number Nine (Fall 1978)

Brooklyn, NY: The Niagara Magazine, 1978. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. This number of the literary journal edited by Neil Baldwin is entirely devoted to an interview with Robert Creeley (1926-2005), the canonical American poet of the Black Mountain School who was associated with the Beat Generation. The interview was conducted by Kevin Power & took place in Buffalo, NY during 1976. Creeley expounds at length on art & poetry in this most insightful dialogue. With a short foreword by William Navero (which mentions the Towering Charles Olson's dedication of his epic Maximus Poems to his protege-colleague Creeley), & an introduction by Power. Chapbook-format journal in stapled wrappers. From the collection of the late Erin Black Matson, the artist-poet who, along with her then-husband the acclaimed poet & educator Clive Matson, was a member of the Beat Generation- morphing into the hippie counterculture during the 1960s. The Matsons were protégés & colleagues (in lifestyle as much as literature) of Herbert Huncke, Bonnie Bremser et al. A scarce & quite important Creeley-related collectible with distinguished & appropriate provenance. The relatively fair-to-good condition of this item reflects its long ownership & use by Erin, who was a tried-&-true Beat-Bohemian to the end: Significant rubbing, soiling, browning & spotting incl. small areas with loss of surface paper to front, back covers & stapled spine; mild wear & some tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same; staples in process of rusting with minimal interior bleeding; significant rubbing, browning & spotting to edges of text block. Interior good-to-near-fine with medium-sized stain decreasingly echoing from blank inner front cover through blank areas of first seven-or-so page leaves at lower margins/ corners; slight bleeding of spots noted above onto lower edges of some of same; small, faint creases & tiny bumps at esp. upper corners of some of same; very slight rust-bleeding noted above at stapled middle. We note that all text is bright, completely legible & all-but-free of the above points. Fair- Good. [Item #4790]

Price: $20.00