Northeast Rising Sun Vol. 4 No. 16 (1979) with: Vol. 4 No. 17 (1980) with: Vol. 4 No. 18 (1980) with: Vol. 5 No. 1 (1982). Pamela Beach Plymell, Charles Plymell, Eric Baizer, Victor Bockris, Peter Brett, William S. Burroughs, Tom Clark, Kirby Congdon, Gerald Dorset, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Hugh Fox, 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 (1979) with: Vol. 4 No. 17 (1980) with: Vol. 4 No. 18 (1980) with: Vol. 5 No. 1 (1982)
Northeast Rising Sun Vol. 4 No. 16 (1979) with: Vol. 4 No. 17 (1980) with: Vol. 4 No. 18 (1980) with: Vol. 5 No. 1 (1982)
Northeast Rising Sun Vol. 4 No. 16 (1979) with: Vol. 4 No. 17 (1980) with: Vol. 4 No. 18 (1980) with: Vol. 5 No. 1 (1982)
Northeast Rising Sun Vol. 4 No. 16 (1979) with: Vol. 4 No. 17 (1980) with: Vol. 4 No. 18 (1980) with: Vol. 5 No. 1 (1982)
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Northeast Rising Sun Vol. 4 No. 16 (1979) with: Vol. 4 No. 17 (1980) with: Vol. 4 No. 18 (1980) with: Vol. 5 No. 1 (1982)
Northeast Rising Sun Vol. 4 No. 16 (1979) with: Vol. 4 No. 17 (1980) with: Vol. 4 No. 18 (1980) with: Vol. 5 No. 1 (1982)
Northeast Rising Sun Vol. 4 No. 16 (1979) with: Vol. 4 No. 17 (1980) with: Vol. 4 No. 18 (1980) with: Vol. 5 No. 1 (1982)
Northeast Rising Sun Vol. 4 No. 16 (1979) with: Vol. 4 No. 17 (1980) with: Vol. 4 No. 18 (1980) with: Vol. 5 No. 1 (1982)
Northeast Rising Sun Vol. 4 No. 16 (1979) with: Vol. 4 No. 17 (1980) with: Vol. 4 No. 18 (1980) with: Vol. 5 No. 1 (1982)
Northeast Rising Sun Vol. 4 No. 16 (1979) with: Vol. 4 No. 17 (1980) with: Vol. 4 No. 18 (1980) with: Vol. 5 No. 1 (1982)

Northeast Rising Sun Vol. 4 No. 16 (1979) with: Vol. 4 No. 17 (1980) with: Vol. 4 No. 18 (1980) with: Vol. 5 No. 1 (1982)

Cherry Valley, NY: Cherry Valley Editions, 1979-1982. First Printings. Stapled Wrappers. Three vintage, contiguous numbers (with a later, fourth issue "thrown in") 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 Baizer 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 notoriously satirical expose The Great Naropa Poetry Wars (see our item No. 4704); 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 No. 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) & Peters' first Bake-Off collection discussed above. (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 Capitol Hill," yet another anti-NEA article by Baizer; a tribute to Jack Micheline by his brother Beat-troubadour 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. (4) NRS Vol. 5 No. 1 (1982)- featuring a review of a poetry collection by Mary Cheever (John's wife) by Peters; & other pieces by Gerald Dorset, Hugh Fox & others. Though uncredited, the cover illustration is of the ill-fated priest played by Max von Sydow in the film The Exorcist, seen in silhouette from behind as he enters a gate, an iconic promotional still image. Chapbook-format journals in stapled wrappers. All of the above issues are from the collection of the late Erin Black Matson, an artist-poet who, along with her then-husband the acclaimed poet & educator Clive Matson, was a member of the Beat Generation as it morphed into the hippie counterculture during the 1960s. The Matsons were colleagues & protégés (in lifestyle as much as literature) of Huncke, Bonnie & Ray Bremser, Diane di Prima et al. The overall good-to-near-fine conditions of these issues befit their long ownership & use by Erin, who was a tried-&-true Beat-Bohemian to the end: Mild-to-significant rubbing, browning, scratching, creasing, spotting & spot-staining to covers & stapled spines; mild wear & some tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same; mild-to-moderate rubbing, browning & spotting to edges of text blocks; (1) & (2) with stamps affixed to rear covers (the latter with postmark); (4) with slight loss of paper esp. at lower right edge, corners of covers & leaves (the probable result of nibblings by Erin's cats or other small creatures). Interiors generally fine-to-very-fine with small creases, tiny bumps at corners of some page leaves; slight browning & paper loss at blank edges & corners as noted above to leaves of (4). Good- Near Fine. [Item #4814]

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