[Item #5045] Transit No. 20 (Autumn 2008). Kevin Ring, Jim Burns, Trevor Carolan, Bruce Conner, Barry Gifford, Larry Keenan Jr., Jack Kerouac, Joanne Kyger, Michael McClure, Anne Waldman, William Wantling.
Transit No. 20 (Autumn 2008)

Transit No. 20 (Autumn 2008)

Coventry, England: Beat Scene Press, 2008. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. This twentieth number of "A little magazine of the Beat Generation" published by Kevin Ring in the UK features Ring's intensive essay on poet Ted Berrigan's 1967 interview with Jack Kerouac which appeared in The Paris Review (Vol, 11, No. 43, Summer 1968); a "Bloomsday" (June 16, 2008) interview with Joanne Kyger (1934-2017), the prolific Beat Generation poet who was the former wife of Gary Snyder, conducted by Trevor Carolan; the poem "The Artist (for Bruce Conner)" by Beat- San Francisco Renaissance-&-Beyond Icon Michael McClure (1932-2020), honoring his friend the great American artist; the poem "Afteft Selim" by Barry Gifford; a review of a volume of selected poetry by the acclaimed poet William Wantling (1933-1974) by Jim Burns; & another of a CD recording that included participation by Poet Par excellence Anne Waldman. With vintage images throughout, including McClure with Conner & Dennis Hopper (among this writer's all-time favorite actors, "Daddy's coming home!!!!!!!!!!!") by Larry Keenan Jr. on back cover. Chapbook-format journal in stapled wrappers, first & only printing. Another rare & important issue in this occasional series by the publisher of the indispensable Beat Scene magazine (see our many available numbers) & limited edition chapbooks (ditto). In very fine condition with only a bit of faint scratching to front, back covers & stapled spine; a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; otherwise substantially mint inside & out. Very Fine. [Item #5045]

Price: $35.00