[Item #5121] Robert Creeley on Jack Kerouac and Doctor Sax. Robert Creeley, Jack Kerouac.
Robert Creeley on Jack Kerouac and Doctor Sax
Robert Creeley on Jack Kerouac and Doctor Sax

Robert Creeley on Jack Kerouac and Doctor Sax

Coventry, England: Beat Scene Press, 2021. Limited First Edition. Stapled Wrappers. Transcript of remarks delivered by the great Beat- Black Mountain School poet Robert Creeley (1926-2005), as a participant in the major conference that was held in Boulder, Colorado at the Naropa Institute during 1982 to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the first publication of On the Road, the breakthrough novel by Jack Kerouac, Founding Father of the Beat Generation. Creeley was on a panel of distinguished Kerouac colleagues & contemporaries, each of whom were asked to discuss a particular Kerouac work. Creeley chose Dr. Sax (1959), Kerouac's haunting childhood memoir-fantasy. As noted on rear flap, Creeley "...only connected briefly with Jack Kerouac in San Francisco in the mid-1950s. It was the time of the San Francisco Poetry Renaissance. On May 26, 1956 Creeley wrote to Kerouac- 'PS. Say goodbye to Locke & Valery and the kids for me please. I'll hope to see them too, before too long. Say goodbye to Neal (Cassady) for me too- I'm sorry all the time was so short.' As noted in acknowledgments, this transcript was posted on a website in 2015, & this we presume is its first appearance in print. With reproductions of vintage images, this handsome chapbook production in stapled wrappers with flaps is a publication of the Pocket Book series of Kevin Ring's indispensable Beat Scene Press imprint in the UK (see our many other volumes in this series & Beat Scene magazine issues). One of 200 hand-numbered copies produced in April 2021 per colophon, this is copy No. 63/200, issued as No. 70 in the series. A rewarding & significant Creeley/ Kerouac collectible; an instant rarity in this exquisite series. In very fine as-new condition, substantially mint inside & out. Very Fine. [Item #5121]

Price: $35.00