[Item #5751] Free Lance Vol. 6 No. 1 (1967). David Glanz, Bob Elliott, Allen Ginsberg, Gary Graff, Thomas Merton.
Free Lance Vol. 6 No. 1 (1967)
Free Lance Vol. 6 No. 1 (1967)

Free Lance Vol. 6 No. 1 (1967)

St. Louis, MO: Student Assembly of Washington University, 1967. First Printing. Large-Format Softcover. “This is the first issue of the “new” free lance. It was assembled by a skeleton staff over the summer and during the first weeks of school. But we feel it is a substantial issue—one that represents a significant break with the past,” (editor’s note). A student publication from Washington University at St. Louis, this edition of Free Lance includes poetry and prose submitted by students and faculty. This issue is opened with the edited transcript of a speech that Louis Lomax delivered at the “Conference on U.S. Involvement in Thailand,” May 5-6, 1967. That same year, the campus of Washington University was graced by the presence of iconic beat poet Allen Ginsberg, and Bob Elliott managed to secure an interview with him for Free Lance. They discuss spirituality, writing, drugs, and music, and several black and white photographs of Ginsberg’s appearance are included as well (in addition to the cover photo). Poems, short stories, and commentary fill the remaining pages of this unique and scarce volume. From the collection of Kevin Ring, publisher of Beat Scene magazine & other indispensable productions (many available here), & our good friend. Large-Format Softcover: First Edition, First Printing, though neither is explicated as such on the copyright page. Book is in Good condition with moderate age-browning to front, back covers and significant spotting, rubbing to same. Pages are all accounted for and crisp; a few pages show minor small spotting with no effect on the text. Good. [Item #5751]

Price: $65.00