[Item #6010] The Gist of Origin 1951-1971: An Anthology Edited by Cid Corman. Cid Corman, Robert Creeley, Charles Olson, Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen.
The Gist of Origin 1951-1971: An Anthology Edited by Cid Corman
The Gist of Origin 1951-1971: An Anthology Edited by Cid Corman
The Gist of Origin 1951-1971: An Anthology Edited by Cid Corman
The Gist of Origin 1951-1971: An Anthology Edited by Cid Corman
The Gist of Origin 1951-1971: An Anthology Edited by Cid Corman

The Gist of Origin 1951-1971: An Anthology Edited by Cid Corman

ISBN: 0670341762
New York, NY: Grossman Publishers, 1975. First Edition. Hardcover. American poet, translator, and editor Cid Corman (1924-2004) founded the legendary Origin Magazine in 1951 at the prodding of Charles Olson and Robert Creeley. Corman was an editorial trendsetter known for his aggressive championing of the poets and writers he published from the very beginning of the magazine’s history. This anthology starts at the beginning, compiling the highlights of most issues of the first three series from 1951 to 1971. Twenty years of letters, prose, poems, and more from Charles Olson, Robert Creeley, William Carlos Williams, Robert Duncan, Paul Blackburn, Wallace Stevens, Gary Snyder, Louis Zukofsky, William Bronk, Cid Corman himself, and many more, reaching a total of almost 300 pieces in this volume. Originally printed in small quantities, Origin was inaccessible to most at the time of its publication, and this anthology revived the work of many writers from before they were widely known. Corman’s 22-page introduction here provides the full story of the origin of Origin and all the places and people it brought him to throughout his life. A truly enriching volume of Black Mountain poetry and letters, it will leave you wanting more. Luckily, we have the full run of the Fourth Series (20 issues) available at our store also (see item #4287). From the collection of Robin Eichele (b. 1941), the noted Mimeograph Revolutionary poet who co-founded the Detroit Artists' Workshop with John Sinclair, & is our good friend nearby. Hardcover in unclipped dust-jacket: First Edition, “First published in 1975 by Grossman Publishers,” as stated on copyright page. Signed by Eichele on the front endpaper in blue felt-tip pen with underline. Book is in Fine condition with minor bumping, rubbing to the fine edges and corners of front, back covers & spine; pageblock shows minor spotting along edges; very minor peeling to the top left corner of back cover. Dust-jacket is in Near Fine condition with moderate bumping to the fine edges of front, back covers & spine; minor scratching, rubbing to the front, back covers & spine; one closed-tear approximately 1.5 inches long from the top edge on the top right corner of back cover; minor yellowing to flap edges. An extra handling fee will be added for shipping due to the weight of this item. Fine / Near Fine. [Item #6010]

Price: $45.00