[Item #6014] Cycles. Larry Goodell.
Cycles
Cycles

Cycles

Placitas, NM: Duende, 1966. First Edition. Stapled Wrappers. “lg [Larry Goodell] was born in Roswell, New Mexico, June 20, 1935. Went to U. of Southern California ’53-57 and the U. of New Mexico. He was drafted, sent to Camp Irwin, in the Mojave desert. In Albuquerque again (’62) took a course from Robert Creeley. He taught a couple years, the summer between to Vancouver for sessions and readings by Olson, Creeley, Duncan, Ginsberg, Whalen, Levertov, Avison. He went to some of the readings in Berkeley, summer ’65. He has lived near Placitas since 1963, started DUENDE in ’64.” (untitled “About the Author” page at the end of “Cycles”). Offered here is the poem sequence “Cycles” by Larry Goodell (1935-), published by the poet’s Placitas, NM-based DUENDE Press in 1966. Very importantly, Beat-&-Beyonders will realize the importance of something we took special effort to quote from in Cycles: the fact of Goodell “taking a class with Robert Creeley in 1962,” the year his epochal “For Love” first debuted. It is perhaps this tutelage which gave Goodell the final push of inventiveness he needed to wrest forth poems of new clarity and power, which he certainly did when the work of the early sixties is compared with the work he did in the mid-1960s, like “Cycles.” While most are not familiar with Goodell’s work as a poet or publisher, this Prolific-&-Underappreciated mid-century artisan deserves a closer and deeper look than has yet been afforded — and “Cycles” is a good place to start. Oblong, large-format softcover in stapled wrappers: the first and only printing of Goodell’s “Cycles.” From the collection of Robin Eichele (b. 1941), noted Mimeograph Revolutionary & co-founder (with John Sinclair) of the Detroit Artists’ Workshop. In Good condition with only moderate-to-enunciated shelf-wear, bumping, & horizontal as well as vertical creasing to, at & near fine-edges & corners of front, back covers & spine-edge; age-toning, yellowing & artifacts similar to these occurring throughout in low-impact clusters; minor-to-enunciated constellations of rubbing, scuffing, etc. to front, back covers throughout, all generally low-impact; & lastly, a few exhibits of chipping and browning present at same. Good. [Item #6014]

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