||Wagner, D. R.
||The day is a prayer they can't understand! Selected Lettres
||Seven Flowers Press
||Mimeo printed, single sheets, staple-bound in unique hand-collaged cover by D.A. Levy, Cleveland's renegade poet-publisher (and the recepient of these letters). Flowers (on title page) by Mara. First edition, limited to 150 copies. Introduction by T.L. Kryss.
||Harold Norse of course
||PS 3527 .O56 H37
||Beat Media CD. BEAT MEDIA: Recording of a Norse reading originally released on cassette tape in 1984 by Ins & Outs Press. Harold Norse, born 6 July 1916; died 8 June 2009, was often associated with the Beats, and was mentor or peer to many of the greatest talents in 20th century American literature, including Tennessee Williams, James Baldwin, Allen Ginsberg and Charles Bukowski. In the early 1960s Norse lived in Paris with William Burroughs, Ginsberg and Gregory Corso in the hotel in the Latin Quarter known as the Beat Hotel. Norse collaborated with Brion Gysin on the cut-up technique and was briefly an acclaimed painter of ink drawings soaked in the hotel bidet, known as Cosmographs. The author of 12 books of poetry, Norse was nominated for the US National Book award in 1974, but never achieved the success of his more celebrated peers.
||A Fragmentary Capsule History of the Ironworkers & Other Unions at NASSCO (Cover title: Blueprin
|| Walter/McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute,
|| N 6512.5 .I56 L66
|| Oblong, photo-illustrated wraps with blue lettering; borders. 30 p., Illus. with black & white photos. A catalog for the exhibition For Labor, About Labor, By Labor: Our Struggles in the U.S. from the 70's to the 90's, shown June4-July 3, 1992 at the Walter/McBean Gallery of the San Francisco Art Museum. The catalog is a fragmentary capsule history of the Ironworkers and other unions at NASSCO (National Shipbuilding and Steel Company, San Diego) and includes excerpts from a photo-text installation Blueprint for a Strike.
||The Rhyme of the Ag-ed Mariness: The Last Poems of Lynn Lonidier
||Barrytown, New York
||PS 3562 .O537 R49
||Trade paperback bound in photo-illustrated wrappers, turquoise and yellow print. Cover features b/w photograph of author. This collection gathers all the poems written by Lynn Lonidier (1937-1993) between her last book and her death. The poems are streetwise, based in speech rhythms, often combining San Francisco Mission-district Spanish with a jazzy, American-English. A lesbian and feminist, Lonidier was dedicated to the underprivileged. Her work brims with anger and irony, energy and humor, and yet is suffused with loving tenderness.
||Clitoris Lost: a woman's version of the creation myth
||Boyes Hot Spring, Calif.
||Oversize paperback, 60p., printed on rainbow-spectrum paper stocks. Bound in full color wraps featuring a computer generated (mid 1980s technology) cover image by Robert Berner. The cover depicts a public baths scene in ancient Minos with two women in converstation. Berner has ad space on p.85 for work on demand. This leaf also bears computer distortions of Lonidier and a photographic portrait her holding her two pet garter snakes. A lesbian poet who published in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, Ron Silliman called Lonidier the first true avant-garde lesbian poet since Gertrude Stein. One of 1,100 copies.
||Brion Gysin : the October Gallery, March 12-April 4, 1981
|| October Gallery
|| ND 237 .G97 O38
|| Paper exhibition catalogue, staple bound in black & white photo-illustrated wraps featuring Gysin and Burroughs on the cover. Illustrated throughout with black & white photographs; includes 8 copies of the price list, LAID IN. Also, SIGNED & INSCRIBED on verso by Brion Gysin; includes a short essay, Ports of Entry, by W.S. Burroughs. A Gift of George Wanlass. Gysin (1916-1986) studied Japanese and Arabic calligraphy evolving his own style of word/image glyphs... the juncture of word and image. A radical cultural visionary, visual artist, writer and performer, Gysin was a lifelong friend of William S. Burroughs and it was Gysin that introduced Burroughs to the techniques of "cut-ups" and "permutation". Together, they experimented in sound and image, using collage, tape recorder, light painting, writing and film. Their work has had a pervasive influence in the arts and on underground and popular culture.
||Adventures in Poetry
||PS 3552 .A785 C64
||89 unbound leaves in a manila envelope. Title & author rubber-stamped in the upper left Published in an edition of 300 copies, 26 of which are numbered A through Z and signed by the author--Leaf .
|| Naropa University
|| PS 1 .N37 2010, FALL
|| Naropa University magazine keeps friends and alumni informed of university news, programs, and notes on faculty, staff, and other information about the University's mission.
||The Captain is Out to Lunch and the Sailors Have Taken Over the Ship
|| HarperCollins, First Ecco Edition
|| Trade paperback in illustrated wrappers printed in red, blue and brown; includes twelve illustrations by Robert Crumb. A collection of extracts from Bukowski's journals spanning 1991 to 1993, first published in posthumously in 1997. The diary entries record the last few years of Bukowski's life, in which he talks about drinking, gambling, aging, fame, and his mundane day-to-day activities.
|| Four Walls Eight Windows
|| Paper, trade edition, bound in full color, illustrated wrappers. The book is a collaboration between two visionaries of different generations. Allen Ginsberg is the quintessential Beat and America's best known poet. Artist Eric Drooker, in the tradition of William Blake, has illustrated Ginsberg's poems with provocative images that reflect life at the turn of the Millennium.
||Day & Night: Bolinas Poems
||Santa Rosa, Calif.
||Black Sparrow Press
||PS 3569 .A72 D39
||First edition, 226 pp. bound in decorated paper-covered boards with cloth spine and printed label, in acetate dust jacket. Numbered 82 of 100 copies and SIGNED by the author on the colophon. This volume collects Aram Saroyan's poems written in the artist colony of Bolinas, California which, in the late 60s and 70s, was home to a generation of Beat Poets, many who were active in the San Francisco scene. This group, sometimes called the Bolinas Group, gave the village its somewhat quirky, Bohemian reputation, which still lingers today. Known for his very short poems, DAY AND NIGHT includes Saroyan's longer work.
||Kelly, Carol & James Fitzg
||Black Maria Photo: Three Poems
||El Paso, Texas
|| One Eye Press
|| PS 3556 .I834 B53
|| Chapbook, staple bound in black & white photo-illustrated jacket. Cover designed by Keith Fitzgerald. One Eye Press #5. Designed and edited by Steve Peters. Fitzgerald's work appeared in several literary magazines. Carol Kelly was a student at the University of Texas at El Paso at the time of publication. One Eye Press was noted for being an early publisher of Chicano poetry (also in 1971).
||The Brown Rice Gazette
||London: Brown Rice Co.
||Lithosphere Print Co-op
||PR 1150 .B76 1900 Z
||Large format, staple bound in black & white illustrated wrappers. Illustrated with black & white drawings & photographs throughout. Contains short stories, poems by various authors. In a plea for contributions the editor (known only as Mark c/o 'The Hutch') offers this magazine as a means of communication and promotion, not just concerned with literature but all aspects of art. The publishing organization is "The Brown Rice Co."
||Babilonia: eventi poetici in progressione
|| Rocca Possente di Stellata
|| NX 430 .I82 B66
|| Paper, bound in printed in brown and white card wrappers; A catalogue of an exhibition held at Rocca Possente di Stellata, Bondeno, Italy in 1980. Text in Italian. Photo-illustrations.
||Jaffe, Matthew & Leslie Jo
||Work: The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, Summer 1993 Collected Works
||PS 615 .W67
||An anthology of poems written by students in the 1993 summer writing program of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute. Founded at Naropa University in 1974 by Anne Waldman and the late Allen Ginsberg, the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics comprises the Summer Writing program and the Department of Writing and Poetics, which administers the Master in Fine Arts in Writing & Poetics and the low-residency MFA in Creative Writing, as well as the Bachelor of Arts in Writing & Literature.
||Red Cat of Reason (barking too)
|| Falling Down Press
|| PS 3562 .E9257 R43
|| Top bound, printed on 13 leaves, goldenrod colored paper in blue cover wraps. 18 x 34 cm. Front cover red silkscreen design by M. Schaefer. This is one of 120 copies, a collection of Levy's rare poems. Includes VAN GOGH; POEM TO MICHAEL SOLOMON; UNTITLED POEM; THEY SED YOU WENT EVERYWHERE: For Stan Helibrun; PROSE-POEM FOR JOHN (DOING-TIME) FOR PAINTING FLOWERS IN THE MIND; THE OLD BOHEMIAN HALL 1967; I ONCE KNEW A MAN IN BLACK WHO KEPT A FALCON IN HIS EYES; FOR GEORGE; BLIND MYTH DOING A DEATH DANCE ON GROUND ZERO - FOR WILLIE; IMAGES FROM A HOUSE WITH A DRAGON FLY; POEM FOR BEVERLY.
||From Gloucester Out
||Paper, printed on grey-green paper, staplebound in white card wrapper, 8vo. Pages unnumbered, one plate, drawing by Barry Hall. Chapbook designed and printed by Tom Raworth. First Edition, limited to 350 copies.
||Tombstone as a Lonely Charm (Parts I, II, & III)
|| Falling Down Press
|| PS 3562 .E9257 T6
|| Paper, bound in black & silver printed wrappers with cover designed by Michael Schaefer. A stuck-in-nowhere-reprint. One of 100 copies. Includes collage elements; rubber stamp printing. d.a. levy (October 29, 1942 -- November 24, 1968), born Darryl Alfred Levy (later changed to Darryl Allan Levy), was an American poet, artist, and alternative publisher active during the 1960s, based in Cleveland, Ohio. . levy described himself as the Lake Erie "toilet lama". He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in 1968 at the age of 26.
||Songs for Dead Children: poems
||Black Rabbit Press
||Paper, Oversize Pamphlet. 3 leaves, lightweight green paper, glue-bound in illustrated black wrappers: "covers by barbara o'connelly" hand-written on the title page. Mimeo printed on recto pages only. Published by black rabbit press, first edition.
||The Praps I Series
|| Mostly Broken Scabs Press
|| Fourteen leaves of faux parchment paper, mimeo printed in green ink; staple & glue bound in red construction paper featuring a green to yellow silkscreen cover (artist unattributed). First edition, 125 copies, poems: PRAPS (I) PRAPS (I); TWO ; PRAPS I (THREE); PRAPS EYE FOUR; PERHAPS (#5); P'ER APS 6; PRAPS I/7 (FOR J.S.); PRAPS I/ ATE. On cover page: January 77, the first stone of the new year ** A GARDEN PRODUCTION** . This series is reprinted from ukanhavyrfuckincitibak".
||The Tibetan Stroboscope
|| Ayizan Press
|| Quarto, newsprint, in staple bound, pictorial self-wrappers. [28 pp]. First edition. Concrete poetry by levy, consisting of blacked out text, collage elements, paste-up, and other techniques; illustrated throughout. Spontaneity, dependent on intuition, was everything to Levy;s work. Approximately 4,000 copies were printed but an estimated 3,000 were destroyed by Levy prior to his death. From the back cover: "... an experiment in DESTRUCTIVE WRITING, "other" communications, and Concrete prose."
||The Madison Collages
|| an Offence Fund Reprint
|| Mimeograph printed on bright yellow-colored paper; illustrated cover (Levy & rabbit) with silkscreen by t.l.kryss, on textured, gold wrappers, stapled at top and covered with black binding tape. A posthumous reprint of levy's collages first published in Madison, Wisconsin by QUIXOTE in 1969 while Levy was at the University of Wisconsin "Free University" as "poet-in-Residence" - an unofficial appointment. Twenty-two leaves printed with b+w reproductions of levy's varied collages. Published in an edition of 350 copies.
|| Para-Shakti Press
|| Paper, mimeo printed and staple-bound in bright yellow card wraps. Twenty-two pages in an edition of 500 copies. Second printing of the original Open Skull Press publication one year earlier, also in an edition of 500.
||2008 Summer Writing Program: The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics
||Paper catalogue, staple bound in illustrated card wrappers. A catalogue outlining the 2008 Summer Writing Program including lectures, readings, and faculty biographies. The Summer Writing Program is a four-week-long convocation of students, poets, fiction writers, scholars, translators, performance artists, activists, Buddhist teachers, musicians, printers, editors and others working in small press publishing. Programming includes workshops, lectures, panels, readings, special events, and more.