||Memoirs of a Parasite
|| Hors Commerce Press
|| PS 3566 .E693 M46
|| Paper, staplebound in textured, yellow card wrappers illustrated in black & red; First edition. [32 pp]. One of 200 copies. Poems with Perret's own illustrations. Preface by Alan Sillitoe. Christopher Perret was born in 1930 in France. His writings and illustrations appeared in magazines in the U.S. and Europe, and he published two volumes of poetry. He died in 1965.
||Minton, Patty [ed.]
||Paper Dragon, Issue 1
|| Boise Public Library
|| PS 508 .T44 P37
|| Paper, side-staple bound in illustrated yellow wraps. [12p.] The premier issue of a small magazine written by and for teenagers from four Boise, Idaho area high schools and published by Boise Public Library in cooperation with the Idaho State Library. The issue includes book reviews and comments, original poetry, short stories, and art work.
||Wilson, Robert Anton
|| School of Living
|| HQ 799.9 .P6 I55
|| Paper, side-staple bound in printed white wrappers. September-October issue titled: "Inside the Youth Revolt" on the cover. An anarchist magazine with contributions by Mildred Loomis, Franklin Rosemont, Ben Zablocki, Norman Mailer, and others. In 1962 Robert Anton Wilson became the editor of the "School of Living" publication "Balanced Living" and changed the name to "Way Out. Wilson was friends with Alan Watts, Timothy Leary, Paul Krassner, William Burroughs and others in the 1960s.
||Fairfield, Richard (ed.)
||Modern Utopian, Vol.3, #2
|| The Modern Utopian
|| HX 654 .T55
|| Paper, staple-bound in brown, photo-illustrated wrappers. Illustrated. Utopian community quarterly newsletter, featuring articles on homesteading in New Mexico, "Censorship" by Russell A. Hoelscher; "Modern Utopian Book & Record Reviews: Stranger in a Strange Land," by C.R. Bass, and more. From 1966-1972, Richard Fairfield edited and published The Modern Utopian, which he founded as a magazine of social change that reported on the developing communal movement in the United States. It was the first magazine member of The Underground Press Syndicate (UPS). A few of these communities, such as Ant Farm or Drop City, were started by artists and have left a legacy of innovation in artistic, design, and counter-cultural practices. Similar to the Whole Earth Catalog, The Modern Utopian connected individuals to larger movements and information. The journal chronicles ways that social works were being built.
||The Day the War Ended ... and other poems
|| Hors Commerce Press
|| PS 3558 .A987 D3
|| Paper, staple-bound in black & red illustrated deckled card wraps; text printed on buff colored laid paper. 24pp. Cover art and book design by David Stanislaus. One of 300 copies. The author taught creative writing at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee at the time of publication.
||Psalms for Various Voices
||University Park, New Mexico
|| tolar creek syndicate
|| PS 3573 .I457 P73
|| Paper, mimeo-printed, staple-bound in illustrated blue card wrappers; cover by Lucy Evans. Keith Wilson [1927-2009] an important Southwest poet (and teacher of poetry at New Mexico State), was part of a community of new American writers that included Bob Creeley, Gary Snyder, Robert Sward, Barney Childs, Paul Malanga, Drummond Hadley, Diana Hadley, George Bowering and many others. Gino Sky and Drew Wagnon, editors of the mimeographed little magazine Wild Dog, were the first to publish Wilson's work.
||Lawrence Lies Crucified
||Studio City, California
|| Three Penny Press
|| PS 3556 .L475 L38
|| Paper, 22 pp, mimeographed on multi-colored papers and staple-bound in boldly illustrated black & white wrappers. First Edition. Includes an afterword from the editor Grover Haynes. Hand-lettering by Rosie Haynes. Five poems by John Fles, (b.1936), an American poet, editor, and underground film promoter in Los Angeles. Fles was an editor at the Chicago Review, a contributing editor of Kulchur and has poetry published in all the Beat literary magazines. In 1959 he was involved in founding the influential literary magazine Big Table. Fles also edited 'The Trembling Lamb' a one shot literary magazine that published pieces by Antonin Artaud, LeRoi Jones, and Carl Solomon.
||Gary Snyder: A Biographical Sketch and Deive Checklist
|| PS 3569 .N88 Z735
|| Paper pamphlet staple bound in original printed green paper wrappers. First Edition, with erratum slip laid in, frontispiece portrait by Don Allen. An early biographical sketch and checklist of Gary Snyder's work. Limited to 500 copies.
||Lost Natives & Expatriates
|| Hors Commerce Press
|| PS 3564 .A68 L667
|| Fine textured paper staple-bound in yellow laid-paper wrappers, printed in black with red illustrations on front & back covers. First edition limited to 200 copies. Poems printed in black with red illustrations printed on verso throughout. Drawings by Jerry Walker. Jay Nash was an editor of "Literary Times" and "Gadfly".
||Edward Dorn Interviews: Writing 38
|| Four Seasons Foundation
|| PS 3507 .O73277 Z475
|| Paper, perfect bind in burnt sienna wrappers, cover illustrated with a drawing by Fielding Dawson. Edited by Donald Allen. A collection of six interviews with Dorn by various contributors. The interviews cover a range of topics including Dorn's Black Mountain College experiences, the San Francisco poetry scene, and in-depth discussions of Dorn's "Gunslinger." The Four Seasons Foundation was established by Donald Allen. It published the work of a number of writers that appeared in Allen's landmark 'The New American Poetry, 1945-1960".
||Placitas, New Mexico
|| duende press
|| PS 3557 .O55 T5
|| Paper, typed fold-out page, approximately 8 1/2 x 26 inches, stapled in brown toned, illustrated wrappers featuring a collage by Bobbie Creeley (Bobbie Louise Hawkins). "Thoughts Have Wings" printed on cover. Photo of "Fireplace in the James Babson Shop" is missing (a copy of the original page is laid in for reference. Larry Goodell did graduate work at the University of New Mexico where he studied with Robert Creeley. He also learned directly from contemporary poets Charles Olson, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Duncan, Denise Levertov, and Philip Whalen at the Vancouver Poetry Festival 1963, and from Ed Dorn, Jack Spicer and the British novelist Ann Quin at the Berkeley Poetry Festival 1965. Goodell founded duende press in 1964 and published many new writers including Robert Kelly, Larry Eigner, and Judson Crews. In the 70's he put out Fervent Valley, a contemporary poetry and art magazine.
||He had something to say though not at his age with the way he said it
|| White Lion Press
|| PS 3558 .A6356 H4
|| Paper. A single folded sheet, (42 x 57 cm, folded to 22 x 19 cm.) with 6 panels on each side when unfolded. All panels are unnumbered. The "outside" contains six panels of text with reverse, blank. Folded to form three double leaves ( p.); title from the first line of poem. Jazz poetry is a unique subgenre in jazz and an evolving art form. Harriman's most well-known for "Poem for Adolph Eichman."
||Balling Buddha Manu copy and 1969 letter
||New York City
|| PS 3557 .I53 B32
|| Paper, mimeo letter consisting of a 20 page manu copy of Giorno's "Balling Buddha" (printed recto, only on dark yellow onion skin paper) with copy of a two-page letter Giorno sent to a Wave Hill director. Poem and letter have been unfolded and side-staple bound in plain black cover papers by recipient. The letter, dated August 28, 1969, was sent to Richard Madigan, Executive Director of Wave Hill in New York, and concerns a cancelled Poetry Event. A duplicate of the manu and letter was copied to Anne Waldman, John Perreault, Lita Hornick, and Les Levine.
||Esrick, Michelle (director)
||The Wavy Gravy Movie: Saint Misbehavin'
|| HV 28 .W38 S25
|| Video: DVD. 87 minutes, plus extras; Color. Wavy Gravy (Hugh Romney) is a Berkeley institution. A pioneer in the beat poetry movement, MC at Woodstock, a hippie icon, a clown for peace, (even a Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavor), Wavy Gravy is also known for his compassion and commitment to making the world a better place. This documentary, directed by Michelle Esrick and produced by DA Pennebaker, brings together archival footage from the 60's and the 70's and interviews with friends, family, and performers to create a fascinating portrait of a unique person and his amazing life dedicated to doing good in the world.
||The Voice of the Poet: Allen Ginsberg
||PS 3513 .I74 A6
||BEAT MEDIA: Audiobook (CD) and accompanying book: paper, perfect bound in black & white photo-illustrated wrappers featuring Allen Ginsberg; his signature in red. Both housed in clear plastic case. Published in the "Voice of the Poet" series, noted for high quality recordings, the collection contains twelve poems read by Ginsberg, written over the course of the poet's life. The earliest, "Song", was written in 1954, a year before "Howl". The book includes the text of the poetry, a bibliography, and a commentary by J.D. McClatchy. Ginsberg performed all twelve poems in full at the Knitting Factory in 1995: Song (1954); Howl (1955 - 1956); Footnote to Howl (1955); A Supermarket in California (1955); Sunflower Mantra (1955); My Sad Self (1958); Wales Visitation (1967); Sad Dust Glories (1974); Plutonium Ode (1978); White Shroud (1983); Personals Ad (1987); After Lalon (1992).
||Manzarek & McClure
||The Third Mind
||Redondo Beach, Calif
|| Oglio Entertainment
|| PS 3563 .A262 Z89
|| BEAT MEDIA DVD. 58 minutes; Color. William Burroughs said that when two minds collaborate a third mind is created. Directed by William Tyler Smith, this documentary focuses on the collaboration of beat poet Michael McClure and the music of Ray Manzarek. Featuring live performances interlaced with commentary on the nexus between spoken word and music with appearances by Allen Ginsberg, Jim Carroll, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Diane di Prima, Ed Sanders, Lee Ranaldo, and Ann Waldman.
||Gibney & Ellwood
||Magic Bus: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place
|| magnolia home entertainment
|| HM 647 .M34
|| BEAT MEDIA: DVD. 107 min. Color. Written and directed by Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood, based on the words and recordings of Ken Kesey. Although they were associated with the emerging Hippie culture, Kesey and "the merry Pranksters" were essentially post-Beats seeking the intellectual adventurism of the late '50s rather than the free-love spirit of the Hippie movement. The film, drawn from over 100 hours of Kesey's unedited 16mm footage, presents a freewheeling portrait of Ken Kesey, beat icon Neal Cassady, and the Merry Prankster's fabled 1964 road trip across America in the legendary Magic Bus, "Further" .
||Farmer's Almanac: a chapter from a novel
|| Friendly Local Press
|| PS 3564 .I235 F37
|| Paper, side-stapled mimeographed sheets in printed yellow paper wraps; yellow tape over the staples, as issued; Cover illustration by Basil King. Cover title: Farmer's Almanac: (Nov 26) Thanksgiving. First Edition.7 pages (plus covers) printed on rectos only. The publisher, Friendly Local Press, printed a literary magazine and poetry booklets.
||Santa Fe, New Mexico
|| Desert Review Press
|| PS 3511 .I646 A6
|| Paper, perfect bound in brown paper wrappers with black type; b/w photo of the poet on back cover along with blurbs by Ed Dorn and Robert Creeley. 98 pages; SIGNED by the poet on title page. Limited to 2000 copies. Finstein went to New Mexico in the 1950s to visit long-time friend Robert Creeley, and moved there not long after. He lived in Taos and Santa Fe, NM, on and off for the rest of his life. In 1967 Finstein co-founded New Buffalo, a hippie commune in Taos and a second commune in 1969, the Reality Construction Company. Finstein's poetry, much of it inspired by the landscape of the American Southwest is influenced by the Black Mountain poets.
||By the Sound
||Mount Vernon, Washington
|| Frontier Press
|| PS 3507 .O732 B9
|| Paper, octavo, perfect bound in green decorated wrappers with red typography. The first edition with this title (originally "Rites of Passage" published in 1965.) 199pp; This is Edward Dorn's only novel with drawings by Flavia Zorea. A "proletarian" novel set in Washington's Puget Sound, described as wonderfully bleak and grim. Dorn, in the preface of the 1991 reissue by Black Sparrow Press claims that "By the Sound, masquerading as a "novel" is simply a sociological study of the basement stratum of its time: the never ending story of hunger and pressing circumstance in a land of excess."
||The Chinese Written Character as a medium for poetry
|| City Lights Books
|| PN 1055 .F4
|| Paper, perfect-bound in black, grey, and white illustrated wraps, 45 pages + publisher's booklist; 7x5 inches. Printed in London by Villiers Publications ltd.; Cover image: "portrait of an Immortal by Liang K'ai." Essay outlining Fenollosa's theory that Chinese characters have retained their original pictorial meanings to modern day readers of Chinese. Important but much-disputed, the essay was edited by Ezra Pound when it was first published in 1920. Still in print, it has gone through several editions and although the theory is now discredited by Sinologists, it still provides an important piece on the imagist techniques in poetry. There is a copy in the main stacks and also available as an electronic resource.
|| North Atlantic Books
|| PS 3569 .A49 A617
|| Paper, perfect-bound in illustrated white wrappers. Front and back covers feature illustrations by Sanders, as well as drawings throughout text. 99 numbered pages, plus notes. 1st ed. Sanders adds a science-fiction aspect to ancient Egyptian culture describing what he called a "superemanated civilization" through translations of hieroglyphics and Greek (Sander's major in College).
||Giving Up Poetry: with Allen Ginsberg at Hollyhock
||Banff, Alberta Canada
|| Banff Centre Press
|| PS 3513 .I74 Z593
|| Paper, trade edition bound in full-color illustrated wrappers; SIGNED by the author on the title page. In May 1985, author, journalist and aspiring poet Trevor Carolan had the opportunity to attend a workshop and Buddhist meditation retreat led by Allen Ginsberg at Hollyhock Farm on Cortes Island, British Columbia. This memoir recounts Carolan's insightful observation of Ginsberg and the author's own transformation under Ginsberg's influence.
||Start Your Own Religion
|| Forgotten Books
|| BF 207 .L437
|| Paper, trade edition bound in illustrated wrappers. Classic Reprint Series printed this facsimile of an original pamphlet first published in1967; 27 pages. This is one of Leary's most important titles, written during his Millbrook years at the height of the Psychedelic Revolution. Besides advice for dropping out, turning on and tuning in, it includes by-Laws and guidelines for the legal incorporation of a new religion. Illustrated with photographs of life at Millbrook; the poor reproduction quality reflects the self-published nature of the pamphlet and early computer printing. The publisher of this reprint, Forgotten Books, offers a variety of non-fiction material utilizing the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. The books may also be read for free on their website.