||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.
||The Intelligence Agents
|| New Falcon Publications
|| HM 391 .L377
|| Paper, trade edition, bound in color-photo illustrated wrappers; 224 p. with black & white illustrations throughout. A collection of memos, articles, pictures, etc. written in "future history" recording life on planet earth during Leary's lifespan as reflected in social, moral, religious and scientific satire. Including articles by and about people who are changing the meaning of freedom all over the world, all of them addressed at redefining the way we look at the humanity. This is the fifth and final volume of Dr. Leary's Future History Series. Leary, a world-renowned psychologist, philosopher, and cultural guru, died in 1996.
||O.I.N.C. An Adventure Story
|| University of Essex
|| PR 6055 .V34 O56
|| Paper, side-stapled mimeo; unpaginated with type printed on one side only. 'This book is issue No.4 of The Human Handkerchief.' Unpaginated. A prose piece, this is a hallucinatory adventure novel written to accompany the 13 splendid illustrations by Peter Bailey; One of 200 copies. Paul Evans (1945-1991) was an English poet associated with the British Poetry Revival in the late 1960s. Evans' work has a dreamy tone and surrealist images. Evans wrote his M.A. thesis at the University of London on Robert Duncan.
||Ankenbrand, Frank Jr.
||By Their Works Shall Ye Know Them (Ernest Hemingway 18_ -1961)
|| Hors Commerce Press
|| PS 3501 .N5696 B9
|| Paper booklet bound in stiff brown paper wrappers with portrait of Ernest Hemingway on the cover by Ben Tibbs. A first edition limited to 400 copies printed on fine blue-grey paper; "No. 3 - Hors Commerce Press 1964 Series" on back cover. This publication is a solo selection of a long poem in honor of Ernest Hemingway. Frank Ankenbrand Jr., a noted poet during the 1930s-60s, and was also a publishing partner in ALPRESS which turned out quality limited volumes.
||Viet Nam Poems
||Santa Barbara, Calif
|| Unicorn Press
|| PL 4378.9 .N55 T4613
|| Paper, hand bound in oblong brown and black printed wrappers, rice-paper title pasted on cover with calligraphy by Vo-Dinh, stiff red wraps underneath. Seven leaves, unpaged, printed one side. Type hand set and printed letterpress by Noel Young on handmade Hotta and Origami rice papers. Text Second Edition, printed November 1967. Thich Nhat Hanh (b.1926) is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist. He is regarded as the founder of Engaged Buddhism.
||Mill Valley, Calif.
|| PS 615 .M38
|| Pamphlet, One broadsheet [21 x 39 cm] folded into thirds, creating 6 pages. Illustrated cover titled "Maya" and dated 1969. 1000 copies of this pamphlet were printed for the Santa Barbara Poetry Festival by Clifford Burke and available free of charge. Features three poems: Everybody lying on their stomachs ... [First line: The corrugated roof] / by Gary Snyder.--A poem for my wife [First line: I'm in my room writing] / by David Meltzer.--I might have been a monk [First line] by Jack Shoemaker. Includes advertising for Maya Broadsides; Quartos; and forthcoming Maya Books.
||Heagy, H. Lee
||Self-Defense: A Mythology
||New York City
|| White Lion Press
|| PS 3515 .E233 S45
|| Cream Paper printed in brown, one broadsheet, 56 x 22 cm, folded to 28 x 22 cm. Printed as 2 pages with illustration (of a lion) on "front" and editor Thule Stone's commentary on the back. Inside opens full-length with the poem printed in a calligraphic hand.
||Levinas and the Police
|| Chax Press
|| PS 3558 .O34923 L48
|| Paper, artist book, 18 pages letterpress printed on Mohawk Superfine paper and hand-sewn in Okawara paper as inner covers. Outside wrapper is Fabriano Rosaspina, folded into three panels and featuring a colored image by Bracha Lichenberg Ettinger, reproduced from a painting. Number 23 of 125 copies. A stunningly imaginative long poem inspired in part by the Jewish Lithuanian philosopher Emmanuel Levinas's writings on ethics and the Other. This poem sets the foundation for a new genre -- detective poetry -- built on a complex matrix of actions and characters. The structure and rhythm of the poet's speech patterns owes much to Hollander's multi-cultural background that includes his early life in Israel and fluency in German, English, and French.
||Visual Play: A Green Dance in Three Acts
|| Assembling Press
|| PS 3553 .O5522 V58
|| Paper, artist's book, spiral-bound at top, bright green paper, illustrated; Offset printing, 30 pages. Created through random processes: the artist took 3 large mixing bowls and a list of 40 things with green in their names that one might see from a boat. The first bowl collected deions of possible actions; the second bowl names of possible characters; and in the third bowl, names of possible scenes. The play evolved through random choices until the slip of paper with the word "end" appeared. The acts are interspersed with double pages of illustrations of frogs, fish, and turtles.
||love is a firecracker
|| PR 9199.3 .L345 L68 OVER
|| Paper, 14 broadsides printed one side only on 8 Â½ x 11" sheets + 1 sheet colophon all enclosed in a 3-color printed envelope featuring a sample of concrete poetry; Visual typewriter poems; first edition. blewointment [bluointmentpress on cover], began life as a mimeographed periodical notable for its often hand-decorated covers and inserts. It began to publish pamphlets and chapbooks by individual authors in 1967 and published the early work of many experimental poets.
||Recent Visitors [with LAID IN ITEMS]
||New York City
|| Angel Hair Books
|| PS 3552 .E7248 R43
|| Paper, staple-bound in bright orange glossy wrappers illustrated by George Schneeman who also did the drawings throughout. Published in an edition of 1000 copies. (This is a copy 2 of the Angel Head Press publication.) LAID IN: 1. Picture postcard "Tarjeta Postal" featuring full-color photo illustration of a woman in a regional costume of Mexico; on reverse: "MERRY CHRISTMAS DAVID + TINA!! & LOVE [singed] Bill [Berkson] LAID IN: 2. White Card, 36cm. x 14cm., folded in half; printed in black with illustration on front cover and a poem titled FUTURE HAY printed inside. SIGNED Bill [Berkson] and Lynn. LAID IN: 3. Single page, mimeo printed account of son's birth [ in Bolinas, California, on January 1976] by Berkson's wife, Lynn [artist Lynn O'Hare]. HANDWRITTEN NOTE stapled to page: "Dear Tina & David - It was all so overwhelming it took me 3 months to put it on paper -- I mean I wrote it one night 3 months after I'd stopped shaking! / Much love to you & girls / Lynn."
|| Paper, 8 Ã‚Â½ x 11 sheets with six varied color pages (blue, pink, salmon & white, designating the four parts of the poem) mimeo-printed both sides (12p.) , top left corner staple. At the end of the poem (p.12) is a hand-written note by the author, Peter Baffey, to Jerome [Rothenberg]: "Jerome -- I enjoyed your reading -- singing at Bard + I thank you for all the great work you have done for all of us -- Peter Baffey / Hope you like Poem + Map -- musics [sic] I think you'll enjoy." (The poem is dedicated to Robert Kelly & the Coda for Steven Kushner. Dated Spring 1970 )