||A Coney Island of the Mind
|| BEAT MEDIA. CD: Lawrence Ferlinghetti published A CONEY ISLAND OF THE MIND, his most celebrated collection, in 1955 at the height of the Beat Generation. This recording presents Ferlinghetti reading the 29 sections of the title work and five other poems also from the original collection, accompanied by music composed by Dana Colley, saxophonist of the boho-rock band Morphine. Before this release, there was no complete CD album of Ferlinghetti's 30-poem cycle, The Coney Island of the Mind. From poem to poem, Ferlinghetti varies his voice, using a conspiratorial whisper or a conversational singsong or a comic, exaggerated New York accent. Ferlinghetti's signature piece is a perfect example of beat literature with its union of sexual imagery and introspection into the soul of youthful America. Five other poems complete the cycle: I am Waiting; Autobiography; Dog; Christ Climbed Down and #11 (from Pictures of the Gone World).
||Editors: John Moulder, Marc Ca
||The Lodestar Broadsides
|| Lodestar Press
|| BROADSIDE COLLECTION: PS
|| Poetry broadsides in various colors, printed on laid paper, issued with title sheet in brown portfolio, lettered "The Lodestar Broadsides" with black star logo. 14 Broadsides; 33 x 22 cm. Printed by letterpress. This is number 137 of an edition of 150. Contents: Somoza unveils Somoza's statue at the Somoza Stadium (Ernesto Cardenal); From Panama or the adventures of my seven uncles (Blaise Cendrars); I was born to speak your name (Tom Clark); On Bear's Head (Maria Gitin); The Territory (Carlos Reyes); Walking down Market Street (Aram Saroyan); Materialism (Marilyn Thompson); Amazing grace (Carol BergÃƒÂ©); Names to the flint (Clark Coolidge); Night in NYC: for Angus (Robert Creeley); No radio (Larry Eigner); Woman I wanted to speak to goes down to a meeting (Charley George); Knee deep in bleeding harts (Charles Potts); Of East Dennis: The Highlands, In Sorrow (Theodore Enslin).
|| Grove Press
|| PS 3552 .A583 A15
|| Paper, Evergreen trade edition bound in bright orange & black pictorial wraps. Cover design by Roy Kuhlman. Photographer: Unknown. Sixteen short stories, both autobiographical and experimental, that document Jones' movement to "a blacker self" in prose. Provocative collection by a controversial writer, now known as Amiri Baraka, he was one of the important literary and political figures of the sixties Black Power scene.
||Sunday Afternoon: Grande Ronde
|| Prescott Street Press
|| PS 3572 .E48 S96
|| Paper, staple-bound in illustrated brown wrappers, limited to 500 copies. Cover and illustrations by Ian Gatley; this is Venn's first book. This copy SIGNED & INSCRIBED by the author on the flyleaf, with a personal note to Tom Lyon (former Professor of English Literature at USU): "For Tom Lyon who gives trees standing; who knows how freely they give us all paper, oxygen, thick images, shade, joy -- what we need to continue." George Venn (1943): poet, writer, literary history, editor, linguist and educator is a noted regional poet based in the western U.S.
||Los Cerrillos, New Mexico
|| San Marcos Press
|| PS 3573 .I457 R4
|| Paper, staple bound in tan & brown, illustrated wrappers, with the cover design by Robert Davis. INSCRIBED on the title page: "for Tom, in friendship, Keith Wilson / Provo / July 1981." Keith Wilson (1927-2009) was an internationally known poet and Las Cruces' first and only poet laureate. His credentials range from Beat to Cowboy to university professor. Tom [Lyon] was a USU professor in the English Department and a leading scholar in the field of Western and environmental literature.
||Thantog: Songs os A Jaguar Priest
|| Salt Works Press
|| PS 3573 .I457 T4
|| Paper, letterpress printed and hand-sewn in brown paper wrappers printed in black & yellow with deep golden deckle-edge endpapers; 40 pages. Edition limited to 400 copies, a beautiful, small press production.
|| Road Runner Press
|| PS 3573 .I457 R63
|| Paper, staple-bound in sienna wrappers, illustrated with the Native American trickster deity, Kokopelli, often depicted as a humpback flute-player. Cover design by the poet. Complete title is Rocks: Some stanzas for Tomorrow or Yesterday / Poems by Keith Wilson. INSCRIBED,on flyleaf: "for Tom, Jan & the Kids with all good wishes, Keith." From the library of Tom Lyon, retired professor in USU's English Dept.
||The Sonosopher: Alex Caldiero in Life ... in Sound
||Salt Lake City
|| Dream Garden Press
|| PS 3553 .A394935 Z676
|| Video, DVD. 61 Minutes, Color & B/W. In full-color photo-illustrated case. Includes booklet featuring "fixing the Sonosopher," an essay by Scott Abbott; and "Basilica of S.Francesco, Assisi" by Caldiero. A documentary by Torben Bernhard and Travis Low, "The Sonosopher" is an experiential voyage into the peculiar life and art of Alex Caldiero. Tracing his birth and childhood in rural Sicily as well as his coming of age as a poet in New York City, Caldiero is found living in conservative Utah years after his conversion and separation from Mormonism. The film explores Caldiero's lifelong artistic investigation into "Sonosophy", a unique hybrid of sound, poetry, and philosophy. Borrowing techniques from such diverse genres as avant-garde film and cinama verite "The Sonosopher" portrays Caldiero's life and work at its most traditional and most bizarre. Utilizing these diverse methods, the filmmakers artfully blend current performance and interview footage, 8MM family videos, and archival material to tell the intimate story of this largely unknown artist.
||J.W. on the Road Selling that Old Orphic Snake-Oil in the Jargon-sized Bottles, 1951-1978
|| Visual Press
|| PS 3545 .I52966 Z63
|| Paper, staple-bound in black & white photographic wrappers. One of 300 copies of this small artist book of stylized photographs printed in blues, greens and bronze. Published to celebrate the 50th birthday of Jonathan Williams, Black Mountain College alumnus, poet, publisher and photographer. Williams founded the Jargon Society providing an early publishing outlet for writers such as Charles Olson, Robert Creeley, Denise Levertov, Robert Duncan, Mina Loy, Lorraine Niedecker, Kenneth Patchen and many others. Williams died in 2008.
||at sea: A Poem for Pablo Neruda
|| City Lights; Meridian Press
|| PS 3511 .E557 A9
|| Paper bound, letterpress printed on Arches paper and sewn into beautifully illustrated wrappers with a linoleum print cover designed and printed by Katherine Case. Exquisite handmade letterpress edition of Lawrence Ferlinghetti's new poem, this is copy number 31 of an edition of 250 SIGNED and numbered copies.
||The Way it Was
|| Hors Commerce Press
|| PS 3552.L3918 W3
|| Paper. A single sheet, printed in red and black, folded twice and tipped into a red & yellow colored folder with a finished size of 4 1/4" x 5". Poem about slavery with "first printing of a 100 copy folder edition" on colophon. Veryl Blatt, together with her husband Jean Rosenbaum, was planning to gather and edit a collection of Charles Bukowski's letters. There are several circa 1960 letters addressed to her in Bukowski's "Living on Luck: Selected Letters 1960s -- 1970s, Volume 2."
||Father Rene Desjardin
||Merry Christmas; Merry Christmas: pick any star and know ...
|| Hors Commerce Press
|| PQ 2607 .E215 M37
|| Paper, lino-printed poem, one page folded and tipped in folded goldenrod yellow card covers with "Merry Christmas" printed twice in black & red on front. A special Christmas greeting from the publisher with a star poem mailed to Edwin Blair and postmarked Dec. 8, 1964.
||Alten Kran /// Olden Crane
|| OMI print number one
|| PR 6056 .R44 A48
|| Paper, two sheets, folded. Collage and text loosely laid in yellow cover (with crude Xerox of a mechanical crane front & back). Inside pages printed in red or black on white. Ulli Freer was born in Luneburg, Germany. He studied at Hornsey College of Art and the Open University. As a painter, performer and publisher he has been active during the last thirty years and has been widely published. Freer lives in London and works at the British Library.
|| City Lights
|| PS 3569 .H855 T9
|| Paper, palm-sized pamphlet staple-bound in black illustrated white wrappers with 46 pages, illustrated with drawings by R. Zimmerman. A minor cult-classic for years, it was first published by the author in 1955 and enlarged and reissued in 1958 by City Lights Books. A bit of written eccentricity often compared to Richard Brautigan's prose/poetry.
||Songs for Gaia
||Port Townsend, Washington
|| Kah Tai Lagoon / Copper Canyon Press
|| Hardcover, limited First Edition, bound in brown cloth over boards, with printed paper spine label. This copy SIGNED by Snyder in brown calligraphy pen on half-title page, with colored woodblock illustrations by Michael Corr. Designed and letterpress printed on Curtis Rag paper at Copper Canyon Press; hand bound by Sam Green. 1 of 300 copies. Prospectus LAID IN. Snyder is one of the foremost exponents of an ecologically conscious "literature of place". This collection of poems takes its title from the name of a Greek goddess who is associated with the scientific hypothesis that the Earth is a single, self-regulating organic entity rather than a collection of largely independent, randomly organized closed systems.
||Miller, David & Richard Pr
||British Poetry Magazines 1914-2000: A History and Bibliography of 'Little Magazines'
||London / New Castle, Delaware
|| British Library / Oak Knoll Press
|| Z 2014 .P7 B758
|| A comprehensive and useful bibliography of British poetry magazines published over an 86-year time span. One of the key print institutions of twentieth-century literary publishing--the poetry magazine or "little magazine" was the proving ground for many emerging poets. Most of these magazines had short print- runs and are now extremely rare. Each entry gives details of the editors involved, publication date and other information, including lists of libraries where each can be found and a name index identifies well over 5,000 authors and artists involved in the little magazine scene in the U.K.
||McKenna, K. & D. Hollander
||Notes from a Revolution: Com/co, the Diggers & the Haight
||Santa Monica, California
|| Foggy Notion Books/Fulton Ryder, Inc.
|| Paper, Flexi-bound in red, white & blue illustrated wrappers, 176 pages / 150 color images. First edition, with a foreword by Peter Coyote, an afterword by Naomi Wolf, and an interview with Claude Hayward, one of the founders (with Chester Anderson) of the Communications Company (ComCo), the "publishing arm" of the Diggers. This is the first full length study of the Diggers, focusing especially on the broadsides produced by the Communication Company. The Diggers were formed in Haight-Ashbury in 1966 by members of the subversive theatre company, the San Francisco Mime Troupe. They took their name from the 17th- century English Diggers, an agrarian collective determined to create a utopian society where everyone shared in free ownership and commerce. Under the leadership of Peter Berg, Emmett Grogan, Peter Coyote, and Billy Murcott the Diggers provided free food, clothing, medical care and lodging to anyone in need as part of their effort to create a unified and mutually supportive community. They also provided marvelous and instructive street theatre like the "Death of Hippie," co-opting the media to deliver a message, or huge public parties celebrating the Solstice or Equinox, raising consciouness along the way..
||Simmons, Ted (ed.)
||The Venice Poetry Company Presents ... Poems from the Venice/Calif. / Coffeehouse Readings & Mor
|| D. Maltese Books
|| PS 615 .S47
|| Paper, bound in rust-colored card wrappers, 52 delicately illustrated pages. Very scarce publication featuring selections and poems which arose through the Venice Coffeehouse Readings during the early 1970's; with work by 38 poets including Charles Bukowski [The Bombing of Berlin], Gerald Locklin, Jack Hirschman, Emmett Williams.
|| Bukowski Zine
|| PS 3552 .U4 Z545
|| Paper, Xerox printed and staple-bound in illustrated white wrappers. Rikki Hollywood created the fanzine, Bukowski Zine devoted to Charles Bukowski. He published the "Bukowski Scrapbook" after the poet's death in March 1994. A big part of it is a collection of Bukowski obituaries taken from various newspapers and fan tributes, along with all of the material published in Zines #1 and #2 including comics, articles, reviews and adverts; with drawings & black & white photographs throughout.
||Charles Bukowski: A Comprehensive Checklist (1946 - 1982)
|| Sole Proprietor Press
|| PS 3552 .U4 Z64
|| Paper, large format, 44 pages staple-bound in white wrappers with black type; number 102 of 200 copies, signed (by the compiler). First edition. A landmark Price-guide & Checklist chronicling 36 years of Charles Bukowski's books, chapbooks, broadsides, and important magazine contributions in chronological sequence. This is renown Bukowski collector Al Fogel's original comprehensive Bukowski checklist published in 1982 which updates Sanford Dobin's bibliography published in 1969 by Black Sparrow Press. Each entry is annotated.
||Bukowski, Charles and Al Fogel
||Catalogue 25: Under the Influence: A collection of works by Charles Bukowski ...
|| Jeffrey H. Weinberg Books
|| PS 3552 .U4 Z52
|| Catalogue 25: Under the Influence, a Collection of Works By Charles Bukowski Illustrated with Original Drawings By the Author and Photographs By Michael Montfort with a Preface By Al Fogel. Cover photograph of Bukowski resting behind a large tombstone marked BEERS. One of 300 copies, published in 1984. Later SIGNED by Al Fogel, 1/15/00 after his foreword, and again, with warm inion for Jamie Boran on back colophon. Black and white photographs by Michael Montfort. Edition limited to 300.
||Lowenfels, Walter (editor)
||The Writing on the Wall: 108 American Poems of Protest
|| Doubleday & Co.
|| PS 595 .S75 L6
|| Trade paper, 189 pages, bound in glossy, full-color illustrated wrappers, the first publication of this collection. Presents levy's "the bells of the Cherokee ponies" along with work by John Sinclair, Ezra Pound, Langston Hughes, Denise Levertov, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, and many others.
||Bukowski in Pictures
|| Rebel Inc.
|| PS 3552 .U4 Z878
|| Hard bound in black cloth with photo-illustrated dust jacket. A large format pictorial companion volume to Howard Sounes' biography of Charles Bukowski. Approximately two hundred photographs in both color and black and white include the people in his life, the places where he lived and worked, together with extracts from letters, manus and personal documents. Linked by Sounes' biographical text.
||House of Before
|| Potes & Poets Press
|| PS 3569 .E5475 H68
|| Paper, trade edition; Born in Iowa (1947) Spencer Selby started SINK Press, in San Francisco in 1987. In 1993 he created "The List of Experimental Poetry/Art Magazines" which began as a single sheet distributed freely, and eventually evolved into a site on the web. The list remains an important source of information for innovative writers and artists around the world. Mr. Selby is also a digital artist.
||First-Person Intense Anthology
||Santa Barbara, Calif
|| Mudborn Press
|| PS 659 .F5
|| Trade paper, bound in white & grey illustrative wraps with black lettering. An anthology of short prose written in the first person by a new wave of writers, along with short biographies and photos of the contributors. Authors include Charles Bukowski, Geoffrey Cook, Morty Sklar & Holly Anderson.