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4222 Caldiero, Alex The Sonosopher: Alex Caldiero in Life ... in Sound Salt Lake City Dream Garden Press 2010 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.
4223 Williams, Jonathan J.W. on the Road Selling that Old Orphic Snake-Oil in the Jargon-sized Bottles, 1951-1978 Washington, D.C. Visual Press 1979 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.
4224 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence at sea: A Poem for Pablo Neruda San Francisco City Lights; Meridian Press 2011 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.
4225 Blatt, Veryl The Way it Was Torrance, Calif. Hors Commerce Press 1964 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."
4226 Father Rene Desjardin Merry Christmas; Merry Christmas: pick any star and know ... Torrance, Calif. Hors Commerce Press 1964 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.
4227 Freer, Ulli Alten Kran /// Olden Crane unknown OMI print number one 1985 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.
4229 Shure, Robert Twink San Francisco City Lights 1958 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.
4230 Snyder, Gary Songs for Gaia Port Townsend, Washington Kah Tai Lagoon / Copper Canyon Press 1979 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.
4231 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 2006 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.
4232 McKenna, K. & D. Hollander Notes from a Revolution: Com/co, the Diggers & the Haight Santa Monica, California Foggy Notion Books/Fulton Ryder, Inc. 2012 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..
4233 Simmons, Ted (ed.) The Venice Poetry Company Presents ... Poems from the Venice/Calif. / Coffeehouse Readings & Mor Los Angeles D. Maltese Books 1972 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.
4234 Hollywood, Rikki Bukowski Scrapbook London Bukowski Zine 1994 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.
4236 Fogel, Al Charles Bukowski: A Comprehensive Checklist (1946 - 1982) Miami, Florida Sole Proprietor Press 1982 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.
4237 Bukowski, Charles and Al Fogel Catalogue 25: Under the Influence: A collection of works by Charles Bukowski ... Sudbury, Massachusetts Jeffrey H. Weinberg Books 1984 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.
4238 Lowenfels, Walter (editor) The Writing on the Wall: 108 American Poems of Protest New York Doubleday & Co. 1969 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.
4239 Sounes, Howard Bukowski in Pictures Edinburgh Rebel Inc. 2000 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.
4240 Selby, Spencer House of Before Elmwood, Connecticut Potes & Poets Press 1991 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.
4241 Newborn, Sasha First-Person Intense Anthology Santa Barbara, Calif Mudborn Press 1978 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.
4242 Fogel, Al Charles Bukowski: A Comprehensive Price Guide & Check List - 1944 - 1999 Surfside, Florida The Sole Proprietor Press / Glenn Daniels Publishing 1999 PS 3552 .U4 Z65 Paper, bound in black & white photo-illustrated wrappers, 1/1000 copies, this is copy number 4, SIGNED with a personal note by Fogel on the Colophon. As described in the introduction, Al Fogel was a major collector of Charles Bukowski's works and in this check list he denotes all of Bukowski's major and scarce works and ascribes values (which are sadly out of date); but the bibliographical information is priceless and valuable to any Bukowski enthusiast. The check list Includes books, chapbooks, broadsides, magazines, tabloids, recordings, artwork, bootleg and ephemera: over 1500 entries.
4244 Sounes, Howard Charles Bukowski: Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life Edinburgh Rebel, Inc. 1998 PS 3552 .U4 Z88 Paper, large format, reviewer's copy, bound in bright canary yellow wrappers with black and grey print. An uncorrected advance proof for the U.K. edition (considered the true edition as it precedes the U.S. edition). This is the classic, and first, biography of Charles Bukowski, whose semi-autobiographical books about low-life America made him a cult figure across the globe. Extensive original research and unique contributions from friends, family and associates - including Mickey Rourke, Robert Crumb, Sean Penn, Norman Mailer and Allen Ginsberg - plus personal photographs and drawings by Bukowski himself. LAID IN: August, 1998 letter on Canongate Books Limited stationary, requesting a review when the book is published in November, 1998.
4245 Florida Atlantic University BEATS: Artists' Books / Original Works Boca Raton, Florida S.E. Wimberly Library 2002 PS 228 .B6 B4345 Two white paper sheets letter size, printed in black type and folded vertically, unbound. This is the catalogue list for an exhibit of books and broadsides from the Beat movement of the last century. Drawn from the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Collection and the collection of Paulette Greene, the exhibition list includes a four foot rendering of Gregory Corso's "Bomb," handwritten (in bomb shape) by the author in 1958, as well as Corso's original European notebooks. There are several letterpress limited editions and one-of-a-kind artists' books featuring works of Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and William S. Burroughs. Also listed are a number of City Lights books, paperbacks of the era, little magazines, etc
4246 Rare Book & Manuscript Li Adventures in Poetry: an exhibition Urbana, Illinois The Rare Book & Manuscript Library 2012 PS 310 .B43 A78 Paper, staple-bound in bright glossy illustrated wraps. Published in an edition of 200 copies with an introduction by Cary Nelson; includes colored illustrations throughout. An exhibit at the University of Illinois, Urbana, showcasing the recently-cataloged Modern Poetry Collection in the Rare Book & Manu Library. The exhibition includes early works by Charles Bukowski, rarities by Richard Brautigan, Gary Snyder, Diane Di Prima, and many others. The Catalogue collects the various poets in somewhat geographical sections: The Persecuted Poets of Cleveland; Black Mountain: Poets & Painters; Concrete Poetry; British Poetry Revival; Beyond the Codex: Broadsides and other Interesting Formats; Northern California ; Southern California; Midwestern Small Presses; and the New York School. Also includes a selected bibliography.
4247 Granton, Shawn Ten Foot Rule Southbury, CT Shawn Granton 1997 PN 6726 .T46 1997 Paper, staple-bound in white, illustrated wrappers, printed black on white. Two issues, numbers 1 and 2. Ten Foot Rule is a comic zine published by Shawn Granton of Portland, Oregon. The title is derived from a customer service "rule" that a worker should say hello to any customer who comes within ten feet. Shawn's pictoral narratives illustrate a life of bicycles, traveling, and feeling awkward, aimed at "Gen-Xers".
4248 Rius: del RÃÂ&sh Los Supermachos No.391 Mexico Editorial Posada 1973 PN 6790 .M484 S8 no.391 Comic book in Spanish, printed in color and staple-bound in full color wrappers. Mexican cartoonist Rius (Eduardo del Riío Garciía), a pioneer in the world of comics, started "Los Supermachos" in 1963 as a monthly comic about a little town called Saint Scribbles. The comic was overtly political, the inhabitants mocking various injustices in Mexico. Rius's illustrations were unique, mixing high contrast photos with caricatures and commentary. Rius left the comic in 1967 but the publishing company retained legal control of Los Supermachos and continued to produce it into the late 1970s, continuing the look of the original with anonymous illustrators imitating Rius's simple, flat style & the integration of photographs in the illustrations.