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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works and in this check list he denotes all of Bukowski's major and scarce works and ascribes values (which are sadly out of date); but the bibliographical information is priceless and valuable to any Bukowski enthusiast.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.
4249 Boyd, Greg (editor) Asylum Annual 1993 Santa Monica, California Asylum 1993 PN 2 .A88 Paper, perfect bound in glossy black & white card photo- illustrated wrappers. Edited by Greg Boyd, this is the first issue of the annual, replacing the former magazine of the same name, an illustrated anthology devoted to contemporary explorations of dadaism and neo-surrealism. Includes contributions from Charles Bukowski, Rene Daumal, Russel Edson and others, with art/lit criticism, collages, and clipped graphics.
4251 Veitch, Tom Cooked Zeros no place unpublished 1969 PS 3572 .E38 C6 manuscri Paper, bound with a metal prong fastener in a red pressboard folder. Type-written manuscript draft of Cooked Zeros, hand-dated in red marker: "Summer/Fall 1969" on title page. Tom Veitch's collection of poetry later published (with the same title) by The Grape Press in a 1970 limited edition (200 copies).
4252 Zweig, Ellen All You Can Do is Suddenly Listen / Performance Erotics unknown unpublished academic papers 1994 ML 410 .C24 Z85 Paper, printed one-side only and side-bound in black vinyl binder. Two un-published essays: the first: All You Can Do Is Listen-Some Notes on John Cage; the second: Performative Erotics of the Text - Armand Schwerner's Fictions of the Open and the Closed. Ellen Zweig is a performance poet, writer, and media artist who explores concepts of time, place and culture. She often works with site-specific or multi-media installations.
4253 Wellman, Mac Annie Salem: an American Tale manu copy unknown Corrected manuscript copy 1987-88 PS 3573 .E468 A82 Paper, 200 pages, printed one-side only and side-bound in black paper binder with prong steel fastener; copy of a corrected manuscript proof for Annie Salem, Wellman's second novel. Mac Wellman (b.1945) is an American playwright, author, and poet, best known for his experimental work in the theater which revolts against theatrical conventions, often abandoning such traditional elements as plot and character altogether. Wellman is the Donald I. Fine Professor of Play Writing at Brooklyn College. Wellman was awarded the 2003 Obie award for Lifetime Achievement as well as a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts that same year. He is a co-founder of The Flea Theater in New York City.
4256 Wylie, Andrew Gold Yeadon, PA The Folcroft Press: A Telegraph Books 1972 PS 3573 .Y5 G642 Paper, bound in photo-illustrated white wrappers. 28 pages; black & white cover photo by Gerard Malanga. A collection of short poems in three parts. First edition. Published under the imprint :Telegraph Books, editors: Victor Bockris, Aram Saroyan, and Andrew Wylie. Accompanying ARCHIVE: Ephemera and letters, "The Electric Generation: Post -- beat, pre-punk poetry in Philadelphia & New York 1972-1977." Materials from the files of author Jeff Goldberg, founder of Contact Magazine. (BEAT: little magazine). Special Collections, Merrill-Cazier Library.
4257 Bockris, Victor FINISHED (a novel) unknown Red Room Books 1972 PS 3552 .O247 F56 Paper, side staple-bound in plain pink card wrappers, approx. 4 X 4 inches; only 8 pages. Two chapters, only one page each consisting of just a few lines of text. Accompanying ARCHIVE: Ephemera and letters, "The Electric Generation: Post-beat, pre-punk poetry in Philadelphia & New York 1972-1977." Materials from the files of author Jeff Goldberg, founder of Contact Magazine. (BEAT: little magazine). Special Collections, Merrill-Cazier Library.
4258 Bockris, Victor In America Yeadon, PA The Folcroft Press: A Telegraph Book 1972 PS 3552 .O247 I534 Paper, staple-bound white wrappers with a black & white cover photograph of the author by Aram Saroyan. First edition of these very brief poems, an early work by Bockris. 26 pgs. plus ads. Accompanying ARCHIVE: Ephemera and letters, "The Electric Generation: Post-beat, pre-punk poetry in Philadelphia & New York 1972-1977" Materials from the files of author Jeff Goldberg, founder of Contact Magazine. (BEAT: little magazine). Special Collections, Merrill-Cazier Library.
4259 Bockris-Wylie The Alphabet Book Cambridge, Mass. Dynamic Books 1974 PS 3552 .0247 A625 Paper, bound in black printed white wrappers printed with repeated title. A collection of short poems - beginning with a letter of the alphabet -- from A to Z. An uncommon book. Accompanying ARCHIVE: Ephemera and letters, "The Electric Generation: Post-beat, pre-punk poetry in Philadelphia & New York 1972-1977. Materials from the files of author Jeff Goldberg, founder of Contact Magazine. (BEAT: little magazine). Special Collections, Merrill-Cazier Library.
4260 Black Ace Book 3 Los Angeles Black Ace / Temple of Man 1993 PS 536.2 .B53 Paper, perfect bound in black illustrated white wrappers featuring an Ace of Spades on the front and a list of the contributors on the back cover; Black textured endpapers. Edition limited to 100 copies. 112 pgs; first edition. A poetry anthology with work by Charles Bukowski, John Thomas, Charles Foster, Stuart Z. Perkoff, James Ryan Morris, Jack Micheline, Saul White, et al.
4261 Bukowski, Charles Three by Bukowski Santa Rosa Black Sparrow Press 1992 PS 3552 .U4 T57 Paper, staple bound in cream textured paper wrappers with turquoise and plum abstract design printed on cover with title. 7 inches x 10 3/8 in., [4]pp. with publication statement on the outer back turquoise flyleaves. Prints three poems: Returning to an Old Love; The Kenyon Review and Other Matters; A Moment.
4262 Bukowski, Charles Elms Lesters Celebrates Charles Bukowski 12-24 August 1996 London Elms Lesters Painting Room 1996 PS 3552 .U4 Z563 Paper, 22 pages bound in compact format (approx. 4.5 x 6.5 inches) photo-illustrated wrappers. Charles Bukowski EXHIBITION CATALOGUE of a London show featuring poems and photos (in color or black & white). Curated by Paul Jones and Fiona McKinnon, designed by Blue Source, and published by Elms Lesters on the occasion of this historic multi-media exhibition. Includes extracts from a Bukowski interview with the actor Sean Penn, a previously unpublished poem, and 29 previously unpublished images (portraits and artifacts), including photographs by Linda Lee Bukowski, Michael Montfort and Giorgio Moroder.
4263 Stocking, Marion Kingston A Fine Excess: Fifty Years of the Beloit Poetry Journal Lamoine, Maine Beloit Poetry Journal Foundation 2000 PS 1 .B456 V.51, no.1/2 Paper, trade edition bound in brightly illustrated wrappers, a painting of a rooster by Franklin Boggs on the cover; edited by Marion Stocking. An anthology with works by over 150 poets, from the 1950s to the 1990s, published to commemorate the Beloit Poetry Journal's 50th anniversary. [ALSO: Vol.51, no. 1/2. Fall/Winter 2000-2001.] Beginning as a publication of Beloit College, the Winter 1957/1958 issue devoted to the British "Movement" and the American "Underground" (with explicit language in poems by Philip Larkin and Charles Bukowski) offended some faculty members and trustees and the journal declared its independence.
4264 Bukowski, Charles Blow 6: Featuring Charles Bukowski Portland, Oregon Grey Whale Press circa 198 PS 3552 .U4 A6 Paper, staple-bound in light green wrappers with title on cover, and bright yellow endpapers, this is the second printing of the little magazine originally published circa 1984 (with an orange wrapper). Undated 20 pgs. edited by Karol Kleinheksel the entire issue is devoted to 9 Bukowski poems.
4265 Lowenfels, Walter Editor Poets of Today: A New American Anthology New York International Publishers 1964 PS 614 .P64 Trade paperback, third printing (c.1968). Identical to the first issue but with a redesigned cover adding below the title: "85 living poets tell how it felt to be alive in verse, since Hiroshima". In text-illustrated brown, black & white wrappers. With a prologue poem by Langston Hughes, and brief biographical notes on each of the 85 poets whose work is represented. A strong anthology that includes some of the best poets of the second half of the Twentieth Century including Charles Bukowski, Bob Dylan, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jack Gilbert, Allen Ginsberg, Peter La Farge, Michael McClure, Ishmael Reed, Jonathan Williams, Dalton Trumbo, Gary Snyder and many, many more. With the inclusion of poems by "Negro poets," claims to be the first fully integrated anthology published in the U.S.