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4251 Veitch, Tom Cooked Zeros no place unpublished 1969 PS 3572 .E38 C6 manuscri Paper, bound with a metal prong fastener in a red pressboard folder.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4252 Zweig, Ellen All You Can Do is Suddenly Listen / Performance Erotics unknown unpublished academic papers 1994 ML 410 .C24 Z85 Paper, printed one-side only and side-bound in black vinyl binder.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.
4267 Bukowski, Charles Ganske Alminnelig Galskap Norway J.W. Cappelens forlag 1988 PS 3552 .U4 K3165 Hardbound in full-color illustrated boards, issued without dust jacket. Translated to Norwegian by Marianne Brodtkorb. 152 pg. graphic novel with black & white text and drawings: 8 Bukowski short stories illustrated by Matthias Schultheiss; first edition.
4268 Bukowski, Charles A Couple of Winos Seattle Fantagraphics Books 1991 PS 3552 .U4 C68 Paper, staple bound in full-color, illustrated wrappers. First printing; 24 page black & white illustrated graphic novel format of Bukowski's story, drawn by Matthias Schultheiss. An absorbing tale of two drifters desperate for work, hired to haul railroad ties. At three bucks a day, it's the best they can find and they grab it. A vivid portrayal of two desperate men without much hope and even less luck as they endure a week of arduous work with little compensation.
4269 Bennett, John A Good Day to Die Ellensburgh, Wash. Vagabond Press 1985 PS 536.2 .G66 Paper, staple bound in lime green wrappers printed with black and red graphics and text. Back cover lists poets included in this mimeo printed anthology including Charles Bukowski; bright yellow endpapers printed and illustrated in red. Anthology of prose and verse published as a memorial to suicide victim Gerry Reith (Nov. 19th 1958 to April 7th 1984). Contents include Art, Stories, and "Polemics, Essays & Harangues". Editor John Bennett was the founder of Vagabond Press.
4270 Andrews, Lawrence A Guy Like You: a tale perpendicular to itself Berkeley, California Persepolis Press 1984 PS 3551 .N443 G88 Paper, trade edition in full-color wrappers illustrated with presumed self-portrait; back cover features excerpts from letters from various [more famous] poets including Charles Bukowski (a sometime correspondent) Lawrence Ferlinghetti, et al.
4272 Lyons, E. and H. Peters Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition Philadelphia University Museum, Univ. of Pennsylvania 1985 BQ 266 .L86 Paper, trade edition, staple-bound in glossy dark blue wrappers printed with orange text & illustration; 64 pages, with glossary. Written By Elizabeth Lyons and Heather Peters, with contributions by Chang Ch'eng-mei and Gregory Possehl, this is an exhibition catalogue to accompany selections from the unique Buddhist collection at the University of Pennsylvania Museum. It's illustrated throughout with photographs both black & white and color and displaying ritual implements, Buddhist iconography, shrines, and manuscripts with authors' commentary. Many of the Beats found rich spiritual growth in the philosophy and practices of Buddhism, particularly methods of meditation to free the mind from habitual and obsessive thinking. Many Beat writers such as Gary Snyder, a student of Zen, popularized Buddhism in the West making it contemporary and relevant to a quickly changing era and introducing a new form of consciousness. Beat writers such as poets Allen Ginsberg, Phillip Whalen, Michael McClure, JoAnne Kyger, and Diane Di Prima were followers of Zen.
4273 Fox, Hugh Charles Bukowski: A Critical and Bibliographical Study Somerville, Mass. ABYSS Publications 1969 PS 3552 .U4 Z72 Paper, thick pamphlet text staple-bound in white wrappers, printed in black, with b/w photo of Bukowski on cover; Second printing, no. 53 of 300 copies. 121 pages. An important early study of Bukowski and his work. Fox offers a comprehensive study of Bukowski's work through 1968, and a comprehensive study of all published work and reviews from 1944 through 1969, plus undated issues.
4274 Moriarity, Pat You and Your Big Mouth, #4 Seattle Fantagraphics Books 1994 PN 6727 .M667 Y68 Paper, saddle-stapled comic in full color, glossy wrappers; black & white illustrations by Pat Moriarity, featuring contributions by: Charles Bukowski; Dennis Eichorn; Dr. Feelgood; Henry Rollins; et al. Issue Number 4 (in a series of seven) of Moriarity's You and Your Big Mouth. According to the publisher, Fantagraphics Books has been a leading proponent of comics as a legitimate form of art and literature since it began publishing the critical trade magazine The Comics Journal in 1976 .
4275 Bukowski, Charles Homage to Bukowski: An Evening of Writing By, For, And About Charles Bukowski Los Angeles Barnsdall Art Gallery Theatre 1987 PS 3552 .U4 Z567 Program (a single sheet folded to make a leaflet) printed in black type on pale green paper, for "An Evening of Writing By, For, And About Charles Bukowski." The event was organized by Loss P. Glazier, Curator of the Charles Bukowski Archives at the Univ. of Southern California, as a part of the Los Angeles Fringe Festival/L.A. Poetry Festival '87. More than a dozen poets joined in this tribute to Bukowski, including Ron Koertge, Gerald Locklin, John Thomas, Loss Pequeno Glazier, and Susan Hayden. Over 200 people attended. Bukowski showed up, unexpectedly, and spoke for about 10 minutes.
4276 Goldberg, Jeff (editor) "SLY" Philadelphia Red Room Books 1972 PS 615 .S68
4277 Goldberg, Jeff & V. Bockri Carry-Out / Poetry of Performance: an interview with Patti Smith Philadelphia unlisted except for address 1972 PS 615 .C37 Paper, in two shades of yellow, side-staple bound in brown printed card. Two publications, bound Tete-beche (from the French, head to toe).. Book 1: Carry-Out, edited by Jeff Goldberg; cover photograph Michael Delahanty. A collection of poetry by Larry R. Schreiter, James Havelin, Aaron Poller, Marty Watt, Jeff Goldberg, and Kenneth Bluford.LAID IN: errata for the poem 'Hot Shit'. Book 2: The Poetry of Performance: An interview with Patti Smith. Cover, "Electric Generation" by Bockris. Victor Bockris interviews poet/songwriter/performer Patti Smith. Bockris was Smith's publisher at Telegraph Books which first published her poem "Judith" printed at the end of the interview.
4278 Kerouac, Jack San Francisco Blues New York Penguin Books 1995 PS 3521 .E735 S36 Paper, trade edition bound in illustrated wrappers printed in blue and the iconic Penguin book orange, with a b/w photograph of San Francisco on the cover; small, pocketsize paperback, one of the Penguin 60s line. One of the eight extended poems first published in Kerouac's BOOK OF BLUES (Penguin 1995), 'San Francisco Blues' is an energetic adventure in language and mindfulness, each Chorus a blues song, and there are 80 in all. Jim Jones Collection.
4279 Kerouac, Jack Uton Budapest Europa Konyvkiado 1994 PS 3521 .E735 O5153 Paper, trade edition bound in illustrated card wrappers printed in full color. Somewhat scarce Hungarian edition of Kerouac's most famous novel, the translation is by Bartos Tibor. A presentation copy, INSCRIBED on title page: "For Jim -- Love, Jan Kerouac." Janet Michelle "Jan" Kerouac (1952 - 1996) was an American writer and the only child of Jack Kerouac and Joan Haverty Kerouac. "Jim" is Kerouac scholar James T. Jones. The Jim Jones Collection.