Link to Utah USU Special Collection home page

Beat Poetry Collection


First Previous Next Last
IDAuthorTitlePlacePublisherDateCall NumberDescription
4342 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence Love is No Stone on the Moon Berkeley ARIF Press 1971 PS 3511 .E557 L6 Pamphlet, Sexto-decimo [5" by 7.5"] Staple bound in illustrated wraps of pale blue paper. An automatic poem SIGNED on cover by Ferlinghetti. Eight pages. Original text from unknown source, Ferlinghetti scrawls in magic marker his poem across the width of the pages; Includes some graphic elements.
4343 Kaufman, Alan & Diane Spen Viva Ferlinghetti San Francisco Word Land Books 1994 PS 3511 .E557 Z95 Paper, Spiral-bound in wraps; SIGNED by Ferlinghetti on front cover. Tributes and poems by Ginsberg, McClure, Whalen, Waldman and others, and includes Ferlinghetti comments throughout. Illustrated with black & white photographs; the publication was issued to commemorate the San Francisco street naming honoring the poet. With 12 b/w photographs; 1 Musical Example by Steve Wilson (Illustrator).
4345 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence & N 1986 catalog of City Lights Publications San Francisco City Lights Books 1986 Z 473 .C58 C58 1986
4346 Finch, Peter (editor) For Jack Kerouac: Poems on his Death Cardiff, Wales Second Aeon Publications 1970 PS 3521 .E735 Z6325 Paper, 28 page mimeographed booklet, staple-bound in black & orange illustrated wrappers; the first U.K. small press homage to Jack Kerouac after his death in 1969. Small chapbook includes a short Kerouac bibliography and Kerouac's List of Essentials. Poems by George Dowden (Ginsberg's first bibliographer), Iain Sinclair, Bob Cobbing, Anslem Hollo , William Wantling, Peter Finch and others.
4347 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence Love in the Days of Rage: a novel New York E.P. Dutton 1988 PS 3511 .E557 L59 Trade paper bound in full-color illustrated wrappers; cover illustration by Louis Olivenica. This was Ferlinghetti's first novel in 20 years. This short novel, set in Paris during the 1968 student revolt, details the love affair of Annie, a young American artist in Paris, and an anarchist banker, the mysterious Julien Mendes. Primarily a novel of ideas, more French than American in concept, this book is full of political debate, symbolism, and literary allusions. In this lyrical, poetic book the love story achieves meaning only in relation to larger social concepts such as capitalism, anarchism, and freedom.
4348 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence Tyrannus Nix? New York New Directions 1969 PS 3511 .E557 T9 Paper, bound in black illustrated white (now browned) card wraps. 92pp. Text reproduced in the author's hand, with notes. First edition; no hardcopy issued. Back cover states that earlier versions of Tyrannus Nix? were first read by the author at Draft Resistance Benefits in the spring of 1969. Tyrannus Nix is a development of a very American and special genre which the author characterizes not as poetry but as 'political-satirical tirade' on the subject of President Nixon.
4349 Brilliant, Alan At Trial Santa Barbara Unicorn Press 1969 Paper. 12 pages, Smyth-sewn in stiff ivory paper with deckled edge; Letterpress red-printed title on cover. This is number 29, one of 250 numbered copies printed at the Grace Hoper Press. Contains four poems.
4350 Matson, Clive & John Olive Shaved at Dawn Oakland, California Aldebaran Review/Neon Sun 1984 Nice little first edition chapbook, with cover art by Pablo Picasso. Paper, Staple-bound in textured ivory colored card and brown endpapers. This copy INSCRIBED by Clive Matson to poet Denise Levertov on the front flyleaf, and dated March 1985
4351 Stanley, George The Love Root San Francisco White Rabbit Press 1958 Paper, hand-sewn in lavender, illustrated card wrapper; the title poem, one of about a half-dozen in the book, is dedicated to Robert Duncan. The text is lithographed in purple ink. This copy belonged to Denise Levertov with her embossed address label inside the front cover. Among the first ten books of the White Rabbit Press, published between November 1957 and September 1958. The printer, Joe Dunn, worked at the Greyhound Bus Lines in San Francisco printing flyers and schedules by day and using the press after hours and weekends to lithograph the sheets for the first ten White Rabbit chapbooks directly from the poets' typescript or holograph. The sheets were then assembled communally in small editions of approximately 200 copies.
4352 McNeill, Don Moving Through Here New York Knopf 1970 HQ 799.7 .M3 First edition, bound in tan cloth; 235pp; with an Introduction by Allen Ginsberg; epilogue by Paul Williams and dustjacket cover art by Peter Max, a series of articles written by Don McNeill, staff writer for The Village Voice, between the summers of 1967 and 1968 chronicling the new culture emerging in New York's East Village and the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco. McNeill was a participant-observer of this culture, and he recorded its moments as they were happening. Featuring key figures such as Abbie Hoffman, Allen Ginsberg, Country Joe and the Fish, Ed Sanders, the Diggers, and Timothy Leary.
4353 Dowden, George A Bibliography of works by Allen Ginsberg October, 1943 to July 1, 1967 San Francisco City Lights Books 1971 PS 3513 .I74 Z595 Cloth, bound in charcoal grey cloth, with dust jacket cover illustrated with a drawing by Heinz Edelmann from the German edition of Planet News (a nude and winged Ginsberg covered in stars). With a chronology and index by Laurence McGilvery and a foreword by Allen Ginsberg.
4354 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence The Sea and Ourselves at Cape Ann Madison, WI Red Ozier 1979 PS 3511 .E557 S3 Paper, first edition, unpaged [7 pp.] small chapbook, sewn into blue paper wrappers and illustrated by Janet Morgan; SIGNED by Ferlinghetti opposite the copyright page. This is numbered 154 of 200 copies, hand-printed by Steve Miller.
4355 Ginsberg, Louis Morning in Spring and other poems New York William Morrow 1970 PS 3513 .I75 M6 Paper, bound in blue, white and yellow illustrated wrappers. Poetry by Louis Ginsberg, Allen's father. The elder Ginsberg was first published in 1937 and his poems have been included in more than ninety anthologies. Allen Ginsberg provides an introduction to his father's collection.
4356 Duberman, Martin Visions of Kerouac: a Play Boston Little Brown & Co. 1977 PS 3554 .U25 V5 Paper, trade edition in white, illustrated wrappers; 142 pages. First Edition. Martin Duberman (b. 1930) is an American historian, biographer, playwright, and gay rights activist. This was Duberman's fourth play, a dramatized biography of cultural icon Jack Kerouac. First presented over 25 years ago at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles and directed by Lee Sankowich, it garnered unexpected raves. The play presents a vivid portrayal of Kerouac's life and times.
4357 Brooks, Eugene Rites of Passage Plainview, New York Self-published 1973 PS 3552 .R659 R5 Paper, first edition, 119 pp; Perfect-bound in a b/w family-photo-illustrated white wrappers; privately printed collection of poetry with a four-page introduction by Eugene Brooks' brother, Allen Ginsberg and his father Louis. The Ginsbergs were a family of poets and often provided introductions to one another's works. Brooks changed his name in 1945.
4358 Van Buskirk, Alden LAMI San Francisco Auerhahn Society 1965 PS 3572 .A4215 L3 Paper, 91 pages, bound in brown cardstock wrappers, cover letterpress printed in red and black text. Frontispiece photograph, tipped in; edition of 1,000. Alden Van Buskirk has been called the lost angel of Beat poets. He died at the age of 23 in 1961 of a rare, fatal blood disease. His only book of poems, Lami, was published posthumously and remains an underground classic of the San Francisco Renaissance. Both somber and witty, this visionary book was far ahead of its time, drawing on Blake, French Surrealists, Rimbaud, and Whitman. Allen Ginsberg wrote the introduction to LAMI. Some of the poems were previously published in Evergreen Review, City Lights Journal (2), The Second Coming Magazine, Eco Comtemporaneo, Intrepid, Fuck You, The Moving Times and Poetry.
4359 Stanley, George (ed.) The San Francisco Capitalist Bloodsucker San Francisco Capitalist Bloodsuckers 1962 PS 324 .S26 Paper, mimeo printed and single staple-bound in bright orange paper wrappers; cover drawing top-hatted cartoon figure playing piano/cash register, Subtitled: a journal of Marxist opinion, and N [name] the magazine of the future. Text printed on various colored sheets of paper: green, white, or orange. Very much a Jack Spicer circle production with contributions from Richard Duerden, John Allen Ryan, Larry Fagin, Tony Sherrod, and drawings by Fran Herndon. Magazine opens with Spicers baseball picks for 1962.
4360 Duncan, Robert Play Time Pseudo-Stein New York Poets Press 1969 PS 3507 .U629 P55 Paper, staple-bound; subtitled from the Laboratory Records 1953: A Fairy Play. Tribute to the Keres Diane di Prima and Alan Marlow who published this edition. Reproduced with Duncan's hand-written text and illustrations. .
4361 Duncan, Robert Play Time Pseudo Stein: from the Laboratory Records [San Francisco] The Tenth Muse 1969 PS 3507 .U629 P55b Paper, bound in olive green card,saddle stapled wraps. [24pp]. The text reproduces Duncan's hand and illustrations. First trade edition and first authorized edition. In the Preface Duncan records the events leading up to Diane di Prima's pirated edition of this book. w/ memoir of small press politics, short tales(1942, A Story; Smoking the Cigarette; A Fairy Play; How Excited We Get; A Butter Machine). Early Duncan, a sample of his experimental texts produced writing under the influence of Gertrude Stein.
4363 Whalen, Philip Some of These Days New Mexico Desert Rose Press 1999 Paper, first edition, hand sewn in beautifully printed wrappers. Whalen's poems from the 1970s and 1980s, hand set in types by Goudy and printed on an old Curtis paper in red and black ink in an edition of 300. Printed by Clifford Burke; this was one of Whalen's last books while he was still alive (he died in 2002).
4364 Enslin, Theodore Ranger (Volume II) Richmond, California North Atlantic Books 1980 Hardbound in dark grey cloth-covered boards with spine printed in gold; bright yellow endpapers. Theodore Enslin (1925-2011) was a prolific poet. Debuting in the literary magazine Origin, edited by Cid Corman, Enslin was often associated with the Black Mountain school of poetry with such fellow poets as Corman and Charles Olson, and particularly the Objectivist tradition. He was the author of over 60 books of poetry, including the epic, two-volume Ranger (1978 and 1980), which centers on the destruction of Native American culture in the 16th century, but expands far beyond. SIGNED by Enslin on title page.
4365 Dorn, Edward from Abhorrences: a chronicle of the 80ies Boise, Idaho Limberlost Press 1989 Paper, handset and letterpress printed in an edition of 150 copies to commemorate the poet's return to Idaho for a reading tour in March & April, 1989. Hand sewn binding in charcoal grey Canson covers with an illustration by Ray Obermayr; blue endpapers. Considered a pivotal work in Dorn's career the poems virtually lay out Dorn's future role as a dissenter and heretic in the tradition of Martin Luther. Satiric in tone Dorn observes the world of rampantly spreading commercialism in the west and the growing religion of capitalism.
4366 Meltzer, David Blue Rags Berkeley Oyez 1974 PS3563.E45 B55 Trade edition, 1 of 1000 copies bound in glossy white card illustrated wrappers. 25 pp. this book is by one of the poets in the "San Francisco Renaissance"of the Beat generation along with Robert Duncan and Jack Spicer. Meltzer is also a jazz guitarist, Cabalist scholar, and the author of more than 50 books of poetry and prose.
4367 Enslin, Theodore Ranger (Volume I) Berkeley North Atlantic Books 1980 Hardbound in brown buckram cloth-covered boards with spine printed in gold; bright yellow endpapers. Theodore Enslin (1925-2011) was a prolific poet. Debuting in the literary magazine Origin, edited by Cid Corman, Enslin was often associated with the Black Mountain school of poetry with such fellow poets as Corman and Charles Olson. He was the author of over 60 books of poetry, including the epic, two-volume Ranger (1978 and 1980), which centers on the destruction of Native American culture in the 16th century, but expands far beyond. This is Volume I. SIGNED by Enslin on title page. (#46)