Small Press Poetry Little Magazines
RECENT ARRIVALS in Small Press Poetry Little Magazines From Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.
By Budowski, Edward, Editor (Olson, Charles, Jones, LeRoi, Dorn, Ed, Saroyan, Aram, Rodefer, Stephen, Levertov, Denise, Kelly, Robert et al)
Buffalo: Student Book Shop, 1964. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. First issue of this poetry journal edited by Edward Budowski. Contributions by Olson, Aram Saroyan, Diane Wakoski, George Starbuck, Ed Dorn, Robert Kelly, Fielding Dawson, Denise Levertov and more. A very good copy in wide stapled decorated wrappers. This copy has been SIGNED by both LeRoi Jones and Robert Kelly at their contributions.
By Lotringer, Sylvere, Editor (Joseph Saruva, Unica Zorn, Paul Foss, Chris Marker et al)
New York: Semiotext(E), 1984. First edition. Paperback. Near Fine. Tall, wide trade paperbound volume. 116 pp. The 12th issue of Sylvere Lotringer's intriguing magazine. Small sticker to rear cover. A clean near fine copy. Uncommon.
By Heman, Bob, Editor (Doug Blazek, Ron Silliman, Billie Collins, Bruce Andrews et al)
Brooklyn: Clown War, 1974. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. Oversized side-stapled wrappers. Front cover and inside rear cover by Claudia Karabaic. Early issue of Bob Heman's poetry magazine featuring a combination of concrete and Language poetical offerings. Also includes a short poem by Billie Collins. Very good condition.
By Katagiri, Yuzuru, Editor (Ryo Nonaka, Noriko Ibaragi, Ituko Isikawa, Tomoko Hukunaka, et al)
Tokyo: Japanese Poetry In English, 1960-1975. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. Sold here together are four of the five issues published of Yuzuru Katagiri's Japanese Poetry In English (The final issue was renamed The Kyoto Seika English Papers). All texts in English. Issue number 1 from July 1960; Issue No. 2 from May 1961, Issue No. 4 from August 1965 and Issue No. 5 from Spring 1975. The final issue was co-edited by Osamu Ono. All issues in very good clean condition. Issue No. 4 has some faint creases. Supremely uncommon.
By Cohen, Leonard; Pearson, Alan; Barnard, Sylvia et al
Quebec: Ingluvin Magazine, 1971. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. Small paperbound literary magazine published out of Canada. 88 pp. A very good copy. Review Copy with publisher's review slip laid in. Notable for the inclusion of early work by Leonard Cohen plus contributions by irving Layton, Allen Z. Hertz, Gail Fox and others.
By Bissett, Bill; Nova, Gary Lee; Frith, David; levy, d. a.; Di Prima, Diane; Hollingshead, Bill et al
Vancouver: Blew Ointment Press, 1967. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. Paperbound folio. Small press concrete and visual poetry magazine published out of Canada. Unpaginated. With several tipped in illustrations and three discrete poetry broadsides laid in. A very good copy in tape-backed photo-illustrated wrappers. 9 1/4 x 12 1/2" tall. Surprisingly nice condition given the awkward size and design of this publication. Uncommon.
By Concrete Poetry Journal - Ivo Broom, Hugo Neefs et al, Editors (Spike Hawkins, Jack Kerouac, Mary Ellen Solt, Roger Jones, Leon Van Essche, Lucienne Stassaort et al)
Lier: Labris, 1965. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. Paperbound quarto. The January 1965 issue of this magazine primarily associated with concrete poetry. A very good copy in bound printed wrappers. 88 pp. Text in Dutch. Includes Rimbaud by Jack Kerouac plus contributions by Jef Bierkens, Libby Houston, Mary Ellen Solt and much more.
By Morrow, Bradford, Editor
New York: Conjunctions, 1981. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine/near fine. Consecutive set of the first fourteen issues of Brad Morrow's impressive literary journal. Starting in 1981 and running through 1989. Issue number 1 is SIGNED by Morrow and Jonathan Williams. Williams also signed several other issues at his contributions and Thomas Meyer signed Volume 6 at his contribution. With light foxing to top edges, otherwise a handsome near fine set, all in unclipped dustwrappers. The contributor list is too large to mention, but suffice it to say that the contributing editors of some of the issues included such figures as Walter Abish, Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge, Guy Davenport, William H. Gass, Kenneth Irby, Ann Lauterbach and Nathaniel Tarn. Issue Number 1 is a special double issue subtitled A Festschrift in Honor of James Laughlin, Publisher of New Directions.
By Beckett, Tom, Editor (Charles Bernstein, Ron Silliman, Diane Ward, Ronald Johnson, Peter Seaton, Robert Grenier et al)
Ohio: Viscerally Press, 1982. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. Paperbound quarto. The Fall 1982 issue of this small press poetry magazine edited by Tom Beckett. Very good condition in photo-illustrated bound wraps. This issue devoted to works by and about Charles Bernstein and includes an interview with him as well as a bibliography. Contributors include Jackson Mac Low, Robert Creeley, Robert Grenier, Ron Silliman and others. 115 pp. Cover photograph by Susan B. Laufer. Uncommon issue of this magazine.
By Creeley, Robert, Editor
New York: AMS Press, 1969. First edition. Cloth. Very Good. 8vo. Three volume set of books reprinting the seven issues of Robert Creeley's Black Mountain Review (BMR), Includes a new Creeley introduction written specially for this occasion. BMR was a small press literary magazine and house organ at Black Mountain College during the 1950's. Individual issues have become uncommon in the market place and complete sets almost unheard of these days. This set in very good condition in green cloth bindings printed in black. Light traces of soiling to cloth and a couple of faint droplet stains to the fore edge of the text block of Volume 3. Featuring works by Fielding Dawson, Charles Olson, Paul Blackburn, Louis Zukofsky, Irving Layton, Aaron Sisking, Joel Oppenheimer, Jonathan Williams, and Robert Duncan just to name a few.
By Elmslie, Kenward, Editor (Berrigan, Ted, Brainard, Joe, North, Charles, Ashbery, John, Padgett, Ron et al)
Calais: Poet's Press / Z Press, 1974. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. Complete run of six issues of this poetry journal focusing on the New York School poets. Trade paperbound size volumes with number 1 being somewhat larger than the other five volumes. Edited by Kenward Elmslie. All issues generally in very good condition in thick bound wrappers. Some issues with light stains to covers.
By Flan Taraval, Alan & Nancy Senauke and Pam & Hilton Obenzinger, Editors (Vermont, Charlie, Clark, Tom, Padgett, Ron and George Schneeman, Codrescu, Andrei, Ginsberg, Allen, Hayes, Rory, Deitch, Kim, Di Prima, Diane et al
San Francisco: 7 Freds Press / Fits Collective, 1971. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. Brief complete run of two issues of this quirky early 1970's magazine featuring an assortment of poems, drawings and comics combining the best of East and West Coast silliness and creativeness. Bill Griffith, Bobbie Creeley, Joe Brainard, Neke Carson, Tom Clark, Anne Waldman and R. Crumb are just some of the contributors. Both issues in illustrated stapled wrappers. Light soiling. Overall in very good condition.
By Concrete Poetry Journal - Ivo Broom, Hugo Neefs et al, Editors (Anselm Hollo, Mary Ellen Solt, Max Kazan, Lucienne Stassaort et al)
Lier: Labris, 1963. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. Paperbound quarto. The January 1963 issue of this magazine primarily associated with concrete poetry. A very good copy in bound printed wrappers. 88 pp. Text in Dutch with some English. Includes contributions by Edmond Devoghelaere, Edwin Morgan, Anselm Hollo and much more.
By Sanders, Ed, Editor (John Wieners, Tuli Kupferberg, Ray Bremser, Paul Blackburn, Taylor Mead, Al Fowler et al)
New York: Fuck You Press, 1962. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. Mimeographed side-stapled wrappers. Printed on pink paper on rectos only. The December 1962 issue of Ed Sanders' underground poetry magazine printed and published in a secret location on the Lower East Side. Carol Berge, John Keys, Hank Dixon, Taylor Mead and David Rattray were just some of the contributors to this issue. With some typical cover wear, but overall a clean very good copy. Staples still holding nicely. This was the sixth issue of Ed's magazine who employed a confusing numbering system after the first few issues.
By Webb, John Edgar, Editor, Louise "Gypsy Lou" Webb, Associate Editor (Kenneth Patchen, Henry Miller, William Burroughs, Gary Snyder, Robert Creeley, Harold Norse, Charles Bukowski et al)
New Orleans: LouJon Press, 1963. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. Complete set of this short-lived, but important literary magazine edited by John Edgar and Gypsy Lou Webb and printed by hand in New Orleans. Five issues in four volumes. The first three issues are paperbound, the last, double-issue, is hardbound (actually pliable cardboard covers with paper overlay glued on) with great cover photograph of Kenneth Patchen. A sound very good set. Small chips and wear to issues 1-3 at spine tips. Issue 4/5 lacks the delicate paper dustwrapper as well as the inserts. Featuring writings by LeRoi Jones, Colin Wilson, Ray Bremser, Cid Corman, Gary Snyder, Charles Bukowski, Anselm Hollo, Gregory Corso, Allan Kaprow, Howard Nemerov, Larry Eigner and many more.
By Weinberger, Jerry and Barry Levy, Editors (Charles Bukowski, John Fahey, S. Clay Wilson, John Clellon Holmes, Harvey Pekar, Crad Kilodney)
Brooklyn: Grinning Idiot, 1984. First edition. Paperback. Fine. Tall side-stapled wrappers. Tiniest bit of corner wear else a fine bright copy. Scarce issue of this poetry magazine which also includes some underground cartoon aspects. Includes "The Tide", a five page poem by Bukowski.
By Zine - Bradley Lastname
Glendale: Associated Art Publishers Network, 1982. First edition. Paperback. Near Fine. 4to. Unnumbered issue of Bile magazine created and edited by Bradley Lastname. Not dated, but likely from 1982. Includes four different versions of The Invention of Music by Stephen Spera (BILE Broadside Four) laid in. A near fine copy in stapled illustrated wrappers. Surrealist bent. This magazine ran for twenty-five issues in the late 70's to mid 80's.
By Appel, Allan and Paul Violi, Editors (Jim Brodey, Charles North, Ron Padgett, Ted Greenwald, Anselm Hollo et al)
New York: Swollen Magpie Press, 1971. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. 4to. Uncommon New York School poetry magazine edited by Appel and Violi. This is the Winter 1971 issue and features works by Tony Towle, Gerard malanga, Harris Schiff, Ted Greenwald and many others. A very good example in side stapled wrappers. Cover art by Nick Loving.
By Notley, Alice, Editor (Ted Berrigan, Merrill Gilfillan, Ron Padget, Alice Notley, James Schuyler, Tom Clark, Anselm Hollo and George Schneeman)
Chicago: Chicago Press, 1972. First edition. Paperback. Good. Folio. Scarce first issue of Alice Notley's small press poetry magazine featuring 1st and 2nd generation New York Schoolers. Front and back covers by Schneeman. This copy in only good condition. The middle staple (of the three side-staples) is lacking. The front cover also has some patches of discolloration. Internally the magazine is clean and unmarked. Printed on rectos only. A typical fragile production when using 8 1/2 x 14" sheets and only three simple staples to cohere.
By Greef, Katherine and Terence Anderson, Editors (Ted Berrigan, Terry Stokes, James Sallis, Gerard Malanga, Raymond DiPalma et al)
New York: Bones, 1971. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. Wide stapled wrappers. The uncommon third issue of this little poetry magazine edited by Greef and Anderson. This copy has been INSCRIBED "Hi - Viva l'Eastport, Terry" The Terry in question is either Terence Anderson or possibly Terry Stokes who is a contributor to this issue. Page edges a bit foxed. Covers lightly soiled. Cover art by Martha Diamond. Contributors include Berrigan, malanga, Lyn Lifshin, Peter Schjeldahl, Peter Melnick and many more. 84 pp.