Small Press Poetry Little Magazines
RECENT ARRIVALS in Small Press Poetry Little Magazines From Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.
By Heman, Bob, Editor (Opal Nations, Michael Lally, F. A. Nettlebeck, John M. Bennett, Richard Kostelanetz, Lyn Hejinian, Ted Berrigan, Jack Collum, Simon Schuchat, Cid Corman, Bruce Andrews, Charles Bernstein, Eileen Myles et al)
Brooklyn: Clown War, Various. First edition. Paperback. Near Fine. Sold here as a group are thirteen issues of Bob Heman's eclectic small press little poetry magazine entitled Clown War. Variously published from 1975 through 1989. All in clean near fine condition. Each issue varies in size and dimension. All are in stapled illustrated wrappers. Featuring a wide array of language and concrete poets primarily.
By Economou, George, Kelly, Joan and Kelly, Robert, Editors (Philip Lamantia, Rochelle Owens, Paul Blackburn, Jerome Rothenberg, Robert Duncan, Louis Zukofsky et al)
New York: Trobar Books, 1962. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Fourth issue of this little poetry magazine. A very good example in dark blue wrappers. Some toning to covers near spine area. Contributions by Paul Blackburn, Robert Duncan, Philip Lamantia, Jerome Rothenberg, Louis Zukofsky and others.
By Beats - Ferlinghetti, Lawrence, Ed. (O'Hara, Frank, Ginsberg, Allen, Snyder, Gary, Trocchi, Alexander, Pound, Ezra et al)
San Francisco: City Lights, 1964. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Second issue of this important beat poetry journal with contributions by Snyder, O'Hara, Ginsberg, Allan Kaprow, Julian Beck, Neal Cassady, Rimbaud, Artaud, Apollinaire and others. A very good example in bound wrappers. Covers lightly worn. 280 pp. Beat writings. Includes an interview with Ezra Pound plus the first chapter from Cassady's The First Third. Terrific lineup.
By Cherches, Peter and Jay Heller, Editors (Joseph Bruchac, Benjamin Peret, Jerome Salzman, Zev Cohen, Victor Friedman et al)
Brooklyn: Zone Press, 1978. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo. 75 pp. Uncommon third issue of this literary magazine edited by Cherches and Heller. A very good copy in bound wrappers with cover illustration by Zev Cohen.
By Holland, Lee, Editor (Franco Mogni, Luis Edgardo Massa, Oscar Masotta et al )
Washington DC: Tarot Press, 1963. First edition. Paperback. Good. Scarce third issue of this small press poetry journal. 37 pp. This issue features numerous translated works by Argentine poets. First page is loose from binding. Cover staining. A fair to good copy only. Sold as-is.
By Daley, John, Editor (Robert Creeley, bpnichol, Tom Raworth, Andrew Crozier, Michael McClure, Prynne, J. H. et al)
Buffalo: Just Buffalo Press, 1981. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. Special double issue # 4 and 5 of this literary journal. 90 pp. Featuring a wide variety of contributors including raworth, Thomas A. Clark, Asa Benveniste, J. H. Prynne, Victor Hernandez Cruz and many more. A very good copy in bound illustrated wraps.
By DeForge, Dennis, Editor (Charles Bernstein, Dennis Cooper, David Wojnarowicz, Maura Hall, John Yau, Lee Van Der Velde et al)
Brooklyn: ZonePress, 1977. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo. Uncommon second issue of Dennis DeForge's interesting magazine focused on the arts and experimental writing. A very good copy in bound photo-illustrated wrappers. This issue notable for early work by Dennis Cooper and mixed media artist David Wojnarowicz who contributes "Cutting Through The South" a four page excerpt from what would become (I believe) a portion of Sounds In The Distance, his first book which would not be published for another five years. This piece is illustrated by Maura Hall.
By Keen, Graham and Alistair Cant
Scotland: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1967. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. Photo-illustrated stapled wrappers. The 24th issue of POTH. This issue given over to photographs by Graham Keen. Issue designed by Alistair Cant. A very good example in thin stapled wraps.
By Aprill, Arnold and Steve Levine, Editors (Ruth Krauss, Anselm Hollo, Anne Waldman, Rose Lesniak, Effie Mihopoulos, Neil Hackman and Alastair Johnston)
Chicago: Never Again Press, 1977. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. Small 8vo. A slender magazine of poems edited by Arnold Aprill with assist by Steve Levine. Cover photograph by Gary Fogel. Small tear to front cover. Overall a very good copy of this uncommon mag. No copies located in institutional holdings.
By Foster, Edward, Editor (Susan Howe, Clark Coolidge, John Yau, Dodie Bellamy, Janet Rodney, Charles Bernstein, Barbara Guest et al)
Hoboken: Talisman, 1990. First edition. Paperback. Near Fine. Trade paperbound volume. The Spring 1990 issue of this densely packed poetry journal edited by Edward Foster. This is the special Susan Howe issue including an interview and bibliography. 122 pp plus ads at rear. Neat prior owner stamp, else a fine example.
By Johnson, Ronald, Taggert, John, Williams, Jonathan, Metcalf, Paul, Schelling, Andrew et al
Brooklyn: Angle, 2003. First edition. Paperback. Fine. 4to. Scarce fifth issue of this small press poetry magazine. Dedicated to the memory of Ronald Johnson who passed away in 1998. Featuring his last poems plus contributions by Patrick Monnin, Guy Davenport, Theodore Enslin, Johnathan Williams and more. A fine copy in tall side-stapled wrappers.
By Morice, Dav (Dave)
Iowa City: Poetry Comics, 1980. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. 4to. The 8th installment of Dave Morice's Poetry Comics featuring poems that have been "cartoonized" including works by Emily Dickinson, John Clare, Richard Lovelace and others. A very good example in illustrated side-stapled wrappers. Laid in to this copy is a double-sided printed postcard labeled Stone Press Weekly No. 56.
By King, Martha, Editor (Donald Schenker, Tom Savage, Bob Holman, Errol Miller, Robert Creeley, Tom Clark et al)
Brooklyn: Giants Play Well In The Drizzle, 1989. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. Five issues of Martha King's poetry magazine sold here together. Rather simple production values employed, but chock-a-block with short poems by a large variety of players. Folded for mailing, else all issues in very good condition. All stapled once at top left corner. From 1989 to 1991.
By Dr. Alphabet (Dave Morice)
Iowa City: Dave Morice, 1977. First edition. Paperback. Fine. 4to. A poetry booklet that was distributed during the Nonesuch Fair, an arts and games festival, sponsored by the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department, Aprl 22-24, 1977. 15 oddly numbered (actually lettered) pages. Includes Poetry City U.S.A. by Morice, a poem wrapped around a city block plus Paul Ingram and friends. A fine copy of this unusual Morice document; he of Poetry Comics fame.
By Watten, Barrett and Robert Grenier, Editors (Clark Coolidge, Larry Eigner, Ron Silliman, Bruce Andrews, Lewis Warsh et al)
San Francisco and Franconia: This Magazine, 1973. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. Wide decorated stapled wrappers. Fourth issue of this important LANGUAGE Poets magazine. This issue includes an interview with Clark Coolidge. Unpaginated. Cover art by Louise Stanley. Printed by Tom Veitch. A clean very good example.
By Watten, Barrett , Editor (Bruce Andrews, Charles Bernstein, Kit Robinson, Robert Grenier et al)
San Francisco: This Magazine, 1981. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. Wide decorated stapled wrappers. Uncommon eleventh issue of this important LANGUAGE Poets magazine. Unpaginated. Includes work by Steve McCaffrey, Jean Day, Larry Eigner, Tom Mandel, Ron Silliman and much more. Very good condition in bound illustrated wrappers.
By Rothenberg, Jerome, Editor (Edmund Jabes, Keith Wilson, Maria Sabina, Arleen Schloss, Karl Young et al)
New York: New Wilderness Letter, 1978. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. 4to. Volume I Double Issue 5 and 6 of this impressive small press poetry journal edited by Rothenberg. Includes visual and concrete poetry, Shaman songs by Marina Sabina, contributions by George Herms, Philip Corner and others. Small piece of tape to covers (apparently this is how the magazine was originally mailed closed. This copy was mailed to poet Laura Chester. A very good example in stapled illustrated wrappers.
By Watten, Barrett , Editor (Clark Coolidge, Lyn Hejinian, Ted Greenwald, Bill Berkson, Michael Palmer et al)
San Francisco: This Magazine, 1977. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. Wide decorated stapled wrappers. Uncommon eighth issue of this important LANGUAGE Poets magazine. Unpaginated. Includes work by Robert Grenier, Barrett Watten, Bruce Andrews, Alan Davies, Kit Robinson and much more. A clean very good example.
By Watten, Barrett , Editor (Rae Armantrout, Lyn Hejinian, Bob Perelman, Merrill Gilfillan, Peter Seaton et al)
San Francisco: This Magazine, 1980. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. Wide decorated stapled wrappers. Uncommon tenth issue of this important LANGUAGE Poets magazine. Unpaginated. Includes work by Christopher Dewdney, Carla Harryman, Diane Ward, Rae Armantrout and much more. Little bit of age spotting to the last few pages of the magazine.
By Laska, P. J., Editor (Vincent Ferrini, Jim Munn, Errol Miller, Fred Whitehead, Laurel Speer et al)
Los Angeles: The Unrealist, 1979. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. 4to. 60 pp. Front and rear cover photographs by Jim Munn. The second issue of this small press literary magazine with a lefty bent. With a one page typed letter signed by the editior laid in.