Four Broadsides: (one) "The All American Girl"; (three) "One Tear Right Now (For Monroe in Heaven)"
by Walsh, Joy
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Clarence Center, NY; San Diego, CA: Textile Bridge Press; Atticus Press, 1985. First Printings. Single Sheets. Very Fine; Fine. Four broadsides by Joy Walsh, the late poet & scholar who published & edited the Jack Kerouac-related journal series, Moody Street Irregulars. Issues of MSI, which flourished during the 1970s-1980s, are now collectors' items, many of them are available on Third Mind Books. Offered here is a single copy of "The All American Girl," a hard-hitting punk-feminist prose-poem printed on a beautiful broadside on lavender-purple paper published by Textile Bridge Press during 1985, with illustration & highly skilled lettering by Susan K. Gaylord, which is hand-numbered ("#46"/unknown limitation) & signed by Walsh in bold silver ink near bottom edge. Also in this bundle are three copies of "One Tear Right Now (For Monroe in Heaven)," a homage-lament for Marilyn Monroe, the misunderstood, martyred sex symbol & icon. Printed (on recto & verso) by Atticus Press on thick, textured white paper by Atticus Press to commemorate a "Public Reading/ November 6, 1985" at San Diego State University. Two copies are plain & unfolded; a third copy has been folded into thirds with two attendant horizontal creases now that it is straightened. On this once-folded copy is a stick-note affixed to blank area of right-middle verso, with a hand-written note by Walsh in bold red ink: "Also thanks for the wonderful/ pix of Jack!/ Glad you liked my/ little book (this word surrounded by a cloud-outline drawing) of poems/ for Jack (star drawing, cartoonish exclamation points & sun drawing to right of & just below "Jack")/ where can I get/ Allen's White Shroud?/ Best (signed) Joy." The recipient of this note is not named, but we are all but certain it was James Perrizo, the late Beat-&-Beyond collector & scholar. His vast estate that we have acquired includes this bundle, as well as The Absent Are Always in the Wrong, the chapbook of Kerouac-related poems by Walsh, published in 1985, which must be what she is referring to here. Allen Ginsberg's volume White Shroud was first published in 1986, about a year after the date of the reading noted on verso below the note. An extremely rare bundle of broadsides, with signatures, inscription & rich association, by an important poet & authority. "The All American girl" in very fine condition with only a few short, faint creases & tiny bumps at edges & corners; poet's bold numbering & signature bleeds slightly onto blank verso. first two plain copies of "One Tear Right Now (For Monroe in Heaven)" in very fine condition with only tiny bumps at corners; very faint horizontal dimple-crease across surfaces just below upper edge, undoubtedly identical flaws as issued; a few tiny smudges (again likely flaw as issued) & one miniscule spot at thin right edge verso of one copy; tiny spot probably inherent to paper stock in blank area of upper right surface recto of second copy. Third copy in fine condition with fold-creases as noted above; tiny bumps at three corners; stick-note in very fine condition with only one tiny bump at upper right corner; just a bit of blurring-bleeding of bold red ink at upper cloud-outline & point of question mark noted above.
"The All American girl" broadside hand-numbered & signed by Joy Walsh; one of three copies of "One Tear Right Now (For Marilyn Monroe)" broadside with hand-written stick-note by Joy Walsh.
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- Four Broadsides: (one) "The All American Girl"; (three) "One Tear Right Now (For Monroe in Heaven)"
- Walsh, Joy
- Single Sheets
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- Used - Very Fine; Fine
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- First Printings
- Textile Bridge Press; Atticus Press
- Place of Publication
- Clarence Center, NY; San Diego, CA
- Date published
- Joy Walsh, Marilyn Monroe, Susan K. Gaylord, James Perrizo, 1985
- Bookseller catalogs
- Broadside; Poetry;
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