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Fuck You/ a magazine of the arts

Fuck You/ a magazine of the arts ran for thirteen issues from 1962 to 1965. Considered one of the most influential underground magazines of the early sixties, Ed Sanders’ Fuck You was a deliberately fypprovocative mimeographed journal, at first emphasizing poetry and later expanding to include other writing. Each issue is illustrated with line drawings by Sanders.

Contributors include Sanders, Tuli Kupferberg, Carol Bergé, John Wieners, Andy Warhol, Ray Bremser, Lenore Kandel, Charles Olson, Joel Oppenheimer, Peter Orlovsky, Philip Whalen, Allen Ginsberg, Herbert Huncke, Julian Beck, Frank O’Hara, Leroi Jones, Diane DiPrima, William Burroughs, Gary Snyder, Robert Kelly, Judith Malina, Carl Solomon, Gregory Corso, Robert Duncan, Robert Creeley, Michael McClure, Ted Berrigan, Joe Brainard, Gilbert Sorrentino, and many others — a virtual “who’s who” of avant garde poetry in the Sixties.


1. Fuck You, No. 1, edited by Ed Sanders
New York: February 1962
First edition, side-stapled printed wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, mimeograph. Cover by Ed Sanders.

2. Fuck You, No. 2, edited by Ed Sanders
New York: April 1962
First edition, side-stapled printed wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, mimeograph. Cover by Ed Sanders.

3. Fuck You, No. 3, edited by Ed Sanders
New York: June 1962
First edition, side-stapled printed wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, mimeograph. Cover by Ed Sanders.

4. Fuck You, No. 4, edited by Ed Sanders
New York: August 1962
First edition, side-stapled printed wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, mimeograph. Cover by Ed Sanders.

5. Fuck You, No. 5, Vol. 1, edited by Ed Sanders
fy51New York: December 1962
First edition, side-stapled printed wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, mimeograph. Cover by Ed Sanders.

“Dedicated to pacificism, national defense thru nonviolent resistence, total assault on the culture, vaginal zapping, multilateral indiscriminate apertural conjugation, Hole Cons, Crotch Lake, Peace Eye, mad bands of stompers for peace, & all those gropped by J. Edgar Hoover in the silent halls of congress.”

6. Fuck You, No. 5, Vol. 2, edited by Ed Sanders
New York: December 1962
First edition, side-stapled printed wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, mimeograph. Cover by Ed Sanders.

7. Fuck You, Number 5, Volume 3, edited by Ed Sanders
New York: May 1963
First edition, side-stapled printed wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, mimeograph. Cover by Ed Sanders.

“Dedicated to pacificism, National Defense thru Nonviolent Resistance, Anarchia the Goddess, Orlovsky’s long Egyptian finger, Peace Eye, Hole Cons, Peace Walk Dicking, dope thrill Banana rites, Acapulco Gold, Panamanian Red, Honduras Brown, windowbox freak grass, the anarcho-commio-greaser conspiracy, submarine boarders, mad bands of stompers for Peace, and all those groped by J. Edgar Hoover in the silent halls of Congress”.

8. Fuck You, Number 5, Volume 4, edited by Ed Sanders
New York: Summer 1963
First edition, side-stapled printed wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, mimeograph. Cover by Ed Sanders.

9. Fuck You, Number 5, Volume 5, edited by Ed Sanders
New York: December 1963
First edition, side-stapled printed wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, mimeograph. Cover by Ed Sanders.

10. Fuck You, Number 5, Volume 6, edited by Ed Sanders
New York: April/May 1963
First edition, side-stapled printed wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, mimeograph. Cover by Ed Sanders.

11. Fuck You, Number 5, Volume 7, edited by Ed Sanders
New York: September 1964
First edition, side-stapled printed wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, mimeograph. Cover by Ed Sanders.

12. Fuck You, Volume 5, Number 8, edited by Ed Sanders
New York: March 1965
First edition, side-stapled printed wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, mimeograph. Cover artwork by Andy Warhol.

13. Fuck You/ a magazine of the arts, Volume 5, Number 9

Bibliographic Checklists and Notes

The categorization of the writers, poets, artists, printers and their work here isn’t meant to be definitive, rather it’s a way to simply organize an enormous amount of information and help form some sort of storyline. Certainly there are folks here whose work started before some of the categories existed in the common lexicon and continued long after a ‘scene’ faded away. It’s not the intent of this listing to presuppose intent or oversimplify the efforts of these folks. As new pieces are added, parts will be reorganized, edited and rearranged… stay tuned…

* Aside from primary resources, references consulted can be found here


A brief history of the mimeograph “revolution”


California and The San Francisco Renaissance
     plus the Beats, Beatniks, Hippies, and others

Artists:
>> Jess Collins
>> Wallace Berman
>> Fran Herndon

Poets & Writers:
>> Charles Bukowski

>> Ebbe Borregaard
>> Richard Brautigan
>> Jack Spicer

>> Philip Lamantia
>> Michael McClure
>> David Meltzer
>> Lew Welch

>> Richard Krech

Presses:
>> City Lights (1955-)
>> Hearse Press (1957-1970)
>> White Rabbit Press (1957-1972)
>> Auerhahn Press (1958-1963)
>> Enkidu Surrogate (1959)
>> Oannes Press (1963)
>> Oyez Press (1963-1968)
>> Four Seasons Foundation (1964-1985)
>> Black Sparrow Press (1966-2002)
>> Capricorn Press (1969-1972)

Periodicals:
>> Ark (Nos. 1-3, 1947-1957)
>> Avalanche (Nos. 1-6, 1966-1969)
>> Beatitude (Nos. 1-34, 1959-1987)
>> Berkeley Miscellany (Nos. 1-2, 1948-1949)
>> Caterpillar
>> Change (No. 1, 1963)
>> Circle (Nos. 1-10, 1944-1948)
>> City Lights (Nos. 1-5, 1952-1955)
>> City Lights Journal (Nos. 1-4, 1963-1966)
>> Contour (Nos. 1-4, 1947-1948)
>> Cow (Nos. 1-3, 1965-1966)
>> Dust (Nos. 1-17
>>Ephemeris (Nos. 1-3, c.1969-1970)
>> Foot (Nos. 1-8, 1962-1980)
>> Gryphon (Nos. 1-3, 1950-1951)
>> Hearse (Nos. 1-17, 1957-1972)
>> J (Nos. 1-8, 1959-1961)
>> M (Nos. 1-2, 1962)
>> Measure (Nos. 1-3, 1957-1962)
>> Mithrander (No. 1, 1963)
>> The Needle (Nos. 1-3, 1956)
>> Now (Nos. 1-3, 1963-1965)
>> Open Space (Nos. 0-12, 1964)
>> Out of Sight (nos. 1-2, 1966)
>> The Pacific Nation (Nos. 1-2, 1967-1969)
>> R.C. Lion (Nos. 1-3, 1966-1967)
>> Renaissance (Nos. 1-4, 1961-1962)
>> The Rivoli Review (Nos. 1-2, 1963-1964)
>> The San Francisco Capitalist Bloodsucker-N (No. 1, 1962)
>> Semina (Nos. 1-9, 1955-1962)
>> Wild Dog (Nos. 1-21, 1963-1966)

Galleries:
>> Batman Gallery
>> Six Gallery


Cleveland, the Midwest and South…

Poets & Writers:
The so-called Cleveland School
>> Russell Atkins
>> d.a. levy
>> Kent Taylor

>> Douglas Blazek

>> Frank Stanford

Presses:

Periodicals:
>> The Eight Pager (Nos. 1-4, 1966)
>> Grist (Nos. 1-12, 1964-1966)


Other places and people

 The UK, Ireland, and…
>> Ian Hamilton Finlay & The Wild Hawthorn Press
>> Stuart Mills & Tarasque Press
>> Cavan McCarthy & Tlaloc

Elsewhere…

>> Jonathan Williams and Jargon

>> Piero Heliczer and The Dead Language

>> Judson Crews and company