Bardo Matrix – Broadsides

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SECTION B:
This index includes broadsides of poetry and prose


1. Cohen, Ira. BLUE ORACLE
First edition:
Kathmandu: (Bardo Matrix), January 1975
Broadside, 11″ x 7.75″, letterpress printed on handmade paper. Illustrated by Dana Young.

2. Zaõ Gongen [pseud. Ira Cohen]. NEMBUTSU 
(Kathmandu): (Bardo Matrix), October 1975
[not in archive]

3. Young, Dana. SECRET HISTORY
First edition:
Kathmandu: (Bardo Matrix), 1976
Broadside. Illustrated by Dana Young.
[not in archive]


4. Cohen, Ira. BOMBAY BLACK
First edition:
(Kathmandu): (Bardo Matrix), (n.d.)
Broadside. Illustrated by Adrian Brooks.
[not in archive]



5. Cohen, Ira. NIGHT SONG
First edition:
(Kathmandu): (Bardo Matrix), (n.d.)
Broadside. Illustrated by Adrian Brooks.
[not in archive]



6. Cohen, Ira. AND AGAIN YOU WILL BE GONE…
First edition:
(Kathmandu): (Bardo Matrix), (n.d.)
Broadside. Illustrated by Sidney Hushhour.
[not in archive]



7. Cohen, Ira. BALLAD OF THE GONE MACLISE
First edition:
Kathmandu: (Bardo Matrix), June 1979
Broadside, 8.5″ x 21.5″, letterpress printed on handmade paper. Illustrated by Hetty MacLise.

According to BeatBooksWritten six days after MacLise’s death in Kathmandu in June 1979.

According to Ira Cohen in his essay “The Great Rice Paper Adventure”: In 1979 Angus MacLise died on the Summer Solstice and the cycle seemed to be over. The great rice paper adventure drew to a close as most of us left Nepal and moved on. It became more difficult to continue on limited funds, the emphasis on “bona fide” tourists increased, and the valley was filled with all the worst signs of twentieth century commodification. For a few years we were privileged to help turn the prayer wheels of this Himalayan kingdom which gave us a sense of being Akashic Agents, dedicated to preserving the records of our time, there in Shangri-La.