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Carl Larsen

Carl Larsen in New York City, 1962

 

 

Carl Larsen’s first little magazine titled Existaria was published in Southern California (Hermosa Beach), ran for 7 issues in the mid to late 50s, and was a model for E.V. Griffith’s own little magazine Hearse.

His second periodical was rongWrong, and was published quarterly for 5 issues in New York in the early 60s and was co-edited by James Singer under the 7 Poets Press imprint. At this time, 7 Poets Press also started issuing chapbooks — there were seven or eight in all.

Also, in the early 60s was the periodical Brand X, which seems to have been modeled after Floating Bear, and ran for 12 issues each month in 1962…


Carl Larsen Checklist:

Section A: Books and Broadsides
Section B: Contributions to Books and Anthologies
Section C: Contributions to Periodicals
Section D: Books Edited and Published
Section E: Periodicals Edited and Published


References Consulted:

Griffith, E.V. SHEAF, HEARSE, COFFIN, POETRY NOW: A HISTORY
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1996

Lowell, James R. “A Preliminary Checklist of the Writings of d.a. levy (1942-1968)” appearing in THE SERIF, Kent State University Library Quarterly, Vol. VIII, No. 4, December, 1971

Taylor, Kent and Alan Horvath, eds. LOOKING FOR D.A. LEVY (RANDOM SIGHTINGS): THE D.A. LEVY BIBLIOGRAPHY, Volume 1 [1963-1966]
Vancouver: Kirpan Press, 2006


Online Resources:

Bukowski.net

Wormwood Review

Judson Crews

Judson Crews, poet, editor, publisher, and book dealer, was born June 30, 1917, in Waco, Texas. Crews received both the B.A. (1941) and M.A. (1944) in Sociology from Baylor University, and during 1946-1947 studied fine arts at Baylor. In addition, Crews did graduate study at the University of Texas, El Paso in 1967. He has worked as an educator at Wharton County Junior College, New Mexico (1967-1970), the University of New Mexico, Gallup Branch (1971-1972), and at the University of Zambia (1974-1978). He has also been involved in social work. After two years in the U. S. Army Medical Corps during World War II, Crews moved his family and business, Motive Press, from Waco, Texas, to Taos, New Mexico, where he began his writing and publishing career in earnest.

He started the Este Es Press in 1946, which remained in operation until 1966. The little magazines with which he was involved from 1940 to 1966 include The Deer and Dachshund, The Flying Fish, Motive, The Naked Ear, Poetry Taos, Suck-Egg Mule: A Recalcitrant Beast, Taos: A Deluxe Magazine of the Arts, and Vers Libre.
(further reading…)

Hearse Press Chapbooks

Hearse Press published 18 chapbooks from  1958 to 1970. According to Griffith, “When I first envisioned Hearse, I wanted to also do some chapbooks, but it was nearly a decade before that wish became a reality.”

1. Larsen, Carl. ARROWS OF LONGING
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1958

2. [Anthology]. NINE BY THREE
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1959

3. Orlovitz, Gil. THE PAPERS OF PROFESSOR BOLD
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1959

4. Mason, Mason Jordan. A LEGIONERE
Eureka: Hearse Press, [1959]

5. Bukowski, Charles. FLOWER, FIST AND BESTIAL WAIL
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1960
First edition, saddle-stapled illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.25″, 28 pages, (200 copies), offset printed, cover illustration by Ben Tibbs, edited by E.V. Griffith. The author’s first book. Published as Hearse Chapbooks 5. (Dorbin A1, Krumhansl 3)

6. Nowlan, Alden A. A DARKNESS IN THE EARTH
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1959

7. Mason, Mason Jordan. THE CONSTIPATED OWL
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1959

8. Eckman, Frederick. HOT & COLD RUNNING
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1960

9. DeJong, David Cornel. ELKS, MOOSES, LIONS, AND OTHER ESCAPES
Eureka: Hearse Press, [1963]

10. Crews, Judson. THE FEEL OF SUN & AIR UPON HER BODY
Eureka: Hearse Press, [1959]
First edition, comb-bound illustrated boards., 32 pages, 125  copies.  Published as Hearse Chapbook 10. Illustrated with photographs cut from magazines on both sides of covers, with title and author name letterpress printed in green on front, plus two similar leaves in text. The images appear to come from nudist, girly, travel, and other magazines. Each copy presumably is unique.

11. Mason, Mason Jordan. THE TWENTY-THIRD OF LOVE
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1964

12. Crews, Judson. THE OGRES WHO WERE HIS HENCHMEN
Eureka: Hearse Press, [1960]

13. Singer, James. GOD WITH A BIG O
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1960

14. Griffith, E.V. ANSWERS: EYE POEMS
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1960

15. Griffith, E.V. QUESTIONS: EYE POEMS
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1961

16. Atkins, Russell. OBJECTS
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1960

17. Griffith, E.V. THE FOXFIRES
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1963

18. Witt, Harold. WINESBURG BY THE SEA: A PREVIEW
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1970

Douglas Blazek

One of the instigators of the “Mimeo Revolution“, poet and editor Douglas Blazek is considered a force in the American poetry “underground” of the 1960s. Early in his career, Blazek published hundreds of poems in dozens of books, chapbooks, and little magazines that, in Blazek’s words, “contributed to the ferment of the Sixties.” Blazek also founded and edited the magazine Ole and the small press Open Skull. As an editor, Blazek published work by Charles Bukowski, Robert Crumb, d.a. levy, and other non-establishment writers.

As described in the introduction to James DenBoer’s A Bibliography of the Published Works of Douglas Blazek: 1961-2001 (Glass Eye Books, 2003), Blazek is noteworthy for his prolific early period (1964-1978), followed by an extended hiatus. Between 1978 and 2009, Blazek published only one book, but this was also a time of intense creativity, as the poet focused on rewriting all his previously published work. The first book-length results of this labor, Aperture Mirror and Gutting Cats in Search of Fiddles, were published in 2012 by Edition Muta with more titles forthcoming.

The following indexes examine work during Blazek’s “prolific early period”.


A. Books and Broadsides

B. Contributions to Books & Other Publications

C. Contributions to Periodicals

D. Publications Edited and Published

E. Periodicals Edited and Published


References consulted:

Clay, Steven and Rodney Phillips. A SECRET LOCATION ON THE LOWER EAST SIDE: Adventures in Writing, 1960-1980
New York: New York Public Library / Granary Books, 1998

DenBoer, James. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE PUBLISHED WORK OF DOUGLAS BLAZEK, 1961-2001
Florence: Glass Eye Books, 2003

Dorbin, Sanford. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CHARLES BUKOWSKI
Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1969

Fox, Hugh. THE LIVING UNDERGROUND: An Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry
East Lansing: Ghost Dance Press, 1969

Krumhansl, Aaron. A DESCRIPTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE PRIMARY PUBLICATIONS OF CHARLES BUKOWSKI
Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press, 1999

Taylor, Kent  and Alan Horvath. LOOKING FOR D.A. LEVY (RANDOM SIGHTINGS): THE D.A. LEVY BIBLIOGRAPHY, Volume 1 [1963-1966]
Vancouver: Kirpan Press, 2006

Taylor, Kent  and Alan Horvath. LOOKING FOR D.A. LEVY (RANDOM SIGHTINGS): THE D.A. LEVY BIBLIOGRAPHY, Volume 2 [1967-1968]
Vancouver: Kirpan Press, 2008

Charles Bukowski: Contributions to Periodicals, 1970-1979

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SECTION D-2:
This index includes contributions to periodicals of poems and stories from 1970 to 1979*.

* Note: This is a work in progress and as such the sequence within years is alphabetical until more data is available

– – – 1970 – – – >

ADAM, Vol. 14, No. 2 (1970)

ADAM, Vol. 14, No. 7 (1970)

CALIFORNIA LIBRARIAN, Vol. 31, No. 4, edited by Don Kunitz
Sacramento: California Librarian, October 1970
“The Poetry Reading”
[library photocopy]




CANDID PRESS (1970)

CHICAGO REVIEW, Vol. 22, No. 1, edited by Harry Foster
mags_chicago2201Chicago: Chicago Review, Autumn 1970
“All Right, so Camus Had to Give Speeches before the Academies and Get His Ass Killed in a Car-Wreck”, “The Old Woman”



COTYLEDON, No. 2
Traverse City: Coyteldon Press, 1970
“A Hero’s Death”, “A Little Bit of Excitement”, “An Interesting Night”, “Robert Ryan: American Matador”, “Song”, “The Virgins of The Bulls”, “Those Sons of Bitches”

EPOS, Vol. 22, No. 2, edited by Will Tullos and Evelyn Thorne
mags_epos2202Crescent City: Epos, Winter 1970-71
“Blues Song”





EVERGREEN REVIEW, Vol. 14, No. 74, edited by Barney Rosset
New York: Evergreen Review, January 1970
“The Day We Talked about James Thurber”

EVERGREEN REVIEW, Vol. 14, No. 79, edited by Barney Rosset
New York: Evergreen Review, June 1970
“Soup, Cosmos and Tears”

FLING (1970)

GHOST DANCE, No. 12, edited by Hugh Fox
mags_ghostdance12East Lansing: Ghost Dance Press, (1970)
“The Poet’s Muse”





HEARSE, No. 14, edited by E. V. Griffith
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1970
“Sheets”





JEOPARDY, Vol. 6, edited by Carl Waluconis
mags_jeopardy06Bellingham: Jeopardy, March 1970
“The White Poets”, “The Black Poets”, “Excerpts from Short Non-Moon Shots to Nowhere”




KNIGHT, Vol. 7, No. 12
Los Angeles: Sirkay Publishing, 1970
“The Great Zen Wedding”

KNIGHT, Vol. 8, No. 5
Los Angeles: Sirkay Publishing, September 1970
“Nut Ward Just East of Hollywood”

KNIGHT, Vol. 8, No. 7
Los Angeles: Sirkay Publishing, 1970
“Registered Letter” (excerpt from Post Office)

NOLA EXPRESS, No. 45
New Orleans: Southern Louisiana Media Corp., 1970

NOLA EXPRESS, No. 49
New Orleans: Southern Louisiana Media Corp., 1970

NOLA EXPRESS, No. 54
New Orleans: Southern Louisiana Media Corp., 1970

NOLA EXPRESS, No. 55
New Orleans: Southern Louisiana Media Corp., 1970

NOLA EXPRESS, No. 57
New Orleans: Southern Louisiana Media Corp., Jun 12 to 27, 1970
“New Mexico”

NOLA EXPRESS, No. 60
New Orleans: Southern Louisiana Media Corp., 1970
“Love it or Leave it”

NOLA EXPRESS, No. 61
New Orleans: Southern Louisiana Media Corp., 1970
“All the Pussy We Want”

NOLA EXPRESS, No. 62
New Orleans: Southern Louisiana Media Corp., Aug 21-Sep 3, 1970
“Six Inches”

NOLA EXPRESS, No. 63
New Orleans: Southern Louisiana Media Corp., Sep 4-17, 1970
“I Think of the Little Men”

NOLA EXPRESS, No. 64
New Orleans: Southern Louisiana Media Corp., Sep 18-Oct 1, 1970
“An Evil Town”

NOLA EXPRESS, No. 67
New Orleans: Southern Louisiana Media Corp., 1970
“The Loner”

NOLA EXPRESS, No. 68
New Orleans: Southern Louisiana Media Corp., 1970

NOLA EXPRESS, No. 69
New Orleans: Southern Louisiana Media Corp., 1970

NOLA EXPRESS, No. 70
New Orleans: Southern Louisiana Media Corp., 1970
“The White Beard”

NORTON ANTHOLOGY OF POETRY (1970)

NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND, No. 3, edited by John Bryan
San Francisco: Underground Press, 1970
“Should We Burn Uncle Sam’s Ass?”

WHAT THERE IS LEFT TO UNDERSTAND ABOUT A LIGHT THAT IS NOT ABLE TO BE THERE
Sacramento: Runcible Spoon 1970
“Dooby Do Do Do”, “Shoot The Goat Through The Head And Paint The Bones Green”, “The Shit Shits”, “The Vast Area Of Space Nothingness With With Snakes Crawling Through You And Everything”

SOUNDINGS, Vol. 2, No. 1, edited by Donald E. Fitch
mags_soundings0201Santa Barbara: University of California, May 1970
“The Miracle”, “The Immortal Bombs, The Stinking Feet of God be Quiet”, “The Flower Lover”




SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LIT SCENE, Vol. 1, No. 1, edited by William J. Robson
mags_socallit0101Long Beach: Southern California Lit Scene, December 1970
“The Wailing Wall”




STATEMENT, No. 28, edited by Roger Margolis
mags_statement28Los Angeles: California State College, May 1970
“On to Rome”





STEPPENWOLF, No. 4, edited by Philip Boatright
mags_steppenwolf04Omaha: Steppenwolf, Autumn, 1970
“Quits”





STOOGE, No. 5, edited by Laura Chester and Geoffrey Young
Oconomowoc Lake: Stooge, 1970
“An Answer to a Critic of Sorts”

WORMWOOD REVIEW, , Vol. 10, No. 1, Issue 37, edited by Marvin Malone
Stockton: The Wormwood Review, 1970
“One More Good One. Why Not?”, “Moonlight Ride”




WORMWOOD REVIEW, Vol. 10, No. 4, Issue 38, edited by Marvin Malone
Stockton: The Wormwood Review, 1970
“Down Like Stairways, Up Like Smoke”, “Another Academy”




WORMWOOD REVIEW, , Vol. 10, No. 4, Issue 39, edited by Marvin Malone
Stockton: The Wormwood Review, 1970
“A Correction To A Lady Of Poetry”, “A Warm Afternoon Just Off Sunset Boulevard”, “Boil Near Left Elbow”, “Yes”



WORMWOOD REVIEW, Vol. 10, No. 4, Issue 40, edited by Marvin Malone
Stockton: The Wormwood Review, 1970
“16 Jap Machine Gun Bullets”, “When All The Animals Lie Down”




– – – 1971 – – – >

ABYSS, Vol. 3, No. 1 (1971)

ADAM, Vol. 15, No. 3 (1971)

ADAM, Vol. 15, No. 5 (1971)

ADAM, Vol. 8, No. 11 (1971)

BEAR, No. 1, edited by A. P. Russo
Los Angeles: Bear,  1971
“The Answer”, “The Flu”

CRAZY HORSE, No. 9
Marshall: Southwest Minnesota State College, 1971
“That One”

EAST VILLAGE OTHER, Vol. 6, No. 11
New York: East Village Other Inc, 1971
“Swastika”

FLING, (1971)

FLING, (1971)

FLING, Vol. 14, No. 4 (1971)

FLING, Vol. 14, No. 5 (1971)

HALF N’ HALF, (1971)

HANGING LOOSE, No. 15
Brooklyn: Hanging Loose Press, 1971
“A Threat to My Immortality”, “The Garbageman”

HARRISON STREET REVIEW, No. 2 (1971)

HEARSE, No. 15, edited by E. V. Griffith
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1971
“The End of The Funhouse”, “Vallejo”

INTREPID, No. 18/19, edited by Allen De Loach
Buffalo: Intrepid Press, 1971
“A Blurb”, “That Liberating Moment”

INVISIBLE CITY, No. 1, edited by Paul Vangelisti Paul and John McBride
Fairfax: Red Hill Press, 1971
“5 Men in Black Passing My Window”, “Ah”, “Here”, “Rolled Again”, “Songs of Death”, “Style”, “The Bums at Phillipe’s”, “The Last Days of The Suicide Kid”, “You Might As Well Kiss Your Ass Goodbye”, “Zoo”

INVISIBLE CITY, No. 2, edited by Paul Vangelisti Paul and John McBride
Fairfax: Red Hill Press, 1971
“A Most Dark Night In April”, “Drinking”, “Last Act”, “The American Flag Shirt”, “Upon 2 Deaths”

INVISIBLE CITY, No. 3, edited by Paul Vangelisti Paul and John McBride
Fairfax: Red Hill Press, 1971
“2 Carnations”, “Pleasure Song”, “The Shower”, “The Writer”

LAUGH LITERARY AND MAN THE HUMPING GUNS, Vol. 1, No. 3, edited by Charles Bukowski and Neeli Cherry
Los Angeles: Hatchetman Press, 1971
“Bukowski To Cherry”, “The Time I Knocked Out Ernest Hemingway And Was Discovered As A New Literary Giant”

LEMMING, No. 1 (1971)

MADRONA, No. 2, edited by J.K. Osborne, John Levy, and Vassilis Zambaras
Seattle: Gemini Press, 1971
“The Best Love Poem I Can Write at the Moment”

MANO MANO, No. 2, edited by Larry Lake
Denver, Colorado: Bowery Press, 1971
“Girl In A Miniskirt Reading The Bible Outside My Window”, “Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha, Ha Ha”, “The Angels Of Sunday”

MEATBALL, No. 8 (1971)

MEDITERRANEAN REVIEW, Vol. 1, No. 3, edited by Robert DeMaria
Orient: Mediterranean Review, 1971
“Poem For An X-Bank Clerk”, “The Wine And The Cantos”

NEW YORK QUARTERLY, No. 7 (1971)

NEW YORK QUARTERLY, No. 8 (1971)

NOLA EXPRESS, No. 71
New Orleans: Southern Louisiana Media Corp., 1971

NOLA EXPRESS, No. 73
New Orleans: Southern Louisiana Media Corp., 1971

NOLA EXPRESS, No. 77
New Orleans: Southern Louisiana Media Corp., 1971

NOLA EXPRESS, No. 78
New Orleans: Southern Louisiana Media Corp., Apr 1-15, 1971

NOLA EXPRESS, No. 81
New Orleans: Southern Louisiana Media Corp., 1971

PIX, Vol. 3 (1971)

PULSE, No. 4, edited by Norm Moser
Santa Fe: Illuminations Press, Summer-Fall 1971
“A Need For Glue”, “Cancer Of The Eyeball”, “The Grammar Of Life”

QUETZAL, Vol. 1, No. 3 (1971)

ROGUE, No. 29 (1971)

SECOND AEON, No. 13, edited by Peter Finch
Cardiff: Second Aeon Publications, 1971
“Poem For Dante”, “Slim Killers”, “The Conditions”

THE MT. ALVERNO REVIEW, (1971)

THE SERIF, Vol. 8, No. 4, edited by Alex Glidzen and Dean H. Keller
Kent: Kent State University, 1971
“Untitled Essay on d.a. levy”

THROB, No. 1, edited by F. A. Nettlebeck
Manhattan Beach: Horsehead Nebula Press, 1971
“Bug”, “Summer”, “The Elephants”

THROB, No. 2, edited by F. A. Nettlebeck
Manhattan Beach: Horsehead Nebula Press, 1971
“Charles Bukowski Answers 10 Easy Questions”

UNMUZZLED OX, Vol. 1, No. 1, edited by Michael Andre
New York: Unmuzzled Ox, 1971
“Poem”, “Tragedy Is My Bacon”

VAGABOND, No. 10, edited by John Bennett
San Francisco: Vagabond Press, 1971

VAGABOND, No. 11, edited by John Bennett
San Francisco: Vagabond Press, 1971

VAGABOND, No. 12, edited by John Bennett
Redwood City: Vagabond Press, 1971

WORMWOOD REVIEW, No. 41 (1971)

WORMWOOD REVIEW, No. 42 (1971)

WORMWOOD REVIEW, No. 43 (1971)

WORMWOOD REVIEW, No. 44 (1971)

– – – 1972 – – – >

ADAM, Vol. 16, No. 1 (1972)
AMPHORA, No. 8 (1972)
ANTHOLOGY OF L.A. POETS, (1972)
BACHY, Vol. 1, No. 1 (1972)
BALONEY STREET, No. 3/4 (1972)
BALONEY STREET, No. 3/4 (1972)
BARTLEBY’S REVIEW, Vol. 1, No. 1 (1972)
CALIFORNIA STATE POETRY SOCIETY QUARTERLY, Vol. 1, No. 2 (1972)
CHICAGO REVIEW, Vol. 24, No. 3 (1972)
CORDUROY, Vol. 1, No. 3 (1972)
DOGTOWN, No. 1 (1972)
EVENT, Vol. 1, No. 3 (1972)
EVENT, Vol. 2, No. 1 (1972)
EVENT, Vol. 2, No. 2 (1972)
FERVENT VALLEY, No. 1 (1972)
FERVENT VALLEY, No. 2 (1972)
FLING, No. 3 (1972)
FLING, No. 5 (1972)
FLING, Vol. 14, No. 6 (1972)
HALF N’ HALF, (1972)
HARRISON STREET REVIEW, No. 3 (1972)
HEARSE, No. 17 (1972)
INTREPID, No. 23/24 (1972)
INVISIBLE CITY, No. 4 (1972)
INVISIBLE CITY, No. 7 (1972)
KNIGHT, Vol. 9, No. 7 (1972)
LOS ANGELES FREE PRESS, (1972)
LOS ANGELES FREE PRESS, (1972)
MAG, No. 2 (1972)
MAG, No. 4 (1972)
MAGAZINE, No. 5 (1972)
MINDSCAPES, (1972)
NEW YORK QUARTERLY, No. 10 (1972)
NEW YORK QUARTERLY, No. 12 (1972)
NEW YORK QUARTERLY, No. 9 (1972)
NOLA EXPRESS, No. 103 (1972)
NOLA EXPRESS, No. 104 (1972)
NOLA EXPRESS, No. 108 (1972)
NOLA EXPRESS, No. 113 (1972)
NOLA EXPRESS, No. 115 (1972)
NOLA EXPRESS, No. 116 (1972)
NOLA EXPRESS, No. 117 (1972)
NOLA EXPRESS, No. 119 (1972)
NOLA EXPRESS, No. 99 (1972)
PEBBLE, No. 9 (1972)
PIX, Vol. 4, No. 5 (1972)
PIX, Vol. 4, No. 7 (1972)
PIX, Vol. 4, No. 8 (1972)
PURE SMUTTE, No. 1 (1972)
SAN FRANCISCO BOOK REVIEW, No. 22 (1972)
SECOND AEON, No. 14 (1972)
SECOND AEON, No. 16/17 (1972)
SECOND COMING, Vol. 1, No. 2 (1972)
SECOND COMING, Vol. 1, No. 3 (1972)
SILVER, (1972)
STONECLOUD, No. 1 (1972)
THE, No. 13 (1972)
THE LITTLE MAGAZINE, Vol. 6, No. 1 (1972)
THE LITTLE MAGAZINE, Vol. 6, No. 2 & 3 (1972)
THE VENICE POETRY COMPANY PRESENTS, (1972)
UNMUZZLED OX, Vol. 1, No. 2 (1972)
UNMUZZLED OX, Vol. 1, No. 4 (1972)
VAGABOND, No. 13 (1972)
VAGABOND, No. 15 (1972)
WORMWOOD REVIEW, No. 45 (1972)
WORMWOOD REVIEW, No. 46 (1972)
WORMWOOD REVIEW, No. 47 (1972)
WORMWOOD REVIEW, No. 48 (1972)

Semina

seminaSEMINA, edited by Wallace Berman
 Los Angeles, San Francisco, Larkspur: 1955-1964
Nine issues in various limitations (<200 copies), letterpress printed, tipped photgraphs, contributors include Berman, John Altoon, Antonin Artaud, Charles Brittin, Charles Bukowski, William S. Burroughs, Jean Cocteau, Allen Ginsberg, Marion Grogan, Walter Hopps, Larry Jordan, Philip Lamantia, Michael McClure, David Meltzer, Stuart Perkoff, and John Weiners, amongst many others.

(facsimile edition) SEMINA, edited by Wallace Berman and compiled by George Herms
Venice: Love Press (George Herms), 1992
First edition thus, 1/300 copies signed by George Herms, individual facsimile reproductions of SEMINA magazine issues 1-9, plus a loose colophon signed and numbered by George Herms laid into a printed chipboard box, as issued. This meticulous facsimile recreation of Wallace Berman’s legendary (and legendarily scarce) handmade Beat literary/art magazine from the late 1950s early 60s took four years to bring to fruition, contributors include Berman, John Altoon, Antonin Artaud, Charles Brittin, Charles Bukowski, William S. Burroughs, Jean Cocteau, Allen Ginsberg, Marion Grogan, Walter Hopps, Larry Jordan, Philip Lamantia, Michael McClure, David Meltzer, Stuart Perkoff, and John Weiners, amongst many others. This edition has been assembled in the fashion of the originals: handset letterpress on scraps of colored paper, photos, pastedowns, etc. The project was edited and overseen by Berman’s friend and fellow collage/assemblage artist George Herms.

HEARSE, A VEHICLE USED TO CONVEY THE DEAD

Starting with the publication of HEARSE 1 in 1957, E. V. Griffith’s HEARSE PRESS would go on to publish 17 issues of the little magazine, a series of 18 chapbooks including Charles Bukowski’s mags_hearse01first, and COFFIN, a portfolio of broadsides. Among those published by HEARSE PRESS are Richard Brautigan, Charles Bukowski, Judson Crews, Russell Atkins, Mason Jordan Mason, Larry Eigner, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Joel Oppenheimer, Paul Blackburn, Robert Creeley, LeRoi Jones, and many more.

According to Griffith in SHEAF, HEARSE, COFFIN, POETRY NOW: A HISTORY (Hearse Press, 1996):
“In format, HEARSE was a center-stapled booklet 5.5″ x 8.5″ page size; the wire staples which held the propensity for rusting. The Rhino Bristol cover stock ran through several different colors — blue, gray, green, yellow, and (much later) pink — with the name in buk_flowerblack ink. (A few issues varied this by using white cover stock, and a colored ink.) Its appearance owed much to — in fact, almost copied — Larsen’s EXISTARIA.” (more…)

Hearse

HEARSE, A VEHICLE USED TO CONVEY THE DEAD ran for 17 issues and was published by E. V. Griffith’s Hearse Press from 1957 until 1972. According to Griffith in SHEAF, HEARSE, COFFIN, POETRY NOW: A HISTORY (Hearse Press, 1996):

“In format, HEARSE was a center-stapled booklet 5.5″ x 8.5″ page size; the wire staples which held the propensity for rusting. The Rhino Bristol cover stock ran through several different colors — blue, gray, green, yellow, and (much later) pink — with the name in black ink. (A few issues varied this by using white cover stock, and a colored ink.) Its appearance owed much to — in fact, almost copied — Larsen’s EXISTARIA.”

1. HEARSE, No. 1, edited by E. V. Griffith
mags_hearse01Eureka: Hearse Press, 1957
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 24 pages, 100 copies, offset.

Contents: poems by Joel Oppenheimer, Robert Creeley, Raymond Souster, Larry Eigner, Jonathan Williams, Langston Hughes, Louis Dudek, Gil Orlovitz, David Cornel DeJong, Bariss Mills, Judson Crews and 11 other poets; artwork by Kenneth Lawrence Beaudoin, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti, an excerpt from the autobiography of Dick Stud, and a collage by Mercy Pennis Hyman.

2. HEARSE, No. 2, edited by E. V. Griffith
mags_hearse02Eureka: Hearse Press, 1957
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 24 pages, offset.

Contents: poems by Gil Orlovitz, Langston Hughes, Robert Creeley, Charles Bukowski, Joel Oppenheimer, Lloyd Zimpel, Richard Brautigan, Theodore Enslin, John Forbis, Alden A. Nolan, Raymond Souster and 16 other poets; artwork by E. V. Griffith, and Henry Miller, and a short story by Harold Witt.

3. HEARSE, No. 3, edited by E. V. Griffith
mags_hearse03Eureka: Hearse Press, 1958
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 32 pages, offset.

Contents: poems by Kenneth Rexroth, Langston Hughes, Alden A. Nolan, Gil Orlovitz, Judson Crews, David Cornel DeJong, Carol Ely Harper, Mason Jordan Mason, Richard Brautigan, Raymond Souster, Clarence Major, and 5 other poets; artwork by Kenneth Lawrence Beaudoin, and Ben Tibbs, and a short story by R. T. Taylor.

4. HEARSE, No. 4, edited by E. V. Griffith
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1958
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 16 pages, offset.

Contents: poems by Russell Atkins, Charles Bukowski, Maxine Cassin, Paul Blackburn, Mortimer Tission, and 10 other poets; artwork by E. V. Griffith, and Farley Gay, and a short story by Mary Graham Lund.

5. HEARSE, No. 5, edited by E. V. Griffith
mags_hearse05Eureka: Hearse Press, 1959
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 20 pages, offset.

Contents: poems by Allen Ginsburg, Paul Blackburn, Robert Creeley, LeRoi Jones, Joel Oppenheimer, David Cornel DeJong, Frederick Eckman, Alden A. Nolan, Walter Lowenfels, and 8 other poets; artwork by E. V. Griffith.

6. HEARSE, No. 6, edited by E. V. Griffith
mags_hearse06Eureka: Hearse Press, 1960
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 20 pages, offset.

Contents: poems by George Scarborough, Felix Stefanie, Russell Atkins, Gil Orlovitz, Jon Barkley Hart, Maxine Cassin, Judson Crews, and 5 other poets; artwork by E. V. Griffith, and Bob Brown, a short story by Clarence Major, and a excerpt from the autobiography of Raven Lunatick.

7. HEARSE, No. 7, edited by E. V. Griffith
mags_hearse07Eureka: Hearse Press, 1960
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 16 pages, letterpress.

Contents: poems by David Cornel DeJong, Langston Hughes, Charles Bukowski, Raymond Souster, Patricia Hooper, Larry Eigner, Gil Orlovitz, Jack Anderson, Diane DiPrima, Judson Crews, and 8 other poets, and a short story by Mary Graham Lund.

8. HEARSE, No. 8, edited by E. V. Griffith
mags_hearse08Eureka: Hearse Press, 1961
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 16 pages, letterpress.

Contents: poems by Charles Bukowski, Jonathan Williams, Gil Orlovitz, Frederick Eckman, Maxine Cassin, Russell Atkins, and 11 other poets, and a short story by Irving Halperin.

9. HEARSE, No. 9, edited by E. V. Griffith
mags_hearse09Eureka: Hearse Press, 1961
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 16 pages, letterpress.

Contents: poems by Paul Blackburn, Richard Brautigan, Gil Orlovitz, Robert S. Ward, George Scarborough, and 4 other poets.

10. HEARSE, No. 10, edited by E. V. Griffith
mags_hearse10Eureka: Hearse Press, 1969
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 32 pages, letterpress.

Contents: poems by Winfield Towny Scott, Charles Bukowski, Marge Piercy, Harold Witt, William Childress, Maxine Cassin, Dave Etter, Theodore Enslin, Carroll Arnett, and 9 other poets.

11. HEARSE, No. 11, edited by E. V. Griffith
mags_hearse11Eureka: Hearse Press, 1969
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 48 pages, letterpress.

Contents: poems by William Childress, Robert Bly, Charles Bukowski, Hayden Carruth, Kathleen Fraser, Larry Eigner, Lyn Lifshin, Harold Witt, Vern Rutsala, Robert Mezey, Gerg Kuzma, Thomas Mayer, Nancy, Willard, George Hitchcock, Keith Wilson, Rochelle OWents, Dave Etter, Carroll Arnett, Peter Wild, Terry Stokes, and 12 other poets.

12. HEARSE, No. 12, edited by E. V. Griffith
mags_hearse12Eureka: Hearse Press, 1970
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 44 pages, letterpress.

Contents: poems by Diane Wakowski, Robert Mezey, John Haines, Dave Etter, Charles Simic, William Childress, Charles Wright, Michael Benedikt, William Matthews, David Ingatow, Harold Witt, Rochelle Owens, David Antin, Robert Gershon, and 17 other poets.

13. HEARSE, No. 13, edited by E. V. Griffith
mags_hearse13Eureka: Hearse Press, 1970
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 52 pages, letterpress.

Contents: poems by Marge Piercy, Charles Simic, Marvin Applewhite, Jack Anderson, Michael Benedikt, Howard McCord, Dave Etter, Nancy Willard, Lewis Warsh, Gerard Malanga, Harold Bond, Keith Wilson, Morton Marcus, John Gill, and 11 other poets.

14. HEARSE, No. 14, edited by E. V. Griffith
mags_hearse14Eureka: Hearse Press, 1970
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 52 pages, letterpress.

Contents: poems by James Schevill, Philip Levine, Nancy Willard, Marvin Bell, Larry Eigner, Stephen Sandy, James Welch, Charles Bukowski, Robert Peters, William Childress, Marge Piercy, Harold Witt, James Tate, Adrien Stoutenburg, Peter Wild, Carolyn Stoloff, Terry Stokes, Harley Elliott, and 20 other poets.

15. HEARSE, No. 15, edited by E. V. Griffith
mags_hearse15Eureka: Hearse Press, 1971
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 64 pages, letterpress.

Contents: poems by Hayden Caruth, William Matthews, Marge Piercy, Charles Bukowski, John Woods, Herbert Scott, Gary Gilder, William Childress, Greg Kuzma, Theodore Enslin, Albert Goldbarth, Jack Anderson, Peter Wild, Michael G. Culross, H.L. Van Brunt, Lyn Lifshin, Norman Dubie, and 30 other poets.

16. HEARSE, No. 16, edited by E. V. Griffith
mags_hearse16Eureka: Hearse Press, 1971
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 64 pages, letterpress.

Contents: poems by Harold Witt, Daniel Hoffman, Philip Booth, Ted Kooser, David Wagoner, William Matthews, David Ingatow, Robert Mezey, Larry Levis, Paul Zimmer, Dave Etter, Carolyn Stoloff, Lyn Lifshin, Charles Edward Eaton, Ernest Kroll, David Hilton, Sonya Dorman, Robert Hershson, Terry Stokes, and 28 other poets.

17. HEARSE, No. 17, edited by E. V. Griffith
mags_hearse17Eureka: Hearse Press, 1972
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 88 pages, letterpress.

Contents: poems by Charles Bukowski, Harold Norse, X.J. Kennedy, Robert Mezey, James Schevill, Charles Wright, John Woods, William Childress, Russell Edson, Peter Everyone, Colette Inez, Douglas Blazek, Thomas Lux, William Witherup, Robert Hershon, Peter Wild, Lyn Lifshin, Geof Hewitt, Dave Kelly, Stephen Dunn, William Hathaway, Adrien Stoutenburg, and 39 other poets.

Charles Bukowski: Miscellaneous Prose

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SECTION E:
This index includes book and periodical appearances of letters, commentary, introductions, reviews, etc. in  the 1960’s: from Bukowski’s first book appearance to roughly the time that his work started being published in collected volumes by John Martin’s Black Sparrow Press; the period of time covered by Sanford Dorbin’s Bibliography.


1. NOMAD, No. 5/6, edited by Donald Factor and Anthony Linick
mags_nomad056Culver City, Winter-Spring I960
“Manifesto: A Call For Our Own Critics” [commentary]
(Dorbin D11)



2. THE OUTSIDER, No. 1, edited by Jon Edgar & Gypsy Lou Webb
mags_outsider01New Orleans: Loujon Press, Fall 1961
“Contributor’s Note” [commentary]
(Dorbin D17)




101. BLACK CAT REVIEW, No. 2, edited by Neeli Cherry
mags_blackcat01San Bernardino: The Cherry Press, March 1963
“Yes, Cherry…” [letter],  “Dear Neeli…] letter
(not in Dorbin)

 

 

119. RENAISSANCE, Vol. 1, No. 4, edited by John Bryan
San Francisco: Renaissance Publications, Winter, 1962
“Peace, Baby, Is Hard Sell” [letter]
(Dorbin D18)

 

 

3. LITERARY TIMES, Vol. 2, No. 4, edited by Jay Robert Nash
Chi­cago: Literary Times, March 1963
“Charles Bukowski Speaks Out” [interview]
(Dorbin D19)

4. THE OUTSIDER, Vol. 1, No. 3, edited by Jon Edgar & Gypsy Lou Webb
mags_outsider03
New Orleans: Loujon Press, Spring 1963
“Dear Jon & Gypsy…”[letter], [letter], [letter] “Letters to The Editors from: Charles Bukowski”
(Dorbin D20-22)



5. MAINSTREAM, Vol. 16, No. 6, edited by R.R. Cuscaden
mags_mainstream1606New York City, June 1963
“Little Magazines In America” [commentary]
(Dorbin D23)




6. LITERARY TIMES, Vol. 3, No. 4, edited by Jay Robert Nash
Chi­cago: Literary Times, May 1964
“Examining My Peers” [commentary]
(Dorbin D24)

6. LITERARY TIMES, Vol. 4, No. 2, edited by Jay Robert Nash
Chi­cago: Literary Times, December 1964
“Here’s What I Say” [interview]
(Dorbin D25)

7. MR. CLEAN AND OTHER POEMS by John William Corrington
San Francisco: Amber House Press, 1964
“Introduction”
(Dorbin D28)

8. FERMENT, No. 6, edited by Zoe Climenhaga
Canton: Transient Press, June 1965
“Lightning in a Dry Summer” [review of Corrington’s ANATOMY OF LOVE…]
(Dorbin D30)

9. KAURI, No. 10, edited by Will Inman
New York: n.p., September-October 1965
“L.A. sept. 1965 hello Will Inman:…” [letter]
(Dorbin D31)

10. INTERMISSION, Vol. 1, No. 20, edited by Gene Cole
Chicago: Hull House Theatre, October 1965
“Dear Mr. Cole” [letter]
(Dorbin D32)

11. MY FACE IN WAX by Jory Sherman
Chicago: Windfall Press, 1965
“Introduction”
(Dorbin D33)

12. STEPPENWOLF, No. 1, edited by Susan Fromberg Schaeffer
Winter 1965-66
“Another Burial of a Once-Talent” [review of Corrington]
(Dorbin D34)

13. EARTH, No. 2, edited by Steve Richmond
Santa Monica: Earth Books, 1966
“In Defense of Poetry, a Certain Type of Life, a Certain Type of Blood-Filled Creature Who Will Someday Die” [commentary]
(Dorbin D35)

14. EL CORNO EMPLUMADO, No. 17, edited by Margaret Randall
Mexico City: El Corno Emplumado, January 1966
“Have been meaning to write…” [letter]
(Dorbin D36)

15. INTREPID, No. 8, edited by Allen de Loach
Buffalo: Intrepid Press, June 1967
“Letter from Charles Bukowski” [letter]
(Dorbin D55)

Douglas Blazek: Periodicals Edited and Published

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Section E: 
This index includes periodicals edited and published during Blazek’s “prolific early period”.

OLE

1. OLE, No. 1, edited by Douglas Blazek
DEDICATED TO THE CAUSE OF MAKING POETRY DANGEROUS

Bensenville: The Mimeo Press, 1964
first edition, saddle-stapled wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 400 numbered copies, mimeograph. Contributors include: Charles Bukowski, Judson Crews, Ron Offen, Marvin Malone, Kirby Congdon. (DenBoer C2)

2. OLE, No. 2, edited by Douglas Blazek
A MAGAZINE FOR ALL THOSE UNACKNOWLEDGED LEGISLATORS OF THE WORLD, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO ARE REALLY UNACKNOWLEDGED

Bensenville: The Mimeo Press, March 1965
First edition, saddle-stapled wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, mimeograph. Contributors include: d.a. levy, Charles Bukowski, William Wantling, Walter Lowenfels, Gil Orlovitz, Harold Norse, Clarence Major, Key Johnson, Marcus J. Grapes, Al Purdy, Kent Taylor, Steve Richmond. (DenBoer C3)

3. OLE, No. 3, edited by Douglas Blazek
THE ORIGINAL CONSCIOUSNESS-EXPANSION MAGAZINE

Bensenville: The Mimeo Press, November 1965
First edition, saddle-stapled wrappers, 400 numbered copies, mimeograph. Contributors include: Charles Bukowski,Judson Crews, Ron Offen, Marvin Malone, Kirby Congdon. (DenBoer C4)

4. OLE, No. 4, edited by Douglas Blazek
THE POETFOOD FOR CHAMPIONS

Bensenville: The Mimeo Press, May 1966
First edition, saddle-stapled wrappers, mimeograph. Cover art by Blazek. Contributors include: Charles Bukowski, William Wantling, Steve Richmond, Clarence Major, Al Purdy Harold Norse, Lee Harwood, Jack Anderson, Neeli Cheery. (DenBoer C5)

5. OLE, No.5, edited by Douglas Blazek
HAROLD NORSE SPECIAL ISSUE

Bensenville: Open Skull Press, 1966
First edition, stapled wrappers, mimeograph. Cover art by Blazek. Contributors include: Charles Bukowski, Harold Norse, James Baldwin, Anais Nin, William S. Burroughs, William Carlos Williams, Paul Carroll, Jack Hirschman. (DenBoer C6)

6. OLE, No. 6, edited by Douglas Blazek
THE WEIRD HARVEST SPECIAL. THE ALL POETRY JAB-EYE REFLEX EXPLOSION ISSUE

Bensenville: Open Skull Press, July 1966
First edition, stapled wrappers, mimeograph. Cover art by Blazek. Contributors include Charles Bukowski, Al Purdy, William Wantling, Harold Norse, D.r. Wagner, Larry Eigner, Steve Richmond, Jack Grapes, Jeff Nutall. (DenBoer C7)

7. OLE, No. 8, edited by Douglas Blazek
Wood Dale: Open Skull Press, April 1967
First edition, stapled wrappers, mimeograph. Cover art by Blazek. Contributors include: Charles Bukowski, Charles Plymell, William Wantling, D.r. Wagner, Steve Richmond, Al Purdy Harold Norse, Jeff Nutall, T.L. Kryss, Terry Stokes, Clive Matson. [note: issue 8 was published before issue 7] (DenBoer C8)

8. OLE, No.7, edited by Douglas Blazek
THE GODZILLA REVIEW ISSUE OF SMALL PRESS PUBLICATIONS COMPREHENSIVELY ENCOMPASSING BOOKS PUBLISHED OVER THE LAST HALF-DECADE

San Francisco: Open Skull Press, May 1967
First edition, stapled wrappers, mimeograph. Cover art by Charles Plymell. Contributors include: d.a. levy, Charles Bukowski, Charles Plymell, William Wantling, D.r. Wagner, Steve Richmond, Al Purdy Harold Norse, Jeff Nutall, T.L. Kryss, Terry Stokes, Clive Matson. (DenBoer C9)


OPEN SKULL

OPEN SKULL, No. 1, edited by Douglas Blazek
San Francisco: Open Skull Press, 1967
First edition, stapled wrappers, 34 pages. Illustrated by Blazek. Letters from Plymell, Wantling, Norse, Purdy, Kryss, Cauble, and two letters to Bukowski. A “one-shot” periodical.