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partial cover detail of Quixote Vol. V, No. 4, edited by Morris Edelson combined with Eighth Last Issue of the Buddhist Third Class Junkmail Oracle, edited by Steve Ferguson.

Morris Edelson, Ph.D., (April 25, 1937 to Nov. 25, 2017) was born in Los Angeles and spent his early years in Beaumont, Texas. In 1959, he joined the U.S. Army, served 3 years in Germany in a helicopter unit, and was a reporter for Stars and Stripes. With the GI bill, he obtained a bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Lamar University in Beaumont; was friends with Janis Joplin, started a coffee house and was in the civil rights movement. He joined the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, and spoke out against racism in Beaumont, which landed him in jail.

In Madison for graduate school, Morris started Quixote Magazine and published the works of the unknown and known, including Charles Bukowski, Allen Ginsberg, Pablo Neruda, and d.a. levy. He directed plays demanding fairness, equity, and social justice, including MacBird. He brought writers, poets, and acting troupes to Madison, including the Living Theatre, who lampooned public fears of nudity and sexuality, and the San Francisco Mime Troupe, who joined the Dow Sit-In in Oct. 1967.


CHECKLIST OF QUIXOTE MAGAZINE AND QUIXOTE PRESS PUBLICATIONS by Morris Edelson

A. Quixote Magazine 

1. QUIXOTE, Vol. 1, No. 1, edited by by Morris Edelson
Madison: Quixote, October 1965
Saddle-stapled in illustrated wrappers, 4.5″ x 5.5″, 48 pages, 200 copies [reprinted June 1968, 250 copies]

2. QUIXOTE, Vol. 1, No. 2, edited by by Morris Edelson
Madison: Quixote, December 1965
Saddle-stapled in illustrated wrappers, 4.5″ x 5.5″, 64 pages, 500 copies [reprinted July 1968, 500 copies]



3. QUIXOTE, Vol. 1, No. 3, edited by by Morris Edelson
Madison: Quixote, January 1966
Saddle-stapled in illustrated wrappers, 4.5″ x 7″, 64 pages, 500 copies [reprinted July 1968, 500 copies]




4. QUIXOTE, Vol. 1, No. 4, edited by by Morris Edelson
Madison: Quixote, February 1966
Saddle-stapled in illustrated wrappers, 4.5″ x 7″, 64 pages, 500 copies [reprinted April 1968, 250 copies]



5. QUIXOTE, Vol. 1, No. 5, edited by by Morris Edelson
Madison: Quixote, March 1966
Saddle-stapled in illustrated wrappers, 7″ x 8.5″, 68 pages, 500 copies




6. QUIXOTE, Vol. 1, No. 6, edited by by Morris Edelson
Madison: Quixote, April 1966
Saddle-stapled in illustrated wrappers, 7″ x 8.5″, 64 pages, 500 copies




7. QUIXOTE, Vol. 1, No. 7, edited by by Morris Edelson
Madison: Quixote, May 1966
Saddle-stapled in illustrated wrappers, 7″ x 8.5″, 57 pages, 500 copies




8. QUIXOTE, Vol 1, No. 8, edited by by Morris Edelson
Madison: Quixote, June 1966
Saddle-stapled in illustrated wrappers, 7″ x 8.5″, 76 pages, 500 copies




9. QUIXOTE, Vol. 1, No. 9, edited by by Morris Edelson
Madison: Quixote, August 1966
Saddle-stapled in illustrated wrappers, 7″ x 8.5″, 88 pages, 400 copies




10. Kupferman, David. MILKMAN MAX (A Quixote Supplement) Madison: Quixote, August 1966
Saddle-stapled in illustrated wrappers, 7″ x 8.5″, 35 pages, 500 copies [reprinted January 1967, 500 copies; third printing June  1967, 500 copies]


11. QUIXOTE, Vol. 2, No. 1, edited by by Morris Edelson
Madison: Quixote, October 1966
Saddle-stapled in illustrated wrappers, 7″ x 8.5″, 77 pages, 500 copies




12. QUIXOTE, Vol. 2, No. 2, edited by by Morris Edelson
Madison: Quixote, November 1966
Saddle-stapled in illustrated wrappers, 7″ x 8.5″, 79 pages, 500 copies




13. THE DESTRUCTION OF PHILADELPHIA (A Quixote Supplement), edited by Mike Maggid
Madison: Quixote, December 1966
Saddle-stapled in illustrated wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 72 pages, 500 copies. Published as Quixote Vol. 2, No. 3



14. QUIXOTE, Vol. 2, No. 4, edited by by Morris Edelson
Madison: Quixote, February 1967
Saddle-stapled in illustrated wrappers, , 7″ x 8.5″, 90 pages, 500 copies




15. QUIXOTE, Vol. 2, No. 5, edited by by Morris Edelson
Madison: Quixote, March 1968
Saddle-stapled in illustrated wrappers, , 7″ x 8.5″, 90 pages, 500 copies




16. QUIXOTE, Vol. 2, No. 6, edited by by Morris Edelson
Madison: Quixote, April 1968
Saddle-stapled in illustrated wrappers, 7″ x 8.5″, 88 pages, 500 copies




17. QUIXOTE, Vol. 2, No. 7, edited by by Morris Edelson
Madison: Quixote, May 1967
Saddle-stapled in illustrated wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 128 pages, 500 copies



18. QUIXOTE, Vol. 2, No. 8, edited by by Morris Edelson
Madison: Quixote, June 1967
Saddle-stapled in illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 78 pages, 400 copies




19. FOUR CONTEMPORARY POLISH POETS, translated by Victor Contoski
Madison: Quixote, July 1967
Saddle-stapled in illustrated wrappers, 7″ x 8.5″, 84 pages

20. Watt, Bob. WATT’S HAPPENING (A Quixote Supplement)
Madison: Quixote, August 1967
Saddle-stapled in illustrated wrappers, 7″ x  8.5″, 48 pages, 500 copies [reprinted December 1967, 500 copies]



21. Ochester, Ed. WE LIKE IT HERE (A Quixote Supplement)
Madison: Quixote, September 1967
Saddle-stapled in illustrated wrappers, 6.5″ x 7.5″, 50 pages, 500 copies




22. QUIXOTE, Vol. 3, No. 1, edited by by Morris Edelson
Madison: Quixote, October 1967
Saddle-stapled in illustrated wrappers, 4.5″ x 6″, 88 pages, 500 copies




23. QUIXOTE, Vol. 3 (A Quixote Supplement), edited by by Morris Edelson
Madison: Quixote, November 1967
Saddle-stapled in illustrated wrappers, 94 pages

[anthology] 100 POEMS BY CONTRIBUTORS TO LITTLE MAGAZINES, edited by Morris Edelson
Madison: Quixote, November 1967
Saddle-stapled in illustrated wrappers, 4.5″ x 7″, 80 pages, 500 copies

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vDecember Quixote (December 1967) volume not numbered, cover: ”cancer”, 7 1/2″ x
6 1/2″, 68 pp.
^Oilman, Magic Cereal (December 1967), 400 copies, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, 78 pp.
\, III, no\4 (February 1968) 500 copies, covert “Hell no I won’t go”, 8 1/2″ x
7″, 92 pp.
^Grossinger, Starmaker and Hough, The Vibrating Serpent (March 1968) 600 copies,
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-s^Gc. Nonnevi, Oi am War()^>ril 1968) 400 copies, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, 20 pp c
NJawer, Heas T^>n.3.’^&8) 400 copies, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, pages not numbered or ordered.
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\Watt, The Gentle Rape of the Mind (April 1968)* 680 copies, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, 40 pp« \ ~”~~
V Robinson, Hoy I Love (April 1968) 150ff copies, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, pages not numbered.
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Woea finer. The Foreat and the Trees (May 1968) 250 copies; reprinted November 1968,
250 copies, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, pages not numbered. Ulv^Llc p( >>
Vol III, no 9 or so (May 1968) 600 copies, cover Gretchen Gray, 8 1/2″ x 11″, 96 pp c
(JXne 1968)* 300 copies, 8 1/2″ x 13 1/2″, 41 pp.
\Northwest Poets (July 1968)* 500 copies, 8 1/2″ x 7″, 86 pp,^(5eHolrnc^
Blaxek^Life in a Common Gun (September 1968)300, copies on buff, 100 on white,
9″ x 7″, pages not numbered. ,_->'” \J

B. Quixote Press

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Carl Larsen – Periodicals Edited and Published

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SECTION E:
This index includes periodicals edited and published by Carl Larsen


1. EXISTARIA, Nos. 1-7
Hermosa Beach: Existaria, 1956-1957

2. RONGWRONG, Nos. 1-4
New York: 7 Poets Press, 1960-1962

3. BRAND X, Nos. 1-12
New York: 7 Poets Press, 1962


1. EXISTARIA

a. EXISTARIA, No. 1, edited by Claudia Archuletta, James Singer, Virginia Winderman, Carl Larsen
Hermosa Beach: Existaria, Summer 1956
First edition, saddle-stapled in printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 22 pages.

Contributors: Michel Edouard, Lachlan McDonald, James Boyer May, Dorothy Dalton, Edward V. Craddock, Leslie Woolf Hedley, Fred Cogswell,  E.E. Walters, Robert L. Peters, George Donmain, Lilith Lorraine, Richard Ashman, E. Wilber Stevens, Ron Smith, John Fury, Helen Harrington.

b. EXISTARIA, No. 2, edited by Carl Larsen
Hermosa Beach: Existaria, (c. 1956-1957)
First edition, saddle-stapled in printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 18 pages.

Contributors: Jean Arsenault, Judson Crews, David Ray, Alden A. Nowlan, Richard Dwyer, Henry Lawrence Moscovitch, William J. Noble, Charles Shaw, Helen Gee Woods.

c. EXISTARIA, No. 3, edited by Carl Larsen
Hermosa Beach: Existaria, (c. 1956-1957)
First edition, saddle-stapled in printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 18 pages.

Contributors: James Boyer May, Jean Arsenault, Alan Donovan, John Weyland, David Cornel Dejong, Judson Crews, Richard Schade, Robert Vaughn, Emilie Glen, W. Arthur Boggs, Ritchie Darling, Miriam Jans, William J. Noble, Henry Lawrence Moscovitch, Clarence Major.

d. EXISTARIA, No. 4, edited by Carl Larsen
Hermosa Beach: Existaria, (c. 1956-1957)
First edition, saddle-stapled in printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 18 pages.

Contributors: Robert Vaughn, Maurice Tasnier, H. Ristau, James M. Singer Jr., Jed Garrick, Edwin Thomason, Clarence Major, Leon Rooke, K.P.A. Taylor, Alfred Leland Taylor, Genevieve K. Stephens, O.W. Crane, Elinor Henry Brown, Ben Tibbs.

e. EXISTARIA, No. 5, edited by Carl Larsen
Hermosa Beach: Existaria, (c. 1956-1957)
First edition, saddle-stapled in printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 18 pages.

Contributors: O.W. Crane, Genevieve K. Stephens, K.L. Beaudoin, Robert Spiess, James M. Singer Jr., Ben Tibbs, Forrest Anderson, Rockwell B. Schaefer, Vicente Huidobro, William J. Noble, Robert Vaughan, George Lindsey, Edwin Thomason.

f. EXISTARIA, No. 6, edited by Carl Larsen
Hermosa Beach: Existaria, July-August 1957
First edition, saddle-stapled in printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 22 pages.

Contributors: Melvin Howard, George Ellenbogen, Jean Arsenault, Gilbert Sorrentino, Charles Shaw, Alden A. Nowlan, Curtis Zahn, John Richardson, H. Ristau, Louis Newman, Colin Gibson, Emilie Glen, Zack Walsh, John Lachs.

g. EXISTARIA, No. 7, edited by Carl Larsen
Hermosa Beach: Existaria, September-October 1957
First edition, saddle-stapled in printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 16 pages.

Contributors: O.W. Crane, Jed Garrick, Charles Bukowski, Rozana Webb, Joseph Martinek, Cerise Farallon, Fred Cogswell, E.W. Northnagel, Claudia Archuletta, Clarence Major, Apollinaire, John Charles Chadwick, Richard Brautigan, Rockwell B. Schaefer, Judson Crews.


2. RONGWRONG

a. RONGWRONG, No. 1, edited by Carl Larsen, James Singer, O.W. Crane, and Harland Ristau
New York: 7 Poets Press, (1960)
First edition, saddle-stapled in illustrated wrappers, 6″ x 9.25″, 20 pages.

Contributors: Charles Bukowski, John Beecher, David Cohen, Harland Ristau, James Singer, Don Solbeck, Tracy Thompson, Emilie Glen, Judith Schechtman, Rozana Webb, L.R. Thomas, Charles Shaw

b. RONGWRONG, No. 2, edited by Carl Larsen, James Singer, O.W. Crane, and Harland Ristau
New York: 7 Poets Press, Summer 1961
First edition, side-stapled in illustrated wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 16 pages. Cover illustration by Harland Ristau.

Contributors: George Abbe, Harland Ristau, Langston Hughes, Walter Lowenfels, Lee Hays, Charles Bukowski, Will Inman, Robert Vaughan, Marvin Malone, George Hitchcock, David Cohen, Leonard Opalov, O.W. Crane, Frank Ankenbrand Jr., Ben Tibbs, Don Solbeck, John J. Crowell, David Kalugin, Rozana Webb, Marvin Bell, Sue Abbott Boyd.

c. RONGWRONG, No. 3, edited by David Cohen, O.W. Crane, Carl Larsen, Harland Ristau, and Rozana Webb
New York: 7 Poets Press, (1962)
First edition, side-stapled in illustrated wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 20 pages. Cover illustration by Joe Brainard.

Contributors: Rozana Webb, Walter Lowenfels, Ottone M. Riccio, Marvin Malone, George Thompson, Frank Ankenbrand Jr., Ronald Voigt, W. Arthur Boggs, Charles Farber, Louis Newmann, L.R.N. Ashley, Charles Shaw, Harland Ristau, Dolores Stewart, James Hargan, James Franklin Lewis, Robert L. Tyler, Sue Abbott Boyd, Ben Tibbs, Robert G. Wicks.

RONGWRONG, No. 4, edited by David Cohen, O.W. Crane, Carl Larsen, et al.
New York: 7 Poets Press, Fall 1962


3. BRAND X

a. BRAND X, No. 1, edited by Carl Larsen
New York: 7 Poets Press, January 1962
First edition, corner-stapled printed sheets, 8.5″ x 11″, 5 pages printed recto only.

Contributors: George Hitchcock, Charles Bukowski, Dave Cohen, Robert L. Tyler, Marvin Bell, Carl Larsen.

b. BRAND X, No. 2, edited by Carl Larsen
New York: 7 Poets Press, February 1962
First edition, corner-stapled printed sheets, 8.5″ x 11″, 8 pages printed recto only.

Contributors: David Kalugin, Tracy Thompson, Walter Lowenfels, Ben Tibbs, Rudolph Gadzo.

c. BRAND X, No. 3, edited by Carl Larsen
New York: 7 Poets Press, March 1962
First edition, corner-stapled printed sheets, 8.5″ x 11″, 7 pages printed recto only.

Contributors: Will Inman


d. BRAND X, No. 4, edited by David Cohen and Harland Ristau
New York: 7 Poets Press, April 1962
First edition, corner-stapled printed sheets, 8.5″ x 11″, 6 pages printed recto only.

Contributors: James Murphy, Robert Burleigh, Dennis Schmitz, David Cohen, Stuart McCarrell, Harland Ristau

e. BRAND X, No. 5, edited by Carl Larsen
New York: 7 Poets Press, May 1962
First edition, corner-stapled printed sheets, 8.5″ x 11″, 6 pages printed recto only.

Contributors: Charles Bukowski, John J. Crowell, John W. Corrington, Charles Shaw, Emilie Glen, William Wroth, Walter Lowenfels, O.W. Crane.

f. BRAND X, No. 6, edited by Carl Larsen
New York: 7 Poets Press, June 1962
First edition, corner-stapled printed sheets, 8.5″ x 11″, 6 pages printed recto only.

Contributors: Ottone M. Riccio, Clarence Major, Marvin Malone, Ben Tibbs, James Franklin, Lewis, Alexander Taylor, Charles Podsen, Harland Ristau, Carl Larsen.

g. BRAND X, No. 7, edited by O.W. Crane
New York: 7 Poets Press, July 1962
First edition, corner-stapled printed sheets, 8.5″ x 11″, 8 pages printed recto only.

Contributors: Charles Shaw, Harland Ristau, Archie Rosenhouse, John Beecher, David Cohen, Carl Larsen, Tony Kiskorna, O.W. Crane.

h. BRAND X, No. 8, edited by Rozana Webb, Carl Larsen, O.W. Crane, Harland Ristau, David Cohen
New York: 7 Poets Press, August 1962
First edition, corner-stapled printed sheets, 8.5″ x 11″, 7 pages printed recto only.

Contributors: Rozana Webb, Carl Larsen, O.W. Crane, Harland Ristau, David Cohen.

i. BRAND X, No. 9, edited by Rozana Webb
New York: 7 Poets Press, September 1962
First edition, corner-stapled printed sheets, 8.5″ x 11″, 12 pages printed recto only.

Contributors: Sue Abbot Boyd, Glen Coffield, Irene Gramling, Rosa Zagnoni Marinoni, Ben Hagglund, Estelle Trust, James Boyer May, Aaron Schmuller, William Tillson.

j. BRAND X, No. 10, edited by O.W. Crane
New York: 7 Poets Press, October 1962
First edition, corner-stapled printed sheets, 8.5″ x 11″, 8 pages printed recto only.

Contributors: John Beecher, O.W. Crane, Carl Larsen, Harland Ristau, Rozana Webb, D.S. Krasniak.

k. BRAND X, No. 11, edited by Rozana Webb
New York: 7 Poets Press, November 1962
First edition, corner-stapled printed sheets, 8.5″ x 11″, 9 pages printed recto only.

Contributors: A. Fredric Franklyn, Rosa Zagnoni Marinoni, Jon Dacus, Sue Abbott Boyd, Jerry Miller, O.W. Crane, Aaron Schmuller.

l. THE DEWDROP [BRAND X, No. 12], edited by Carl Larsen
New York: 7 Poets Press, December 1962
First edition, corner-stapled printed sheets, 8.5″ x 11″, 6 pages printed recto only.

Contributors: Melba Williams Nelligan, Martin P. Cacks, Aerial Columbine, Rosa Flour Madder, Covina Jane Gatherwood, Elsa Scrod, Fred Applegate, Dorothy Sangster Drummond, Margaret Moodie, Sarah Figg Worthy.

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.
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Hearse Press Chapbooks

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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

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This index lists issues of Semina, the periodical edited by Wallace Berman; contributors are listed alphabetically


1. SEMINA, No. 1, edited by Wallace Berman
Los Angeles: Wallace Berman, 1955
Envelope measuring 4″ x 7.75″ with silver gelatin print of Cameron tipped on to the exterior, contains 8 letterpress and offset printed cards of various dimension, 150 copies.

Contributors include: E. I. Alexander [Robert Alexander], Charles Brittin, Cameron, Peder Carr, Jean Cocteau, Marion Grogan, Herman Hesse, Walter Hopps, David Meltzer.

2. SEMINA, No. 2, edited by Wallace Berman
Los Angeles: Wallace Berman, December 1957
Saddle-stapled in wrappers with offset and letterpress printed image tipped on to the front wrapper, 5.5″ x 8.5″, printed by Stone Brothers Printing [Robert Alexander and Wallace Berman].

Contributors include: John Altoon, Jack Anderson, Charles Baudelaire, Wallace Berman, Charles Brittin, Charles Bukowski, Cameron, Peder Carr, Lewis Carroll, Eric Cashen, Jean Cocteau, Judson Crews, Paul Eluard, Marion Grogan, Hermann Hesse, Walter Hopps, Marcia Jacobs, J.B. [James Boyer] May, Mike McClure, David Meltzer, John Reed, Idell T. Romero [Aya Tarlow], Rabindranath Tagore, Alexander Trocchi, Lynn Trocchi, Paul Valéry, Zack Walsh, Pantale Xantos [Wallace Berman].

3. SEMINA, No. 3, edited by Wallace Berman
San Francisco: Wallace Berman, 1958
Broadside measuring 6.5″ x 22″ folded and tipped into folder measuring 9″ x 11″ with offset and letterpress printed image tipped on to the front cover, 200 copies.

Contributors include: Mike McClure.

4. SEMINA, No. 4, edited by Wallace Berman
San Francisco: Wallace Berman, 1959
Folder measuring 8″ x 9.5″ with a half-tone of Shirley Berman tipped on to the front cover, internal letterpress printed pocket contains 23 offset lithograph, lithograph, and letterpress printed cards of various dimensions

Contributors include: I. E. Alexander [Robert Alexander], Wallace Berman, William Blake, Ray Bremser, William S. Burroughs, John Chance, Sou-ma Ch’ien (translation by Charles Guenther), Beverly Collins, Judson Crews, Charles Foster, Allen Ginsberg, Pierre Jean Jouve (translation by Howard Shulman), Robert Kaufman, Philip Lamantia, Ron Loewinsohn, Michael McClure, David Meltzer, Stuart Perkoff, John Reed, Idell T. Romero [Aya Tarlow], Charles Stark, Jules Supervielle (translation by Charles Guenther), John Wieners, Pantale Xantos [Wallace Berman], W.B. Yeats.

From the Colophon: Type handset on beat 5 x 8 Excelsior handpress / cover photo: “Wife” by W. Berman / San Francisco 1959 / Art is Love is God.

5. SEMINA, No. 5, edited by Wallace Berman
Larkspur: Wallace Berman, 1959
Folder measuring 5″ x 7.5″, internal letterpress printed pocket containing 18 offset lithograph and letterpress printed cards of various dimensions, 350 copies. Cover photo by Charles Brittin.

Contributors include: Antonin Artaud, Wallace Berman, John Chance, Sor Juana Ines De La Cruz (translated by Philip Lamantia), Kirby Doyle, John Hoffman, Larry Jordan, Robert Kaufman, Philip Lamantia, Christofer Maclaine, William Margolis, Michael McClure, Anne McKeever, David Meltzer, John Reed, Ruth Weiss, John Wieners, Pantale Xantos [Wallace Berman].

6. SEMINA, No. 6, edited by Wallace Berman
Larkspur: Wallace Berman, 1960
Folder measuring 8″ x 8.5″, internal letterpress printed pocket containing 14 offset lithograph printed cards each measuring 4.75″ x 5.75″, 335 copies. Cover photo by Wallace Berman.

Contributors include: David Meltzer

From the Colophon: The Clown a poem by David Meltzer 335 copies printed / Type handset on a warped 5 x 8 inch Handpress / Cover photo – Wallace Berman / Larkspur Calif. 1960

7. SEMINA, No. 7, edited by Wallace Berman
Larkspur: Wallace Berman, 1961
Folder measuring 5.5″ x 7.75″ with photo tipped on, internal letterpress printed pocket containing 17 offset lithograph and letterpress printed cards of various dimensions, 200 copies. Cover photo by Wallace Berman.

Contributors include: Wallace Berman

From the Colophon: ALEPH/ a gesture involving / photographs drawings & text / by Wallace Berman / 200 copies Larkspur Calif 1961 / for Shirley & Tosh / I love you

8. SEMINA, No. 8, edited by Wallace Berman
Los Angeles: Wallace Berman, 1963
Folder measuring 5.5″ x 7.25″ with photo tipped on, internal letterpress printed pocket containing 14 offset lithograph and letterpress printed cards of various dimensions, circa 200 copies. Cover image created by Dean Stockwell

Contributors include: A.A. [Antonin Artaud], W. [Wallace Berman], Cameron, K.D. [Kirby Doyle], J.K. [Jack Kerouac], M.M. [Michael McClure], I.T.R. [Idell T. Romero [Aya Tarlow]], z.w. [Zack Walsh], J.W. [John Wieners].

9. SEMINA, No. 9, edited by Wallace Berman
Los Angeles: Wallace Berman, 1964
Envelope with photo tipped on to the exterior, contains one letterpress printed card, circa 200 copies. Cover image created by Wallace Berman

Contributors include: Michael McClure

 


Note: In 1992 George Herms published a facsimile edition of Semina (Venice: Love Press, 1992) in an edition of 300 numbered copies signed by Herms and laid into a printed chipboard box with numbered and signed colophon. The facsimile re-creation took four years to print and has been assembled in the fashion of the originals: handset letterpress on scraps of colored paper, photos, pastedowns, etc.

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

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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_hearse01First edition:
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1957
Saddle-stapled  in printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 24 pages, 100 copies, offset printed.

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_hearse02First edition:
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1957
Saddle-stapled in printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 24 pages, offset printed.

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_hearse03First edition:
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1958
Saddle-stapled in printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 32 pages, offset printed.

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
First edition:
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1958
Saddle-stapled in printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 16 pages, offset printed.

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_hearse05First edition:
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1959
Saddle-stapled in printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 20 pages, offset printed.

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_hearse06First edition:
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1960
Saddle-stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 20 pages, offset printed.

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_hearse07First edition:
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1960
Saddle-stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 16 pages, letterpress printed.

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_hearse08First edition:
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1961
Saddle-stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 16 pages, letterpress printed.

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_hearse09First edition:
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1961
Saddle-stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 16 pages, letterpress printed.

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_hearse10First edition:
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1969
Saddle-stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 32 pages, letterpress printed.

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_hearse11First edition:
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1969
Saddle-stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 48 pages, letterpress printed.

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_hearse12First edition:
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1970
Saddle-stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 44 pages, letterpress printed.

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_hearse13First edition:
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1970
Saddle-stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 52 pages, letterpress printed.

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_hearse14First edition:
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1970
Saddle-stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 52 pages, letterpress printed.

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_hearse15First edition:
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1971
Saddle-stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 64 pages, letterpress printed.

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_hearse16First edition:
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1971
Saddle-stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 64 pages, letterpress printed.

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_hearse17First edition:
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1972
Saddle-stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 88 pages, letterpress printed.

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.