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David Meltzer – Contributions to Books and Other Publications

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SECTION B:
This index includes contributions to books and other publications; all contributions are poems unless otherwise noted.


1. Meltzer, David and Donald Schenker. POEMS
San Francisco: Donald & Alice Schenker, 1957

Note: see also A1.

2. Meltzer, David. TWO POEMS FOR JOSEPH MATTHEW LOEWINSOHN…, and Fred Cogswell. APRIL
New Haven: Penny Poems, 1959

Meltzer contribution: “Two Poems for Joseph Matthew Loewinsohn…” [collected in Ragas]

Note: published as Penny Poems, No. 35.

3. BEATITUDE ANTHOLOGY, edited by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
San Francisco: City Lights, 1960

Meltzer contribution: “18th Raga/ Fall” [uncollected], “Prayerwheel/ 2 – for John Wieners” [uncollected], “After Hours” [uncollected]

4. THE NEW AMERICAN POETRY, edited by Donald Allen
New York: Grove Press, 1960

Meltzer contribution: “Revelation” [collected in Ragas], “12th Raga / for John Wieners” [collected in Ragas], “15th Raga / for Bela Lugosi” [collected in Ragas], “Prayerwheel/ 2” [uncollected]

5. JUNGE AMERIKANISCHE LYRIK, edited by Gregory Corso and Walter Hollerer
Munich: Carl Hanser, 1961

Meltzer contribution: “15th Raga”, “Prayerwheel/ 2”

Note: text in English and German.

6. THE REAL BOHEMIA, edited by Francis J. Rigney and L. Douglas Smith
New York: Basic Books, 1961

Meltzer contribution: “23rd Raga/ for Tina” [collected in Ragas], “14th Raga/ for Donald Schenker” [collected in Ragas], “30th/ June: 59” [collected in Ragas]

7. Meltzer, David. FROM TWO POEMS TO DO MEDITATIONS ON, and Ron Padgett. PATRICIA
New Haven: Penny Poems, 1961

Meltzer contribution: “From Two Poems to do Meditations on” [uncollected]

Note: published as Penny Poem No. 143.

8. THE OUTSIDERS
Fort Lauderdale: Roman Books, 1962

Meltzer contribution: “Introduction” [prose]

Note: published as Roman Books Catalogue, No. 3

9. THE AUERHAHN PRESS CATALOG, edited by Dave Haselwood
San Francisco: Auerhahn Press, 1962

Meltzer contribution: “Self-Portrait” [collected in The Process]

Note: used to advertise the forthcoming title We All Have Something to Say…

10. SANTA MAYA: A SEASONAL GREETING, edited by Clifford Burke
Mill Valley: Maya, December 1968

Meltzer contribution: “The Beginning of Machinery, The Start of Language”

11. MAYA 1969, edited by Clifford Burke
San Francisco: Cranium Press, April 1969

Meltzer contribution: “A Poem for My Wife”

Note: printed on the occasion of the Santa Barbara Poetry Festival; includes work by Gary Snyder, David Meltzer, Jack Shoemaker.

12. NEW YEAR, FIRST YEAR, NEW DECADE
San Francisco: Maya, 1970

Meltzer contribution: “Dusk, my friends. Bach…”

Note: printed as a new year greeting; includes work by David Meltzer, Jack Shoemaker, Clifford Burke.

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WALLACE BERMAN RETROSPECTIVE
Los Angeles: Fellows of Contemporary Art, 1978

David Meltzer – Contributions to Periodicals

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SECTION C:
This index includes contributions to periodicals; all contributions are poems unless otherwise noted, and sequence within years is approximate


1956

1. PENINSULA, No. 1, edited by Lee Stewart
Gainesville: University of Florida, January 1956

Meltzer contribution: “4 July” 

Note: contributes as “Lionel Meltzer”


2. SEMINA, No. 1, edited by Wallace Berman
Los Angeles: Wallace Berman, 1956

Meltzer contribution: “An Unpublished Letter to Some Lost Relatives” 

Note: see also A1.


1957

3. DAZZLE, edited by Walter Hale
San Francisco: Playgirl Publishing, 1957

Meltzer contribution: “Kick Me Deadly” [short story]

4. SEMINA, No. 2, edited by Wallace Berman
San Francisco: Wallace Berman, 1957

Meltzer contribution: “Upon a Time” 





1959

5. SEMINA, No. 4, edited by Wallace Berman
San Francisco: Wallace Berman, 1959

Meltzer contribution: “Sampson Agonistes” 

Note: see also A8.


6. SPREE, Vol. 1, No. 7, edited by John Hurley
Los Angeles: New Publishing Company, 1959

Meltzer contribution: “Judgement Day” [short story]

7. BEATITUDE, No. 5, edited by John Kelly
San Francisco: John Kelly, June 1959

Meltzer contribution: “It comes to this…”

8. BEATITUDE, No. 8, edited by John Kelly
San Francisco: Bread & Wine Mission, August 1959

Meltzer contribution: “18th Raga / Fall”, “Prayerwheel / 2 – for John Wieners”

9. BEATITUDE, No. 9, edited by John Kelly
San Francisco: Bread & Wine Mission, September 1959

Meltzer contribution: “Songs for Mother & Child: 2”

10. BEATITUDE, No. 10, edited by John Kelly
San Francisco: Bread & Wine Mission, October 1959

Meltzer contribution: “After Hours”, “Songs for Mother & Child: 1”, “From: Notes for a History / Morning”

11. BEATITUDE, No. 11, edited by John Kelly
San Francisco: Bread & Wine Mission, November 1959

Meltzer contribution: “Poem / The Faerie God Mother…”, “From: Notes for a History / Van Gogh’s blackbirds…”

12. WHITE DOVE REVIEW, Vol. 1, No. 3, edited by Ron Padgett
Tulsa: White Dove Press, 1959

Meltzer contribution: “From: The Disciple”, “I Believe”, “Satori”, “Look Down & Watch”, “For the Poet: VII” 


13. YUGEN, No. 5, edited by LeRoi Jones and Hettie Cohen 
mags_yugen5New York: Yugen, 1959

Meltzer contribution: “15th Raga for Bela Lugosi” [collected in Ragas],  “from Night Before Morning / Book One” 


14. SEMINA, No. 5, edited by Wallace Berman
Larkspur: Wallace Berman, 1959

Meltzer contribution: “Todos Santos. Villa” 

Note: see also A9.


15. BEATITUDE, No. 12, edited by John Kelly
San Francisco: Bread & Wine Mission, December 1959

Meltzer contribution: “From: Notes for a History / Photo: by Man Ray…”


1960

16. BEATITUDE, No. 13, edited by John Kelly
San Francisco: Bread and Wine Mission, February 1960

Meltzer contribution: “Bunko / Letter II”

17. BIG TABLE, Vol. 1, No. 4, edited by Paul Carroll
mags_bigtable14Chicago: Big Table, Spring 1960

Meltzer contribution: “Notes for a History” 




18. BEATITUDE, No. 14, edited by John Kelly
San Francisco: Bread and Wine Mission, May 1960

Meltzer contribution: “Words / October 7th”

19. YUGEN, No. 6, edited by LeRoi Jones and Hettie Cohen 
mags_yugen6New York: Yugen, 1960

Meltzer contribution: “4th Raga for John Kelly Reed” 



20. THE GALLEY SAIL REVIEW, No. 7, edited by Stanley McNail
San Francisco: Galley Sail Publications, 1960

Meltzer contribution: “from The Prickbook of Rosy Thorne, “Poem”

21. BEATITUDE, No. 17, edited by John Kelly
San Francisco: City Lights Books, November 1960

Meltzer contribution: “Ride”


1961

22. RENAISSANCE, No. 1, edited by John Bryan
San Francisco: Renaissance Publications, July 1961

Meltzer contribution: “How It’s Done”

23. RHINOZEROS, No. 5, edited by Rolf-Gunter Dienst
Hamburg: Rhinozeros, 1961

Meltzer contribution: “Song”

24. SHOWCASE, Vol. 1, No. 4, edited by Henry Vaughan
North Hollywood: American Art Agency, 1961

Meltzer contribution: “And all that Jazz” [short story], photograph

25. JOURNAL FOR THE PROTECTION OF ALL BEINGS, edited by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Michael McClure, and David Meltzer
San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1961

Meltzer contribution: “Journal of the Birth” [essay]


1962

26. RENAISSANCE, No. 2, edited by John Bryan
San Francisco: Renaissance Publications, 1962

Meltzer contribution: “Beautiful beautiful beautiful…”

27. THE FLOATING BEAR, No. 18, edited by Diane di Prima and LeRoi Jones
New York: The Floating Bear, February 1962

Meltzer contribution: “Poem to H.P. Lovecraft”, “The Struggle/ Poems for Muse”, “Heroes: 7 / The Comics”


1963

28. THE YALE LITERARY MAGAZINE, Vol. 131, Nos. 3-4, edited by Michael S. Gill
New Haven : Yale Literary Society, April 1963

Meltzer contribution: “Song of Death Singing”

29. SIGNAL: A QUARTERLY REVIEW, Vol. 1, No. 1, edited by Bret Rohmer and Diane di Prima
New York: The Brownstone Press, Fall 1963

Meltzer contribution: “Moon Poem”


1964

30. NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND, No. 1, edited by John Bryan
San Francisco: Underground Press, 1964

Meltzer contribution: “Love Poem” [collected in Ragas]

31. POETRY REVIEW, No. 3, edited by Duane Locke
Tampa: University of Tampa, 1964

Meltzer contribution: “Youth Ritual Movie” [collected in The Process], “Rain Poems” [collected in The Process], “Ride Out: 1956” [collected in The Process]

32. COYOTE’S JOURNAL, No. 1, edited by James Koller, Edward van Aelstyn, and William Wroth
Eugene, 1964

Meltzer contribution: “Earthquake” [collected in The Process], “Station” [collected in The Process]


1965

33. KULCHUR, No. 17, edited by Lita Hornick
New York: Kulchur Press, Spring 1965

Meltzer contribution: two book reviews


1968

34. ALDEBARAN REVIEW, No. 2, edited by John Oliver Simon
Berkeley: Noh Directions Press, 1968

Meltzer contribution: “I am reeling…”, “The dog barks somewhere…”, “Yehuda he…”

35. THE OUTSIDER, Nos. 4-5, edited by Gypsy Lou and Jon Webb
Tucson: Loujon Press, Winter 1968-69

Meltzer: “On Kenneth Patchen” [essay], “This Is a Nation of Keepers Who Had No Time to Become Gods”


1970+

36. ALDEBARAN REVIEW, No. 9, edited by John Oliver Simon
Berkeley: Noh Directions Press, August 1970

Meltzer contribution: “Where is she…”

37. INTREPID, No. 20, edited by Allen Deloach
Buffalo: Intrepid Press, 1971

Meltzer contribution: “Song / I rest…”

38. ADVENTURES IN POETRY, No. 12, edited by Larry Fagin
New York: Adventures in Poetry, Summer 1975

Meltzer contribution: “Free Jazz”, “Harps of Bolinas”

39. INTREPID, No. 25-35, edited by Allen Deloach
Buffalo: Intrepid Press, 1976

Meltzer contribution: “Amulet”, “Aur Rite”, “from Asaph”, “from Blue Rags”

40. SECOND COMING, Vol. 4, Nos. 1-2, edited by A.D. Winans
San Francisco: Second Coming Press, 1976

Meltzer contribution: “Mira”

David Meltzer – Books and Broadsides

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SECTION A:
This index includes books, chapbooks, pamphlets, and broadsides; all contents are poems unless otherwise noted.


1. Meltzer. David. AN UNPUBLISHED LETTER TO SOME LOST RELATIVES
First edition:
Los Angeles: Wallace Berman, 1956
Broadside, 3.5″ x  6″, letterpress printed by Wallace Berman. Laid into Semina, No. 1.

Contents: “An Unpublished Letter to Some Lost Relatives” [uncollected]

Note: see also C2.

 2. Meltzer, David. POEMS 
First edition:
San Francisco: Donald & Alice Shenker, [1957]
Side-stapled sheets in printed and illustrated wrappers with library tape binding, 16 pages, 25 copies, offprint of David Meltzer / Donald Shenker book comprising only the Meltzer section and with a variant cover omitting Shenker’s name and a revised colophon. Cover art by Tina Meltzer.

Note: See also B1.

3. Meltzer, David. 24TH RAGA / FOR TINA *
First edition:
New Haven: Penny Poems, 1959
Broadside, 8.5″ x 11″, offset printed. Published as Penny Poems, No. 27

Contents: “24th Raga/ For Tina” [collected in Ragas]

4. Meltzer, David. THE PROPHET *
First edition:
New Haven: Penny Poems, 1959
Broadside, 7″ x 10″, offset printed. Published as Penny Poems, No. 54

Contents: “The Prophet” [collected in Ragas]

5. Meltzer, David. FROM: THE CLOWN, BOOK II/ AIR & INTERIM
First edition:
New Haven: Penny Poems, 1959
Broadside, 7″ x 10″, offset printed. Published as Penny Poems, No. 69

Contents: “From: The Clown, Book II/ Air & Interim” [collected in Ragas]

6. Meltzer, David. MORNING POEM *
First edition:
New Haven: Penny Poems, 1959
Broadside, 7″ x 10″, offset printed. Published as Penny Poems, No. 83

Contents: “Morning Poem” [uncollected]

7. Meltzer, David. RAGAS 
First edition:
San Francisco: Discovery Books, 1959
Saddle-stapled in printed wrappers, 52 pages, (1500 copies), printed at the Troubador Press. Cover design by Peter LeBlanc.

Contents: “30th/ June:59”, “Vision”, “Mexico”, “2nd Raga: The Woods”, “Revelation”, “from: The Hollywood Poem”, “Love Poem”, “from: Night Before Morning”, “from: The Clown / Book II”, “Two Poems for Joey Loewinsohn…”, “12th Raga / for John Wieners”, “14th Raga / for Donald Schenker”, “15th Raga / for Bela Lugosi”, “23rd Raga / for Tina”, “24th Raga / The Birds”, “The Dance”, “The Mechanikons”, “Poem for Tuolumne’s First & Last Artist Investigator of Truth”, “Home Life of the Gods”, “6th Raga / for Bob Alexander”, The Prophet”, “Ward Poem”, “Filbert Street”, “The Last Word”

8. Meltzer, David. SAMPSON AGONISTES
First edition:
San Francisco: Wallace Berman, 1959
Broadside, 3.5″ x 5.5″, letterpress printed by Wallace Berman. Laid into Semina, No. 4.

Contents: “Sampson Agonistes” [uncollected]

Note: see also C5.

9. Meltzer, David. TODOS SANTOS. VILLA
First edition:
Larkspur: Wallace Berman, 1959
Broadside, 3.5″ x 5.5″, letterpress printed by Wallace Berman. Laid into Semina, No. 5.

Contents: “Todos Santos. Villa” [uncollected]

Note: see also C10.

10. Meltzer, David. THE CLOWN
First edition:
Larkspur: Semina, 1960
Printed sheets laid into printed folder, 335 copies, letterpress printed by Wallace Berman. Published as Semina, No. 6.

Contents: “The Clown” [uncollected]

11. Meltzer, David. WE ALL HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY…
First edition:
San Francisco: Auerhahn Press, 1962
Saddle-stapled illustrated wrappers, 6.25″ x 8.5″, 12 pages, 750 copies, letterpress printed by Dave Haselwood. Published as Auerhahn Pamphlet No. 2.  (Auerhahn 19)

Contents: “Patchen” [essay], “Summa”, “A Recognition”, “So good to know…”, “I went to the shore…”

12. Meltzer, David. BAZASCOPE MOTHER *
First edition:
Los Angeles: Drekfesser Press, [1964]
Single sheet folded once to make four pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 250 copies (approximately 150 copies were supposedly destroyed). Cover collage by I.E. Alexander, rear photograph by Zack Walsh.

Contents: “BazaScope”

13. Meltzer, David. STATION *
First edition:
San Francisco: San Francisco Arts Festival Commission, 1964
Broadside, 13″ x 20″, 300 copies, printed by East Wind Printers. Illustrated by Peter Bailey. Laid into portfolio entitled A Poetry Folio 1964.

Contents: “Station” [uncollected]

14. Meltzer, David. THE BLACKEST ROSE
First edition:
Berkeley: Oyez, 1964
First edition, broadside, 11″ x 17.5″, 350 copies, letterpress printed by Dave Haselwood. Published as Oyez 6.

Contents: “The Blackest Rose” [uncollected]

15. Meltzer, David. THE PROCESS
a. First edition, regular copies:
Berkeley: Oyez, 1965
Saddle-stapled illustrated french-fold wrappers, 44 pages, 500 copies, printed by Graham Mackintosh, designed by Dave Haselwood. Cover illustration by  Peter LeBlanc. This is the first Oyez book.

b. First edition, numbered and signed copies:
Berkeley: Oyez, 1965
Hardcover in cloth-bound boards with illustrated dust jacket, 44 pages, 25 numbered and signed copies, printed by Graham Mackintosh, designed by Dave Haselwood. Cover illustration by  Peter LeBlanc. This is the first Oyez book.

16. Meltzer, David. OYEZ! *
First edition:
[Berkeley]: Oyez Press, [1965]
Single sheet folded once to make four pages, 6″ x 9″, 250 copies. Cover illustration by Meltzer.

Contents: “In Hope I Offer A Fire-wheel”

17. Meltzer, David. THE DARK CONTINENT *
a. First edition,  regular copies:
Berkeley: Oyez, 1967
Perfect-bound in illustrated and printed wrappers, 94 pages, 1000 copies, printed by Graham Mackintosh. Cover design by Peter LeBlanc.

b. First edition, lettered and signed copies:
Berkeley: Oyez, 1967
Hardcover in cloth-bound boards without dust jacket as issued, 94 pages, 26 lettered and signed copies, printed by Graham Mackintosh.

18. Meltzer, David. NATURE POEM *
First edition:
Santa Barbara: Unicorn Book Shop, 1967
Broadside, 13″ x 18.25″, 200 copies printed by Noel Young. Illustrated with an engraving by Janeen Vanden Berg.

Contents: “Nature Poem” [uncollected]

Note: published on the occasion of David Meltzer’s reading at the Unicorn Bookshop, Nov. 18, 1967

19. Meltzer, David. JOURNAL OF THE BIRTH *
First edition:
Berkeley: Oyez, 1967
Saddle-stapled in printed wrappers, 5.75″ x 9″, 24 pages, 1000 copies.

Contents: “Journal of the Birth” [prose] [previously published in Journal for the Protection of All Beings, No. 1 (City Lights, 1961)]

20. Meltzer, David. ORF *
Hollywood: Essex House, 1968

21. Meltzer, David. THE AGENT *
Hollywood: Essex House, 1968

22. Meltzer, David. HOW MANY BLOCKS IN THE PILE? *
Hollywood: Essex House, 1968

23. Meltzer, David. ROUND THE POEM BOX *
a. First edition, regular copies:
Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1969
Perfect-bound in printed wrappers, 8.5″ x 5.5″, 32 pages, 300 copies. Illustrated by David Meltzer. (Morrow & Cooney 60a)

b. First edition, numbered and signed copies:
Los Angeles: Black Sparrow, 1969
Hardcover in paper-bound boards and cloth backstrip with printed paper label in acetate dust jacket, 32 pages, 125 numbered and signed copies. Illustrated by David Meltzer. (Morrow & Cooney 60b)

c. First edition, lettered and signed copies:
Los Angeles: Black Sparrow, 1969
Hardcover in leather-bound boards in acetate dust jacket, 32 pages, 26 lettered and signed copies. Illustrated by David Meltzer. (Morrow & Cooney 60c)

24. Meltzer, David. YESOD *
a. First edition, regular copies:
London: Trigram Press, 1969
Perfect-bound in printed wrappers, 61 pages. Illustrated by David Meltzer.

b. First edition, numbered and signed copies:
London: Trigram Press, 1969
Hardcover in gilt-stamped cloth-bound boards in acetate dust jacket, 61 pages, 100 numbered and signed copies. Illustrated by David Meltzer.

25. Meltzer, David. LOVELY *
North Hollywood: Essex House, 1969

26. Meltzer, David. HEALER *
North Hollywood: Essex House, 1969

27. Meltzer, David. THE MARTYR *
North Hollywood: Essex House, 1969

28. Meltzer, David. GLUE FACTORY *
North Hollywood: Essex House, 1969

29. Meltzer, David. OUT *
North Hollywood: Essex House, 1969

30. Meltzer, David. FROM EDEN BOOK *
First edition:
San Francisco: Maya, 1969
Hand-sewn in plain wrappers with printed paper label, 7.5″ x 10″, 12 pages, 300 copies, letterpress printed by Clifford Burke. Published as Maya Quarto Four.

31. Meltzer, David. ABULAFIA SONG *
a. First edition, regular copies:
Santa Barbara: Unicorn Press, 1969
Folded broadside tipped into printed folder, 950 copies, letterpress printed by Noel Young, designed by Alan Brilliant. Illustrated by David Meltzer.

b. First edition, numbered and signed copies:
Santa Barbara: Unicorn Press, 1969
Folded broadside tipped into printed folder, 50 numbered and signed, letterpress printed by Noel Young, designed by Alan Brilliant. Illustrated by David Meltzer.

Contents: “Abulafia Song” [uncollected]

32. Meltzer, David. BRONX LIL. *
First edition:
Portland: Yes! Press, 1970
Broadside, 4.25″ x 11″, 125 copies, letterpress printed.

Contents: [untitled] “Bronx lil…” [uncollected]

33. Meltzer, David. FOR RAYMOND CHANDLER *
First edition:
Santa Barbara: Unicorn Press, 1970
Broadside, 12.5″ x 19″, letterpress printed. Published as Unicorn Broadsheet No. 5.

Contents: “For Raymond Chandler” [uncollected]

34. Meltzer, David. STAR *
North Hollywood: Essex House, 1970

35. Meltzer, David. ISLA VISTA NOTES *
Santa Barbara: Christopher Books, 1970
Saddle-stapled in printed wrappers, 14 pages, 1000 copies.

36. Meltzer, David. LUNA
a. First edition, regular copies:
Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, July 1970
Perfect-bound in illustrated wrappers, 82 pages, 1000 copies, printed by Noel Young. Cover illustration by Wallace Berman. (Morrow & Cooney 88a)

b. First edition, numbered and signed copies:
Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, July 1970
Hardcover bound in printed paper-covered boards in acetate dust jacket as issued , 16 pages, 200 numbered and signed copies, printed by Noel Young. Cover illustration by Wallace Berman. (Morrow & Cooney 88b)

c. First edition, lettered and signed copies:
Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, July 1970
Hardcover bound in printed paper-covered boards in acetate dust jacket as issued, 16 pages, 26 lettered and signed copies, printed by Noel Young. Frontispiece illustration by David Meltzer. Cover illustration by Wallace Berman. (Morrow & Cooney 88c)

37. Meltzer, David. GREENSPEECH *
a. First edition, regular copies:
Goleta: Christopher Books, 1970
Saddle-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 16 pages, 950 copies, letterpress printed by Noel Young.

b. First edition, numbered and signed copies:
Goleta: Christopher Books, 1970
Hardcover in printed and illustrated paper-bound boards with cloth backstrip , 16 pages, 50 numbered and signed copies, letterpress printed by Noel Young.

38. Meltzer, David. 32 BEAMS OF LIGHT *
Portland: Yes! Press, 1970
Broadside, 100 copies.

39. Meltzer, David. KNOTS *
Bolinas: Tree Books, 1971
Wrappers, 500 copies

40. Meltzer, David. IT’S SIMPLE *
Seattle: Michael Wiater, 1971
Broadside

41. Meltzer, David. ON A LEASH *
San Francisco: Panjandrum Press, 1972
Broadside

42. Meltzer, David. BARK, A POLEMIC *
a. First edition, regular copies:
Santa Barbara: Capra Press, February 1973
Perfect-bound in printed wrappers, 42 pages, 75 numbered and signed copies. Published as Yes! Capra Chapbook Number 6.

b. First edition, numbered and signed copies:
Santa Barbara: Capra Press, February 1973
Hardcover bound in printed paper-covered boards, 42 pages, 75 numbered and signed copies. Published as Yes! Capra Chapbook Number 6.

43. Meltzer, David. HERO/LIL
a. First edition, regular copies:
Los Angeles: Black Sparrow, 1973

b. First edition, numbered and signed copies:
Los Angeles: Black Sparrow, 1973
Hardcover bound in printed paper-covered boards in acetate dust jacket as issued, 175 numbered and signed copies.

c. First edition, lettered and signed copies:
Los Angeles: Black Sparrow, 1973
Hardcover bound in printed paper-covered boards in acetate dust jacket and slipcase as issued, 26 lettered and signed copies. Original illustration by David Meltzer bound in.

44. Meltzer, David. UNTITLED and FROM THE WORDBOOK *
East Lansing: East Lansing Arts Workshop Press, 1973
Broadside featuring two poems, 8.5″ x 11.5″

Note: printed for the 1973 National Poetry Festival at Thomas Jefferson College.

45. Meltzer, David. WHAT DO I KNOW OF JOURNEY *
London: Trigram Press, 1973
Broadside, 75 signed copies. Illustrated by Pip Benveniste

46. Meltzer, David. TENS *
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1973

47. Meltzer, David. FRENCH BROOM *
Berkeley: Oyez, 1973

48. Meltzer, David. THE EYES, THE BLOOD *
San Francisco: Mudra, 1973
Hand-sewn plain white wrappers in printed dust jacket, 20 pages, 500 copies printed at the Cranium Press.

49. Meltzer, David. IN CELEBRATION OF THE WEDDING OF ALLEN SAY & DEIRDRE MYLES *
San Francisco: privately printed, 1974
Wrappers, 26 copies

50. Meltzer, David. AMULET *
Cambridge: Pomegranate Press, 1974
Broadside, 180 copies

51. Meltzer, David. BLUE RAGS *
Berkeley: Oyez, 1974

52. Meltzer, David. HARPS *
Berkeley: Oyez, 1975

53. Meltzer, David. SIX *
Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow, 1976

54. Meltzer, David. TWO-WAY MIRROR *
Berkeley: Oyez, 1977

55. Meltzer, David. ARROWS: SELECTED POETRY, 1957-1992 *
Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press, 1994

56. Meltzer, David. NO EYES: LESTER YOUNG *
Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow, 2000

57. Meltzer, David. DAVID’S COPY *
New York: Penguin Group Press, 2005

58. Meltzer, David. WHEN I WAS A POET *
San Francisco: City Lights, June 2011

[*not in archive]

Carl Larsen – Contributions to Books and Anthologies

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SECTION B:
This index includes contributions to books and anthologies

1. FOUR NEW POETS, edited by Leslie Woolf Hedley
brautigan_fourSan Francisco: Inferno Press, 1957
First edition, perfect-bound illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8″, 34 pages.
Contributors include Martin Hoberman, Carl Larsen, Richard Brautigan, and James M. Singer. Brautigan’s first book appearance.

2. EYE POEMS, edited by E.V. Griffith
Eureka: Hearse Press, (c. 1960)
First edition, saddle-stapled wrappers in illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 16 pages, 100 numbered copies.
Contributors include Farley Gay, James M. Singer, Kenneth Lawrence Beaudoin, Carl Larsen, E.V. Griffith, Charles Shaw, Shirley Summerfruct, Mason Jordan Mason.

3. BEAT GENERATION COOK-BOOK, edited by Carl Larsen and James M. Singer Jr.
New York: 7 Poets Press, 1961
First edition, saddle-stapled sheets tipped in to illustrated wrappers, 5.75″ x 8.75″, 36 pages, offset printed. Includes printed ads for other 7 Poets Press books including Bukowski’s Longshot Poems for Broke Players.

4. 3 ONE ACT PLAYS, edited by Chris Torrance
Torrance: Hors Commerce Press, July 1964
First edition, side-stapled sheets in printed cover with library-tape binding, 8.5″ x 11″, 150 numbered copies.
Contributors include Kirby Congdon, Carl Larsen, d.a. levy.

5. IN A TIME OF REVOLUTION: POEMS FROM OUR THIRD WORLD, edited by Walter Lowenfels
New York: Vinatage Books, 1969
First edition, paperback original.
Contributors include: Carol Berge, Paul Blackburn, Grace Butcher, Diane Di Prima, Will Inman, Allen Katzman, Bob Kaufman, Tuli Kupferberg, Carl Larsen, d.a. levy, Clarence Major, David Meltzer, George Montgomery, Margaret Randall, Steven Richmond, Ed Sanders, William Wantling.

David Meltzer

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Wallace Berman, Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag, 1964

David Meltzer was born in Rochester, New York, and raised in Brooklyn. He began his literary career during the San Francisco Beat and Berkeley Renaissance period in California, and his work was included in the anthology, The New American Poetry 1945-1960. At the age of 20 he recorded his poetry with jazz musicians in Los Angeles and also became a singer-songwriter and guitarist for several bands during the 1960s, including The Serpent Power. He is the author of over 40 volumes of poetry, and has also published fiction and essays, and has edited numerous anthologies and collections of interviews.


David Meltzer Checklist:

Section A: Books and Broadsides
Section B: Contributions to Books and Other Publications
Section C: Contributions to Periodicals
Section D: Publications Edited and Published


Meltzer taught in the humanities and poetics programs at the New College of California in San Francisco for 30 years. In 2008, he received the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award. He was also given the Bay Area Guardian’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2012 was nominated for the Northern California Book Award in Poetry.

Diane di Prima has said, “David Meltzer is a hidden adept, one of the secret treasures on our planet. Great poet, musician, comic; mystic unsurpassed, performer with few peers.”


References Consulted:

Bohn, Dave. OYEZ: THE AUTHORIZED CHECKLIST
Berkeley: n.p., 1997

Johnston, Alastair. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE AUERHAHN PRESS & ITS SUCCESSOR DAVE HASELWOOD BOOKS
Berkeley: Poltroon Press, 1976

Kherdian, David. DAVID MELTZER: A SKETCH FROM MEMORY AND DESCRIPTIVE CHECKLIST
Berkeley: Oyez, 1965

Lepper, Gary M. A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL INTRODUCTION TO SEVENTY-FIVE MODERN AMERICAN AUTHORS
Berkeley: Serendipity Books, 1976

Morrow, Bradford and Seamus Cooney. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE BLACK SPARROW PRESS, 1966-1978
Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1981


Online Resources:

· Big Bridge – tribute to David Meltzer

Wallace Berman – Cover and Book Art

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This index collects book and periodical contributions, often in the form of cover art or photography


Lamantia, Philip and Antonin Artaud. NARCOTICA
lamantia_narcoticaSan Francisco: Auerhahn Press, 1959
Cover photographs by Wallace Berman.





McClure, Michael. THE NEW BOOK / A BOOK OF TORTURE
New York: Grove Press/Evergreen Original, 1961
Author photograph on rear cover by  Wallace Berman.




McClure, Michael. GHOST TANTRAS
San Francisco: City Lights, 1964
Cover photograph of author by Wallace Berman.





Heliczer, Piero. THE SOAP OPERA
ph_soapoperaLondon: Trigram Press, 1967
Two verifax images by Wallace Berman.





Hirschman, Jack. BLACK ALEPHS 
blackalephshcLondon: Trigram Press, 1969
Cover photo-collage and chapter verifax images by Wallace Berman.




THE FLOATING BEAR, No. 37, edited by Diane di Prima
floatingbear37New York: The Floating Bear, 1969
Cover art by Wallace Berman.





FRUIT CUP, No. ZERO, edited by Mary Beach
fruitcupfSan Francisco: Beach Books, 1969
Two verifax images by Wallace Berman.





McClure, Michael. HYMNS TO ST GERYON / DARK BROWN
London: Cape Goliard Press, 1969
Cover art by Wallace Berman.





CATERPILLAR, No. 14, edited by Clayton Eshelman
caterpillar14New York & Sherman Oaks: Caterpillar, 1970
Cover art “Topanga Seed” by Wallace Berman.





Meltzer, David. LUNA
lunaLos Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1970
Cover art by Wallace Berman.
[printed prospectus reproduces moon image]




CATERPILLAR 17, edited by Clayton Eshelman
caterpillar_17Berkeley & Sherman Oaks: Caterpillar, 1971
Cover art by Wallace Berman.





Perkoff, Stuart Z. ALPHABET
alphabetLos Angeles: The Red Hill Press, 1973
Cover art by Wallace Berman.





Meltzer, David. HERO/LIL
hero_lil_hcLos Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1973
Cover art by Wallace Berman.





Mallarmé, Stéphane. IGITUR [translation by Jack Hirschman]
igiturLos Angeles: Press of the Pegacycle Lady, 1974
Cover photograph by  Wallace Berman.
[printed prospectus reproduces image]




Rothernberg, Jerome. ABULAFIA’S CIRCLE  [published as Tree No. 6]
abulafiaMilwaukee: Membrane Press, 1979
Cover art by Wallace Berman.





McClure, Michael. REBEL LIONS 
New York: New Directions, 1991
Cover art by Wallace Berman.