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Fielding Dawson’s cover of LINES, No. 5, edited by Aram Saroyan, May 1965

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Lines

Edited by Aram Saroyan, six issues of Lines were published from New York City between September 1964 and November 1965.

1. LINES, No. 1, edited by Aram Saroyan
New York: Lines, September 1964
First edition, side-stapled in printed and illustrated card cover, 8.5″x 11″, 38 pages. Cover art by Aram Saroyan.

  • Contents:
    1. Louis Zukofsky – [untitled] “Can a mote of sunlight defeat its purpose”
      John Perreault – “Each Day”
      John Perreault – “Disguised”
      Ronald Bayes – “Passus 25: Branch Line”
      Ted Berrigan – “A Life in Trough (A Dream)”
      Jenni Caldwell – [untitled] “with the elaborate framework…”
      Jenni Caldwell – “Day”
      Jenni Caldwell – [untitled] “sometimes I think about…”
      Jenni Caldwell – [untitled] “that chair your chair…”
      Jenni Caldwell – “Admission”
      Jenni Caldwell – [untitled] “If her name offended…”
      Jenni Caldwell – [untitled] “i see you like a dissected…”
      Jenni Caldwell – [untitled] “there are not many times”
      Fielding Dawson – “Different People (II)”
      Joel Sloman – “The Casino”
      Joel Sloman – “Folk Song”
      Ronald Caplan – “4/64”
      Richard Kolmar – “Apples
      John Keys – “Key’s Cantos”
      John Keys – [untitled] “returning to some sources via”
      James Brodey – “Jacket for Years”
      James Brodey – “The Buffalo Report”
      Robert Grenier – “Old Blue Sneakers”
      Robert Grenier – “Tune for Beanie”
      Robert Grenier – “Dusk Road Game
      Robert Grenier – “A Sort of Plea”
      Leith Heagy – “Vanguard in Babylon”
      Ken Irby – “Visit”
      Lorenzo Thomas – “The Color Section”
      Lorenzo Thomas – “The Unnatural Life”
      Allen Katzman – “The Act of”
      Archie Minasian – “Beyond the Gage”
      Ted Greenwald – [untitled] “I hear a step…”
      Ted Greenwald – [untitled] “A taste of salt on my lips…”
      Ted Greenwald – [untitled] “Privets come into season…”
      Tony Towle – “World War II”
      Tony Towle – “The Life of the Emotions Has an Attractive Scheme”
      Aram Saroyan – “The Paradox”
      Aram Saroyan – “After Waking at Six P.M.”
      Aram Saroyan – “Bus Ride”

2. LINES, No. 2, edited by Aram Saroyan
New York: Lines, December 1964
First edition, side-stapled in printed and illustrated card cover, 8.5″x 11″, 38 pages. Cover art by Joe Brainard.

  • Contents:
    1. Ron Padgett – “Policeman Dan”
      Aram Saroyan – “N.Y.C.”
      Jonathan Greene – “Dancing all the While to William Kemp”
      Dick Gallup – “Some Feathers ”
      Jack Anderson – “Snorksnot (a play)”
      John Keys – “Chisellers Verse to George Washington Wakoski”
      Joe Brainard – “Story”
      Aram Saroyan – “My Arms are Warm”
      Fielding Dawson – “The Moving Men
      Rich Klein – “The Moon”
      Rich Klein – [untitled] “the fourth world/will…”
      Joe Brainard – “Colgate Dental Cream
      Kenneth Irby – “Slow Dance”
      Ted Berrigan – “Rusty Nails: A collected Prose for Tom Veitch”
      William Dodd – “The Assertion”
      Robert Grenier – “The Light”
      Philip Whalen – “Delusions of Reference”
      Jenni Caldwell – “Poem Dream”
      Ronald Bayes – “Passus 30: Portrait”
      Aram Saroyan – “Placitas to L.Z.”
      Joseph Ceravolo – “Monsters”
      Joseph Ceravolo – “Skies”
      Joseph Ceravolo – “Drunken Winter”
      Ron Padgett and Ted Berrigan – “Noh”
      John Perrault – “Boomerang”
      David Shapiro – “Other Friends”
      David M. Cull – “Vine Maple”
      Ron Padgett – “Poem after Reverdy”
      Ron Padgett – “Light in the Nineteeth Century”
      Fielding Dawson – “The Goddess for Gabe Kohn”
      Ted Greenwald – “Lapstrake”
      Richard Kolmar – “Fragments of a Diary”
      Aram Saroyan – “Is”
      Joel Sloman – “Jet to New York”
      Richard Kolmar – “The Song”

3. LINES, No. 3, edited by Aram Saroyan
New York: Lines, February 1964
First edition, side-stapled in printed and illustrated card cover, 8.5″x 11″, 50 pages.

  • Contents:
    1. Philip Whalen – “The Best of It”
      Dick Gallup – “After Alcman”
      Joe Brainard – “Polly”
      Aram Saroyan – “Work Poem”
      Aram Saroyan – “Old Poem”
      Aram Saroyan – “Aces”
      Aram Saroyan – “Well
      Aram Saroyan – “A & P”
      Aram Saroyan – [untitled] “Gray pants & the mail…”
      Aram Saroyan – “Go!”
      Dick Gallup – “Eskimos Again”
      Ted Berrigan – “Dick Gallup at 30 (A Play)
      Ted Berrigan – “Corridors of Blood”
      Larry Swingle – “The Cheese #1”
      Ted Greenwald – “Face Lifting”
      Ted Greenwald – “And, Hinges”
      Ted Berrigan – “An Interview with Ron Padgett
      Aram Saroyan and Richard Kolmar – “Stand Up”
      Richard Kolmar – “Denial”
      Richard Kolmar – “Aristophanes’”
      Richard Kolmar – “Amore Traditore”
      Ron Padgett – “Milkman Bill”
      Ted Berrigan – “Prayer”
      Kenward Elmslie – “Song”
      Kenward Elmslie – “The Verandas”
      Tony Towle – “Cable and Telephone”
      Tony Towle – “Poem”
      Lorenzo Thomas – “The Judgment of Paris”
      Lorenzo Thomas – “The Fall of Paris”
      Tom Veitch and William Burroughs – “The Naked Express”
      Ted Berrigan – “The Secret Life of Ford Madox Ford” [“Then I’d Cry”, “Stop Stop Six”, “Reeling Midnight”, “Fauna Time”, “Destination Moon”, “Some Troubles”, “On His Own”, “The Dance of the Broken Bomb”, “Putting Away”, “Owe”, “We Are Jungles”]
      Joe Brainard – “Sunday July the 30th 1964

4. LINES, No. 4, edited by Aram Saroyan
New York: Lines, March 1965
First edition, side-stapled in printed and illustrated card cover, 8.5″x 11″, 40 pages. Cover art by Richard Kolmar.

  • Contents:
    1. Ian Hamilton Finlay – [untitled] “A… blue boat…”
      Ian Hamilton Finlay – [untitled] “ring of waves…”
      Ian Hamilton Finlay – “Catch 23”
      Ian Hamilton Finlay – [untitled] “wind…”
      Ian Hamilton Finlay – “Tug at Bay”
      Ian Hamilton Finlay – [untitled] “Green Waters…”
      Ian Hamilton Finlay – “Landsman’s Tea”
      Ian Hamilton Finlay – “Fisherman’s Tea”
      Ian Hamilton Finlay – “The ABC of Tea”
      Ian Hamilton Finlay – “Funnel Geography”
      Fielding Dawson – “West Side Story”
      Aram Saroyan – “Had West followed up her fine opening lead by dropping”
      E. San Juan, Jr. – “Ballad of the Honeysuckle Rose”
      Aram Saroyan – “Lean”
      John Perreault – “Nothing”
      Tom Veitch – “The Moon Device”
      Richard Kolmar – “Letters to L. H.”
      Richard Kolmar – “This Should Pull Us”
      Joe Brainard – “Poem” [“Dance with me…]
      Ron Padgett – “An Idea that Clara Related to Wallace”
      Aram Saroyan – “Poem” [“Does it ring?”]
      Gerard Malanga – “Gateway to the Palace of Sargon”
      Richard Kolmar – “Sleep”
      Richard Kolmar – “Marion”
      Richard Kolmar – “Games”
      Richard Kolmar – “1234567890”
      Richard Kolmar – “Sentences”
      Richard Kolmar – “Live and Learn”
      Aram Saroyan – “Sentences”
      Aram Saroyan – “From the Village Voice to Ted Berrigan”
      Aram Saroyan – “Nice Ron Thinking”
      Aram Saroyan – [untitled] “My feet are tied to a pebble…”
      Aram Saroyan – [untitled] “Andre Breton is…”
      Aram Saroyan – “Two Poems”
      Aram Saroyan – [untitled] “Picture, if you can…”
      Aram Saroyan – [untitled] “WABC”
      Aram Saroyan – “Lovely”
      Aram Saroyan – [untitled] “O . O . O .”

5. LINES, No. 5, edited by Aram Saroyan
New York: Lines, May 1965
First edition, side-stapled in printed and illustrated card cover, 8.5″x 11″, 40 pages. Cover art by Fielding Dawson.

  • Contents:
    1. Aram Saroyan – “17 from Works”
      Jack Anderson – “Paper Clip”
      John Perreault – “Hatbox”
      Ron Padgett – “Nancy”
      William Burroughs – “Chlorhydrate d’Apomorpine Chabre”
      Charles Olson – “A Maximus” [“As of why thinking…”]
      Philip Whalen – [untitled] “Hum Scandal! Abdication…”
      Jonathan Greene – [untitled] “Chillingsworth…”
      Dan Saxon – “Fall Colors”
      Clark Coolidge – “The Death of Floyd Collins”
      Ron Padgett – untitled illustrations
      William Burroughs – “Rex Morgan M.D.”
      Ted Berrigan – “On the Road Again”
      Tom Clark – “Are Victors”
      Clark Coolidge – “Everley Formation”
      Aram Saroyan – “Sentences II”
      Dick Gallup – “Hygiene Sonnet”
      Bob Brovar – “Fleen pleen”
      Bob Brovar – “Guush-shee”
      Bob Brovar – “Flaanczongdoogy”
      Ted Greenwald – “Landscape”
      Fielding Dawson – “from The Dream”
      Lorine Niedecker – [untitled] “Lights lifts…”
      Lorine Niedecker – [untitled] “The obliteration…”
      Mike Silverton – “I Am A Silent One”
      Mike Silverton – “Seeing the Road”
      Aram Saroyan – “Sentences III”
      Mike Silverton – “The Sniper’s Song”

6. LINES, No. 6, edited by Aram Saroyan
New York: Lines, November 1965
First edition, side-stapled in printed card cover, 8.5″x 11″, 42 pages. Cover art by Fielding Dawson.

  • Contents:
    1. Aram Saroyan – “11 Works”
      John Perreault – “Here on the Edge of this Island”
      Ted Berrigan and Ron Padgett – “Saturday Night at the Movies”
      Clark Coolidge – “Flag Flutter & U.S. Electric”
      Bernadette Mayer – “Pope John”
      Joseph Ceravolo – [untitled] “How do you know when…”
      Joseph Ceravolo – [untitled] “Feast. Turtle. Wide arms…”
      Al Fowler – [untitled] “are you a root or a tendermint…”
      Vito Hannibal Acconci – “Blowstalk”
      Robert Viscusi – “An Edison on Messaien”
      David Sandberg – “Mime Play ”
      Robert Lax – [untitled] “no one was better…”
      Mike Silveron – “Cork”
      bp Nichol – “cycle #21”
      bp Nichol – “Tribute to Vasarely”
      Tom Clark – “oooooooooo”
      Dom Sylvester Houédard – [untitled] “sand rock tide…”
      Carl Fernbach – “Flarsheim”
      John Furnival – “Pisa”
      John Furnival – “The Fall of the Tower of Babel”
      John Furnival – “Devil Trap
      William Burroughs – “The Last Post – Danger Ahead”
      Ron Padgett and Joe Brainard – [untitled] “all roses are bad ideas”
      Domine Falcone – [untitled] “the girl with the fat lips…”
      Aram Saroyan – [untitled] “A”
      Joseph Pinelli – “Excerpts from Book I”

Online Resources:

· Eclipse Archive – Lines

· From a Secret Location – Lines

· Reality Studio – Lines Archive