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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 – Books and Broadsides

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SECTION A:
This index includes books, chapbooks, booklets and broadsides

1. NOTES FROM A MACHINE SHOP
Alondra: Hennypenny Press, 1956
First edition, saddle-stapled illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.25″, 16 pages, numbered but no limitation stated, offset printed, edited by James M. Singer Jr. Published as Henny Penny Press Chapbook / Periodical #1.

2. THE JOURNAL OF AN EXISTENTIALIST VILLAIN
Redondo Beach: Hennypenny Press, 1957
First edition, saddle-stapled illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.25″, 16 pages, offset printed.




3. ARROWS OF LONGING
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1958
First edition, saddle-stapled illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.25″, 16 pages, (100 copies), offset printed, edited by E.V. Griffith. Published as Hearse Chapbook #1.


4. HERE, IN COUNTDOWN DARKNESS
New Haven: Penny Poems, 1959
First edition, broadside, 7″ x 10″, offset printed. Published as Penny Poem No. 66.




5. THE GEOMETRIC NIGHTINGALE
New York: 7 Poets Press, February 1960
First edition, single sheet folded once to make four pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 4 pages.




6. ONAN’S SEED, A NOVELLA
New York: 7 Poets Press, 1960
First edition, brad-bound in printed cover, 8.5″ x 11″, 30 pages printed recto only, offset printed.




7. STORMING YOUR GATES: 1, A BOWL OF SHADOWS [broadside]
New Haven: Penny Poems, 1961

8. THE PLOT TO ASSASSINATE THE CHASE MANHATTAN BANK
New York: 7 Poets Press, 1962
First edition, saddle-stapled illustrated wrappers, 6″ x 9″, 20 pages, offset printed. Published as #4 in the Seven Poets Press Series, following O.W. Crane’s View from the Garret, Harland Ristau’s Next Time You’re Alive, and Charles Bukowski’s Longshot Poems for Broke Players.

9. THE NAKED AND THE DEAD AND THE PRIDE AND THE PASSION AND OTHER POEMS
Torrance: Hors Commerce, 1963
First edition, side-stapled sheets with printed covers in library tape binding, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 24 pages, 125 copies, letterpress printed. Poems collected in the book previously appeared in Coastlines, Liberation, Lili, Mummy, Signet, Simbolica.

10. THE BOOK OF ERIC HAMMERSCOFFER
Tarot Press, 1964

11. THE TOAD KING & OTHER POEMS
Lanham: Goosetree Press, 1964
First edition, saddle-stapled in printed wrappers, 4.25″ x 7″, 6 pages, offset printed. Poems collected in the book previously appeared in Merlin’s Magic, The Wormwood Review, and Mummy.


12. THE CLOCKS
Cody: Pioneer Drama Service, 1964
First edition, saddle-stapled in printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 7 pages, offset printed. A one-act play.

13. LEAH
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1965
First edition, side-stapled in printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 10 pages, 100 copies, letterpress printed by d.a. levy. This 8-part poem previously appeared in The Wormwood Review.
(T&H P-58)

14. LOWER EAST: STANLEY’S BAR
Niagara Falls: Press Today Niagara, 1966
Published as Press Today Niagara monograph, No. 1

15. THE POPULAR MECHANICS BOOK OF POETRY
Bensenville: Mimeo Press, 1966
First edition, saddle-stapled in illustrated wrappers, 7″ x 8.5″, 24 pages, mimeograph printed, edited by Douglas Blazek. Forward by James Singer. Poems collected in the book previously appeared in The Wormwood Review, The Spero, The Panic Button, Poetmeat, and Simbolica.

16. OL’PECKERHEAD
San Jose: Samisdat, 1975
First edition, saddle-stapled in illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 16 pages, offset printed. Published as Samisdat, Vol. 9, No. 1. Poems collected in the book previously appeared in Samisdat and Ampersand.

17. THE MIDVALE CHRONICLE
New York: New Earth Books 1977

18. 1934 AMALGAMATED LUGWART COMPANY SPARE PARTS CATALOGUE
St. Louis: Cornerstone Press, 1977

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