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Carl Larsen – Books and Broadsides

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

1. Larsen, Carl. NOTES FROM A MACHINE SHOP
First edition:
Alondra: Hennypenny Press, 1956
Saddle-stapled in printed and 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. Larsen, Carl. THE JOURNAL OF AN EXISTENTIALIST VILLAIN
First edition:
Redondo Beach: Hennypenny Press, 1957
Saddle-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.25″, 16 pages, offset printed.




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


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



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



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



7. Larsen, Carl. STORMING YOUR GATES: 1, A BOWL OF SHADOWS
New Haven: Penny Poems, 1961

8. Larsen, Carl. THE PLOT TO ASSASSINATE THE CHASE MANHATTAN BANK
First edition:
New York: 7 Poets Press, 1962
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. Larsen, Carl. THE NAKED AND THE DEAD AND THE PRIDE AND THE PASSION AND OTHER POEMS
First edition:
Torrance: Hors Commerce, 1963
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. Larsen, Carl. THE BOOK OF ERIC HAMMERSCOFFER
Tarot Press, 1964

11. Larsen, Carl. THE TOAD KING & OTHER POEMS
First edition:
Lanham: Goosetree Press, 1964
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. Larsen, Carl. THE CLOCKS
First edition:
Cody: Pioneer Drama Service, 1964
Saddle-stapled in printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 7 pages, offset printed. A one-act play.

13. Larsen, Carl. LEAH
First edition:
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1965
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. Larsen, Carl. LOWER EAST: STANLEY’S BAR
Niagara Falls: Press Today Niagara, 1966
Published as Press Today Niagara monograph, No. 1

15. Larsen, Carl. THE POPULAR MECHANICS BOOK OF POETRY
First edition:
Bensenville: Mimeo Press, 1966
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. Larsen, Carl. OL’PECKERHEAD
First edition:
San Jose: Samisdat, 1975
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. Larsen, Carl. THE MIDVALE CHRONICLE
New York: New Earth Books 1977

18. Larsen, Carl. 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