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Ira Cohen – Publications Edited, Printed, and Published

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SECTION D:
This index includes publications edited printed, and published by Ira Cohen


1. GNAOUA, No. 1, edited by Ira Cohen
First edition:
Tangier: Gnaoua Press, 1964
Perfect-bound in printed and illustrated wrappers, 5″ x 8″, 103 pages. Illustrated by Rosalind (Schwartz) [aka Panama Rose]. Contributors include: William S. Burroughs, Ian Sommerville, Brion Gysin, Harold Norse, Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, J. Sheeper, Jack Smith, Marc Shleifer, Mohammed Ben Abdullah Yussufi (translated by Irving Rosenthal), J. Weir, Stuart Gordon, Tatiana, Alfred Jarry, (translated by George Andrews), Jabouna Min Soudan (translated by Christopher Wanklyn).

Note: A copy of Gnaoua can be seen on the mantelpiece on the cover of Bob Dylan’s 1965 album “Bringing It All Back Home.”

2. Rose, Panama. THE HASHISH COOKBOOK
First edition:
(New York), Gnaoua Press, 1966
Saddle-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 6″ x 8.25″, 28 pages, 10,000 copies, offset printed.

According to the Eddie Woods website , the Panama Rose pseudonym belongs to Ira Cohen’s then-girlfriend, Panama-born, Rosalind Schwartz. She and Ira were together from 1963, when they met in Tangier, until June 1968 in New York City. Rosalind did all the drawings for the cookbook, and then designed it. Just as she’d designed Ira’s seminal literary magazine Gnaoua, though all she was credited for in that regard were the cantharides beetles on the cover and copyright page.

3. De Roussy de Sales, Aymon. THE FOUNDING PIG *
First edition: 
Tangier/NY: Gnaoua Press, 1966
Saddle-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 37 pages. Illustrated by the author.



4. THE GREAT SOCIETY, No. 1, edited by Robert J. Rickin and Ira Cohen
New York: Tompkins Square Books, 1966
Contributors include Piero Heliczer, Ray and Bonnie Bremser, Allen Ginsberg, Clive Matson, Andrew Heath, and others. Cover illustration by Jack Smith.


5. THE GREAT SOCIETY, No. 2, edited by Ira Cohen and Robert Richkin
New York: A Heddaoua Publication, 1967
Contributors include: William Burroughs, Paul Bowles, John Wieners, Ray Bresmer, Aymon de Roussy de Sales, Alexander Spingarn, Robert Richkin, Kip Coburn, Edward Marshall, Edward Field, Panama Rose, Hakin Khan, Harodl Norse, Melvin Clay, Janine Pommy-Vega, William Heine, Clive Matson, Erin Matson, Michael Perkins, Diane and Sheldon Rochlin, Piero Heliczer, Paolo Lionni, William Devore, Peter Birnbaum, Robert O’Driscoll, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Mohammed Mrabet, and Jack Smith [cover illustration].

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Ira Cohen – Books and Broadsides

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


1. Cohen, Ira. POEM FOR LA MALINCHE *
First edition:
Kathmandu: Bardo Matrix/Bureau of Surrealist Research, c.1974
Undboud sheets laid into printed wrappers, 500 copies. Cover art by Dana Young (uncredited).


2. Cohen, Ira. BLUE ORACLE
First edition:
Kathmandu: (Bardo Matrix), January 1975
Broadside, 11″ x 7.75″, letterpress printed on handmade paper. Illustrated by Dana Young.

3. Zaõ Gongen [pseud. Ira Cohen]. NEMBUTSU *
(Kathmandu): (Bardo Matrix), October 1975

4. Cohen, Ira. 7 MARVELS
First edition:
Kathmandu: Bardo Matrix, 1975
Unbound in printed and illustrated wrappers, 9″ x 11″, 15 leaves of various dimensions, 500 numbered copies, letterpress printed at Sharada Printing Press. Woodblocks hand printed by Nawang Norbu cut by Tibetan craftsmen after Marvel Comix. Colophon illustration designed by John Chick. Published as Starstreams Poetry Series Number 2.

Contents: [untitled] “O Surfer Surfing & Surfed…”, [untitled] “Forests of eyelids…”, “for Geoffrey Humphreys”, “For Frank Herbert & The Bene Tleilaxu Face Dancers”, “Silver Shoetrees in Hermes’ Closet”, [untitled] “1. I have with me the perception…”, [untitled] “The earthstealers have arrived!”

5. Cohen, Ira. POEMS FROM THE COSMIC CRYPT *
First edition:
Kathmandu: Kali Press/Bardo Matrix, 1976
Hardcover in paper-bound boards with paper title label, 7.5″ x 9.75″, 90 pages, 500 copies, illustrated by Petra Vogt, introduction by Angus MacLise.

6. Cohen, Ira. OPIUM ELEMENTALS
First edition:
Kathmandu: Bardo Matrix, 1976
Machine-sewn in printed and illustrated wrappers, 12″ x 9.25″, 50 pages, 350 numbered and signed copies, letterpress printed at Sharada Printing Press. Designed and illustrated by Dana Young. Published as A Starstreams Special Edition.

Contents: “Emergent Waxwork” [poem], “The Mirage Poem” [poem]

7. Cohen, Ira.  KATHMANDU PORTFOLIO
First edition:
Rotterdam: Cold Turkey Press, 1976.
Folding card wallet containing twelve 3.5″ x 5.5″ black and white postcards featuring photographs by Cohen of Kathmandu and environs.

8. Cohen, Ira. FROM THE DIVAN OF PETRA VOGT
Rotterdam: Cold Turkey Press, 1976

9. Cohen, Ira. GILDED SPLINTERS
First edition:
Kathmandu: Bardo Matrix, 1977
500 copies.




10. Cohen, Ira. BOMBAY BLACK *
First edition:
(Kathmandu): (Bardo Matrix), (n.d.)
Broadside. Illustrated by Adrian Brooks.




11. Cohen, Ira. NIGHT SONG *
First edition:
(Kathmandu): (Bardo Matrix), (n.d.)
Broadside. Illustrated by Adrian Brooks.




12. Cohen, Ira. AND AGAIN YOU WILL BE GONE… *
First edition:
(Kathmandu): (Bardo Matrix), (n.d.)
Broadside. Illustrated by Sidney Hushhour.
[not in archive]



13. Cohen, Ira. BALLAD OF THE GONE MACLISE
First edition:
Kathmandu: (Bardo Matrix), June 1979
Broadside, 8.5″ x 21.5″, letterpress printed on handmade paper. Illustrated by Hetty MacLise.

According to BeatBooks:  Written six days after MacLise’s death in Kathmandu in June 1979.

According to Ira Cohen in his essay “The Great Rice Paper Adventure”: In 1979 Angus MacLise died on the Summer Solstice and the cycle seemed to be over. The great rice paper adventure drew to a close as most of us left Nepal and moved on. It became more difficult to continue on limited funds, the emphasis on “bona fide” tourists increased, and the valley was filled with all the worst signs of twentieth century commodification. For a few years we were privileged to help turn the prayer wheels of this Himalayan kingdom which gave us a sense of being Akashic Agents, dedicated to preserving the records of our time, there in Shangri-La.

14. Cohen, Ira. THE STAUFFENBERG CYCLE & OTHER POEMS
First edition:
Heerlen: Uitgeverij 261, 1981
Perfect-bound in printed and illustrated wrappers, 48 pages.

15. Cohen, Ira. ON FEET OF GOLD *
First edition:
London: Synergetic Press, 1986
Perfect-bound in printed and illustrated wrappers, 142 pages.

16. Cohen, Ira. FROM THE WHOLE MEGILLAH: A CRYSTAL FOR BOB KAUFMAN *
First edition:
Mokum: Visible Voice, 1986
Broadside

17. Cohen, Ira. 6 PICKS *
First edition:
N.p.: Archetypal Images, 1988
Six printed reproductions of photographs on cardstock with printed belly-band, 5″ x 7″.

18. Cohen, Ira. LICKING THE SKULL A RETROSPECTACLE OF PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKS BY IRA COHEN *
First edition:
New York: Cynthia Broan Gallery, 2000
Saddle-stapled in printed and photo-illustrated wrappers, 42 pages, 1008 copies. Commentary by Ian MacFadyen, Allen Graubard and others, as well as a chronology.

19. Cohen, Ira. POEMS FROM THE AKASHIC RECORD
First edition:
Brooklyn: Goodie Publications, 2001
Perfect-bound in printed and photo-illustrated wrappers, 94 pages.

20. Cohen, Ira. CHAOS & GLORY *
First edition:
Salt Lake City: Elik Press, 2004

21. Cohen, Ira. WHATEVER YOU SAY MAY BE HELD AGAINST YOU *
First edition:
Kathmandu: Shivastan Publishing, 2004
Saddle-stapled in printed wrappers, 333 copies.

[*not in archive]