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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 – 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. (Lowell A9)


5. IN A TIME OF REVOLUTION: POEMS FROM OUR THIRD WORLD, edited by Walter Lowenfels
New York: Vinatage Books, 1969
First edition, paperback original. Contributiors 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.

R.C. Lion

Envisioned as the monthly newsletter of The Rhymers Club at U.C. Berkeley, R.C. Lion ran for three issues from 1966 to 1967. Editors of the newsletter included Ron Loewinsohn, David Bromige, Sherril Jaffe, and David Schaff.

The Club was open to all, “the hope being how a place might come into fact where a writer can give and take heart and impetus among his fellows, exchange information pertinent or otherwise, tell lies, insist on his visions, and hear readings, taped or live, by writers unlikely to be available.”

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R.C. Lion

Envisioned as the monthly newsletter of The Rhymers Club at U.C. Berkeley, R.C. Lion ran for three issues from 1966 to 1967. Editors of the newsletter included Ron Loewinsohn, David Bromige, Sherril Jaffe, and David Schaff.  The Club was open to all, “the hope being how a place might come into fact where a writer can give and take heart and impetus among his fellows, exchange information pertinent or otherwise, tell lies, insist on his visions, and hear readings, taped or live, by writers unlikely to be available.”

1. R.C. LION, No. 1, edited by Ron Loewinsohn, David Bromige, Sherril Jaffe, and David Schaff
Berkeley: R.C. Lion, May 1966
First edition, side-stapled printed wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 22 pages, mimeograph.

Contributors: Karen Claussen, Sherril Jaffe, Alice Parsons, David Bromige, Martin MacClain, Ron Loewinsohn, David Schaff, Ken McKeon, David Cole, Red Baron.

2. OUR SEA LION, The Magazine That Submerges Periodically, No. 2, edited by  David Bromige, Sherril Jaffe, David Schaff, and Ron Loewinsohn
Berkeley: R.C. Lion, 1966
First edition, side-stapled printed wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 54 pages, mimeograph.

Contributors: Anselm Hollo, Richard Brautigan, David Schaff, Jo Marston, Ted Berrigan, David Bromige, Ross Angier, Sherril Jaffe, Bob May, Red Baron, Johannes Amicus, Jim St. Jim, Ron Loewinsohn.

3. R.C. LION, No. 3, edited by David Bromige, Sherril Jaffe, and David Schaff
Berkeley: R.C. Lion, 1967
First edition, side-stapled, illustrated wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 60 pages, mimeograph.

Contributors: Fred Wah, David Schaff, David Bromige, Gail Dusenberry, Don Schenker, Ken McKeon, Bob May, Sherril Jaffe, Karen Claussen, Harvey Goldner, Tim Reynolds, Richard Sassoon, Doug Palmer, Scott Smiley, Charla Stark, Phil Sidney, Robert Duncan, Gene Fowler, Martin MacClain.

Foot

Poet Richard Duerden was born in Utah and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He joined the Merchant Marines and the Marine Corps and was educated at the University of California.

A member of the San Francisco Renaissance poetry movement, Duerden founded the literary journals Foot and the Rivoli Review. His books of poetry include The Fork (1965), The Left Hand & The Glory of Her (1967), and The Air’s Nearly Perfect Elasticity (1979). His poetry was anthologized in The New American Poetry, 1945–1960 (1960, edited by Donald Allen). A selection of his manuscripts and correspondence is archived in the Stanford University Libraries and a smaller selection of his correspondence with poet Philip Whalen is archived at the Reed College Library.


Foot, No.1, edited by Richard Duerdan
mags_foot01San Francisco, September 1959
First edition, hand-sewn illustrated wrappers, 6.75″ x 8.5″, 56 pages. Cover illustration by Robert Duncan.

Contributors: Ebbe Borregaard, Richard Brautigan, Jess Collins, Richard Duerden, Robert Duncan, Larry Eigner, Eloise Nixon, Philip Whalen, Gary Snyder.

Foot, No. 2, edited by Richard Duerden and William Brown
mags_foot02San Francisco, 1962
First edition, saddle-stapled illustrated wrappers, 6.75″ x 8.75″, 80 pages. Illustrations by Philip Roeber and Philip Whalen.

Contributors: Philip Whalen, Philip Roeber, Joanne Snyder, Richard Duerden, Robert Duncan, Jack Spicer, Kenneth Rexroth, William Brown, Lew Welch, Leslie Thompson, Jess Collins, Gary Snyder, Michael McClure, Suzanne Duerden.

Foot, No. 3, edited by Richard Duerden
mags_foot03San Francisco, Spring 1977
First edition, saddle-stapled illustrated wrappers, 7″ x 8.5″, 12 pages. Cover illustration by Robert Duncan.

Contributors: Robert Creeley, Duncan McNaughton, Richard Duerden, John Thorpe, Lawrence Kearney.

Foot, No. 4, edited by Richard Duerden
mags_foot04San Francisco, Summer 1977
First edition, saddle-stapled illustrated wrappers, 7″ x 8.75″, 16 pages. Cover illustration by Terry Bell.

Contributors: Lawrence Kearney, Jerry Ratch, Duncan McNaughton,   Don Cushman, James Koller.

Foot, No. 5, edited by Richard Duerden
mags_foot05San Francisco, Fall 1977
First edition, saddle-stapled illustrated wrappers, 7″ x 8.5″, 12 pages. Cover illustration by Leslie Scalapino.

Contributors: Leslie Scalapino, Richard Duerden, Michael Wolfe, Ron Loewinsohn.

Foot, No. 6, edited by Leslie Scalapino and Richard Duerden
mags_foot06Berkeley, 1978
First edition, perfect bound illustrated wrappers, 7″ x 9″, 40 pages. Cover illustration by Diane Sophia.

Contributors: Diane Sophia, Leslie Scalapino, Larry Kearney, John Thorpe, Philip Whalen, Diane Sophia, Don Cushman, Sherril Jaffe, Michael Davidson, Michael Wolfe, Duncan McNaughton, Robert Duncan, Norman Fischer, Bernadette Mayer, Peter Rabbit, Richard Duerden.

Foot, No. 7, edited by Richard Duerden
mags_foot07Berkeley, 1979
First edition, perfect bound illustrated wrappers, 7″ x 5.5″, 40 pages. Cover illustration by Terry Bell.

Contributors: Lawrence Kearney

Foot, No. 8, edited by Leslie Scalapino and Richard Duerden
mags_foot08Berkeley, 1980
First edition, perfect bound illustrated wrappers, 7″ x 9″, 52 pages.

Contributors: Keith Shein, Leslie Scalapino, Diane Sophia, Norma Smith, Sarah Menefee, Don Cushman, Joanne Kyger, Larry Eigner, Bill Berkson, Bob Grenier, Jackie Cantwell, Ted Pearson, Marc Lecard, Lawrence Kearney, Jeanne Lance, Duncan McNaughton, Michael Wolfe, Carla Harryman.

Beatitude

Beatitudethe quintessential Beat magazine—was “edited & produced on a kick or miss basis by a few hardy types who sneak out of alleys near Grant Avenue—the only responsible party being: John Kelly, publisher….” The magazine was founded in 1958 by Kelly, William J. Margolis, and jazz/surrealist poet Bob Kaufman, who said it “was designed to extol beauty and promote the beatific life among the various mendicants, neo-existentialists, christs, poets, painters, musicians and other inhabitants and observers of North Beach.”

Beatitude was initially printed on a mimeo machine at Pierre Delattre’s Bread and Wine Mission. Contributors included Allen Ginsberg, Lenore Kandel, ruth weiss, Philip Lamantia, Gregory Corso Richard Brautigan, and the editors, among dozens of others. There are 34 issues in the magazine’s first incarnation.

HEARSE, A VEHICLE USED TO CONVEY THE DEAD

Starting with the publication of HEARSE 1 in 1957, E. V. Griffith’s HEARSE PRESS would go on to publish 17 issues of the little magazine, a series of 18 chapbooks including Charles Bukowski’s mags_hearse01first, and COFFIN, a portfolio of broadsides. Among those published by HEARSE PRESS are Richard Brautigan, Charles Bukowski, Judson Crews, Russell Atkins, Mason Jordan Mason, Larry Eigner, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Joel Oppenheimer, Paul Blackburn, Robert Creeley, LeRoi Jones, and many more.

According to Griffith in SHEAF, HEARSE, COFFIN, POETRY NOW: A HISTORY (Hearse Press, 1996):
“In format, HEARSE was a center-stapled booklet 5.5″ x 8.5″ page size; the wire staples which held the propensity for rusting. The Rhino Bristol cover stock ran through several different colors — blue, gray, green, yellow, and (much later) pink — with the name in buk_flowerblack ink. (A few issues varied this by using white cover stock, and a colored ink.) Its appearance owed much to — in fact, almost copied — Larsen’s EXISTARIA.” (more…)

Four Seasons Foundation

Donald Merriam Allen (Iowa, 1912 – San Francisco, August 29, 2004) was an influential editor, publisher, and translator of contemporary American literature. He is perhaps best known for his project The New American Poetry 1945-1960 (Grove Press, 1960), a seminal anthology that introduced a revolutionary new generation of postwar poetry that was to change the course of American literature.

In 1960, Allen moved from New York to San Francisco, where he established Grey Fox and the Four Seasons Foundation, two significant literary presses where he continued to publish work from Beat, San Francisco Renaissance, Black Mountain, and New York School writers, as well as younger new voices.  Among the authors he published were Richard Brautigan, Robert Creeley, Edward Dorn, Robert Duncan, Jack Kerouac, Joanne Kyger, Philip Lamantia, Frank O’Hara, Charles Olson, John Rechy, Aaron Shurin, Gary Snyder, Jack Spicer, Lew Welch, and Philip Whalen.


Four Seasons Foundation, A Preliminary Checklist

1. Welch, Lew. STEP OUT ONTO THE PLANET
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation 1963
First edition, broadside, 9.5″ x 12.5″, 300 signed copies, offset printed. Printed for the occasion of a reading at Longshoreman’s Hall, San Francisco, June 12, 1964.

2. Whalen, Philip. THREE MORNINGS
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation 1963
First edition, broadside, 9.5″ x 12.5″, 300 signed copies, offset printed. Printed for the occasion of a reading at Longshoreman’s Hall, San Francisco, June 12, 1964.

3. Snyder, Gary. NANAO KNOWS
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation 1964
First edition, broadside, 9.5″ x 12.5″, 300 signed copies, offset printed. Printed for the occasion of a reading at Longshoreman’s Hall, San Francisco, June 12, 1964.

4. Olson, Charles. A BIBLIOGRAPHY ON AMERICA FOR ED DORN
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation (1964)
First edition, saddle-stapled printed wrappers, 6″ x 8″, 16 pages. Published as Writing 1

5. Dorn, Edward; Rumaker, Michael; Tallman, Warren. PROSE 1
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1964
First edition, saddle-stapled printed wrappers, 36 pages. Published as Writing 2

6. 12 POETS & 1 PAINTER
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1964
First edition, saddle-stapled printed and illustrated wrappers, 32 pages. Contributors include: LeRoi Jones, Joanne Kyger, Robert Creeley, Denise Levertov, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Robert Duncan, Gary Snyder, Lew Welch, Allen Ginsberg, Charles Olson, Max Finstein, Bruce Boyd. Illustrated by Jess Collins. Published as Writing 3

7. Loewinsohn, Ron. AGAINST THE SILENCES TO COME
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1965
— a. First edition, stapled wrappers, 7.75″ x 9.75″, 16 pages, 1000 copies.
— b. First edition, stapled wrappers, 7.75″ x 9.75″, 16 pages, 26 lettered and signed copies.
Published as Writing 4

8. Kyger, Joanne. THE TAPESTRY AND THE WEB
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1965
— a. First edition, paperback, 61 pages
— b. First edition, hardcover, 61 pages
Published as Writing 5

9. Olson, Charles. PROPRIOCEPTION
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1965
First edition, saddle-stapled wrappers, 18 pages. Published as Writing 6

10. Snyder, Gary. RIPRAP & COLD MOUNTAIN POEMS
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1965
First edition, stapled wrappers, 7.75″ x 9.75″, 50 pages. Published as Writing 7

11. Welch, Lew. HERMIT POEMS
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1965
— a. First edition, saddle-stapled wrappers, 16 pages, 974 copies.
— b. First edition, saddle-stapled wrappers, 16 pages, 26 numbered and signed copies.
Published as Writing 8

Snyder, Gary. SIX SECTIONS FROM MOUNTAINS AND RIVERS WITHOUT END
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1965
stapled wrappers, 42 pages, 1000 copies. Published as Writing 9

Koller, James. THE DOGS & OTHER DARK WOODS
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1966
— a. stapled wrappers, 33 pages, 1000 copies
— b. hardcover, 33 pages, 26 copies, numbered signed
Published as Writing 10

McClure, Michael. LOVE LION BOOK
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1966
— a. stapled wrappers, 24 pages, 1000 copies
— b. hardcover, 24 pages, 40 copies, numbered, signed
Published as Writing 11

Olson, Charles. STOCKING CAP: A STORY
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1966
stapled wrappers, 15 pages
Published as Writing 13

Olson, Charles. IN COLD HELL, IN THICKET
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1967
[Published as Writing 12 ?]

Brautigan, Richard. TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1967
paperback
Published as Writing 14

Hadley, Drummond. THE WEBBING
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1967
stapled wrappers, 52 pages, 500 copies
Published as Writing 15

McClure, Michael. THE SERMONS OF JEAN HARLOW & THE CURSES OF BILLY THE KID
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation with Dave Haselwood Books, 1968
— a. First edition, saddle-stapled printed wrappers, 1200 copies, letterpress printed. Printed by Dave Haselwood.
— b. First edition, hardcover, 50 numbered and signed copies, letterpress printed. Printed by Dave Haselwood.
[Published as Writing 12 ?]

Olson, Charles. CAUSAL MYTHOLOGY
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1969
— a. paperback, 40 pages
— b. hardcover, 40 pages
Published as Writing 16

Blaser, Robin. CUPS
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1968
— a. First edition, saddle-stapled printed wrappers, 24 pages, 1000 copies, letterpress printed. Printed by Graham Mackintosh.
— b. First edition, hardcover, 24 pages, 40 numbered and signed copies, letterpress printed. Printed by Graham Mackintosh.
Published as Writing 17

McClure, Michael. GHOST TANTRAS
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1969
paperback. [Published as Writing 18 ?]

Upton, Charles. TIME RAID
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1969
stapled wrappers, 30 pages
Published as Writing 19

Brautigan, Richard. THE PILL VERSUS THE SPRINGHILL MINE DISASTER
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1968
— a. First edition, perfect-bound photo-illustrated wrappers, 108 pages.
— b. First edition, hardcover, 108 pages, 50 numbered and signed copies.
Published as Writing 20

Brautigan, Richard. IN WATERMELON SUGAR
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1968
— a. First edition, perfect-bound photo-illustrated wrappers, 5.25″ x 8″, 138 pages.
— b. First edition, hardcover, 138 pages, 50 numbered and signed copies.
Published as Writing 21

Creeley, Robert. A Quick Graph: Collected Notes & Essays
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1969
— a. First edition, perfect-bound photo-illustrated wrappers, 365 pages, 1000 copies
— b. hardcover, 365 pages
— c. hardcover in dust jacket, 365 pages
Published as Writing 22.

Creeley, Robert. THE CHARM: EARLY AND UNCOLLECTED POEMS
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1969
— a. First edition, perfect-bound photo-illustrated wrappers, 97 pages
— b. First edition, hardcover, 97 pages
— c. First edition, hardcover, 97 pages, 100 numbered and signed copies,
Published as Writing 23

Whalen, Philip. SEVERANCE PAY
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1970
— a. paperback, 51 pages
— b. paperback, 51 pages, 50 copies, numbered, signed
Published as Writing 24

Lamantia , Philip. THE BLOOD OF THE AIR
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1970
— a. paperback, 45 pages
— b. hardcover, 45 pages, 50 copies, numbered, signed
Published as Writing 25

Millward, Pamela. MOTHER: A NOVEL OF REVOLUTION
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1970
paperback, 57 pages
Published as Writing 26

Olson, Charles. POETRY AND TRUTH: THE BELOIT LECTURES
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1971
— a. paperback, 75 pages
— b. hardcover, 75 pages
Published as Writing 27

Schaff, David. THE MOON BY DAY
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1971
paperback, 114 pages
Published as Writing 28

Herd, Dale. EARLY MORNING WIND AND OTHER STORIES
Bolinas: Four Seasons Foundation, 1972
paperback
Published as Writing 29

Snyder, Gary. MANZANITA
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1972
paperback

Creeley, Robert. CONTEXTS OF POETRY: INTERVIEWS 1961-1971
Bolinas: Four Seasons Foundation, 1973
First edition, perfect-bound photo-illustrated wrappers, 214 pages.
Published as Writing 30

Conze, Edward. THE PERFECTION OF WISDOM IN EIGHT THOUSAND LINES AND ITS VERSE SUMMARY
Bolinas: Four Seasons Foundation 1973
Published as Wheel Series, 1

Olson, Charles. ADDITIONAL PROSE: A BIBLIOGRAPHY ON AMERICA, PROPRIOCEPTION, & OTHER NOTES & ESSAYS
Bolinas: Four Seasons Foundation, 1974
— a. paperback, 109 pages
— b. hardcover, 109 pages
Published as Writing 31

Lamantia, Philip. TOUCH OF THE MARVELOUS
Bolinas: Four Seasons Foundation, 1974
— a. paperback, 47 pages
— b. hardcover, 47 pages
Published as Writing 32

Whalen, Philip. THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS: POEMS 1969-1974
Bolinas: Four Seasons Foundation, 1976
paperback, 57 pages
Published as Writing 33

Dorn, Edward. THE COLLECTED POEMS 1956-1974
Bolinas: Four Seasons Foundation, 1975
— a. paperback, 277 pages
— b. hardcover, 277 pages
Published as Writing 34

Olson, Charles. MUTHOLOGOS; COLLECTED LETTERS & INTERVIEWS 
Bolinas: Four Seasons Foundation, 1979
— a. paperback, 230 pages, 2 volumes
— b. hardcover, 230 pages, 2 volumes
Published as Writing 35

Olson, Charles. THE FIERY HUNT AND OTHER PLAYS
Bolinas: Four Seasons Foundation, 1977
paperback, 125 pages
Published as Writing 36

Whalen, Philip. OFF THE WALL: INTERVIEWS WITH PHILIP WHALEN
Bolinas: Four Seasons Foundation, 1978
paperback, 88 pages
Published as Writing 37

Dorn, Edward. INTERVIEWS
Bolinas: Four Seasons Foundation, 1980
paperback, 117 pages
Published as Writing 38

Creeley, Robert. WAS THAT A REAL POEM & OTHER ESSAYS
Bolinas: Four Seasons Foundation 1979
— a. paperback, 149 pages
— b. hardcover, 149 pages
Published as Writing 39

Dorn, Edward. VIEWS
Bolinas: Four Seasons Foundation, 1980
— a. paperback, 142 pages
— b. hardcover, 142 pages
Published as Writing 40

Gluck, Robert. ELEMENTS OF A COFFEE SERVICE
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1982
paperback, 97 pages
Published as Writing 41

Whalen, Philip. HEAVY BREATHING: POEMS 1967-1980
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1983
paperback, 207 pages
Published as Writing 42

Shurin, Aaron. THE GRACES
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1983
paperback, 72 pages
Published as Writing 42


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

Hawley, Bob. CHECKLISTS OF SEPARATE PUBLICATIONS OF POETS AT THE FIRST BERKELEY POETRY CONFERENCE 1965
Berkeley: Oyez/Cody’s, 1965

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

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

 

White Rabbit Press

IMG_3062From 1957-1968, the White Rabbit Press published sixty-three books and ten broadsides. It was the primary publisher of the work of Spicer, Robin Blaser, and Robert Duncan—the three central figures of the literary movement first known as the Berkeley Renaissance, and later as the San Francisco Renaissance. 

Founded by Joe Dunn in 1957 to print the poetry of the Jack Spicer Circle, the first ten books were printed surreptitiously on a multilith at the Greyhound Bus offices on 7th street in San Francisco. These early books were illustrated by Jess, Robert Duncan, and Kenn Davis.

After a four-year hiatus, the imprint was revived in 1962 by Graham Mackintosh with Spicer’s LAMENT FOR THE MAKERS, which was published in a small edition of less than 100 copies and illustrated by Mackintosh.  (more…)