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Richard Brautigan – Periodicals Edited and Published

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SECTION E:
This index includes periodicals edited and published


1. CHANGE, No. 1, edited by Richard Brautigan and Ron Loewinsohn
First edition:
San Francisco: Change, May 1963
Side-stapled in printed and photo-illustrated wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 16 pages, mimeograph printed, cover photo by Joan Gatten, wife of Ron Loewinsohn. Contributors include Philip Whalen, Bob Miller, Richard Duerden, Joanne Kyger, Hugh Madden, Robert Duncan, Ken Irby, Richard Brautigan, Gerald Gilbert, Ron Loewinsohn.

Richard Brautigan – Novels and Prose

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SECTION D:
This index includes novels and prose


1. Brautigan, Richard. A CONFEDERATE GENERAL FROM BIG SUR
First edition:
New York: Grove Press, 1964
Hardcover in cloth-bound boards in dust jacket, 159 pages, cover illustration, “The Next to Last Confederate General”, by Larry Rivers. Brautigan’s first published novel.

2. Brautigan, Richard. TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA
First edition:
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1967
Perfect-bound in printed and photo-illustrated wrappers, 112 pages, 2000 copies, cover photo by Erik Weber. Published as Writing 14.

Note: Brautigan’s second published novel, Trout Fishing in America was the novel that launched his rise to literary fame, and is still considered by many critics as his defining literary work. Dedicated to Jack Spicer and Ron Loewinsohn.

3. Brautigan, Richard. IN WATERMELON SUGAR
a. First edition, regular copies:
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1968
Perfect-bound in printed and photo-illustrated wrappers, 138 pages, cover photograph by Edmund Shea. Published as Writing 21.

b. First edition, numbered and signed copies:
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1968
Hardcover in paper-bound board with cloth backstrip and gilt-stamped spine, 138 pages, 50 numbered and signed copies.

4. Brautigan, Richard. THE ABORTION: AN HISTORICAL ROMANCE 1966
a. First edition, regular copies:
New York: Simon and Schuster, March 1971
Perfect-bound in printed and photo illustrated wrappers, 226 pages, cover photo by Edmund Shea.

b. First edition, hardcover copies:
New York: Simon and Schuster, March 1971
Hardcover in cloth-bound boards in printed and photo-illustrated dust jacket, 226 pages, cover photo by Edmund Shea.

5. Brautigan, Richard. REVENGE OF THE LAWN: STORIES 1962-1970
First edition:
New York: Simon and Schuster, October 1971
Hardcover in cloth-bound boards in dust jacket, 174 pages, cover photograph by Edmund Shea

Note: a collection of sixty-two stories, this was Brautigan’s first, and only, published book of stories.

6. Brautigan, Richard. THE HAWKLINE MONSTER: A GOTHIC WESTERN
First edition:
New York: Simon and Schuster, September 1974
Hardcover in cloth-bound boards in dust jacket, 216 pages, dust jacket illustration by Wendell Minor

7. Brautigan, Richard. WILLARD AND HIS BOWLING TROPHIES: A PERVERSE MYSTERY
First edition:
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1975
Hardcover in cloth-bound boards in dust jacket, 167 pages, dust jacket illustration by Wendell Minor

8. Brautigan, Richard. SOMBRERO FALLOUT: A JAPANESE NOVEL
First edition:
New York: Simon and Schuster, September 1976
Hardcover in paper-bound boards in dust jacket, 187 pages, dust jacket illustration by John Ansado

9. Brautigan, Richard. DREAMING OF BABYLON: A PRIVATE EYE NOVEL 1942
First edition:
New York: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1977
Hardcover in cloth-bound boards in dust jacket, 220 pages, dust jacket illustration by Craig Nelson

10. Brautigan, Richard. THE TOKYO-MONTANA EXPRESS
First edition:
New York: Targ Editions, December 1979
Hardcover in cloth-bound gilt-stamped boards in glassine dust jacket, 350 signed copies, designed and hand-printed by Leonard Seastone at Tideline Press

11. Brautigan, Richard. SO THE WIND WON’T BLOW IT ALL AWAY
First edition:
New York: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1982
Hardcover in paper-bound boards with cloth backstrip in dust jacket, 131 pages, cover photo by Roger Ressmeyer

Richard Brautigan – Contributions to Periodicals

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SECTION C:
This index includes contributions to periodicals; entries within years are approximate


1. FLAME, Vol. 2, No. 3, edited by Lilith Lorraine
Alpine: Flame, Autumn 1955

Brautigan poem: “Someplace in the World a Man is Screaming in Pain” [uncollected] (not in Barber)



2. EPOS, Vol. 8, No. 2, edited by Evelyn Thorne and Will Tullos
mags_epos0802Lake Como: New Athenaeum Press, Winter 1956

Brautigan poem: “The Second Kingdom” [uncollected] (Barber 1)

Note: a love poem inspired by Linda Webster.

3. CAXTON POETRY REVIEW, Vol. 1, No. 2, edited by Albert R. Temple and Evelyn T. Browning
Cincinnati: Caxton Press,  Winter 1956-57
[not in archive]

Brautigan poem: “A Correction” [uncollected] (not in Barber)

4. CAXTON POETRY REVIEW, Vol. 1, No. 3, edited by Albert R. Temple and Evelyn T. Browning
Cincinnati: Caxton Press, Spring 1957
[not in archive]

Brautigan poem: “If the Wind Should Borrow Time” [uncollected] (not in Barber)


5. EPOS, Vol. 8, No. 4, edited by Evelyn Thorne and Will Tullos
mags_epos0804Lake Como: Epos, Summer 1957

Brautigan poem: “A Young Poet” [uncollected] (Barber 2)



6. MAINSTREAM, Vol. 2, No. 2, edited by Robin Raey Cuscaden and Ronald Offen
Palatine: Jack R. Lander, Summer-Autumn 1957

Brautigan poem: “The Final Ride” [uncollected]
(not in Barber)



7. THE BERKELEY REVIEW, Vol. 1, No. 3, edited by William P. Barlow
Berkeley: The Berkeley Review, September 1957

Brautigan poems: “The Return of the Rivers” [collected in The Pill versus The Springhill Mine Disaster], “The Horse That Had A Flat Tire” [collected in The Pill versus The Springhill Mine Disaster]

8. EXISTARIA, No. 7, Edited by Carl Larsen
Hermosa Beach, September-October 1957

Brautigan poems: “The Daring Little Guy on the Burma Shave Sign” [uncollected], “The World Will Never End” [uncollected] (not in Barber)


9. DANSE MACABRE, Vol. 1, No. 1, edited by R.T. Baylor
Manhattan Beach: Danse Macabre, 1957
[not in archive]

Brautigan poems: “They Keep Coming Down the Dark Streets” [uncollected], “15 Stories in One Poem” [uncollected] (not in Barber)

10. HEARSE, No. 2, edited by E.V. Griffith
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1958

Brautigan poem: “15 Stories in One Poem” [previously published in Danse Macabre]
(Barber 5)


11. HEARSE, No. 3, edited by E.V. Griffith
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1958

Brautigan poems: “The Mortuary Bush” [previously published in Four New Poets], “Twelve Roman Soldiers and an Oatmeal Cookie” [previously published in Four New Poets]

12. EPOS, Vol. 9, No. 3, edited by Will Tullos and Evelyn Thorne
Lake Como: Epos, Spring 1958

Brautigan poem: “Kingdom Come” [uncollected]
(Barber 9)



13. SAN FRANCISCO REVIEW, No. 2, edited by R.H. Miller
mags_sfreview02
San Francisco, Spring 1959

Brautigan poem: “Psalm” [uncollected]
(Barber 10)



14. BEATITUDE, No. 1, edited by Bob Kaufman, John Kelly, and William J. Margolis
San Francisco: Beatitude, May 1959
[not in archive]

Brautigan poem: “The Whorehouse at the Top of Mount Rainier” [collected in Beatitude Anthology]


15. BEATITUDE, No. 4, edited by Bob Kaufman, John Kelly, and William J. Margolis
San Francisco: Beatitude, May 1959
[not in archive]

Brautigan poems: “The American Submarine” [collected in Beatitude Anthology], “A Postcard from the Bridge” [collected in Beatitude Anthology], “That Girl” [collected in Beatitude Anthology], “The Sink” [collected in Beatitude Anthology]

16. BEATITUDE, No. 9, edited by Bob Kaufman, John Kelly, and William J. Margolis
San Francisco: Beatitude, September 1959
[not in archive]

Brautigan poem: “Swandragons” [collected in Beatitude Anthology]


17. J, No. 1, edited by Jack Spicer
mags_j01
San Francisco, September 1959
Cover illustration by Fran Herndon

Brautigan poem: “The Fever Monument” [collected in The Octopus Frontier]


18. FOOT, No.1, edited by Richard Duerdan
San Francisco, September 1959
Cover illustration by Robert Duncan

Brautigan poem: “The Rape of Ophelia” [collected in The Octopus Frontier], “Postcard from Chinatown” [collected in The Octopus Frontier], “The Nature Poem” [collected in The Octopus Frontier], “Horse Race” [collected in The Octopus Frontier], “The Last Music is Not Heard” [collected in The Octopus Frontier]

19. J, No. 4, edited by Jack Spicer
San Francisco, November 1959
Cover illustration by Fran Herndon

Brautigan poem: “The Pumpkin Tide” [collected in The Octopus Frontier], “The Sidney Green Street Blues” [collected in The Octopus Frontier], “Surprise” [collected in The Octopus Frontier]

20. J, No. 5, edited by Jack Spicer
San Francisco, December 1959
Cover illustration by Fran Herndon

Brautigan poem: “1942” [collected in The Octopus Frontier]


21. HEARSE, No. 9, edited by E.V. Griffith
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1961

Brautigan poem: “The Rain” [uncollected]




22. CHANGE, No. 1, edited by Richard Brautigan and Ron Loewinsohn
San Francisco: Change, May 1963

Brautigan short story: “Coffee”




23. KULCHUR, Vol. 4, No. 13, edited by Lita Hornick
New York, Spring 1964

Brautigan short story: “The Post Offices of Eastern Oregon”



24. SUM, No. 3, Edited by Fred Wah
Albuquerque, May 1964

Brautigan poem: “September California” [collected in Revenge of the Lawn]



25. NOW NOW, [Now No. 2], Edited by Charles Plymell
San Francisco: Ari Publications, 1965

Brautigan poem: “Banners of My Own Choosing” [collected in Revenge of the Lawn]



26. SAN FRANCISCO KEEPER’S VOICE, Vol. 1, No. 4, edited by Alexander Weiss
San Francisco: Alexander Weiss, April 1965

Brautigan poem: “October 2, 1960” [uncollected]



27. WILD DOG, No. 18, edited by Joanne Kyger
San Francisco: Wild Dog, July 1965

Brautigan poems: “The Buses” [uncollected], “Period Piece” [uncollected]



28. O’ER, No. 2, edited by David Sandberg
San Francisco: Cranium Press, December 1966

Brautigan poems: “The House” [uncollected], “My Nose is Growing Old” [collected in All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace], “November 3” [collected in All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace]

29. HOLLOW ORANGE, No. 4, edited by Clifford Burke
San Francisco: Cranium Press, 1967

Brautigan poems: “Comets”*, “It’s Raining in Love”*, “Nine Things”*
[*collected in All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace]

30. BEATITUDE, No. 20
San Francisco: City Lights Books, March 1969

Brautigan poems: “The Harbor”*, “The Double-Bed Gallows”*, “Adrenalin Mother”*, “Death is a Beautiful Parked Car Only” [uncollected]
[*collected in The Pill versus The Springhill Mine Disaster]

31. BIG VENUS, No. 1, edited by Nick Kimberly
London: Big Venus, 1969

Brautigan poem: “Feel Free to Marry Emily Dickinson” [previously published in Lay the Marble Tea]


Richard Brautigan – 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

First edition:
San Francisco: Inferno Press, 1957
Perfect-bound in printed and illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8″, 34 pages. Contributors include Martin Hoberman, Carl Larsen, and James M. Singer. (Barber 3)

Brautigan poems: “The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth’s Beer Bottles”, “The Mortuary Bush”, “Twelve Roman Soldiers and an Oatmeal Cookie”, “Gifts”

Note: Brautigan’s first book appearance.

2. EPOS ANTHOLOGY, edited by Will Tullos and Evelyn Thorne
mags_eposanth1958First edition:
Lake Como: New Athenaeum Press, 1958

Brautigan poem: “The Second Kingdom”



3. BEATITUDE ANTHOLOGY, edited by Bob Kaufman and John Kelly
First edition:
San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1960
(Barber 13)

Brautigan poems: “The American Submarine”, “A Postcard from the Bridge”, “That Girl”, “The Whorehouse at the Top of Mount Rainer”, “Swandragons”

Richard Brautigan – Books and Broadsides

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


1. Brautigan, Richard. THE RETURN OF THE RIVERS
brautigan_returnFirst edition:
San Francisco: Inferno Press, May 1957
Broadside tipped into wrappers with tipped on label, 100 signed copies.  (Barber 4)
[not in archive]

Brautigan poem: “The Return of the Rivers” [collected in The Pill versus The Springhill Mine Disaster]

2. Brautigan, Richard. THE GALILEE HITCH-HIKER
First edition:
San Francisco: White Rabbit Press, 1958
Hand-sewn in printed and illustrated wrappers, 6.5″ x 8.5″, 16 pages, 200 copies, cover illustration by Kenn Davis. (Barber 7)

Brautigan poem: “The Galilee Hitch-Hiker”  [collected in The Pill versus The Springhill Mine Disaster]

Note: The Galilee Hitch-Hiker” is a single poem, with nine separate parts: “The Galilee Hitch-Hiker”, “The American Hotel”, “1939”, “The Flowerburgers”, “The Hour of Eternity”, “Salvador Dali”, “A Baseball Game”, “Insane Asylum”, “My Insect Funeral”

3. Brautigan, Richard. LAY THE MARBLE TEA
First edition:
San Francisco: Carp Press, April-May 1959
Saddle-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 16 pages, 500 copies, cover illustration by Kenn Davis.  (Barber 11)

Brautigan poems: “Portrait of the Id As Billy The Kid”, “Sonnet”*, “The Chinese Checker Players”*, “Portrait of a Child-Bride on Her Honeymoon”, “Hansel and Gretel”, “April Ground”, “The Ferris Wheel”, “Night”, “Cyclops”*, “The Escape of the Owl”, “In a Cafe”*, “Fragment”, “Herman Melville in Dreams, Moby Dick in Reality”, “Kafka’s Hat”*, “Yes, the Fish Music”*, “Cantos Falling”, “The Castle of the Cormorants”*, “Feel Free to Marry Emily Dickinson”, “Cat”, “A Childhood Spent in Tacoma”, “To England”*, “A Boat”*, “Geometry”, “The Twenty-Eight Cents for My Old Age”
[* collected in The Pill versus The Springhill Mine Disaster]

Note: second printing issued in 1960

4. Brautigan, Richard. THE OCTOPUS FRONTIER
First edition:
San Francisco: Carp Press, 1960
Saddle-stapled in printed and pictorial wrappers, 5″ x 7″, 20 pages, cover photograph by Gui de Angulo. (Barber 12)

Brautigan poems: “The Sawmill”*, “1942”* [previously published in J, No. 5], “The Wheel”*, “The Pumpkin Tide”* [previously published in J, No. 4], “The Sidney Greenstreet Blues”* [previously published in J, No. 4], “The Quail”*, “The Symbol”*, “A Postcard from Chinatown”* [previously published in Foot, No. 1], “Sit Comma and Creeley Comma”*, “The Rape of Ophelia”* [previously published in Foot, No. 1], “The Last Music Is Not Heard” [previously published in Foot, No. 1], “The Octopus Frontier”, “The Potato House of Julius Caesar”, “The Fever Monument”* [previously published in J, No. 1], “The Winos on Potrero Hill”*, “Mike”, “Horse Race”* [previously published in Foot, No. 1], “The Old Folk’s Home”, “The Postman”*, “Surprise”* [previously published in J, No. 4], “The Nature Poem”* [previously published in Foot, No. 1], “Private Eye Lettuce”*
[* collected in The Pill versus The Springhill Mine Disaster]

5. Brautigan, Richard. SEPTEMBER CALIFORNIA
First edition:
San Francisco: San Francisco Arts Festival Commission, 1964
Broadside, 12.75″ x 20″, 300 copies. Laid into a portfolio entitled San Francisco Arts Festival: A Poetry Folio, 1964, illustrated by Richard Correll. Printed by East Wind Printers. (Barber 15)

Brautigan poem: “September California” [uncollected]

6. Brautigan, Richard. KARMA REPAIR KIT
First edition:
San Francisco: Communication Company, 1967
Broadside, 8.5″ x 11″, mimeograph printed.

Brautigan poems: “Karma Repair Kit” [collected in All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace]

7. Brautigan, Richard. ALL WATCHED OVER BY MACHINES OF LOVING GRACE
First edition:
San Francisco: Communication Company, 1967
Broadside, 8.5″ x 11″, mimeograph printed.

Brautigan poems: “All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace” [collected in All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace]

8. Brautigan, Richard. THE BEAUTIFUL POEM
First edition:
San Francisco: Communication Company, 1967
Broadside, 8.5″ x 11″, mimeograph printed.

Brautigan poem: “The Beautiful Poem” [collected in All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace]

Note: written during Brautigan’s poet-in-residency at the California Institute of Technology, in Pasadena, California, January 17-26, 1967.

9. Brautigan, Richard. LOVE POEM
First edition:
San Francisco: Communication Company, 1967
Broadside, 8.5″ x 11″, mimeograph printed.

Brautigan poems: “Love Poem” [collected in All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace]

10. Brautigan, Richard. FLOWERS FOR THOSE YOU LOVE
First edition:
San Francisco: Communication Company, 1967
Broadside, 8.5″ x 11″, mimeograph printed.

Brautigan poems: “Flowers for Those you Love” [collected in All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace]

11. Brautigan, Richard.  ALL WATCHED OVER BY MACHINES OF LOVING GRACE
First edition:
San Francisco: Communication Company, 1967
Side-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers,  7″ x 8.75″, 36 pages, 1500 copies, cover photograph by Bill Brach.

Brautigan poems: “The Beautiful Poem”*, “December 24″*, “Milk for the Duck”*, “November 3″* [previously published in O’er, No. 2], “Flowers for Those You Love”*, “San Francisco”*, “Star Hole”*, “Love Poem”*, “I Lie Here in a Strange Girl’s Apartment”*, “It’s Raining in Love”* [previously published in Hollow Orange, No. 4], “Hey! This Is What It’s All About”*, “Our Beautiful West Coast Thing”*, “Widow’s Lament”*, “December 30″*, “Lovers”*, “A Mid-February Sky Dance”*, “Hey, Bacon!”*, “After Halloween Slump”*, “Hollywood”*, “It’s Going Down”*, “Albion Breakfast”*, “Comets”* [previously published in Hollow Orange, No. 4], “The Pomegranate Circus”*, “My Nose Is Growing Old”* [previously published in O’er, No. 2], “At the California Institute of Technology”* [previously published in Totem, May 1967], “Your Catfish Friend”*, “Karma Repair Kit: Items 1-4″*, “All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace”*, “A Good-Talking Candle”*, “Nine Things”* [previously published in Hollow Orange, No. 4], “A Lady”*, “Let’s Voyage into the New American House”*
[* collected in The Pill versus The Springhill Mine Disaster]

From the copyright page: “Permission is granted to reprint any of these poems in magazines, books and newspapers if they are given away free. Bill Brock live with us a while on Pine Street. He took the photograph in the basement. It was a beautiful day in San Francisco. Some of these poems first appeared in Hollow Orange, Totem, O’er, and Beatitude. Five poems were published as broadsides by the Communication Company.”

12. Brautigan, Richard. SPINNING LIKE A GHOST ON THE BOTTOM OF A TOP, I’M HAUNTED BY ALL THE SPACE THAT I WILL LIVE WITHOUT YOU
First edition:
San Francisco: Free City Collective, October 1967
Broadside, 8.5″ x 14″, offset printed.

Brautigan poems: “Spinning like a Ghost on the Bottom of a Top, I’m haunted by all the Space that I will live without You” [collected and retitled “Boo, Forever” in The Pill versus The Springhill Mine Disaster]

Note: included in an anthology of ten broadside poems, Free City News, No. 1, published by the Diggers in October 1967; also issued separately.

13. Brautigan, Richard. PLEASE PLANT THIS BOOK
First edition:
Santa Barbara: Graham Mackintosh, 1968
Printed and illustrated folder with eight printed seed packets laid in, 6.25″ x 7″, 1500 copies, printed by Graham Mackintosh, typography by J.S. Brooke, cover photographs of Caledonia Jahrmarkt by Bill Brach.

Brautigan poems: “California Native Flowers”, “Shasta Daisy”, “Calendula”, “Sweet Alyssum Royal Carpet”, “Parsley”, “Squash”, “Carrots”, “Lettuce”

Note: The front of each packet was printed with a poem titled for the type of seeds (four of flowers, four of vegetables) contained in that packet. Planting instructions were printed on the back, the same for all eight packets.

14. Brautigan, Richard. THE SAN FRANCISCO WEATHER REPORT
First edition:
San Francisco: Graham Mackintosh, 1968
Broadside, 8″ x 13″, letterpress printed

Brautigan poems: “The San Francisco Weather Report” [collected in The Pill versus The Springhill Mine Disaster]

15. Brautigan, Richard. THE PILL VERSUS THE SPRINGHILL MINE DISASTER
a. First edition, regular copies:
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1968
Perfect-bound in photo-illustrated wrappers, 108 pages, cover photo by Edmund Shea. Published as Writing 20.

b. First edition, numbered and signed copies:
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1968
Hardcover in paper-bound boards with cloth backstrip, 108 pages, 50 numbered and signed copies. Binding by Schuberth Bookbindery. Published as Writing 20.

Brautigan poems: in addition to thirty-eight previously uncollected poems, The Pill versus The Springhill Mine Disaster includes The Return of the Rivers (May 1957), all nine parts of The Galilee Hitch-Hiker (1958), nine poems from the Lay The Marble Tea (1959), seventeen poems from The Octopus Frontier (1960), and all thirty two poems from All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace (1967).

16. Brautigan, Richard. ROMMEL DRIVES ON DEEP INTO EGYPT
First edition:
New York: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, April 1970
Hardcover in photo-illustrated boards in dust jacket, cover photo by Edmund Shea.

Brautigan poems: a collection of eighty-five poems

17. Brautigan, Richard. LOADING MERCURY WITH A PITCHFORK
First edition:
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1976
Hardcover in cloth-bound boards in dust jacket, cover photo by Erik Weber

Brautigan poems: a collection of ninety-four poems; the poems were grouped in eight titled sections and featured the crow as a dominant figure throughout.

18. Brautigan, Richard. JUNE 30TH, JUNE 30TH
First edition:
New York: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1978
Hardcover in paper-bound boards in dust jacket, 99 pages, cover illustration by Walter Harper adapted from a photograph by Erik Weber of the Japanese immigration stamp in Brautigan’s passport.

Brautigan poems: a collection of seventy-seven poems, dated from May and June 1976, they form a poetic travel diary of Brautigan’s relationship with Japan, which he first visited during this time period. The form of this book follows the Japanese tradition of haibun, a collection of haiku gathered into a story line.

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.