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Locus Solus

“L’écriteau bref qui s’offre à l’oeil apitoyé”
– Roussel

The first generation of New York School poets took their first shot at editing their own magazine in Locus Solus, a title that marks a private space both in its meaning (solitary place) and its derivation. It alludes to a 1914 novel of the same title by Raymond Roussel, the obscure French author whose work provided a secret meeting ground for the New York School poets. The idea for the magazine originated with Harry Mathews and John Ashbery, both living in France at the time. Mathews was able to provide funding through a recent inheritance, but otherwise his interest in the magazine was principally devoted to seeing installments of his novel The Conversions published in the first three issues, though the final issue (No. 5, 1962) also contains his poem “The Ring” and his translation of a portion of Roussel’s Locus Solus. Ashbery provided editorial leadership by assembling a “Double Issue of New Poetry” (numbers 3-4, winter 1962) and recruiting James Schuyler and Kenneth Koch to edit other issues. Koch’s “Special Collaborations Issue” (No. 2, summer 1961) remains a significant reference point for the practice that has become a defining feature of New York School poetry. Schuyler’s issues, the first and last (No. 1, winter 1961; No. 5, 1962), are miscellaneous but nevertheless formed by a deliberate intention to represent a group identity as Schuyler conceived it. In soliciting a contribution from his longtime friend Chester Kallman (1921–75), whose work appeared in the final issue, Schuyler explained that “part of the unstated objective” of Locus Solus was to offer “a riposte at The New American Poetry [1960], which has so thoroughly misrepresented so many of us” (it did not represent Kallman at all).

As a correction or supplement to The New American Poetry, 1945-1960, the most important contributions of Locus Solus are the re-introduction of Edwin Denby (represented in the first issue by nine sonnets from Mediterranean Cities [1956]) and the forecasting of Ashbery’s “experimental” turn in poems later collected in The Tennis Court Oath (1962; “The New Realism,” Locus Solus, Nos. 3–4) and Rivers and Mountains (1966; “Into the Dusk-Charged Air,” Locus Solus, No. 5). The poets’ work in prose is also represented in Schuyler’s “Current Events” (Locus Solus, No. 1); an early installment of the collaborative novel by Schuyler and Ashbery, A Nest of Ninnies (Locus Solus, No. 2); and Denby’s memoir “The Thirties” (Locus Solus, No. 5). The representation of the first-generation New York School poets in Locus Solus is completed with work by Kenward Elmslie, Barbara Guest, Koch, and Frank O’hara. The second generation begins to emerge with names that were to become prominent (Bill Berkson, Ted Berrigan, Joseph Ceravolo, John Perreault) and some others who had connected with Koch and O’Hara through their workshops at the New School (Jean Boudin, Allan Kaplan, Ruth Krauss). Another workshop student, Michael Benedikt (1935-2007), though not usually associated with the New York School, made his closest connection in the context of Locus Solus, assuming the title of managing editor for the final issue.

Although handsomely printed on fine paper, Locus Solus was not illustrated. It included writing by various authors with ties to the visual arts that were so important to New York School poetry. Fairfield Porter (and his wife, Anne), Robert Dash (a painter friend of the Porters), Musa McKim (the wife of Philip Guston), Larry Rivers, and Harold Rosenberg all contributed poems. Rudolph Burckhardt published Love in Three Acts: A Swiss Play (Locus Solus, No. 1). Using the form of a play, Jane Freilicher and Koch assigned lines to various parts of “The Car” (Locus Solus, No. 2) in a demonstration of collaboration on several levels. In the final issue, poems by Gerard Malanga and Piero Heliczer (1937-1993) signal the Andy Warhol circle that would expand throughout the coming decade to take in many New York School poets.

–Diggory, Terence. “Locus Solus” Encyclopedia of the New York School Poets. 2009


1. LOCUS SOLUS, No. 1, edited by James Schuyler
Lans-en-Vercors: Locus Solus, Winter 1960-1961

First edition, sewn-signatures bound into printed wrappers, 5” x 7”, 168 pages. There were 100 special copies printed in a limited numbered issue. Printed by Imprenta Graficas Miramar, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

  • Contents:
    1. Kenneth Koch – “On the Go”
      Kenneth Koch – “The Circus”
      Kenneth Koch – “The Railway Stationery”
      Barbara Guest – “Afternoons I: The Location of Things”
      Barbara Guest – “Afternoons II: Windy Afternoon”
      Barbara Guest – “Afternoons III: Russians at the Beach”
      Barbara Guest – “Melisande”
      Barbara Guest – “River Side”
      Barbara Guest – “Palm Trees”
      Barbara Guest – “All Grey-Haired My Sisters”
      James Schuyler – “Current Events”
      Anne Porter – “The First of May”
      Ebbe Borregaard – “Other stories of the beauty wapiti”
      Ebbe Borregaard – “wapiti 3”
      Ebbe Borregaard – “from Sprach””
      John Ashbery – “Idaho”
      John Ashbery – “Spring Twilight”
      John Ashbery – “Thoughts of a Young Girl”
      John Ashbery – “The Passive Preacher”
      John Ashbery – “Winter”
      John Ashbery – “A White Paper”
      Harry Mathews – “The Conversions (I)”
      Frank O’Hara – “Poem” [“To be idiomatic in a vacuum…”]
      Frank O’Hara – “Overlooking the River”
      Frank O’Hara – “East River”
      Frank O’Hara – “Ducal Days”
      Frank O’Hara – “Locarno, to James Schuyler”
      Frank O’Hara – “The Opera”
      Frank O’Hara – “House”
      Frank O’Hara – “Failures of Spring”
      Frank O’Hara – “Adieu to Norman, Bonjour to Joan and Jean-Paul”
      Frank O’Hara – “Far from the Porte des Lilas and the Rue Pergolese, to Joan Mitchell”
      Edwin Denby – “from Mediterranean Cities: Trastevere A Dedication”
      Edwin Denby – “from Mediterranean Cities: Venice”
      Edwin Denby – “from Mediterranean Cities: Villa D’este”
      Edwin Denby – “from Mediterranean Cities: Olévano Romano”
      Edwin Denby – “from Mediterranean Cities: Sant’ Angelo D’ischia”
      Edwin Denby – “from Mediterranean Cities: Positano”
      Edwin Denby – “from Mediterranean Cities: Delos”
      Edwin Denby – “from Mediterranean Cities: Mykonos”
      Edwin Denby – “from Mediterranean Cities: Ciampino Envoi”
      Robin Blaser – “Cups”
      George Montgomery – “The Painters”
      George Montgomery – “The Poet”
      George Montgomery – “Rocks under me are hard”
      George Montgomery – “D.W.”
      Rudy Burckhardt – “Love in Three Acts: a Swiss Play”
      Fairfield Porter – “The Mountain”
      Fairfield Porter – “To Laurence”
      Fairfield Porter – “At the End of Summer”
      Fairfield Porter – “When the morning train…”

2. LOCUS SOLUS, No. 2, A SPECIAL ISSUE OF COLLABORATIONS, edited by Kenneth Koch
Lans-en-Vercors: Locus Solus, Summer 1961

First edition, sewn-signatures bound into printed wrappers, 5” x 7.25”, 208 pages. There were 50 special copies printed in a limited numbered issue. Printed by Atar S.A., Geneva.

  • Contents:
    1. John Ashbery – “To a Waterfowl”
      Five Chinese Poets – “A Garland of Roses” (translated by Donald Keene)
      Sei Shonagon and The Empress Sadako – “Poem about Saisho” (translated by Arthur Waley)
      Basho, Bonsho, Fumikuni and Kyorai – “The Kite’s Feathers” (translated by The Nippon Gkujutsu Shinkokai)
      Kakei, Basho – “November” (translated by Donald Keene)
      Basho, Ichiei, Sora and Sensui – “Gather Seawards” (translated by Donald Keene)
      Sogi, Shohaku and Socno – “Three Poets at Minase” (translated by Donald Keene)
      Blacatz and Vidal – “Tenso” (translated by Paul Blackburn)
      Vidal and Lanza – “Tenso” (translated by Paul Blackburn)
      Aragon, Salvatge, Foix and Auriac – “Coblas” (translated by Paul Blackburn)
      John Fletcher and William Shakespeare – “Song”
      John Donne and Henry Goodyere – “A Letter”
      Abraham Cowley and Richard Crashaw – “On Hope”
      John Suckling and Edmund Waller – “In Answer of Sir John Suckling’s Verses”
      Thomas Chatterton – “Onn Oure Ladies Chyrche”
      Thomas Chatterton – “The Account of W. Canynges Feast”
      Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey – “Two Passages from ‘Joan of Arc'”
      Marinetti, Cangiullo – “Public Garden: A Play” (translated by Kenneth Koch)
      André Breton and Paul Eluard – “from The Immaculate Conception” (translated by John Ashbery)
      Paul Eluard and Benjamin Peret – “Surrealist Proverbs” (translated by Kenneth Koch)
      André Breton and Yves Tanguy – “Question and Answer Game” (translated by Kenneth Koch)
      Paul Eluard and Others – “Cadavres Exquis” (translated by Kenneth Koch)
      René Char and Paul Eluard – “New” (translated by John Ashbery)
      René Char and Paul Eluard – “Landings” (translated by John Ashbery)
      James McAuley and Harold Stewart – “Boult to Marina”
      James McAuley and Harold Stewart – “Sybilline”
      John Ashbery and James Schuyler – “A Nest of Ninnies”
      Frank O’Hara – “Choses Passageres”
      Joseph Ceravolo and John Perreault – “Milk”
      Daniel Krakauer – “The Jack Who Yawned”
      Michael Benedikt and Milton Gilman – “Under the Stones, Where it is Shy”
      Jane Freilicher and Kenneth Koch – “The Car”
      Bill Berkson and Kenward Elmslie – “Armagnac or The Visitor”
      William Burroughs and Gregory Corso – “Everywhere March Your Head”
      William Burroughs and Gregory Corso – “Sons of Your In”
      Gregory Corso – “Cut Up”
      Ruth Krauss – “News”
      Ruth Krauss – [untitled] “compare thee…”
      John Ashbery and Kenneth Koch – “The Young Collectors”
      John Ashbery and Kenneth Koch – “Crone Rhapsody”
      John Ashbery and Kenneth Koch – “The Inferno”
      John Ashbery and Kenneth Koch – “Gottlieb’s Rainbow”
      John Ashbery and Kenneth Koch – “New Year’s Eve”
      John Ashbery and Kenneth Koch – “A Servant to Servants”
      Harry Mathews – “The Conversions (II)”
      Kenneth Koch – “A Note on this Issue”

3. LOCUS SOLUS, Nos. 3-4, NEW POETRY, edited by John Ashbery
Lans-en-Vercors: Locus Solus, Winter 1961-1962

First edition, sewn-signatures bound into printed wrappers, 5” x 7.25”, 296 pages. Printed by Atar S.A., Geneva.

  • Contents:
    1. Michael Benedikt – “Victoria Falls”
      Michael Benedikt – “The Estate”
      Michael Benedikt – “In the Park”
      Michael Benedikt – “Traditions of Farming”
      Leroi Jones – “A Long Poem for Myself”
      Leroi Jones – “Style”
      Leroi Jones – “The End of Man is His Beauty”
      Leroi Jones – “A Poem for Myself, the Fool”
      Daniel Krakauer – “Selestina”
      Daniel Krakauer – “Prince Valiant’s Childhood”
      Bill Berkson – “Four Great Songs”
      Bill Berkson – “Warnings”
      Bill Berkson – “A Hot Day”
      Bill Berkson – “Poem, to Joe Lesueur”
      Bill Berkson – “Breath”
      Bill Berkson – “All You Want”
      Bill Berkson – “Pollyanna”
      Welton Smith – “If I Could Hold You for Light”
      Welton Smith – “This Sojourn in the Middle of Summer”
      Larry Rivers – “The Song of Polish Night”
      Larry Rivers – “1953”
      Larry Rivers – “The Month”
      Larry Rivers – “An Ape is in the Bedroom”
      Larry Rivers – “Only God Can Make a Tree”
      Larry Rivers – “Benjamin F”
      Robin Blaser – “The Park”
      Diane Di Prima – “Moon Mattress”
      Dennis Quinn – “from Life Shapes, Clock and Vein”
      Dennis Quinn – “from Life Shapes, Candles”
      Dennis Quinn – “from Life Shapes, You”
      Dennis Quinn – “from Life Shapes, Wish”
      Dennis Quinn – “Question”
      Dennis Quinn – “Off Guam”
      Dennis Quinn – “High”
      Dennis Quinn – “In Tangier”
      Alan Ansen – “Moonling”
      Alan Ansen – “Prohibition”
      Alan Ansen – “On and On and On”
      Robert Lax – [untitled] “the port…”
      Robert Lax – [untitled] “shadows…”
      Robert Lax – [untitled] “mystery of water…”
      Robert Lax – [untitled] “to the center…”
      Jean Boudin – “Second Story Brownstone”
      Jean Boudin – “Of the Nile”
      Frank O’Hara – “How to Get There”
      Frank O’Hara – “Favorite Painting in the Metropolitan”
      Frank O’Hara – “Wind”
      Frank O’Hara and Bill Berkson – “from The Memorandums of Angelicus Fobb”
      Frank O’Hara and Bill Berkson – “FYI 6/26/61 (The Picnic Hour)”
      George Stanley – “The Death of Orpheus”
      George Stanley – “Moonlight”
      Paul Carroll – “Postcard for Joseph Cornell”
      Denis Roche – [untitled] “As a matter of fact…” (translate by John Ashbery)
      Marcelin Pleynet – “of coal” (translated by John Ashbery)
      Marcelin Pleynet – “the new republic” (translated by John Ashbery)
      Marcelin Pleynet – “Black” (translated by John Ashbery)
      Pierre Martory – “Evenings in Rochefort” (translated by John Ashbery)
      Pierre Martory – “Tchat”
      Joseph Ceravolo – “A Great Sadness”
      Joseph Ceravolo – “The Climb”
      Joseph Ceravolo – “The Forest”
      Joseph Ceravolo – “Different Fragments of 2 Different Negro Poems”
      Joseph Ceravolo – “Water: How Weather Feels the Cotton Hotels”
      Musa McKim – “The News from Here”
      Musa McKim – “A Theory”
      Musa McKim – “The Train”
      Allan Kaplan – “Memory in France”
      Allan Kaplan – “Soliloquy of a Boat”
      Allan Kaplan – “Traffic Signals…”
      Hugh Amory – “from The Federalists”
      Daisy Aldan – “Zina”
      Kenward Elmslie – “Shirley Temple Surrounded by Lions”
      Kenward Elmslie – “Solar Rebus”
      Kenward Elmslie – “Ghandi”
      Kenward Elmslie – “Experts at Veneers”
      James Schuyler – “December”
      Gerard Malanga – “Psyche”
      James Koller – [untitled] “crouched in mothers musk…”
      James Merrill – “Letter from Egypt”
      David Ball – “A Recent Conversation”
      John Ashbery – “The New Realism”
      Furman Stout – “Prose Poem for Clara”
      Landis Everson – “from The Little Ghosts I Played With”
      John Perreault – “Circles”
      John Perreault – “O Whatta Beautiful Polish City So Shiny Aluminum”
      John Perreault – “Paris”
      Barbara Guest – “Dardanella”
      Barbara Guest – “His Jungle”
      Barbara Guest and Sa’Di Koylan – “Turkish”
      Anselm Hollo – “Text 9.iii. 1961”
      Kenneth Koch – “Ma Provence”
      Kenneth Koch – “Rialto”
      Kenneth Koch – “The Steam Bath”
      Kenneth Koch – “The Coat License”
      Kenneth Koch – “How Fair”
      Kenneth Koch – “Bon Dieu”
      Kenneth Koch – “The Echo”
      Jack Foss – “The Categorical Avoidance”
      Robert Magowan – “Summer of 1958”
      Robert Magowan – “Myra”
      Thomas Jackrell – “Grandma”
      Thomas Jackrell – “A Plan”
      Thomas Jackrell – “Art Finally Safe”
      Thomas Jackrell – “The River”
      Thomas Jackrell – “from Green Book: Cactuscope”
      Thomas Jackrell – “from Green Book”
      Thomas Jackrell – “The South Central States of America”
      Harry Mathews – “The Conversions (III)”

5. LOCUS SOLUS, No. 5, edited by James Schuyler
Lans-en-Vercors: Locus Solus, 1962

First edition, sewn-signatures bound into printed wrappers, 5” x 7.25”, 184 pages. Printed by Atar S.A., Geneva.

  • Contents:
    1. Gerard Malanga – “Ode to Turchetti”
      Gerard Malanga – “The Girl Stands Under the Mobile at the Museum”
      Gerard Malanga – “Amour, Amour, Amour”
      Harold Rosenberg – “Ballad of Moral Beauty”
      Chester Kallman – “Wanderer”
      Chester Kallman – “Weighty Questions”
      Edwin Denby – “The Thirties”
      Frank O’Hara – “Mary Desti’s Ass”
      Frank O’Hara – “Madrid”
      Frank O’Hara – “Poem” (“Twin spheres full of fur and noise…”
      Frank O’Hara – “Blue Territory, to Helen Frankenthaler”
      Frank O’Hara – “Lebanon”
      Ted Berrigan – “Poem in the Traditional Manner”
      Carl Morse – “First Snow: Yorkville and Elsewhere”
      Carl Morse – “The Crisis: Tompkins Park and After”
      Carl Morse – “Anchor Demolition: East 82nd Street”
      Musa Guston – “On Your Birthday”
      Musa Guston – “Brooklyns”
      Piero Heliczer – “The Beautiful Ambush”
      Piero Heliczer – “The Diving Bell”
      Anselm Hollo – “A Letter, Both Intimate and Didactic”
      Thomas Anhava – “Elegy for Night” (translated by Anselm Hollo)
      Frank Lissauer – “Repercussion”
      Frank Lissauer – “Towards Silence”
      Frank Lissauer – “A Proposition”
      John Ashbery – “Into the Dusk-Charged Air”
      Harold Rosenberg – “Liberalism and Conservatism–and Literature”
      Kenward Elmslie – “Cave in”
      Kenward Elmslie – “Marbled Chuckle in the Savannahs”
      Kenward Elmslie – “Circus Nerves and Worries”
      Barbara Guest – “Candies”
      Donna Kerness – “Insomnia VI”
      John Wieners – “The Acts of Youth”
      John Wieners – “The Mermaid’s Song”
      John Wieners – “An Anniversary of Death”
      Richard Elliott – “9 Elaborations for 26 Characters”
      Harry Mathews – “The Ring”
      Jean Boudin – “Politics”
      Robert Harson – “Lacrimae”
      John N. Morris – “Reno”
      Daisy Aldan – “Facility phrases”
      Edwin Denby – “Snoring in New York: an elegy”
      Raymond Roussel – “Locus Solus (I)” (translated by Harry Mathews)
      Michael Cain – “Lovepoetry”
      Robert Dash – “Mémoires d’autres”
      Kenneth Koch – “The Islands”
      Kenneth Koch – “The Departure from Hydra”
      Tony Whedon – “Sounds”
      Charles Edward Eaton – “Chimera”
      Charles Edward Eaton – “Unlikely Legend”
      David Beckwith – “Point”
      David Beckwith – “Abendslied”
      Michael Benedikt – “Sunlight on the Terrace”
      Michael Benedikt – “With Love”
      Michael Benedikt – “Island Life”
      James Schuyler – “April and its Forsythia”
      James Schuyler – “Grand Duo”
      James Schuyler – “Looking Forward to See Jane Real Soon”
      Mary Caroline Richards – “Holy Poems: Prayers”

Online Resources:

· Reality Studio – Locus Solus
· Georgia Tech: Curating the New York School – Locus Solus

Adventures in Poetry

Cover of Adventures in Poetry, No. 8, 1971. Photo by Rudy Burckhardt.

Published between 1968 and 1975, Adventures in Poetry was edited by poet Larry Fagin and printed and assembled at The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery.

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Adventures in Poetry

Published between 1968 and 1975, Adventures in Poetry was edited by poet Larry Fagin and printed and assembled at The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery. Featured in its pages is writing by many poets associated with the first and second generation of the New York School. Surreal and often playful, the work provides a valuable access point into a vibrant and social community of writers who overlapped both in life and on the page.

Alongside poetry and art, Adventures in Poetry also includes a number of journal, diary, and travelogue entries.


1. ADVENTURES IN POETRY, No. 1, edited by Larry Fagin
New York: Adventures in Poetry, March 1968

First edition, side-stapled in printed and photo-illustrated wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 70 pages. Cover by Ron Padgett. Illustrations by George Schneeman and Joe Brainard

  • Contents:
    1. Joe Ceravolo – “Night Ocean”
      Joe Ceravolo – “Night Swim”
      Joe Ceravolo – “Consolation”
      Joe Ceravolo – “Panorama”
      Joe Ceravolo – “Separation”
      Joe Ceravolo – “Forgive Me”
      Joe Ceravolo – “Holiday Dinner”
      Joe Ceravolo – “Fog”
      Joe Ceravolo – “Sleep”
      Joe Ceravolo – “Jungle Love”
      Joe Ceravolo – “Nothing”
      James Schuyler – “Amy Lowell Thoughts”
      James Schuyler – “Milk”
      Ted Berrigan – “For Tom Veitch”
      Dick Gallup – “The Boot-Blacks, A Play in Three Acts”
      Anne Waldman – “Economy”
      Anne Waldman – “Getting Light”
      Ron Padgett – “8 Ball”
      Johnny Stanton – “from Mangled Hands”
      Tom Clark – “Bijous”
      John Giorno – “Flavor Grabber”
      Ted Berrigan – “from Clear the Range”
      Guillaume Apollinaire – “Julie or The Rose” (trans. Christine Grodzicki and George Tysh)
      Dick Gallup – “La Boheme”

2. ADVENTURES IN POETRY, No. 2, edited by Larry Fagin
San Francisco: Adventures in Poetry, July 1968

First edition, side-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 90 pages. Cover by Joe Brainard. Illustrations by Leon, George Schneeman, Ron Padgett, and Bob Jenney.

  • Contents:
    1. Edwin Denby – “from Scream In A Cave”
      Beaumont & Beaumont – “from Furtive Days”
      Joe Brainard – “Jamaica Diary”
      Lewis Warsh – “New York Diary”
      Tom Clark – “from Riot the Garrick Theatre”
      Dick Gallup – “Life of Tom Veitch”
      Tom Veitch – “from The Transfigured”
      Johnny Stanton – “from The Jissom Trail”
      Kenward Elmslie – “Peaches Littlejohn”
      Anne Waldman – “from The Egypt Journal”
      Ron Padgett & Tom Veitch – “from Star Gut”
      Jim Carroll – “from a diary”
      Ron Padgett – “The New Plagiarism”
      Bill Berkson – “In the American Rain”
      Larry Fagin – “Two Dog Stories”
      John Ashbery & James Schuyler – “from Nest of Ninnies”
      Kenward Elmslie – “Breach Baby”
      Michael Brownstein – “Kites”
      Francis Picabia – “5 Minute Intermission”
      Tom Disch – “Sinking Into Trouble”
      Johnny Stanton – “In the Moonlight”
      Pierre Reiter – “Craze Man Whiliiker”

3. ADVENTURES IN POETRY, No. 3, edited by Larry Fagin
New York: Adventures in Poetry, January 1969

First edition, side-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 58 pages, mimeograph printed by Don Santina at the San Francisco Neighborhood Arts Program. Cover by Gordon Baldwin.

  • Contents:
    1. Clark Coolidge – “Amount”
      Francis Picabia – “Drawings by the Girl without a Mother” (trans. Ron Padgett)
      Tom Veitch – “from The Luis Armed Story”
      Aram Saroyan – “Electric Poetry”

4. ADVENTURES IN POETRY, No. 4, edited by Larry Fagin
New York: Adventures in Poetry, Summer 1969

First edition, side-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 56 pages. Cover by Ed Ruscha. Illustration by Joe Brainard.

  • Contents:
    1. Ted Berrigan – [untitled] “Thirty-five is gone…”
      Ted Berrigan – [untitled] “Bobbie, when I punch you…”
      Ted Berrigan – “Entrance”
      Ted Berrigan – “El Greco”
      Ted Berrigan – “It’s Important”
      Ted Berrigan – “Grey Morning”
      Ted Berrigan – “Hash for Breakfast”
      Ted Berrigan – “Dial-A-Poem”
      Ted Berrigan – “Cock of the Walk”
      Ted Berrigan – “Anne’s Birthday: April 2nd 1968”
      Kenward Elmslie – “Waking Up”
      John Giorno – “Cunt”
      Lewis Warsh – “Questions of Travel”
      Lewis Warsh – [untitled] “The woodchuck waddles away…”
      Lewis Warsh – “Hatred”
      Lewis Warsh – “Two People”
      Lewis Warsh – “Drops”
      Dick Gallup – “Eskimoes Again”
      Dick Gallup – “Nite Light”
      Dick Gallup – “Add Water to this Urn”
      Dick Gallup – “The Sharpest Knives in the World”
      Dick Gallup – “Life Says OK”
      Dick Gallup – “Dive Bomber”
      Dick Gallup – “Chicken Wire”
      Michael Brownstein – “The Fledgling”
      Michael Brownstein – “The Booklets”
      Michael Brownstein – “In and Out of Paris”
      Michael Brownstein – “In Search of the Miraculous, for Dick Gallup”
      Michael Brownstein – “Sonnet”
      Ted Berrigan – “Babe Rainbow”

5. ADVENTURES IN POETRY, No. 5, edited by Larry Fagin
New York: Adventures in Poetry, January 1970

First edition, side-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 124 pages. Cover by George Schneeman. Illustrations by Joe Brainard.

  • Contents:
    1. Tony Towle – “The Insects”
      Tony Towle – “Snow”
      Tony Towle – “We Plunged into the Western Hemisphere”
      Tony Towle – “Poem, the Dramatic Monologue”
      Tony Towle – “Ballade”
      Tony Towle – “Barbarossa”
      Tony Towle – [untitled] “A skylight of wire…”
      Tony Towle – [untitled] “Necessities are lacking…”
      Tony Towle – “Sunday”
      Tony Towle – “Ode”
      Tony Towle – “Yeats”
      Tony Towle – “On Water Island”
      Tony Towle – “Lines”
      Tony Towle – “Scenes from the Life of Christ”
      Ron Padgett – “Reading Proust”
      Frank O’HAra – “To the Poem”
      Frank O’HAra – “Lisztiana”
      Frank O’HAra – “To Edwin Denby”
      Frank O’HAra – [untitled] “There’s nothing worse…”
      Frank O’HAra – “The Arboretum”
      Frank O’HAra – “A Homage”
      Frank O’HAra – “Spleen”
      Frank O’HAra – [untitled] “The stars are tighter…”
      Frank O’HAra – “A Quiet Poem”
      Bill Berkson – “From a Childhood, for Joe Brainard”
      Bill Berkson – “Dangerous Enemies”
      Bill Berkson – “Tastes”
      Anne Waldman – “Brinks of Fame”
      Ron Padgett – “Wax Museum”
      Aram Saroyan – “Introduction”
      Aram Saroyan – [untitled] “Everybody loves…”
      Aram Saroyan – “Gailyn”
      Ted Berrigan – “Tough Brown Coat, for Jim Carroll”
      Ted Berrigan – “To Anne”
      Ted Berrigan – “Like Poem, to Joan Fagin”
      Ted Berrigan – “In Bed”
      Ted Berrigan – “Life in the Future, for Donna”
      Ted Berrigan – “Prose & Poetry, to Alice”
      Ted Berrigan – “Hall of Mirrors, for Kristin Lems”
      Ted Berrigan – “To Southhampton”
      Ted Berrigan – “Ann Arbor Song”
      Joe Brainard – “The Banana Book”
      Ron Padgett – “A Whiff of Mint”
      Richard Fields – “The Yellow-Breasted Bird”
      John Godfrey – [untitled] “The gravity of our situation…”
      John Godfrey – “Rolling April”
      John Godfrey – “First Taste”
      John Godfrey – “Year Out”
      John Godfrey – “A Woman More Graced”
      John Godfrey – “Touch”
      John Godfrey – “Rain Waste”
      Anne Waldman – “Under the Influence of”
      Anne Waldman – “Up Here, as in India”
      Aram Saroyan – “Pool of Fluff”
      Aram Saroyan – “A Cartoon of Energy”
      Aram Saroyan – “Aunt & Uncle”
      Aram Saroyan – “My Orchestra is Ready”
      Aram Saroyan – “A Joint open Hearing”
      Harris Schiff – “Cross Country”
      Ron Padgett – “The Story of St-Pol Roux”
      Ted Berrigan – “London Air”
      Kenward Elmslie – “Chinese Creep”
      Clark Coolidge – [untitled] “one bow who…”
      Clark Coolidge – [untitled] “for set via…”
      Charles North – “After Vaughan”
      John Ashbery – “100 Multiple-Choice Questions”
      Jim Brodey – “Graveside”
      Jim Brodey – “God Help Us”
      Jim Brodey – “Red Lilac”
      Jim Brodey – “Heart-Send”
      Jim Brodey – “Heartfield, to Ron Cooper”
      Jim Brodey – “Thought-Cycle”
      Jim Brodey – “Imitation Brodey”
      Ted Greenwald – “Chat”
      Ted Greenwald – “The Such Thing”
      Ted Greenwald – “Tropical Dispatch, for Peter S.”
      Ted Greenwald – “Having a Wonderful Time”
      Ron Padgett – “Obscure Destinies”

6. ADVENTURES IN POETRY, No. 6, edited by Larry Fagin
New York: Adventures in Poetry, June 1970

First edition, side-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 64 pages. Cover by Jim Dine.

  • Contents:
    1. Michael Brownstein – “Something for Everybody
      James Schuyler – “Buildings”
      James Schuyler – “Sometimes”
      James Schuyler – “Alice Faye at Ruby Foo’s”
      James Schuyler – “An East Window on Elizabeth Street, for Bob Dash”
      James Schuyler – “Spring”
      James Schuyler – “Scarlet Tanager”
      James Schuyler – [untitled] “Gulls loudly insist…”
      James Schuyler – [untitled] “Swimming in the memorial park pond…”
      James Schuyler – “Closed Gentian Distances”
      James Schuyler – “A Sun Cab”
      Scott Cohen – “Car”
      Scott Cohen – “Jane”
      Scott Cohen – “Bill Monroe’s Instrumentds”
      Peter Schjeldahl – “Night Again”
      Peter Schjeldahl – “Girl”
      Peter Schjeldahl – “Night Letter”
      Peter Schjeldahl – “God”
      Peter Schjeldahl – “M”
      Peter Schjeldahl – “For the Night Riders”
      Peter Schjeldahl – “To Speak is to Lie”
      Tom Clark – “A Sailor’s Life”
      Hiton Obenzinger – “Motto over a Dorr”
      Hiton Obenzinger – “From a Fork”
      Michel Brownstein – “Footprints on the Moon”
      Frank Lima – “Underground with the Oriole, for Joe & Rosemary”
      Frank Lima – “Salad Exit”
      Frank Lima – “February ’68”
      Frank Lima – “Demitasse, for Patsy Southgate”
      Frank Lima – “Prospero”
      Frank Lima – “Harbor”
      Trevor Winkfield – Robinson Crusoe”
      Blaise Cendrars – “Roof Garden” (trans. Ron Padgett)
      Blaise Cendrars – “On the Hudson” (trans. Ron Padgett)
      Blaise Cendrars – “Amphitryon” (trans. Ron Padgett)
      Blaise Cendrars – “Office” (trans. Ron Padgett)
      Blaise Cendrars – “Girl” (trans. Ron Padgett)
      Blaise Cendrars – “Young Man” (trans. Ron Padgett)
      Blaise Cendrars – “Work” (trans. Ron Padgett)
      Blaise Cendrars – “Trestle Work” (trans. Ron Padgett)
      Blaise Cendrars – “The Thousand Islands” (trans. Ron Padgett)
      Blaise Cendrars – “Laboratory” (trans. Ron Padgett)
      Tom Veitch – “Cooked Zeros”

7. ADVENTURES IN POETRY, No. 7, edited by Larry Fagin
New York: Adventures in Poetry, February 1971

First edition, side-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 62 pages. Cover by Aram Saroyan.

  • Contents:
    1. Aram Saroyan – “from The Letter Book”
      John Giorno – “from The American Book of the Dead”
      Clark Coolidge – [untitled] “ace act ado”
      Clark Coolidge – [untitled] “gee get gib”
      Clark Coolidge – [untitled] “pro pea pee”
      Joe Brainard – “Muy Malo”
      Joe Brainard – “At Day’s End”
      Joe Brainard – “Short Story”
      Joe Brainard – “1970”
      Joe Brainard – “Real Life”
      Joe Brainard – “Art”
      Joe Brainard – “Henry”
      Joe Brainard – “Rim of the Desert”
      Joe Brainard – “Life”
      Joe Brainard – “How to Be Alone Again”
      Joe Brainard – “Friday, Nov. 27, 1970”
      Joe Brainard – “Thursday, December 8, 1970”
      Vincent Katz – “Pro Football”
      Bernadette Mayer – “from Moving”
      Byrd Hoffman – [untitled] “And now in saying something…”

8. ADVENTURES IN POETRY, No. 8, edited by Larry Fagin
New York: Adventures in Poetry, Summer 1971

First edition, side-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 60 pages. Cover by Rudy Burckhardt.

  • Contents:
    1. Dick Gallup – “Charged Particles”
      Lewis Warsh – “True Colors”
      Ron Padgett and Joe Brainard – “Cherry”
      Steve Malmude – “To Portland”
      Andrei Codrescu – “Unchosen Things”
      Andrei Codrescu – “Thru a Grill”
      Andrei Codrescu – “Comedia dell’Arte”
      Andrei Codrescu – “To your Father”
      Andrei Codrescu – “Cossey at the Bots”
      Andrei Codrescu – “Debts”
      Richard Kolmar – “Voluntary”
      Richard Kolmar – “Part of an Elegy”
      Glen Baxter – “Symbar”
      Glen Baxter – “From the Barge”
      Glen Baxter – “Apponitmantes”
      Glen Baxter – “Ack-acks”
      Glen Baxter – “Utopia Parkway”
      Philip Whalen – “Scenes of Life at the Capital”

9. ADVENTURES IN POETRY, No. 9, edited by Larry Fagin
New York: Adventures in Poetry, Spring 1972

First edition, side-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 125 pages. Cover art by John Giorno.

  • Contents:
    1. Jennifer Bartlett – “from Jennifer Losch: A Biography”
      Glen Baxter – “Morbihan”
      Glen Baxter – “Chauderon”
      Joe Brainard – “Poem” (“Kaleidoscopic umbrellas…”)
      Rebecca Brown – “The Day I Crossed Traffic against Traffic”
      Rebecca Brown – “Dissatisfaction”
      Michael Brownstein – “What America’s Thinking”
      William Burroughs – “Distant Heels”
      Clark Coolidge – “Basil Rathbone’s Bathrobe”
      Edwin Denby – “Army Songs”
      Jim Dine – “The Short History of New York”
      Joe Brainard – “A True Story”
      Louis Eilshemius – “An Unusual Inventor”
      Kenward Elmslie – “Eventual Bruises”
      Kenward Elmslie – “Ground Hog Day Pensee”
      Mary Ferrari – “The Blue and Yellow”
      Gilbert and George – “We are only Human Sculptors”
      Allen Ginsberg – “New England in hte Fall: Autumn Gold”
      John Godfrey – “Idiots”
      John Godfrey – “Sympathetic Fallacy”
      Joe Brainard – “No Story”
      Ted Greenwald – [untitled] “shut down…”
      Ted Greenwald – [untitled] “our faces…”
      Ted Greenwald – “Comb”
      Ted Greenwald – [untitled] “poems pile up…”
      Alice Hedges – “The Door”
      John Koethe – “Some”
      Valery Larbaud – “La Neige”
      Glen Baxter – “Glove Soup”
      Steve Malmude – “Companion Poems”
      Steve Malmude – “Stove & Lamp”
      Harry Mathews – “The Dream-Work”
      Bernadette Mayer – “3 X’s”
      Pat Nolan – “Vision”
      Pat Nolan – “A Controlled Habit”
      Joe Brainard – “What’s Cooking”
      Charles North – “To The Book”
      Charles North – “Elizabethan and Nova Scotian Music”
      Charles North – “Naming Colors”
      Hilton Obenzinger – “The Brunt”
      Peter Orlovsky – [untitled] “A Year and 1/2 Ago”
      Maureen Owen – “Digging Sassafras in July”
      Maureen Owen – “O Propitious Constellation!”
      Ron Padgett – “Gentlemen Prefer Carrots”
      Jonathan Rosenstein – “Vacuum”
      Jonathan Rosenstein – “The Bullring”
      Jonathan Rosenstein – “Popcorn”
      Jonathan Rosenstein – “Coffee Service”
      Jonathan Rosenstein – “Heh-Heh”
      Jonathan Rosenstein – “Charm”
      Harris Schiff – [untitled] “twilight…”
      Harris Schiff – [untitled] “the battery…”
      Harris Schiff – “Memorial for Paul Blackburn Oct 31 1971”
      Harris Schiff – “Too, for Bernadette Mayer”
      Joe Brainard – “Grandmother”
      Peter Schjeldahl – “Theater”
      Peter Schjeldahl – “Great Poet”
      Peter Schjeldahl – “Trepanation”
      Peter Schjeldahl – “Russian Escape”
      Peter Schjeldahl – “Dynamite”
      James Schuyler – “A Vermont Diary”
      Richard Snow – “Philo Vance”
      George Stanley – “Pitchfork”
      Tony Towle – “On Spring Street”
      Anne Waldman – “Little Poem in Search of the Past”
      Anne Waldman – [untitled] “if you do this…”
      Lewis Warsh – “Single File”
      Joseph White – [untitled] “turn the day over…”
      Joseph White – [untitled] “while tearing up the platform…”
      Joseph White – [untitled] “out to the corner…”
      Joseph White – [untitled] “the back of a drawing…”
      B. Wilkie – “Notes on My Work, 1971”
      Joe Brainard – “Poem” (“Roses are red…”)

10. ADVENTURES IN POETRY, No. 10, edited by Larry Fagin
New York: Adventures in Poetry, 1973

First edition, side-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 94 pages. Cover taken from a “Tijuana Bible”.

  • Contents:
    1. This is the anonymous issue published without author, editor, publication and publisher names.

11. ADVENTURES IN POETRY, No. 11, edited by Larry Fagin
New York: Adventures in Poetry, Spring 1974

First edition, side-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 121 pages. Cover art by Rory McEwen.

  • Contents:
    1. Anne Waldman – “Fast Speaking Woman”
      Michael McClure – “from Fleas”
      Fielding Dawson – “from Oz – with an X”
      Clark Coolidge – “Coda to The Maintains”
      Bruce Boyd – “Introduction”
      Ron Padgett – “Wilson ’57”
      John Wieners – “A Superficial Estimation”
      Tony Towle – “Autobiography”
      Joe Ceravolo – “Water Over Stones”
      James Schuyler – “A Treasury of Birthday Thoughts”
      Ebbe Borregaard – “October Seventh Poem”
      Guillaume Apollinaire – “Zone” (trans. Ron Padgett)

12. ADVENTURES IN POETRY, No. 12, edited by Larry Fagin
New York: Adventures in Poetry, Summer 1975

First edition, side-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, 94 pages. Cover art unattributed.

  • Contents:
    1. Gregory Corso – “Verse”
      Ron Padgett – “Excerpt from a Work in Progress” (“And they’re off…”)
      Alverna Brodecky – “Letter”
      Frank O’Hara – “To Norman, En Voyage”
      Joseph LeSueur – “A Note on the Preceding Poem”
      Jack Spicer – “Babel 3”
      Jack Spicer – “Dardenella”
      Jack Spicer – “Lives of the Philosophers: Diogenes”
      Jack Spicer – [untitled] “Lack of oxygen…”
      Jack Spicer – [untitled] “Invisible zombies…”
      Jack Spicer – “Spider Song”
      John Wieners – “There are Very Important Minutes”
      John Wieners – “I’ve Lived Here Longer than Anybody Else…”
      John Wieners – “Greer”
      John Wieners – “Home Surgery at Merchant Marine”
      Bobbie Louise Hawkins – “Phone Call”
      Bobbie Louise Hawkins – “Conversation between Five Women”
      Charles North – “Two Pathetic Songs”
      Steve Malmude – “Dedication”
      Steve Malmude – “Duchess”
      John Ashbury – “Once Upon a Time”
      Stanley Kunitz – “A Blessing of Women”
      David Meltzer – “from Harps”
      Mary Ferrari – “Fiery Easter, 1972”
      Mary Ferrari – “The Earth Within”
      Mary Ferrari – “The Lamp”
      Kenneth Koch – “The Apes of Banzona”
      Red Grooms – [untitled] “House painted…”
      Red Grooms – [untitled] “Cloud look down…”
      Bill Zavatsky – “Tonight”
      Bill Zavatsky – “Announcement”
      Bill Zavatsky – “The New Capitalism”
      Bill Zavatsky – “The Influence of Flowers”
      Helen Adam – “Cheerless Junkie’s Song”
      Allen Ginsberg – “End Vietnam War”
      Ted Greenwald – “The Coast”
      Tony Towle – “Quotes”
      Alfred Starr Hamilton – “Tenement”
      Alfred Starr Hamilton – “The Flag”
      Alfred Starr Hamilton – “Pink Ants”
      Alfred Starr Hamilton – “Lime Honey”
      Alfred Starr Hamilton – “Night”
      Lewis MacAdams – “Ohio Blue Tip”
      Ed Sanders – “The Critic”
      Ed Sanders – “The 34th Year”
      John Godfrey – “Morning Poem”
      John Godfrey – “Evening Song”
      Valery Larbaud – “Private Devotions” (tans. Ron Padgett and Bill Zavatsky)
      Ron Padgett and Bill Zavatsky – “Notes”
      Michael Palmer – “Without Music, 2”
      Dale Herd – “My Old Man”
      Dale Herd – “Blood”
      Dale Herd – “Welfare”
      Simon Schuchat – “Poem” (“the leaves are turning…”)
      Carter Ratcliff – “Arrivederci, Modernismo”
      Son House – “Dry Spell Blues”

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1. Padgett, Ron. TED: A PERSONAL MEMOIR OF TED BERRIGAN
Great Barrington: The Figures, 1993

2. Padgett, Ron. ALBANIAN DIARY
Great Barrington: The Figures, 1999

3. Padgett, Ron. OKLAHOMA TOUGH: MY FATHER, KING OF THE TULSA BOOTLEGGERS
Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2003

4. Padgett, Ron. JOE: A PERSONAL MEMOIR OF JOE BRAINARD
Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 2004

C: A Journal of Poetry

cover of C: A JOURNAL OF POETRY, Vol. 1, No. 5, edited by Ted Berrigan, October/November 1963.

C: A Journal of Poetry first appeared in May of 1963, edited by Ted Berrigan and published by Lorenz Gude. The format borrowed the production example of the recently published one-off magazine, The Censored Review, edited by Ron Padgett. It became an influential showcase for the work of New York School poets and artists — like Berrigan himself, along with Ron Padgett, Joe Brainard, Kenneth Koch, James Schuyler, John Ashbery, Dick Gallup, David Shapiro, and others.

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C: A Journal of Poetry

C: A Journal of Poetry first appeared in May of 1963, edited by Ted Berrigan and published by Lorenz Gude. The format borrowed the production example of the recently published one-off magazine, The Censored Review, edited by Ron Padgett. It became an influential showcase for the work of New York School poets and artists — like Berrigan himself, along with Ron Padgett, Joe Brainard, Kenneth Koch, James Schuyler, John Ashbery, Dick Gallup, David Shapiro, and others.

Berrigan wrote in 1964:
“… the first issue of ‘C’ was deliberately put together by me to reflect the SIMILARITY of the poetry, since I felt the differences to be obvious, and the NEWNESS of such a point of view as we (I) had…(Where I got the title is a secret, but it really isn’t). (I wanted a name without connotations and so, while thinking about Marcel Duchamp, one day said to myself, ‘A’ ‘B’ ‘C’ ‘Voila!’ and there is was. ‘C’ ‘SEE’ ‘SEA’ ‘C# #(AD INFINITUM)’.).”

C, no. 4 was the Edwin Denby issue, which features a silk-screened cover (front and back) by Andy Warhol. The process of making the cover for this issue signifies an important moment in the history of Warhol’s craft; it was the first time the artist used Polaroid photographs as the basis for his silkscreen portraits.

Berrigan continues:
“Andy made a silkscreen of two of the photos, and supervised its application on to the paper, while it was applied in turn by me, Gerry [Malanga], Pat Padgett, Sandy [Berrigan], most of the covers being done by Pat. The idea was for every cover to be different, to utilize inexperience to produce ‘happenings.’” (Ted Berrigan in “Some Notes about ‘C'”, published in Get the Money!, City Lights, 2022)

Contributors to the magazine include John Ashbery, Joseph Ceravolo, John Wieners, Lorenzo Thomas, Barbara Guest, Kenward Elmslie, Frank O’Hara, LeRoi Jones, Harry Fainlight, Ruth Krauss, Gerard Malanga, Harry Mathews, James Schuyler, Edwin Denby, Frank Lima, Tom Veitch, Tony Towle, John Perrault, Ed Sanders, Peter Orlovsky, David Shapiro, Kenneth Koch, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, John Stanton, Jerome Rothenberg, Aram Saroyan, John Giorno, Gregory Corso, and Ken Weaver, among others.

Vol. 1, no. 7 features a cover and a five-page suite of mimeographed prints by Joe Brainard, who provided covers for many other issues. Ron Padgett edited vol. 2, no. 13, which includes a number of translations of Reverdy, Soupault, Apollinaire, and Jacob, and a cover by Joe Brainard. Vol. 2, no. 12 was not produced. Vol. 2, no. 14 is titled Behind the Wheel by Michael Brownstein and has a cover by Alex Katz.


1. C: A JOURNAL OF POETRY, No. 1, edited by Ted Berrigan
New York: Lorenz Gude and Ted Berrigan, May 1963
Side-stapled with printed cover, 8.5” x 14”, 31 leaves printed recto only, mimeograph printed.

Contents:
Dick Gallup – “Endless Resoundings Fill the Room”
Dick Gallup – “Ember Grease”
Dick Gallup – “It’s Everywhere, Like So Much Glue”
Dick Gallup – “Out West and Back East”
Dick Gallup – “Persia is Falling Beneath the Blue Triremes”
Ron Padgett – “Sonnet I” (“Three thoughts about a bad boy…”)
Ron Padgett – “Sonnet II” (“As the blue cup sits…”)
Ron Padgett – “Sonnett III” (“The stone house your father built…”)
Ron Padgett – [untitled] “Most sensual of recluses…”
Joe Brainard – “A Play”
Joe Brainard – “Diary Aug. 4th-15th”
Ted Berrigan – “Poem in the Traditional Manner”
Ted Berrigan – “Poem in the Modern Manner”
Ted Berrigan – “Homage to Beaumont Bruestle”
Ted Berrigan – “Two Scenes (after John Ashbery)”
Ted Berrigan – “Homage to Mayakofsky”
Ted Berrigan – “It is a Big Red House”
Ted Berrigan – “In Place of Sunday Mass”
Ted Berrigan – “From a Secret Journal”
Ted Berrigan – “Sonnet I” (“His piercing pince-nez…”)
Ted Berrigan – “Sonnet II” (Dear Margie, hello…”)
Ted Berrigan – “Sonnet III” (“Stronger than alcohol…”)
Ted Berrigan – “Sonnet IV” (Lord, it is time…”)
Ted Berrigan – “Sonnet V” (“Squawking a gala occasion…”)
Ted Berrigan – “Sonnet VI” (The bulbs burn…”)
Ted Berrigan – “Real Life”
Ted Berrigan – “Penn Station”
Ted Berrigan – “Sonnet XIII”

2. C: A JOURNAL OF POETRY, Vol. 1, No. 2, edited by Ted Berrigan
New York: Lorenz Gude and Ted Berrigan, June 1963

Side-stapled with printed cover, 8.5” x 14”, 28 leaves printed recto only, mimeograph printed.

Note: This issue is dedicated to Pat Mitchell and Ron Padgett as a wedding present.

Contents:
J. Richard White – “The Birth of Lamantia”
J.Richard White – “February in San Francisco”
J. Richard White – “from The Lady”
Joe Brainard – “From a Letter from Joe Brainard to Ted Berrigan/20 May 63”
Ted Berrigan – “Words for Love”
Ted Berrigan – “Doubts (to Dave Bearden)”
Ted Berrigan and Dick Gallup – “I Am Alone. You Are a Jungle. These Are the Ties That Bind”
Sandra Alper – [untitled] “Dear Aunt Rose and Uncle Bert…”
Ron Padgett – “Homage to Max Jacob”
Ron Padgett – “Gamma Rays”
Ron Padgett – “X” (“I hope somebody else writes…”)
Ron Padgett – “Ash Tarzan”
Ron Padgett – “Tristan Tarzan”
Ron Padgett – “The Portable Life of Dr. Reverdy”
Ted Berrigan – “Sonnet XVIII” (“Dear Marge, hello…”)
Ted Berrigan – “Sonnet XXIII” (“On the 15th day of November…”)
Ted Berrigan – “Sonnet XXXII” (“The blue day…”)
Ted Berrigan – “Sonnet XXXVI, Homage to Frank O’Hara” (“It’s 8:54 a.m. in Brooklyn…”)
Ted Berrigan – “Sonnet XXXVIII” (“Sleep half sleep half silence…”)
Ted Berrigan – “Sonnet XL” (“Wan as pale thighs…”)
Ted Berrigan – “Sonnet XLI” (“banging around in a cigarette…”)
Ted Berrigan – “Sonnet XLII” (“She murmurs of signs…”)
Ted Berrigan – “Sonnet LII” (“It is a human universe…”)
Ted Berrigan – “Sonnet LIII” (“The poem upon the page…”)
Joe Brainard – “A Mother’s Love is a Blessing”
Joe Brainard – “Sally”
Joe Brainard – “Poem” (“Last night was blue…”)

3. C: A JOURNAL OF POETRY, Vol. 1, No. 3, edited by Ted Berrigan
New York: Lorenz Gude and Ted Berrigan, July/August 1963

Side-stapled with printed cover, 8.5” x 14”, 30 leaves printed recto only, mimeograph printed. Cover art by Joe Brainard.

Contents:
Theodore Roethke – “The Waking”
Ted Berrigan – “A Sonnet for Dick Gallup / July 1963” (“The logic of grammar is not genuine…”)
John Ashbery – “$$$$$ from Re-Establishing Raymond Roussel”
John Stanton – “Sonnet” (“In this house I feel sad…”)
John Stanton – “Sonnet” (“Is the effort of my poem…”)
Gerard Malanga – “Now in Another Way, for Andy Warhol”
Richard Gallup – “Some Feathers”
Ted Berrigan – “Sonnet XXXI” (“And then one morning…”)
Ted Berrigan – “Sonnet XXXIV” (“Time flies by like a great whale…”)
Ted Berrigan – “Sonnet XXXVII” (“It is night. You are asleep….”)
Ted Berrigan – “Sonnet XLIV” (“The withered leaves fly…”)
Ted Berrigan – “Sonnet XLV” (“What thwarts this fear…”)
Ted Berrigan – “Sonnet XLVII” (“Frances Marion nudges himself…”)
Ted Berrigan – “Sonnet LVIII” (“A glass of chocolate milk…“)
Ted Berrigan – “Sonnet LXXIV (“The Academy of the future…”)
Ted Berrigan – “Sonnet LXXXVIII, A Final Sonnet for Chris” (“How strange to be gone…”)
James Brodey – “Two for Barbara Guest”
Ron Padgett – “Three Sonnets After Frank O’Hara”
Ruth Krauss – “Poem Play: A Beautiful Day”
Ruth Krauss – “A Play: In a Bull’s Eye”
Ruth Krauss – “A Play”
Ruth Krauss – “A Play: There’s a Little Ambiguity Over There Among the Bluebells”
Ron Padgett and Ted Berrigan – “Homage to Pierre Reverdy”
Richard Gallup – “Egg Plants Are Not Green”
unattributed [Ron Padgett and Ted Berrigan] – “Lettuce”
Ron Padgett – “Instead of a Man in Black the Men in Blue”
Ron Padgett – “Choctaw”
Ron Padgett – “Sonnet Written in the Time it Took Lauren Owen to Walk 100 Feet”
Richard Gallup – “Building a house”

4. C: A JOURNAL OF POETRY, Vol. 1,No. 4, edited by Ted Berrigan
New York: Lorenz Gude and Ted Berrigan, September 1963

Side-stapled with printed cover, 8.5” x 14”, 28 leaves printed recto only, mimeograph printed. Cover art by Andy Warhol; each silk-screened cover is unique.

Contents:
Frank O’Hara – “The Poetry of Edwin Denby”
John Wieners – “An Introduction”
Ted Berrigan – “Grace After a Meal”
Frank O’Hara – “Edwin’s Hand”
Edwin Denby – “The Climate”
Edwin Denby – “The Shoulder”
Edwin Denby – “Standing on a Street Corner”
Edwin Denby – “Summer”
Edwin Denby – “The Silence at Night”
Edwin Denby – “City Without Smoke”
Edwin Denby – “Elegy – The Streets”
Edwin Denby – “From a Sonnet Sequence ”
Edwin Denby – “Aaron”
Edwin Denby – “The Friend”
Edwin Denby – “Long Island City”
Edwin Denby – “A Domestic Cat”
Edwin Denby – “Ravenna”
Edwin Denby – “Florence”
Edwin Denby – “Siena”
Edwin Denby – “Rome”
Edwin Denby – “Via Appia”
Edwin Denby – “Villa Adriana”
Edwin Denby – “Naples”
Edwin Denby – “Amalfi”
Edwin Denby – “Paestum”
Edwin Denby – “Syracuse”
Edwin Denby – “Segesta”
Edwin Denby – “Taormina”
Edwin Denby – “Forza d’Agro”
Edwin Denby – “Brindisi”
Edwin Denby – “Athens”
Edwin Denby – “The Parthenon”
Edwin Denby – “Attica”
Edwin Denby – “Mycenae”
Edwin Denby – “Thebes”
Edwin Denby – “Delphi”
Edwin Denby – “Snoring in New York, An Elegy”
Ted Berrigan – “Some Notes”

5. C: A JOURNAL OF POETRY, Vol. 1, No. 5, edited by Ted Berrigan
New York: Lorenz Gude and Ted Berrigan, October/November 1963

Side-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 8.5” x 14”, 39 leaves printed recto only, mimeograph printed. Cover art by Joe Brainard.

Contents:
John Ashbery – “The New Realism”
Ron Padgett – “A Game of Chess”
Joseph Ceravolo – “Passivation”
Sotero Torregian – “Kerygma”
John Wieners – “Prose Poem” (“The soul clings…”)
John Wieners – “Sickness”
John Wieners – [untitled] (“Do not let the silent…”)
John Wieners – “Happiness Is Just a Thing”
Ted Berrigan – “The Frightened City”
Ted Berrigan – “Cathedral Towns”
Ted Berrigan – “New Junket (for Harry Fainlight)”
Ron Padgett – “Wind”
J. Richard White – “What Price Salvation?”
J. Richard White – “Spelunca (for A.R.)”
John Ashbery – “Late December”
John Ashbery – “Copy of a Copy”
John Ashbery – “Undated”
Lorenzo Thomas – “Political Science”
James Schuyler – “The Infant Jesus of Prague”
Harry Fainlight – “Poem II” (“Muezzins, buzzards, newspapers…”)
Barbara Guest – “Olivetti Ode”
Barbara Guest – “Hands”
Kenward Elmslie – “Florida Hillocks”
Kenward Elmslie – “Piazza of the Bananas”
Kenward Elmslie – “Another Island Groupage”
Leroi Jones – “The New World”
Leroi Jones – “The Success”
Leroi Jones – “Predicates/Categories (after M.H.)”
Leroi Jones – “Cant”
Joseph Ceravolo – “Poem” (“There were more dirty…”)
Joseph Ceravolo – “Grass”
Joseph Ceravolo – “Poem” (“Come and go see over there…”)
Joseph Ceravolo – “Poem” (“Lapping water…”)
Joseph Ceravolo – “Funny Day”
Joseph Ceravolo – “Happiness in the Trees”

6. C: A JOURNAL OF POETRY, Vol. 1, No. 6, edited by Ted Berrigan
New York: Lorenz Gude and Ted Berrigan, December 1963/January 1964

Side-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 8.5” x 14”, 32 leaves printed recto only, mimeograph printed. Cover art by Joe Brainard.

Contents:
Ted Berrigan – “Canzone”
Ted Berrigan – “Presence”
Ted Berrigan – “Destination Moom”
Ted Berrigan – “Prose Keys to American Poetry”
Joe Brainard – “Andy Warhol: Andy Do It”
Joe Brainard – “Nancy”
Dick Gallup – “Inside the Park”
Joe Ceravolo – “Stillness”
Joe Ceravolo – “I Am Lonely in My Crib”
Joe Ceravolo – “Five Poems”
Joe Ceravolo – “The Night Passes Through April Wind, No One Wants to Sleep”
Gerard Malanga – “Non-Sonnet IV”
Gerard Malanga – “Non-Sonnet XII”
Robert Dash – “Across the Table”
Harlan Dangerfield – “C’est Toi Qui Dors Dans L’Ombre”
Joe Brainard – “Johnny”
Dick Gallup – “from the Beaumont Series”
Ruth Krauss – “Duet”
Ted Berrigan – “Poem in Honor of Some Bombs”
Harlan Dangerfield – “The Pastor”
Harlan Dangerfield – “Orange Jews”
Lorenzo Toumes – “Enureseis”
Ron Padgett – “The Blind Dog of Venice (To Pat)”
Ron Padgett – “The EMS Dispatch (To Ted)”
Kenward Elmslie – “Blimps”
Kenward Elmslie – “Poem” (“the wooden junk flood…”)
Kenward Elmslie – “Television Scenario: The Users”
Kenneth Koch – “Your Fun is a Snob”
kenneth Koch – “Sweethearts From Abroad”
Kenneth Koch – “Rapping Along”
Kenneth Koch – “The Cat’s Breakfast”
Kenneth Koch – “Sun Out”
Kenneth Koch – “The Dead Body”
Ted Berrigan – “In Every Victim Awaits the Guest of Honor”
Ted Berrigan – “It Makes You Think,”
Ron Padgett – “The Complete Works: A Story-Poem (To Joe)”

7. C: A JOURNAL OF POETRY, Vol. 1, No. 7, edited by Ted Berrigan
New York: Lorenz Gude and Ted Berrigan, February 1964

Side-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 8.5” x 14”, 44 leaves printed recto only, mimeograph printed. Cover art by Joe Brainard.

Contents:
Ted Berrigan – “Some Troubles”
Tom Veitch – “Cremations”
Joe Ceravolo – “A Story from the Bushmen”
Joe Ceravolo – “Warmth”
Joe Ceravolo – “Ending”
Joe Ceravolo – “The More You Take It”
Ted Berrigan – “Sonnet LXXIII”
Ted Berrigan – “Sonnet LXXVI”
Ted Berrigan – “Sonnet LXXVIII”
Ted Berrigan – “Sonnet LXXX”
Ted Berrigan – “Sonnet LXXXI”
Ted Berrigan – “Sonnet LXXXII”
Ted Berrigan – “Sonnet LXXXIV”
Ted Berrigan – “Sonnet LXXXVII”
Ron Padgett – “After the Broken Arm”
Ron Padgett – “I’d Give You My Seat If I Were Here”
Ron Padgett – “Sonnet / To Andy Warhol”
Ron Padgett – “Rome”
Ron Padgett – “Nothing in That Drawer”
John Wieners – “The Windows”
Guillaume Apollinaire – “Les Fenetres”
Tony Towle – “Prologue”
Tony Towle – “Apology”
Tony Towle – “Thoughts Near the George Washington Bridge”
Tony Towle – “Somebody Else, Black Poems, Brown Poems”
Lorenzo Thomas – “Gilbert and Sullivan”
Lorenzo Thomas – “Another Abstract Etc”
Lorenzo Thomas – “The Conscience of Cole Porter”
Frank Lima – “Abuela’s Wake”
Frank Lima – “In Memory of Eugene Perez (drowned may 25, ’62)”
John Perreault – “John Perreault”
Frank O’Hara – “Yesterday Down at the Canal”
Frank O’Hara – “Poeme en Forme de Saw”
Frank O’Hara – “To Jane: And in Imitation of Coleridge”
James Schuyler & Kenward Elmslie – “Unpacking the Black Trunk”
James Schuyler – “Poem” (“I do not always understand what you say”)
James Schuyler – [untitled] (“In the café I sat…”)
James Schuyler – [untitled] (“August, smelling of ripe grapes…”)
Edwin Denby – “Sonnet 30” (“Roar drowns the reproach…”)
Frank O’Hara – “Political Poem on a Last Line of Pasternak’s”
Frank O’Hara – “The Lay of the Romance of the Associations, to Kenneth Koch”
Frank O’Hara – “Commercial Variations”
Frank O’Hara – “34 mile wind”
Frank O’Hara – “Rhapsody”
Frank O’Hara – “Those Who Are Dreaming, A Play about St. Paul”
Harry Fainlight – “Ah, London”
Harry Fainlight – “Pastorale”
Harry Fainlight – “The Bayswater Road”
Harry Fainlight – “Meeting”
Harry Fainlight – “Lyric”
Harry Fainlight – “Echo & Co.”
Harry Fainlight – “28”
Harry Fainlight – “You Have Wasted Your Life”
James Schuyler – “The Home Book”
Dick Gallup – “Recoting”

8. C: A JOURNAL OF POETRY, Vol. 1, No. 8, edited by Ted Berrigan
New York: Lorenz Gude and Ted Berrigan, April 1964

Side-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 8.5” x 14”, 40 leaves printed recto only, mimeograph printed. Cover art by Ted Berrigan and Joe Brainard.

Contents:
Edwin Denby – “Sonnet 20” (“the grand republic’s Poet is…”)
Ron Padgett – “In His Distant Camp, Ted Awaits the Priests”
Ted Berrigan – “Mess Occupations, after Henri Michaux”
Harlan Dangerfield – “The voyage of the Argonauts, for Lionel Trilling”
David Shapiro – “from We Are Gentle, Part I”
Ted Berrigan – “Invention, to John Ashbery”
Tom Veitch – “from Literary Days”
Ted Berrigan, Ron Padgett, Peter Orlovsky, and Gerry Malanga – “Boils”
Harry Fainlight – “Theme and Variation, Tangier 1963”
Harry Fainlight – [untitled] “The chant, le chant, the song…”
Harry Fainlight – “Childhood”
Al Fowler – “Poem” (“what matter of luxury is this?”)
Tom Veitch – “A letter from Tom Veitch / April 5, 1962”
Joseph Ceravolo – “Book III: The Concluding Book”
Dick Gallup – “Eskimos again”
Ed Sanders – “from The Gobble Gang Poems”
Ron Padgett – “Some Bombs (Mistranslations), after Reverdy”
J. Richard White – “Prick Song”
J. Richard White – “February in San Francisco”
J. Richard White – “Poem for Things”
J. Richard White – “San Francisco Ephemeris”
J. Richard White – “Early Sunday Afternoon”
J. Richard White – “Conversation”
Ted Berrigan – “Il Penseroso”
Ted Berrigan – “Stop Stop Six”
Ted Berrigan – “Then I’d cry”
Ted Berrigan – “Fauna time”
Ted Berrigan – “The Upper Arm, for Andy Warhol”
Ted Berrigan – “Sonnet XXVI” (“One Sonnet for Dick”)
Kenneth Koch – “A Poem of the Forty-Eight States”
Ron Padgett – “Rain Dunce, after Ted”
Dick Gallup – “Hygiene Sonnet”
Frank O’Hara – “Hatred”
Ted Berrigan – “Reeling Midnight, to Pierre Reverdy”
Tom Veitch – “from The Jolly Abyss”
Joe Brainard – “Spooky-Wooky-Wooky”

9. C: A JOURNAL OF POETRY, Vol. 1, No. 9, edited by Ted Berrigan
New York: Lorenz Gude and Ted Berrigan, Summer etc. 1964

Side-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 8.5” x 14”, 67 leaves printed recto only, mimeograph printed. Cover art by Joe Brainard.

Contents:
Ron Padgett – “Y..R D..K”
Ron Padgett – “Begun”
Ron Padgett – “The Rodent”
Ron Padgett – “Jimmy”
Ron Padgett – “To Henry James”
Ted Berrigan and Ron Padgett – “Looking For Chris”
Ted Berrigan and Ron Padgett – “Teresa (A Play)”
Ted Berrigan and Ron Padgett – “Seventeen (A Play for Kay Boyle)”
Ted Berrigan and Ron Padgett – “Seventeen (A Play)”
Ted Berrigan and Ron Padgett – “Teres”
Ted Berrigan and Ron Padgett – “Seventeen (A Play for Signor Melone of Venice)”
Ted Berrigan – “On His Own”
Ted Berrigan – “The Dance of the Broken Bomb”
Ted Berrigan – “Putting Away”
Ted Berrigan – “Owe”
Ted Berrigan – “We Are Jungles”
Joe Ceravolo – “What Is That Flying Away?”
Dick Gallup – “Life in Darkness”
John Stanton – “From Newstand Report”
Joe Brainard – “Sally”
William Burroughs – “Intersections Shifts and Scanning from Literary Days by Tom Veitch”
Tom Veitch – “from The Jolly Abyss”
David Shapiro – [untitled] (“Light became audible…”)
David Shapiro – [untitled] (“The most terrible spasms…”)
Tony Towle – “Attached Poem”
Tony Towle – “Poems (to Joe LeSueur)”
Tony Towle – “Skylarks”
Harry Fainlight – “Juvenglandia”
Harry Fainlight – “To the Autumn Sunbeam God”
John Ashbery – “White”
John Ashbery – “Vocalise”
John Ashbery – “Evening Quatrains”
Kenneth Koch – “At the Railway Station”
Kenneth Koch – “Dostoevski’s The Gambler”
Kenneth Koch – “Triste E Una Donna”
Kenneth Koch – “Morro Rock”
Kenneth Koch – “Schweitzerreich”
Kenneth Koch – “Mateeyanah”
Kenneth Koch – “Wahego”
Kenneth Koch – “In Harmonium”
Kenneth Koch – “Chiaroscuro”
Kenneth Koch – “Heanorupeatomos”
Kenneth Koch – “An X-Ray of Utah”
Kenneth Koch – “Religiously”
William Burroughs – “Givers of Winds Is My Name”
Barbara Guest – “Strum Night”
Barbara Guest – “Looking at Flowers Through Tears”
Tristan Tzara – “Dada Proverb”
Allen Ginsberg – “The Change: Kyoto-Tokyo Express July 18, 1963”
Kenneth Koch – “The Return of Yellow May”
Kenneth Koch – “The Revolt of the Giant Animals”
Kenneth Koch – “The Building of Florence”
Kenneth Koch – “The Beverly Boys Summer Vacation”
Frank O’Hara – “For the Chinese New Year and For Bill Berkson”

10. C: A JOURNAL OF POETRY, Vol. 1, No. 10, edited by Ted Berrigan
New York: Lorenz Gude and Ted Berrigan, February 14, 1965

Side-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 8.5” x 14”, 74 leaves printed recto only, mimeograph printed. Cover art by Joe Brainard.

Contents:
Francis Picabia – “Poop”
Dick Gallup – “Fits of Candor (A Manifesto)”
Dick Gallup – “The Return of Philista”
John Giorno – “Washington, July 5”
Harlan Dangerfield – “Inside Speech”
Giuseppe Ungaretti – “December”
Ted Berrigan – “Brett”
Ron Padgett – “Brett (A Play)”
Giuseppe Ungaretti – “After Breakfast”
Ron Padgett – “Richard Cory”
John Stanton – “Revised Poem”
Giuseppe Ungaretti – “Montana”
Aram Saroyan – “Poem” (“I stand last night…”)
Al Katzman – “From the Poetry Machine”
John Giorno – “Blandford, England, Sept. 23”
Ron Padgett – “December”
Tom Veitch – “Yes, I Am William Burroughs…”
Jeff Giles – “To the Imperial Wizard”
James Schuyler – “A Grave”
Aram Saroyan – “Moving”
Philippe Soupalt – “Georgia” (trans. By Peter Schjeldahl)
David Shapiro – “Dirge (South Africa)”
David Shapiro – “From Five Songs”
Gregory Corso – “from The Mutation of the Spirit”
Tom Veitch – “Precipice: A Story”
Les Gottesman – “The Day Before the Windowshade Fell”
Les Gottesman – “Apologies for the Angry Postcard”
Ron Padgett – “Principia Mathematica”
Louis Nasper – “Anecdote of Mumbly at Home”
John Perreault – “Homage to _______________”
Louis Nasper – “Ragtime Cowboy Joe”
Peter Schjeldahl – “Sonnet 16” (“Darkness rises from the sewers…”)
Peter Schjeldahl – “Sonnet 20” (“I cannot go on like this…”)
Richard Huelsenbeck – “We Hardly”
Aram Saroyan – “My arms are warm”
Ron Padgett – “Falling in Love in Spain or Mexico”
Jeff Giles – “Prison of Souls”
Dick Gallup – “Pomp Ilk”
Ted Berrigan – “Mother Cabrini (a play)”
Aram Saroyan – “Poem” (“In the corner of my room an American!”)
Szabo – “My First Story”
Harlan Dangerfield – “Poem” (“I don’t belong to you…”)
Kenward Elmslie – “Preface to “The Champ””
Kenward Elmslie – “The Champ”
Pierre Reiter – “Craze Man Wiliiker”
Douglas MacArthur – “Memoirs”
Ted Greenwald – “Secret Wallpaper”
David Shapiro – “The Pirates”
Giuseppe Ungaretti – “A Memory Filled with White”
Harlan Dangerfield – [untitled] (“There was an old prude from St. Paul…”)
Harlan Dangerfield – [untitled] (“A young maid awalking alone…”)
Ted Berrigan – “The Groundhog”
Richard Kolmar – “Song”
Max Jacob – “To Modigliani, to Prove to Him That I’m a Poet”
Ron Padgett – “The Fernandez”
Kenneth Koch – “Miss America”
Joe Brainard – “Did Daniel Webster and Rufus Choate Plan to Enter Medicine”
James Schuyler – “The Custard Sellers”
Michael McClure – “Ghost Tantra #9”
Tom Veitch – “Excerpt from The Jolly Abyss”
Hasheesh Fudge – “Recipe Department”
[unattributed] – “When the mercenaries ran away…”
Larry Swingle – “Ten When My Eyes Were Hurting”
Ron Padgett – “A Man Saw a Ball of Gold”
Frank O’Hara – “John Button Birthday”
Joseph Ceravolo – “Can’t Keep”
Bruce Kawin – “Sestina with a Lost Line”
Aram Saroyan – “Poem” (“A new telephone on the table”)
Richard Kolmar and Aram Saroyan – “The Bermudas”
John Ashbery – “Balance of Payments”
Tony Towle – “Supplements”
Frank O’Hara – “Ave Maria”
John Dent – “Fits of Affection”
John Ashbery – “The Ecclesiast”
Frank Lima – “The Woman”
Ted Berrigan – “In Three Parts”
John Ashbery – “Fortune”
Dick Gallup – “Revolting (A one act play)”
Kenneth Koch – “The Courtier”
Kenneth Koch – “En L’an Trentisme de Mon Eage”
The Poem Machine – “Leapfrog (for Jim Sears)”
John Ashbery – “Hoboken”
Ed Sanders – “from Aphrodite”
Philip Whalen – “The Ode to Music (for Morton Subotnick)”
William Burroughs – “Fits of Nerves with a Fix”
Joseph Ceravolo – “Street”
Charles Olson – “Ed Sanders’ Language”
Joseph Ceravolo – “Music”

11. C: A JOURNAL OF POETRY, Vol. 2, No. 11, edited by Ted Berrigan
New York: Lorenz Gude and Ted Berrigan, Summer 1965

Side-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 8.5” x 14”, 56 leaves printed recto only, mimeograph printed. Cover art by Joe Brainard.

Contents:
Ron Padgett and Ted Berrigan – “On Frank O’Hara’s Birthday”
Ken Weaver – “Adios Lecture”
Aram Saroyan – “Police Lock”
Tom Veitch – “The Luis Armed Story”
Ted Berrigan – “from Looking For Chris”
Dick Gallup – “from The Bingo”
Ron Padgett – “from Motor Maids Cross the Continent”
Barbara Guest – “Another Daddy”
Barbara Guest – “A ‘Adventures of Tin-Tin’ Story”
John Stanton – “Selections from a Novel”
Kenward Elmslie – “Barbie and Ken”
Edwin Denby – [untitled] “New York, smog dim under August…”
Edwin Denby – [untitled] “Neighbor sneaks refuse to my roof…”
Edwin Denby – [untitled] “In tooth and claw red, not nature…”
Edwin Denby – [untitled] “Disorder, mental, strikes me…”
Edwin Denby – [untitled] “In a hotelroom a madman…”
Edwin Denby – [untitled] “Nocturnal void lower Fifth…”
Edwin Denby – [untitled] “Drenched saw Doris home…”
Edwin Denby – “Sonnet 18” (“Sunday on the Senator’s estate…”)
Edwin Denby – “Sonnet 19” (“The size balls are sudden…”)
Edwin Denby – “Sonnet 20” (“The grand republic’s Poet is…”)
Edwin Denby – “Sonnet 21” (“Blue grey ridge…”)
Edwin Denby – “Sonnet 23” (“Heavy bus slows…”)
Edwin Denby – “Sonnet 24” (“New year’s near…”)
Edwin Denby – “Sonnet 30” (“Roar drowns the reproach…”)
Kenneth Koch – “from The Red Robins”
Harlan Dangerfield – “Frost”
Harlan Dangerfield – “Saturday Night at the Movies”
Tom Veitch – “A Fine Thing”

Note: C: A JOURNAL OF POETRY Vol. 2 No. 12 was never issued.

12. C: A JOURNAL OF POETRY, Vol. 2, No. 13, edited by Ron Padgett
New York: Lorenz Gude and Ted Berrigan, May 1966

Side-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 8.5” x 14”, 31 leaves printed recto only, mimeograph printed. Cover art by Joe Brainard.

Contents:
Stéphane Mallarmé – “In Praise of the Postal System”
Dick Gallup – “From The Bingo”
Théophile Gautier – “Mortality”
Théophile Gautier – “The Suitor”
John J. Murphy – “from Julius Caesar”
Pierre Reverdy – “The Heavenly Skater”
Pierre Reverdy – “At Dawn”
Pierre Reverdy – “The Traveller and His Shadow”
Pierre Reverdy – “Fetish”
Pierre Reverdy – “Natural Greatness”
Pierre Reverdy – “The Hard Heart”
Ted Berrigan – “from Clear the Range”
Phillipe Soupault – “The Great Melancholy of an Avenue”
William Saroyan – “Fragment”
Theresa Mitchell – “Saving Japan”
Harry Mathews – “The Sad Birds”
Joe Brainard – “Brunswick Stew”
Max Jacob – “Alas!”
Kenward Elmslie – “History of France”
Max Jacob – “Valiant Warrior on Foreign Soil”
Guillaume Apollinaire – “Julie ou j’ai prete ma rose”
Guillaume Apollinaire – “Corona di Cazzi”
Guillaume Apollinaire – “Epithalame”
Guillaume Apollinaire – “In Vase Proepostero”
Guillaume Apollinaire – “Petit Balai”
Guillaume Apollinaire – “Le teint”
Guillaume Apollinaire – “VIII” (“Linda la noire aux paumes roses…”)
Guillaume Apollinaire – “CartesPostales”
Guillaume Apollinaire – “Le Chat”
Guillaume Apollinaire – “Le Negre”
Guillaume Apollinaire – “Quelques Distiques Pour Plaire a Dupuy”
Guillaume Apollinaire – “Bibilographie”
Guillaume Apollinaire – “Justification”
Ron Padgett – “The Julie or the Rose Newsletter”

13. Brownstein, Michael. BEHIND THE WHEEL
New York: C Press, 1967

Side-stapled in printed and illustrated wrappers, 8.5” x 14”, 26 leaves printed recto only, 200 copies, mimeograph printed. Cover art by Alex Katz, production by Ron Padgett. Published as C: A Journal of Poetry, No. 14, edited by Ted Berrigan.

Contents:
Michael Brownstein – “No Empty Hands”
Michael Brownstein – “Nations”
Michael Brownstein – “Sunny Barn, Special Guests”
Michael Brownstein – “Behind the Wheel”
Michael Brownstein – “The Plains of Abraham”
Michael Brownstein – “Large Blue”
Michael Brownstein – “Fingertips”
Michael Brownstein – “Janice”
Michael Brownstein – “Lily Flower”
Michael Brownstein – “Waitress”
Michael Brownstein – “News”
Michael Brownstein – “Florence Was Fine in the Summertime”
Michael Brownstein – “Clean & Clear”
Michael Brownstein – “Poem” (“Yours the taught climb…”)
Michael Brownstein – “Navel”
Michael Brownstein – “Pond”
Michael Brownstein – “A Final Storm”
Michael Brownstein – “Coincidences”
Michael Brownstein – “Moving You Along”
Michael Brownstein – “Massachusetts”
Michael Brownstein – “Against the Grain”
Michael Brownstein – “Typhoon”
Michael Brownstein – “A Modern Instance ”
Michael Brownstein – “Pounds and Ounces”

 

Ted Berrigan – Collaborations

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SECTION B:
This index includes collaborations by Ted Berrigan with other writers and artists.


1. Berrigan, Ted, Joe Brainard, and Ron Padgett. SOME THINGS
First edition:
New York: privately printed, 1963
Loose sheets in plain unprinted paper folder, 100 copies, signed by all three contributors on the title page, mimeograph printed. Illustrations by Joe Brainard.

2. Berrigan, Ted, and Ron Padgett. SEVENTEEN
First edition:
New York: privately printed, 1964
Side-stapled with printed cover, 8.5” x 11”, 48 copies, mimeograph printed. Plays by Ron Padgett and Ted Berrigan, individually and collaboratively.

3. Berrigan, Ted, and Ron Padgett. NOH
First edition:
New York: Lines Press, 1965
Broadside, 8″ x 13″, 50 numbered and signed copies. Published as Linesheet 1.

4. Berrigan, Ted, and Joe Brainard. LIVING WITH CHRIS
First edition:
New York: Boke Press, 1965
Side-stapled with illustrated cover, 8.5” x 11”, mimeograph printed.

Note: Chris refers to Christina Gallup, the daughter of Dick and Carol Gallup, for whom Ted was babysitting when he wrote this poem.

5. Berrigan, Ted, and Ron Padgett. BEAN SPASMS
a. First edition, paperbound issue
New York: Kulchur Press, 1967
Sewn signatures bound in illustrated wrappers, 7.5″ x 10″, 202 pages, 1000 copies. Illustrations and Drawings by Joe Brainard.

b. First edition, hardcover issue
New York: Kulchur Press, 1967
Hardcover in illustrated paper bound boards, 7.5″ x 10″, 202 copies. Illustrations and Drawings by Joe Brainard.

6. Berrigan, Ted, and George Schneeman. NO HELP WANTED
First edition:
New York: n.p., 1967
Broadside, 35” x 23”, 20 copies numbered and signed by poet and artist, silkscreen printed.

7. Berrigan, Ted, and George Schneeman. 10 THINGS I DO EVERY DAY
First edition:
New York: n.p., 1967
Broadside, 35” x 23”, 20 copies numbered and signed by poet and artist, silkscreen printed.

8. Berrigan, Ted, and George Schneeman. HOUSE IN THE COUNTRY
First edition:
New York: n.p., 1967
Broadside, 35” x 23”, 20 copies numbered and signed by poet and artist, silkscreen printed.

9. Berrigan, Ted, and Anselm Hollo. DOUBLETALK
First edition:
Iowa City: Privately published, 1969
Wrappers, 240 signed copies, letterpress printed by T.G. Miller.

10. Berrigan, Ted, and Anne Waldman. MEMORIAL DAY
a. First edition:
New York: Poetry Project, St. Mark’s Church In-the-Bowery, 1971

b. Second printing:
London: Aloes Books, 1974

11. Berrigan, Ted, Tom Clark, and Ron Padgett. BACK IN BOSTON AGAIN
New York: Telegraph Books, 1972

12. Berrigan, Ted, and Joe Brainard. THE DRUNKEN BOAT
New York: Adventures In Poetry, 1974

13. Berrigan, Ted, and Robert Creeley. THINK OF ANYTHING
n.p.: Hard Press, 1977

14. Berrigan, Ted, and Harris Schiff. YO-YO’S WITH MONEY
Henniker, NH: United Artists Books, 1979

13. Berrigan, Ted, and George Schneeman. IN THE NAM WHAT CAN HAPPEN?
New York: Granary Books, 1997

Ted Berrigan – Books, Pamphlets, and Broadsides

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SECTION A:
This index includes books, pamphlets, and broadsides


1. Berrigan, Ted. A LILY FOR MY LOVE: 13 POEMS
First edition:
Providence: privately printed, 1959
Saddle-stapled in printed wrappers, 20 pages.

Note: some poems previously appeared in Nimrod, The White Dove Review, Alembic.

2. Berrigan, Ted. THE SONNETS
a. First edition:
New York: Lorenz and Ellen Gude, 1964
Side-stapled in illustrated cover, 8.5” x 11”, 134 pages, 300 numbered copies, mimeograph printed. Dedicated to Joe Brainard. Cover art by Joe Brainard. Edited by Ron Padgett.

b. Second edition:
New York: Grove Press, 1966

c. Third edition:
New York: United Artists, 1982

d. Fourth edition:
New York: Penguin Books, 2000

3. Berrigan, Ted. MANY HAPPY RETURNS
First edition:
New York: Angel Hair, 1967
Folded broadside, 7″ x 9.5″, 200 copies (including 4 lettered and signed copies hors commerce), letterpress printed by Grabhorn-Hoyem, for Anne Waldman and Lewis Warsh December 25, 1967.

4. Berrigan, Ted. SONNET L
First edition:
New York: Moil Press, 1968
First edition, broadside, 8.5” x 11”, mimeograph printed. Drawn and lettered by Alice Notley. Published as Free Poems Among Friends #2.

According to a Granary Books catalog entry for this broadside: “This is a spinoff publication inspired by the Detroit Artists’ Workshop Press series of the same name.”

5. Berrigan, Ted. MANY HAPPY RETURNS
a. First edition, regular issue
New York: Corinth Books, 1969
Sewn signatures bound in illustrated wrappers, 6” x 8”, 47 pages, 1450 copies. Cover art by Joe Brainard. Book design by Joan Wilentz.

b. First edition, numbered and signed issue
New York: Corinth Books, 1969
Sewn signatures bound in illustrated wrappers, 6” x 8”, 47 pages, 50 copies numbered and signed by the poet and artist. Cover art by Joe Brainard. Book design by Joan Wilentz.

6. Berrigan, Ted. WORDS FOR LOVE
First edition:
N.p.: n.p., 1969
Broadside, 17.5” x 22.5”, 300 copies, letterpress printed by Michael Fine.

7. Berrigan, Ted. A FRAGMENT
First edition:
London: Cape Goliard Press, 1969
Broadside in printed folder, 11” x 15”, 327 numbered copies. Illustration by Jim Dine.

8. Berrigan, Ted. PEACE
First edition:
Detroit: Alternative Press, 1969
Broadside, 8.5” x 13”, letterpress printed by Ken and Ann Mikolowski at the Alternative Press.

9. Berrigan, Ted. SCORPION, EAGLE & DOVE
First edition:
n.p.: privately published, 1970
Broadside, 11” x 17”, 150 copies. Illustration by Fairfield Porter.

10. Berrigan, Ted. IN THE EARLY MORNING RAIN
a. First edition, regular issue:
London: Cape Goliard Press in association with Grossman
Publishers, 1970
Sewn signatures in printed and illustrated wrappers, 6.5” x 9.75”, 104 pages. Cover art and illustrations by George Schneeman.

b. First edition, hardcover issue:
London: Cape Goliard Press in association with Grossman
Publishers, 1970
Hardcover in printed and illustrated paper bound boards, 6.5” x 9.75”104 pages. Cover art and illustrations by George Schneeman.

c. First edition, numbered and signed issue:
London: Cape Goliard Press in association with Grossman
Publishers, 1970
Hardcover in printed and illustrated paper bound boards, 104 pages, 50 copies numbered and signed by the poet and artist. Cover art and illustrations by George Schneeman.

11. Berrigan, Ted. A FEELING FOR LEAVING
New York: Frontward Books, 1975

12. Berrigan, Ted. LANDSCAPE WITH FIGURES
Grindstone City: The Alternative Press, 1975
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13. Berrigan, Ted. RED WAGON
Chicago: Yellow Press, 1976

14. Berrigan, Ted. CLEAR THE RANGE
New York: Adventures In Poetry/Coach House South, 1977

15. Berrigan, Ted. NOTHING FOR YOU
Lenox, MA & NY: Angel Hair Books, 1977

16. Berrigan, Ted. TRAIN RIDE
New York: Vehicle Editions, 1978

17. Berrigan, Ted. CARRYING A TORCH
Brooklyn: Clown War, 1980

18. Berrigan, Ted. SO GOING AROUND CITIES: NEW & SELECTED POEMS 1958-1979
Berkeley: Blue Wind Press, 1980

19. Berrigan, Ted. IN A BLUE RIVER
New York: Little Light, 1981

20. Berrigan, Ted. PARIS, FRANCES
Grindstone City: Alternative Press, 1981
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21. Berrigan, Ted. THE MORNING LINE
Santa Barbara: Am Here Books/Immediate Editions, 1982

22. Berrigan, Ted. POSTCARD FROM THE SKY
n.p.: Hard Press, 1982

23. Berrigan, Ted. REMEMBERED POEM
Grindstone City: The Alternative Press, 1983

24. Berrigan, Ted. SONNET LXXX
Minneapolis: n.p., 1985

25. Berrigan, Ted. A CERTAIN SLANT OF SUNLIGHT
Oakland: 0 Books, 1988

26. Berrigan, Ted. SELECTED POEMS
New York: Penguin Books, 1994

27. Berrigan, Ted. GREAT STORIES OF THE CHAIR
New York: Situations, 1998

28. Berrigan, Ted. THE COLLECTED POEMS
Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005

 

Once Series

The final issue of the Once Series with Joe Brainard cover art.

An eclectic periodical, published coincident with Tom Clark’s Fulbright study and posting as Instructor in American Poetry at the University of Essex. The titles varied but each was denoted “A One Shot Magazine… No Copyright No Nothin.”

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Once Series

Edited by Tom Clark, the Once Series is an eclectic periodical, published coincident with Clark’s Fulbright study and posting as Instructor in American Poetry at the University of Essex. The titles varied (all words concluding with ‘CE’) but each was denoted “A One Shot Magazine… No Copyright No Nothin.”

According to Tom Clark: “When I went on from Cambridge to the U. of Essex in 1965 I began editing a mimeograph magazine of my own, the Once series, and through that project got into long-distance postal contact with many younger American poets, particularly those living on the Lower East Side of New York…

“The magazines had deliberately uncataloguable titles: Once, Twice, Thrice, Thrice and a Half, Frice, Vice, Ice, Nice, Slice, Slice Vol. 1, No. 2, and Spice. I filled up the mimeo series with the spillover of poems I was receiving for the Paris Review — which could handle only a fraction of the good new work that was coming in to me — as well as with some ‘assignments’ from friends far and near…

“Joe’s series of covers, a throwaway tour de force of periodical art, lent class, consistency and uniformity to the Once series, bringing a surprising illusion of orderly design to an otherwise rather undisciplined and chaotic enterprise.

“Most of the works I published in the Once series were somewhat or in some way more outlandish or strange than what I could cull for the Paris Review.”

  • Excerpt from Kevin Ring interview with Tom Clark published as Jacket 21 in Jacket Magazine, 2003.

1. ONCE: A One Shot Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 1, edited by Tom Clark
Brightlingsea: Tom Clark, 1966

First edition, side-stapled in illustrated cover, 8″ x 13″, 14 leaves printed recto only, mimeograph printed.

  • Contents:
    1. Robin Blaser – “Psyche”
      Robin Blaser – “Sophia Nichols”
      Steve Jonas – “Ode for Garcia Lorca”
      Ed Dorn – “A Provisional Fragment, Congested with 3 Titles”
      Ron Padgett – “Poem after Reverdy”
      Ron Padgett – “Light in the Nineteenth Century”
      Aram Saroyan – “The Sentence”
      Max Finstein – [untitled] “You, sonofabitch love you…”
      Edward van Aelstyn – [untitled] “In the morning night…”
      Edward van Aelstyn – “Poem Ending with ‘George Orwell’”
      Phyllis Harris – “The Giant One Legged…”
      Philip Lamantia – “Without Props”
      Sam Abrams – “The 1st Day”
      Allan Kaplan – “Billy and Franz”
      Gerry Gilbert – “The Stakes”
      Tom Raworth – “Not Under Holly or Green Boughs”
      Tom Raworth – “She Sd, Bread, Fred”
      Tom Raworth – “The Third Retainer”

2. TWICE: A One Shot Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 1, edited by Tom Clark
Brightlingsea: Tom Clark, 1966

First edition, side-stapled in illustrated cover, 8″ x 13″, 7 leaves printed recto only, mimeograph printed.

  • Contents:
    1. Robert Howell – “from Ten Great Poetry Readings: VI”
      Ron Padgett – “On Ten Fingers” [translation of following Reverdy poem]
      Pierre Reverdy – “Sur Les Dix Doigts”

3. THRICE: A One Shot Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 1, edited by Tom Clark
Brightlingsea: Tom Clark, March 1966

First edition, side-stapled in illustrated cover, 8″ x 13″, 25 leaves printed recto only, mimeograph printed.

  • Contents:
    1. Max Jacob – “from Le Cornet à Des” (translated by Ron Padgett)
      F.J. Lauria – “Crazyface”
      Joanne Kyger – “This is Water Sons”
      Joanne Kyger – “The Sky Vault. Its Own Legend”
      Joanne Kyger – “Dear, Dearest”
      Aram Saroyan – “Poem” [“I seldom remember what…”]
      Ted Berrigan – “February Air”
      Ted Berrigan – “From a Life for Teresa Mitchell”
      Ted Berrigan – “Epithalamium for Bernie Mitchell”
      Ed Dorn – “Box Score”
      Pamela Millward – “17 November 1965”
      Larry Fagin – [untitled] “Which way is it you want me…”
      Gael Turnbull – “Song”
      Gael Turnbull – “An Intent”
      Gael Turnbull – “A Good Man”
      Richard Kolmar – “Aristophanes”
      Charles Olson – “Maximus to Gloucester, Letter 27”
      Gerry Gilbert – “Living at Claude & Ardie’s”
      Gerry Gilbert – “Bicycle”
      Gerry Gilbert – “Train”
      E.A. McGregor-Plarr – “An Ode”
      Clark Coolidge – “Noon Print”
      Clark Coolidge – “In Land Trip Machine”
      Clark Coolidge – “The Beings There, Not There, House”
      Clark Coolidge – “Scrub Brush, in Lansing Michigan”
      Clark Coolidge – “More Group Slab Reach”
      Clark Coolidge – “Hall Crawl & Tuba Ode”
      Thomas Clark – “Change”
      Thomas Clark – “Doors”
      Thomas Clark – “The Archer”
      Thomas Clark – “You”
      Thomas Clark – “You (II)”
      Thomas Clark – “You (III)”
      Thomas Clark – “You (IV)”
      Aram Saroyan – “Letter to the Village Voice”
      Thomas Clark – “You (V)”
      Harold Dull – “The Dice”
      Harold Dull – “The Door Poem”

4. THRICE AND A HALF: A One Shot Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 1, edited by Tom Clark
Brightlingsea: Tom Clark, 1966

First edition, side-stapled in illustrated cover, 8″ x 13″, 2 leaves printed recto only, mimeograph printed.

  • Contents:
    1. Tom Pickard – “The Bodies are Touching”
      Tom Pickard – “Daylight Hours”
      Tom Pickard – “Forbidden Birth”

5. FRICE: A One Shot Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 1, edited by Tom Clark
Brightlingsea: Tom Clark, April 1966

First edition, side-stapled in illustrated cover, 8″ x 13″, 24 leaves printed recto only, mimeograph printed. Cover art by Joe Brainard.

  • Contents:
    1. Fielding Dawson – “Hernando’s Hideaway”
      Fielding Dawson – “Oblivion Calling for Philip Guston”
      Michael Benedikt – “Fraudulent Days”
      Michael Benedikt – “Developments”
      Michael Benedikt – “Mr. Rainman”
      Michael Benedikt – “Bedouin Tents”
      Allen Ginsberg – “Portland Aug. 27, 1965”
      Aram Saroyan – “Signs”
      Max Jacob – “Christmas Story” (translated by Ron Padgett)
      Max Jacob – “The Key” (translated by Ron Padgett)
      Max Jacob – “Adventure Story” (translated by Ron Padgett)
      Max Jacob – “Valiant Warrior on Foreign Soil” (translated by Ron Padgett)
      Ron Padgett – “Talking Neutrality”
      Ron Padgett – “Words to Joe Ceravolo”
      Larry Fagin – “Occasional Poem”
      Lee Harwood – “Summer”
      Tristan Tzara – “Volt” (translated by Lee Harwood)
      Tristan Tzara – “The Jugglers” (translated by Lee Harwood)
      Philippe Soupault – “2 Songs” (translated by Lee Harwood)
      John Perreault – “The Americans”
      John Perreault – “Punishment”
      John Perreault – “Renaissance”
      John Perreault – “These Trains”
      Guillaume Appollinaire – “The Chaste Lise” (translated by Thomas Clark)
      Edward van Aelstyn – “Information Explosion”
      Gertrude Stein – “Shakespeare”
      Ted Berrigan – “Living with Chris for Chris Gallup”
      Ted Berrigan – “A Dream”
      Ted Berrigan – “Poem for Ed Sanders”
      Steve Carey – “Sand”
      Ted Berrigan – “A Personal Memoir of Tulsa, Oklahoma”
      Ted Berrigan – “After Breakfast”
      Ted Berrigan – “American Express”
      Robert Desnos – “Take Off Your Clothes” (translated by Ted Berrigan and Ron Padgett)
      Max Earnst – “Poem” (translated by Ted Berrigan)
      Guillaume Apollinaire – “Epigram” (translated by Ted Berrigan)
      Ted Berrigan – “Selflessness”
      Thomas Clark – “Telephone Poem”
      Thomas Clark – “Afternoons”
      Thomas Clark – “Poem” (“You dream things…”)
      Thomas Clark – “The Last Poem”
      Hart Crane – “Chaplinesque”
      Thomas Clark – “Michelin Poem”

6. VICE: A One Shot Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 1, edited by Tom Clark
Brightlingsea: Tom Clark, 1966

First edition, side-stapled in illustrated cover, 8″ x 13″, 27 leaves printed recto only, mimeograph printed. Cover art by Joe Brainard.

  • Contents:
    1. Ed Sanders – “The Fugs”
      Gregory Corso – “But Surely Yahweh’s Not Dead?”
      Gregory Corso – “O Mighty Tug”
      Gregory Corso – “In Honor of Those the Negroes are Revolting Against”
      Gregory Corso – “Not This”
      Larry Eigner – [untitled] “Entering and going out…”
      Andres Segovia – [untitled] “True it is…”
      Ron Padgett – “Joe Brainard’s Painting ‘Bingo’”
      Joe Brainard, Ron and Patricia Padgett – “An Interview with Joe Brainard”
      Blaise Cendrars – “Ten Poems” (translated by Ron Padgett)
      Fielding Dawson – “Two Reviews” (reviews of recent Kyger and O’Hara books)
      Ron Padgett – “Reading Reverdy”
      David Shapiro – “From a May Night”
      Ted Berrigan – “from Clearing the Range, Charter 25”
      Thomas Clark – “from Cluttering the Ranch, Chapter 90”
      Thomas Clark – “Clavier”
      Joe Pinelli – “from Striations, The Season’s Change”
      Michel Couturier – “Maison-Dieu” (translated by Lee Harwood)
      Lee Harwood – “The Tractors are Waiting (for Larry Fagin)”
      Aram Saroyan – [untitled] “Gradually money…”
      James Brodey – “Vice, 1966”
      Thomas Clark – “from Cluttering the Ranch, Chapter 2”
      George Tysh – “Plus”
      Joe Perreault – “Vice”

7. ICE: A One Shot Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 1, edited by Tom Clark
Brightlingsea: Tom Clark, 1966

First edition, side-stapled in illustrated cover, 8″ x 13″, 20 leaves printed recto only, mimeograph printed.

  • Contents:
    1. Ted Berrigan – “Blueprint for a Poem to be Written…”
      E.A. McGregor-Plarr – “Two Serious Ladies”
      Allen Ginsberg – “Amsterdam Avenue Bar”
      Joanne Kyger – “May 29”
      Bernadette Mayer – “Earthworks”
      Harlan Dangerfield – “Der Geisterseher”
      Joe Pinelli – “from Striations:The Season’s Change”
      Robert Howell – “Poem” [“Such deep failure…]
      Robert Howell – [untitled] “Recently I was struck…”
      Ted Berrigan and Bernadette Mayer – “I am Davis”
      Tom Clark – “Martha’s Millions”
      Tom Clark – “What I’m Trying to Say”
      Tom Clark – “To Himself”
      Fielding Dawson – “Some History”
      Diane di Prima – “Song for the Spring Equinox”
      Robert Howell – “I Dream I Suppose Indefinitely of Yourself”
      David Shapiro – “For Chagy”
      Richard Kolmar – “Part of an Elegy”
      Richard Kolmar – “Love Letter I Forgot to Mail”
      Richard Kolmar – “The Intoxicating Thing”
      Doreen – “Humans”
      Jack Kerouac – “from Visions of Cody”
      Aram Saroyan – “Guarantee”
      Edward Kissam – “Shards, Pottery”
      Ted Berrigan – “A Cranny of Life”
      Peter Schjeldahl – “Contemporary Lights”
      Ted Berrigan and Ron Padgett – “Uncas”
      Ted Berrigan, Ron Padgett, Tom Veitch, and Dick Gallup – “In the Foundry”

8. NICE: A One Shot Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 1, edited by Tom Clark
Brightlingsea: Tom Clark, 1966

First edition, side-stapled in illustrated cover, 8″ x 13″, 20 leaves printed recto only, mimeograph printed. Cover art by Joe Brainard.

  • Contents:
    1. Joe Brainard – “Life”
      Charles Goldman – “Smoke Dance”
      John Perreault – “Memorandum”
      John Perreault – “Elbow”
      Aram Saroyan – “Quote”
      Aram Saroyan – “from Songs & Buttons”
      Richard Brautigan – “The Armored Car”
      Tom Clark – “Hitching”
      Tom Clark – “from The Riot at the Garrick Theatre”
      Lee Harwood – “His July Return”
      Clark Coolidge – “Soda Gong”
      Clark Coolidge – “Cellary”
      Harry Fainlight – “Exercise 1”
      Harry Fainlight – “Spider Eclipse”
      Harry Fainlight – “Laws”
      Harry Fainlight – “H”
      Frank O’Hara – “Ode to Willem de Kooning”
      David Shapiro – “For Chagy”
      Harry Fainlight – “The Gates of Albion”
      Dick Gallup – “An Idea that Reaches the Moon”
      Peter Schjeldahl and Ted Berrigan – “Juking”
      Peter Schjeldahl and Ted Berrigan – “Pictures from Breughel”
      Peter Schjeldahl – “Soft Letter”
      Ted Berrigan – [untitled] “Before the orgasmic platform…”

9. SLICE: A One Shot Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 1, edited by Tom Clark
Brightlingsea: Tom Clark, 1966

First edition, side-stapled in illustrated cover, 8″ x 13″, 26 leaves printed recto only, mimeograph printed. Cover art by Joe Brainard.

  • Contents:
    1. Dick Gallup – “Death and the Maiden”
      Dick Gallup – “The Georgics”
      Dick Gallup – “The Bingo: Act III”
      Bruce Maddox – “The Engagement Ring Cycle”
      Joe Ceravolo – “Surface”
      Joe Ceravolo – “Leaped at the Caribou”
      Joe Ceravolo – “In the Grass”
      Joe Ceravolo – “Stars of the Trees and Ponds”
      Lewis MacAdams – “The Dazzling Day”
      Lewis MacAdams – “The Witch”
      Joe Ceravolo – “Stillness”
      Jack Collom – “Count K. in the Wind”
      Steve Carey – “Something of Nothing”
      Steve Carey – “Silhouette”
      James Brodey – “Someplace/Utah”
      Thomas Clark – “Spectacles”
      Thomas Clark – “The Fire-Dance”
      Thomas Clark – “Mudball Gathering”
      Thomas Clark – “The Trial”
      Thomas Clark – “Baseball”
      Thomas Clark – “Pancakes”
      David Shapiro – “Poem” [Light became audible…”
      David Shapiro – “Any Plant that Turns Toward the Sun”
      David Shapiro – “For Son II”
      Ted Berrigan – “Corporal Pellegrini”
      Max Jacob – “Genre Biographique” (translated by Ted Berrigan)
      Max Jacob – “The War” (translated by Ted Berrigan)
      Max Jacob – “The Enemy of the Citadel” (translated by Ted Berrigan)
      Max Jacob – “Symbolic Egyptienne” (translated by Ted Berrigan)
      Guillaume Apollinaire – “A Poem” (translated by Ted Berrigan)
      Ron Padgett and Ted Berrigan – “from A Little Anthology of Modern Verse”
      Ed Dorn – “2nd Quarter”
      Sotere Torregian – “Lionine, An Elegy”
      Sotere Torregian – “In the Year of Reredos”
      Sotere Torregian – “The Museum of Famous People”
      Aram Saroyan – “Two Poems”
      Sotere Torregian – “from The Uncollected Poems of John Wesley Hardin”
      LeRoi Jones – “Labor and Management”
      Tom Raworth – “The Circle”
      Sotere Torregian – “Fire on Leon Blum”
      Peter Schjeldahl – “Gauge”

10. SLICE: A One Shot Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 2, edited by Tom Clark
Brightlingsea: Tom Clark, 1967

First edition, side-stapled in illustrated cover, 8″ x 13″, 7 leaves printed recto only, mimeograph printed. Cover art by Joe Brainard.

  • Contents:
    1. Fielding Dawson – “Spring Sequence”
      Bernadette Mayer – “The Earmark”
      Michael McClure – “Dream Table”

11. SPICE, edited by Tom Clark
Brightlingsea: Tom Clark, 1967

First edition, side-stapled in illustrated cover, 8″ x 13″, 24 leaves printed recto only, mimeograph printed. Cover art by Joe Brainard.

  • Contents:
    1. Ted Berrigan – “Looking for Chris, Part I”
      Anne Waldman -”After the Circus”
      Ron Padgett – “A Katz”
      Ron Padgett – “Injured Nancy”
      Steve Carey – “P.M.”
      David Shapiro – “The Divine Comedy”
      John Giorno – [untitled] “A former janitor…”
      John Giorno – [untitled] “Seven Cuban army officers…”
      Robert Avid – “The Sooner the Better”
      Ed Dorn – “An Idle Visitation”
      Ed Dorn – “A Notation on the Evening of November 27, 1966”
      Lewis MacAdams – “Red River, in Memory of Frank O’Hara”
      Lewis Warsh – “All the Earmarks of a Plan”
      Larry Fagin – [untitled] “Well known is the long parade…”
      Alan Kaplan – “Through New Jersey, via the Greyhound”
      Tom Veitch – “You’ve Got a Point There, Pop”
      Lewis MacAdams – “Turn Out the Lining on your All-Time Great Men”
      Michael Brownstein – “Highway 31”
      Kathleen Fraser – “Letters: To Barbara”
      Tony Towle – “Fable”
      Tony Towle – “Poem” [“The bus stops…”]
      Ted Berrigan – “The N.Y. Jets, a movie”
      Jon Cott – “The House”
      Tom Clark – “The Ted Berrigan Story”
      Ted Berrigan – “The Tom Clark Story”