1991 - 2003. A unique archive of signed letters, notes, postcards, broadsides and associated ephemera from twenty-one (21) poets, authors and artists of the Beat Movement. Various types of personal stationary, note cards and headers, most included with original mailing envelopes. All in fine condition, primarily addressed to Darrin Daniels, editor of Cityful Press. Also include are a handful of ephemera pieces relating to upcoming Beat shows and readings.
[A] Abbot, Keith; Autograph Poem, in memory of Kenneth Rexroth. [B] Bauer, Jerry: TNS, receipt of payment and authorization of photograph usage. [C] Brakhage, Stan: 2x ANS, postcard, acknowledging book receipt; comments about A. Ginsberg and C. Corman. [D] Bushyeager, Peter: 2x ALS, Review of Harry Smith biography; Purchase of literary material. [E] Creely, Robert: TNS, TY note for the copy of “Emergency Horse”. [F] Cresen, Steve: ALS, 2 pp., discussing the 50th Anniversary reading of Howl; “Allen’s Bedside on the death of Allen Ginsberg 1926 – 1997’ by Rosebud Feliu-Pettit, #29 / 200, Elik Press, Salt Lake City, UT 2005. [G] Cregg, Magda: ALS, 2 pp., Discussing the publication of “Hey Lew”, homage of Lew Welch. TNS: book coming out party; ANS, Lew Welch essay publication. ALS: with autograph notes and poem on the verso. [H] di Prima, Diane: TNS, request to purchase Harry Smith interviews after publication. [I] Foye, Raymond: ANS, confirming address and current work activity. [J] Gens, Jacqueline; 2x ANS reference publishing business relationship with Allen Ginsberg. [K] Ginsberg, Allan: ANS / Gary Snyder Postcard, Thank you for receipt of copy of “Emergency Horse”. [L] Holm, Bill: TNS, Reference Harry Smith. [M] Kyger, Joanne: 2 x ANS, acknowledgment to request to be TA, receipt of Lew Welch paper. [N] Louis, Adrian C.: 3x TLS, Authorization to use his poems and desire to get :Ancient Acid Flashing Back” published; His experience teaching at an Indian School in SD; Lew Welch essay. [O] Malanga, Gerard: TLS, recommendation for publishing a book of poetry by Ira Cohen. [P] Marcus, Neil: ANS (postcard), Acknowledgment of Harry Smith book and anthology seminar. [Q] Niedecker, Lorine: “A Cooking Book”. Bob and Susan Arnold, Longhouse, VT., copyright Cid Corman. [R] Snyder, Gary: ANS, invitation to sit in on his poetry class at UC Davis. [S] Standford, David: ANS postcard and TNS, Viking Penguin and personal interest in Cid Corman book. [T] Trist, Alan: TL 2pp., Includes original forward to Robert Hunter’s book of poetry, “Infinity Minus Eleven”. [U] Waldman, Anne: ALS 2 pp., discussing trip to India and networking with Gus Van Zant; Lengthy ANS discussing book about Harry Smith and Naropa activities. [V] Zukofsky, Paul: ALS, Expressly forbidding the re-publication of any of his father’s works and ongoing feud with Cid Corman and the HRC.
Cityful Press began in Eugene, Oregon in 1991 and initiated publication with Spike Magazine, a literary magazine which published poetry and prose and included artists such as; Allen Ginsberg, Joanne Kyger, Eleni Sikelianos, Jack Hirschman, and Robert Hunter, among others. Cityful Press has published Think of the Self Speaking: Selected Interviews by Harry Smith, Infinity Minus Eleven by Grateful Dead lyricist, Robert Hunter. Other books include Dark Music by Gordon Ball and Randy Roark’s Dissolve: Screenplays to the Films of Stan Brakhage. In 1993 Cityful also published Cid Corman’s book of poems entitled How Now. . Item #3029
Alba: In memory of Kenneth Rexroth; "In a cool studio a wool hat on my head / I read the poets of my youth long neglected / It's come to this, approaching fifty-one / Dreams of my first lover last night / I brushed her thigh / and felt again her laugh / shimmering through her skin." - Keith Abbott.