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  • FOR THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF PLOUGHSHARES EIGHT - 9/9/81 by Berrigan, Daniel (1921-2016)
    Berrigan, Daniel (1921-2016)
    FOR THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF PLOUGHSHARES EIGHT - 9/9/81

    Edition: Signed broadside.

    1982. SIGNED first edition - A poem by this anti-war activist, Jesuit priest, and author, handlettered on light green paper, INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the bottom by Daniel Berrigan. "On September 9, 1980, the 'Plowshares Eight' carried out the first of what have come to be known as plowshares actions. Eight peacemakers entered the General Electric plant in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, where the nose cones from the Mark 12-A nuclear warheads were manufactured. With hammers and blood they enacted the biblical prophecies of Isaiah (2:4) and Micah (4:3) to 'beat swords into plowshares' by hammering on two of the nose cones and pouring blood on documents. Thus, the name 'plowshares' has been used to identify this action. The…

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    1982. SIGNED first edition - A poem by this anti-war activist, Jesuit priest, and author, handlettered on light green paper, INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the bottom by Daniel Berrigan. "On September 9, 1980, the 'Plowshares Eight' carried out the first of what have come to be known as plowshares actions. Eight peacemakers entered the General Electric plant in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, where the nose cones from the Mark 12-A nuclear warheads were manufactured. With hammers and blood they enacted the biblical prophecies of Isaiah (2:4) and Micah (4:3) to 'beat swords into plowshares' by hammering on two of the nose cones and pouring blood on documents. Thus, the name 'plowshares' has been used to identify this action. The eight were subsequently arrested and tried by a jury, convicted and sentenced to prison terms ranging from 1 1/2 to 10 years. After a series of appeals that lasted 10 years, they were resentenced to time servedfrom several days to 17 1/2 months." (Art Laffin, talk Oct 22, 2019) Very uncommon, no copies located in OCLC nor in the trade.

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    Condition: Near fine (2 light horizontal fold lines, presumably from mailing) .

    Book ID: 81648
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  • LOOK OUT. by Berry, Wendell.
    Berry, Wendell.
    LOOK OUT.

    Edition: First thus.

    Washington, D.C.: Shoemaker & Hoard, 2003. First edition - A powerful single poem by Berry - a call to action against the Lords of War whose joy lies in the destruction of the earth - printed on a single sheet, 16 1/2 inches tall by 11 inches wide, illustrated with a red and white graphic, printed in black on cream paper. Issued to "mark the first year of Shoemaker & Hoard and their publication of Berry's Citizenship Papers.' No limitation stated, but uncommon.

    Condition: Near fine (slight crease at the bottom edge from being rolled)

    Book ID: 46328
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  • Bly, Robert.
    Broadside: "ON THE OREGON COAST. "

    Edition: First printing.

    Voices on the Vine, 1994. First edition - A single poem dedicated to William Stafford and printed shortly after his death in 1993. Twelve lines printed in dark blue on light blue translucent paper, measuring 8 1*2 by 11 inches. . This poem was included in "Meditations On The Insatiable Soul" and was read by Bly in the documentary film "William Stafford and Robert Bly: A Literary Friendship." Daniel Murray was the publisher of Voices of the Vines broadsides issued in conjunction with poetry readings at Palmer Vineyards on the North Fork of Long Island, New York.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 80818
    Keywords: Broadsides: poetry
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  • BROADSIDE: "He sprang, taking his adversary by surprise." by Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
    Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
    BROADSIDE: "He sprang, taking his adversary by surprise."

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Black Oak Books/Okeanos Press, 1990. First edition - An untitled attractive broadside which contains a two paragraph excerpt from "East is East," printed at Okeanos Press and issued on the occasion of a reading by the author at Black Oak Books in Berkeley, California. Small drawing a fish below the text. Heavy cream paper measuring 7-1/4" wide x 11-3/8" tall.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 81642
    Keywords: Broadsides: poetry
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  • BADMINTON IN HOT WEATHER. by Cadnum, Michael.
    Cadnum, Michael.
    BADMINTON IN HOT WEATHER.

    Edition: First printing.

    Canton, Connecticut: Singular Speech Press, nd [1993]. SIGNED first edition - Small broadside. Creamy white card with a single poem, printed to announce the forthcoming collection of Cadnum's poems. SIGNED by Cadnum. Measures just 10.5 cm by 14.5 cm.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 43437
    Keywords: Broadsides: poetry
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  • Broadside: "PEACE AWAKENS. . . " . by Ginsberg, Allen.
    Ginsberg, Allen.
    Broadside: "PEACE AWAKENS. . . " .

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: Da Capo Press (2006). First edition - An except from "Times Square, August 28, 1945" - six lines beginning with "Peace awakens, finds her breath," Printed letterpress in September 2006 for Da Capo Press to celebrate the publication of 'The Book of Martyrdom and Artifice." A single sheet of stiff cream colored paper with decorative blue borders at the top and below the poem - untrimmed bottom edge - measuring 8 1/2 by 11 inches.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 58317
    Keywords: Broadsides: poetry
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  • from THE SLAVE TRADE: VIEW FROM THE MIDDLE PASSAGE. by Major, Clarence.
    Major, Clarence.
    from THE SLAVE TRADE: VIEW FROM THE MIDDLE PASSAGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, n.d. (1998.). First edition - An attractive small broadside, an excerpt from this poem included in 'Configurations' published by Copper Canyon Press in 1998. Letterpress printed on heavy cream stock, title in red, text in black, measuring 5 1/2 inches wide by 8 inches tall.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 55283
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  • FLAGSTAFF. by Maytag, Ken.
    Maytag, Ken.
    FLAGSTAFF.

    Edition: Signed broadside.

    Santa Barbara: Unicorn Press, 1968. SIGNED first edition - Poem on a long single sheet folded five times to fit into envelope, printed on pale green paper with darker green illustrations and black letter. Cover has a small illustration and states "350 copies of Flagstaff, a Unicorn Longside, published January 2, 1968. Printed by Noel Young." The sheet then unfolds into a long thin broadside, . 21 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches, with a drawing along the left hand side. SIGNED by Ken Maytag at the bottom and dated. Nov 14-15 67.

    Condition: Fine in a very good example of the original cream envelope.

    Book ID: 58573
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  • ART. by Miles, Josephine (1911-1985)
    Miles, Josephine (1911-1985)
    ART.

    Edition: Single sheet,

    Berkeley, CA: Oyez, 1986. First edition - A short poem reprinted in memory of the poet on cream cardstock, measuring 5 inches wide by 8 inches high. "Oyez" is embossed in the lower corner.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 64839
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  • BROADSIDE: "Absence has qualities . . ." from "The Lost Father." by Simpson, Mona.
    Simpson, Mona.
    BROADSIDE: "Absence has qualities . . ." from "The Lost Father."

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Black Oak Books/Okeanos Press, 1992. SIGNED first edition - An untitled attractive broadside which contains an excerpt from "The Lost Father," printed at Okeanos Press and issued on the occasion of a reading by the author at Black Oak Books in Berkeley, California. Although not called for, this has been SIGNED by Simpson. Printed in two colors on cream paper measuring 6 3/8" wide x 12 1/2" tall.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 81659
    Keywords: Broadsides: poetry
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  • Snyder, Gary.
    CORMORANTS.

    Washington, D.C.: Shoemaker & Hoard, 2004. First edition - A single poem from "Danger on Peaks," printed on a single sheet, 12 inches tall by 10 inches wide. Cream background with a blue side border with Snyder's name in cream, title in blue lettering, small blue illustration, text in black.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 41021
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