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  • SECOND CROSSING. by Diaman, N. A
    Diaman, N. A
    SECOND CROSSING.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original, not issued in hardcover.

    San Francisco: Persona Press. (1982.). First edition - A novel about a young man's coming to terms with his sexuality in 1958 San Francisco. An interesting picture of the late beat scene with some of the poets and writers appearing under their own names (Ginsberg at the Fughazi reading, David Meltzer who was critical of the protagonist's poem at a reading) and others under thinly disguised names - Gary Ryder, etc. 240 pp. ISBN: 0-931906-032.

    Condition: Fine in white illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 47030
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  • THE OUTLAW BIBLE OF AMERICAN POETRY by Kaufman, Alan, editor
    Kaufman, Alan, editor
    THE OUTLAW BIBLE OF AMERICAN POETRY

    Edition: First printing in wrappers, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York: Thunder's Mouth Press, 1999. SIGNED first edition - A massive work with selections from the old outlaws - Beat poets or "renegades" as they are called in the table of contents - and the younger outlaw poets. This copy has been SIGNED by several of the contributors who read from their selections at the San Francisco Book Festival on October 17, 1999. Editor & contributor Alan Kaufman signed on the title page; Sarah Menefee, pg 117; Jack Hirschmann, pg 121 (inscription); Harold Norse, pg 129; Dominique Lowell, pg 188; Bucky Sinister, pg 478; Jack Wiler, pg 481; Sapphire, pg 13; Geoge Tsongas, pg 537 (inscription); Gerald Nicosia, pg 546 (dated inscription) and also - at a later date - by Anne Waldman (p 533.) Photographs, notes on the contributors. 685 pp. ISBN: 1560252278.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 75262
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  • FRAGMENTS OF PERSEUS. by McClure, Michael.
    McClure, Michael.
    FRAGMENTS OF PERSEUS.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original, not issued in hardcover.

    New York: New Directions, 1983. SIGNED first edition - First trade edition of this collection, by one of the more significant writers among the San Francisco beats. SIGNED on the title page. Index of titles and first lines. 92 pp. ISBN: 0-8112-08672.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 63729
    Keywords: beat poets, Poetry
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  • THE ANGEL HAIR ANTHOLOGY: Angel Hair Sleeps with a Boy in My Head. by [Poetry] Waldman, Anne and Lewis Warsh, editors.
    [Poetry] Waldman, Anne and Lewis Warsh, editors.
    THE ANGEL HAIR ANTHOLOGY: Angel Hair Sleeps with a Boy in My Head.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Granary Books, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Between 1966 and 1969, in New York's Lower East Side, Waldman and Warsh published a little mag called "Angel Hair" (the title came from a poem by Jonathan Cott.) and they continued through 1978 publishing books and broadsides from this small press. The poets they published came out of the New York school, the beats, Black Mountain and San Francisco Renaissance. This anthology includes works from Ted Berrigan, Robert Duncan, Tom Greenwald, Barbara Guest, Joanne Kyger, Lorenzo Thomas, Hannah Weiner, John Wieners, Lewis Warsh, Robert Creeley, Tom Clark, Alice Notley, Joe Brainard, Clark Coolidge, Kenward Elmslie, Bernadette Mayer, Emilie Clark, Lyn Hejinian, Gerald Malanga, Frank O'Hara and many…

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    New York: Granary Books, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Between 1966 and 1969, in New York's Lower East Side, Waldman and Warsh published a little mag called "Angel Hair" (the title came from a poem by Jonathan Cott.) and they continued through 1978 publishing books and broadsides from this small press. The poets they published came out of the New York school, the beats, Black Mountain and San Francisco Renaissance. This anthology includes works from Ted Berrigan, Robert Duncan, Tom Greenwald, Barbara Guest, Joanne Kyger, Lorenzo Thomas, Hannah Weiner, John Wieners, Lewis Warsh, Robert Creeley, Tom Clark, Alice Notley, Joe Brainard, Clark Coolidge, Kenward Elmslie, Bernadette Mayer, Emilie Clark, Lyn Hejinian, Gerald Malanga, Frank O'Hara and many others. This copy is INSCRIBED on the title page by both Anne Waldman and Lewis Warsh and dated 3//02. Introduction by the editors, "Angel Hair Memoirs" by many of the poets, list of Angel Hair publications compiled by Steve Clay and Aaron Fischer. Illustrated with photographs. xxvii, 617 pp plus index. ISBN: 1887123490.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Uncommon and especially so in hardcover and signed.

    Book ID: 57647
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  • CONTINUAL PILGRIMAGE: American Writers in Paris, 1944-1960 by Sawyer-Laucanno, Christopher.
    Sawyer-Laucanno, Christopher.
    CONTINUAL PILGRIMAGE: American Writers in Paris, 1944-1960

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at the "second wave" of expatriate American writers who took up residence in Paris between 1944-1960, "some seeking the exciting ambiance of art and the bohemian life that Paris has offered earlier generations, some escaping from racist and materialistic aspects of the United States." Among these writers were Richard Wright, James Baldwin, James Jones, William Styron, Chester Himes, George Plimpton, John Ashbery, Harry Matthews, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Alexander Trocchi, Gregory Corso, Brion Gysin, and William S. Burroughs. This book is an anecdotal account of the friendships and associations the writers formed, the cross-cultural influences they experienced, what they discovered, and what they brought back. Photographs, notes, selected bibliography, index. x,345 pp. ISBN: 0-802113710.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 68915
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  • THE COLLECTED POEMS OF PHILIP WHALEN. by [Whalen, Philip, 1923-2002] Rothenberg, Michael, editor; Foreword by Gary Snyder, and introduction by Leslie Scalapino..
    [Whalen, Philip, 1923-2002] Rothenberg, Michael, editor; Foreword by Gary Snyder, and introduction by Leslie Scalapino..
    THE COLLECTED POEMS OF PHILIP WHALEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, (2007). Hardcover first edition - The collected work of this legendary San Francisco Renaissance and Beat poet, arranged chronologically. Whalen, who was also a Buddhist monk, was one of the most creative poets of the San Francisco Renaissance; he was part of the 1955 Six Gallery reading which was one of the most pivotal events in the West Coast Beat. Foreword by Gary Snyder, and introduction by Leslie Scalapino. Includes several appendices - one listing the contents of each of his books when first published, another with a brief biography and bibliography. Index of titles. xli, 871 pp. ISBN: 0-819568597.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78932
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