New York: League of Militant Poets, 1962. Octavo, publisher’s stiff illustrated wraps.
First, and only, issue of this leftist literary review devoted to "the American renaissance and the writing of a new world," inscribed by editor Howard Schulman. Inspired by the influential avant-garde journal Kulchur, Pa’lante epitomizes young American radicals' love affair with the Cuban revolution. Assembled by the League of Militant Poets, a New York-based advocacy group, the journal offered guerilla writings from Latin America alongside work by Beat poets such as Allen Ginsberg, LeRoi Jones, Michael McClure, and John Wieners, as well as pieces by filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein. Edited by Howard Schulman, a self-described Jewish Marxist, who has inscribed the verso of the upper wrap: "Thank you for your interest / see p.126—Tell us about it / H. Schuman, editor for peace" (p.126 is a reader response form soliciting input and suggestions for future issues). Illustrated with photos by Robert Frank, front cover photo by Leroy McLucas and rear cover drawings by Cuban artist Zilia Sánchez; with contributor notes. Moderate edgewear. Very good. Uncommon. Item #4418