Milwaukee and Kenosha, Wisconsin: Woodland Pattern Book Center and Light and Dust Books, 1994. 1st Edition. Octavo, saddle-stapled illustrated wraps, pink endpapers.
First edition of this poetry collection from poet and writer Sanders, who has been called a bridge between the Beat and hippie generations. Sanders was a founder of the Investigative Poetry movement, of the musical group The Fugs, and of the avant-garde journal Fuck You: A Magazine of the Arts. In 1965 he opened the Peace Eye Bookstore, which would become a gathering place for bohemians, writers and radicals (and where the decor included silk-screened flower paintings donated by Andy Warhol). Antiwar and legalization-of-marijuana activities regularly landed him on trial and in jail, as well as on the February 17, 1967 cover of Life magazine, which proclaimed him "a leader of New York's Other Culture." He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in poetry in 1983, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in poetry in 1987. Black-and-white illustrations. Fine. Item #6164