Item #8748 A Secret Location On the Lower East Side. Steven Clay, Rodney Phillips, Jerome Rothenberg, preface.
A Secret Location On the Lower East Side
A Secret Location On the Lower East Side
A Secret Location On the Lower East Side
A Secret Location On the Lower East Side
A Secret Location On the Lower East Side

A Secret Location On the Lower East Side. Adventures In Writing, 1960-1980

New York: The New York Public Library and Granary Books, 1998. 1st Edition. Small quarto, publisher's black cloth, spine stamped in red, upper board blindstamped, original illustrated dust jacket.

"[T]he lesson of the works presented here is the reminder of what is possible where the makers of the works seek out the means to maintain & fortify their independence" (from poet Jerome Rothenberg's preface). Sourcebook documenting and augmenting the acclaimed 1998 exhibition at the New York Public Library featuring the work of writers, artists, publishers, and communities associated with the "mimeo revolution" of the 1960s through the early 80s in New York and San Francisco. Includes descriptions of over 80 magazines and presses at the conjunction of the New American Poetry movement (including the strains of Beat, Black Mountain, New York School, and San Francisco Renaissance) and the small press revolution, prompted by such publishers and magazines as City Lights, Grove Press, Black Sparrow, Beatitude, the Paris Review, Angel Hair, the Poetry Project, and many more, frequently in the words of the founding editors. Featured works include contributions from literary luminaries such as Anne Waldman, Jack Spicer, Clark Coolidge, and Aram Saroyan, and prominent artists such as Andy Warhol, Joe Brainard, Alex Katz, and Cy Twombly. Illustrated with over 200 black-and-white photos and reproductions; with an introduction by curators Steve Clay and Rodney Phillips, an extensive index, a gatefold pullout literary chronology detailing the literary underground from 1950 to 1980, and an appendix cataloging an additional 500 presses and magazines. Designed by Marc Blaustein. Fine in unclipped dust jacket. Item #8748

$150.00