The Anthology of poems read at COSMEP 1968 Berkeley SIGNED by 20 contributors ~ Douglas Blazek, Alta, Pete Winslow ~ little magazines


Title: The Anthology of poems read at COSMEP, the conference of small-magazine editors & pressmen, in berkeley, california, May 23-26, 1968

Author: edited by richard krech & john oliver simon

Description: Limited first edition of 500 copies, of which 50 are numbered and signed by many of the poets [this being copy 10/50] and signed by 20 of the authors, including Douglas Blazek, Alta, and Pete Winslow. Printed card wrapper. Some spotting on front cover; light edgewear. Many of the poems show a previous owner's minor marginalia, typically just a simple check mark, question mark, or exclamation mark, and occasionally a one word review like ''ok''. Includes ten pages of portraits of the poets, taken by Harold Adler, and two pages showing reproductions of fliers for the COSMEP event. 70 pages. A mimeo copy the first issue of the ''Little Mag Report'' is laid-in.

This book was the result of four nights of readings in Berkeley in May 1968, which accompanied the Conference of Small-Mag Editors & Pressmen (COSMEP). The readings were held at Dwinelle Hall, the Berkeley Art Center, and at Shakespeare & Co. Over 60 poets read, and all were invited to submit one poem/one page.

Contributors: ('x' for those who signed): John Q. Adams (x), Harold Adler, Alta (x), David Hueschke Argo, Harvey Bialy (x), John Melville Bishop III, Douglas Blazek (x), Charlie Bordin (x), Marilyn Cadogan, Andy Clausen, Bob Dawson, Susan Efros, Hilary Ayer Fowler (x), David Gitin, Morton Grinker, Jon Grube (x), Steven A. Hagerth, Ben L. Hiatt (x), Hugh Fox, Richard Krech (x), Lowell Levant (x), Michael Makowsky (x), Paul Mariah (x), Ron McNicoll, David Melnick (x), Patricia Parker (x), Charles Potts, Ronald Silliman, John Oliver Simon (x), Hester G. Storm, sunshine, John Thomson (x), Michael Upton (x), vanish, D. r. Wagner, Joel Waldman (x), Pete Winslow (x), Carl Woideck, Paul Xavier (x), and Al Young.

Binding: Soft cover
Condition: Good+

Publisher: an undermine press - aldebaran review book [Noh Directions Press]
Place: [Berkeley, California]
Year: 1968

Keywords: Beat Generation, Bay Area, Berkeley, San Francisco, California, poetry, poets,

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