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22 poems by Beats authors, each signed 1/75  

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Sore Dove Press presents Meat/Beat: A Broadside Series

Cherkovski, Neeli, et. al.

[Berkeley, California]

Sore Dove Press



22 leaves of poems by various authors, each signed by their author on the leaf. Plus 3 original hand-colored artworks by Jack Hirschman, Neeli Cherkovski, and Soheyl Dahi, plus an unsigned print by William T. Vollmann who did the drawing specifically for this portfolio based on the Diane Di Prima's poem in this portfolio. All housed together in a black portfolio with ties, lettered in silver. No. 42 of 75 copies.

"This is a gathering of the Beats, younger and elder, in the wild and bleak days at the beginning of the 21st century in the last empire. Artists have answered the call and come together to once again renew their sense of community..." from the title leaf introduction by Soheyl Dahi. Only 5 copies located by OCLC / Worldcat. Includes signed poems from four of San Francisco's Poet Laureates plus the ultra-rare signature of the late Lenore Kandel and the late Harold Norse. Also includes a poem from the recently departed Los Angeles poet, Wanda Coleman.

The poems within include:

  • Concealment as a crime / Jerome Rothenberg --
  • All my life I've been waiting / Harold Norse --
  • Our self idling in a moony moment / Joanne Kyger --
  • Out of the rain / Sarah Menefee --
  • Yes, it's like a symphony / Soheyl Dahi --
  • Fan : you call her down (noh play) / Anne Waldman --
  • Her number was not called / Ruth Weiss --
  • A place to stand / Lenore Kandel --
  • Cuts deeper / Agneta Falk --
  • End of innocence / A.D. Winans --
  • Who raps for the dead lecturer? / Wanda Coleman --
  • The rough grain of blackness / Ann Menebroker --
  • New Mexico cut-up / Diane di Prima --
  • Widow her / David Meltzer --
  • Old man / Neeli Cherkovski --
  • Of monkeys & men / James LaCroix Jr. --
  • Havana by night / Alejandro Murgui╠üa --
  • Wartime kitchen / Janine Pommy Vega --
  • San Francisco / Kell Robertson --
  • A valid question ensues unstitched / Amber Rose Tamblyn --
  • Path / Jack Hirschman --
  • Brainwashed poet / Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

Lot Amendments

Very light wear to outer portfolio; insides fine.

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