New York: Hawk's Well Press (first two numbers); David Antin & Jerome Rothenberg, Spring 1965-Summer 1968. Five volumes in four; 8vos, 64pp, 68pp, unpag., 119pp; original wrappers. Some minor rubs and marks; front wrapper of number three detached at leftmost perforation; bright, attractive copies. Item #205721
The complete set of this short-lived periodical linking experimental poetry and avant-garde art. Contributors include, in addition to the editors, Allen Ginsberg, Diane Wakoski, Jackson MacLow, Ted Berrgian, Charles Bukowski, Allan Kaprow, Gerard Malanga, Gary Snyder and many others. For the cover on the third number, the editors commissioned an original multiple from Andy Warhol. It comprises an array of twelve circular pin-back button designs reading "Bomb Hanoi" in rows of three, black on yellow, with the title "Some Thing" added to a central row. The whole cover, front and rear, was printed on gummed and perforated paper, as adhesive stamps or stickers. This cover is usually detached, as here, along the leftmost perforation. It is also frequently stuck to the facing sheets inside, although that is not the case with this copy. Cover shows a bit of faint toning but is otherwise relatively clean and bright. Other cover designs were by Amy Mendelson, Robert Morris, and George Maciunas.