Silver Spring, MD: Fall, 1972. 4to, pp. 59 leaves printed from typescript on rectos only; original printed wrappers side-stapled; fine. With interviews with both Dorn and Raworth, with contributions by them, and with other contributions by Robert Kelly and Donald Davie. "Vort is an unfortunately unfinished encyclopedia of the New American Poetry, but is still very useful for the information it contains and still a relevant model" (Clay & Phillips, From a Secret Location).
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Silver Spring, MD: Winter, 1972. 4to, 44 leaves printed from typescript on rectos only; original printed wrappers side-stapled; fine. With extensive interviews with both Hollo and Berrigan. "Vort is an unfortunately unfinished encyclopedia of the New American Poetry, but is still very useful for the information it contains and still a relevant model" (Clay & Phillips, From a Secret Location).
San Francisco: Bill Presson, July, 1973. First edition, 4to, 16 leaves printed recto and verso from typescript, and contained in the original mailing envelope, the front of which bears an image of a road map incorporating Seattle; illustrations by Johnny Stanton, special assistance from Fits Cooperative; light wear; near fine.
Lausanne, Switzerland: Société Anonyme d'Editions Littéraires et Artistiques, 1964-67. 12 volumes, 8¼" x 6¼", glassine or plain paper wrappers on 5 issues, notice of termination printed on blue paper laid into the final volume; generally a very good to fine set. A short-lived, but influential literary magazine, with contributions by Frank O'Hara, Cyril Connelly, John Ashbury, Ted Berrigan, Jean Rhys, Rainer Maria Rilke, Stephen Spender, William Gass, Laura Riding, Boris Pasternak, Larry Rivers, David Hockney, Jasper Johns, Robert Bly, John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg, William Burroughs, Anthony Burgess, Jean Genet, and many other luminaries.
San Francisco: Open Skull Press, May, 1967. Large 4to, unpaged; text printed from typescript on vari-colored paper; original white pictorial wrappers, minor wear, pages uniformly toned, else very good. Contains hundreds of short reviews of small-press books printed across the United States and Europe, edited by American poet Douglas Blazek.
Cherry Valley, New York: June-July, 1981. 4to, pp. 76; printed from typescript; cover drawing by Jane Freilicher; original pictorial wrappers, side-stapled; slight dampstain at the top outer corners throughout; all else near fine. Contributions by Anne Waldman, Ed Dorn, Larry Fagin, Anselm Hollo, and many others.
San Francisco: Lone Ranger Biology Press, 1968. First edition, 8vo, unpaged; printed from typescript; original black pictorial wrappers (a bit dusty, some soiling to back cover); general wear from handling, else very good. Cover credits: Photos by John Fox; collage by American Beat poet Douglas Blazek; lettering by Robert (R.) Crumb; printing by Charles Plymell.
[New York? publisher not identified, ca. 1966-67.]. 4to,  leaves printed on rectos only; 12 full-page illustrations plus the cover art by Joe Brainard, each illustration matched with a 4-line poem; saddle-stitched; some toning along the fore-edge of the front wrap, all else near fine. Robert Duncan's copy, with his bookplate inside the front wrapper.
[New York]: Adventures in Poetry, . First edition limited to 350 copies (there was also an issue of 26 lettered copies signed), 4to,  leaves printed from typescript; 3 full-page illustrations and the original pictorial front wrapper by Susan Hall, back wrapper unadorned; side-stapled; near fine.