Sunday, January 16, 2011

JARGON 31: 14 POETS, 1 ARTIST, DEC 12-14, 1958, NEW YORK

This is a gem of all gems that I found in my father's library today.
Signed by Louis Zukofsky to my father, 1958.
A collections of amazing poets of The Black Mountain Poets era.

Jargon 31 refers to the 31st publication produced by The Jargon Society, an independent press founded by the American poet Jonathan Williams. The folder includes 14 separate sheets of holograph poems by fourteen contributors, including Paul Blackburn, Allen Ginsberg, Paul Goodman, Denise Levertov, Edward Dahlberg, Louis Zukofsky, Franz Klein, and Jonathan Williams, with each poem featuring an illustration by Fielding Dawson.



First poem: from 9th street Hokku/1950 - can't make out the signature?
Second poem by Allen Ginsberg. I love the drawing in the upper left corner of the skull.



Third poem by Paul Blackburn.
Fourth poem by Denise Levertov.

Enjoy these wonderful poems from such a passionate time. More to come.

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