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Granary Books and Jeff Maser, Bookseller are pleased to announce

Poem on the Page: A Collection of Broadsides

Robert Creeley.
For Benny and Sabina
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15 1/8 x 15 1/8 inches. Photograph by
Ann Charters.
Portents 18.
Portents, 1970.

Broadsides proliferated during the small press and mimeograph era as a logical offshoot of poets assuming control of their means of publication. When technology evolved from typewriter, stencil, and mimeo machine to moveable type and sophisticated printing, broadsides provided a site for innovation with design and materials that might not be appropriate for an entire pamphlet or book; thus, they occupy a very specific place within literary and print culture.

Poem on the Page: A Collection of Broadsides includes approximately 500 broadsides from a diverse range of poets, printers, designers, and publishers. It is a unique document of a particular aspect of the small press movement as well as a valuable resource for research into the intersection of poetry and printing.

See below for a list of some of the poets, writers, printers, typographers, and publishers included in the collection.

Contact for a catalog of the collection and price.

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Selected Highlights from the Collection

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Antonin Artaud. Indian Culture. 16 x 24 inches. Translated from the French by Clayton Eshleman and Bernard Bador with art work by Nancy Spero. This is no. 65 from an edition of 150 numbered and signed by Eshleman and Spero. OtherWind Press, n.d.

 

Lewis MacAdams. A Birthday Greeting. 11 x 17 inches. This is no. 90, from an unstated edition, signed. N.p., n.d.

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Lyn Hejinian. The Guard. 9 1/4 x 18 inches. Illustrated by Ruth Lingen. Printed in three colors. Printed by Black Mesa Press for Woodland Pattern in an edition of 150 copies, this one signed. Woodland Pattern, 1983.

 

Allen Ginsberg. Who Be Kind To. 16 1/4 x 30 3/4 inches. First printing. Designed by Wes Wilson, photography by Larry Keenan, Jr. Cranium Press, n.d.

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  Richard Brautigan. Five Poems. 17 x 11 inches. “This free wideside published by Serendipity Books for the International Antiquarian Book Fair, New York City. Spring, 1971.” Serendipity Books, 1971.

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Christopher Logue. Crime One. 17 1/8 x 22 1/2 inches. A Gear Poster. Vandal Publications, 1967.

 

Imamu Ameer Baraka (LeRoi Jones). Answers in Progress. 16 7/8 x 21 3/4 inches. Illustrated. Jihad Productions, 1969.

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Michael McClure. [“Politics Starts with the Barrel of a Gun”]. 17 1/4 x 22 1/4 inches. Illustrated; the poet’s holograph lithographically printed in red. This broadside is from the portfolio Five/I/’77. Edition of 50 copies signed by the poet. Archer Press, [1977].

 

Donald Barthelme. Sunny Marge. 9 3/4 x 12 1/2 inches. Edition of 125 signed and numbered copies. Bookslinger, 1980.

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Anne Waldman. The Tundra & the Waves. 17 1/4 x 22 inches. Illustrated; the poet’s holograph lithographically printed in green. This broadside is from the portfolio Five/I/’77. Edition of 50 copies signed by the poet. Archer Press, [1977].

 

Louis Zukofsky. ‘An Alphabet of Subjects (contents of this notebook).’ 16 1/8 x 20 inches. This is no. 188 from an edition of 226 of which 26 are signed by Celia Zukofsky. C.Z. Publications, Inc., 1979.

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  Basil Bunting. [“Soon, while that northwest squall…”]. 29 5/8 x 19 inches. Artwork by Robert Perkins. [From an edition of 45]. Signed by poet and artist. N.p., [1985].

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John Fowles. Conditional. 14 7/8 x 22 inches. Hand colored calligraphic initial by M. Carey. Designed and printed by William Everson and Richard Bigus in an edition of 150 copies. Lord John Press, 1979.

 

Tess Gallagher. Death of the Horses by Fire. 13 3/4 x 20 inches. The relief prints were cut by Peter Schumann and printed in an edition of 170 copies on Twinrocker paper at the Janus Press. Charles Seluzicki, 1984.

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John Wieners. King Solomon’s Magnetic Quiz (for R.C.). 11 x 16 inches. This is no. 64 from an edition of 100 numbered copies. Kriya Press, 1967.

 

Robin Blaser. The Truth is Laughter. 9 x 13 1/2 inches. Published on the occasion of the poet’s reading at The State University of New York, Buffalo, October 17, 1979. The Poetry / Rare Books Collection, 1979.

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Ron Loewinsohn. Paean. 14 1/4 x 22 3/4 inches. Illustrated. Cranium Press, 1967.

 

James Broughton. This is it. 11 x 17 1/2 inches. Printed in two colors. Published and with calligraphy by Wm. Stewart, 1983.

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  Jack Gilbert. Getting Old. 24 x 18 inches. Art and design by Julio Granda. This is no. 30 from an edition of 100 copies numbered and signed by the poet and artist. Calumet Press, 2003.

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Ed Sanders. Love & the Falling Iron. 17 x 22 inches. This is no. 6 from an edition of 300 copies. Yanagi IV Broadside Series. Yanagi, 1977.

 

Allen Ginsberg. Kral Majales. 14 7/8 x 20 1/2 inches. Illustrated by Robert LaVigne. This is from an edition of 300 copies. Oyez, 1965.

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James Kirkup. The Chillingham Bull. 16 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches. Bewick poster no. 5. MidNAG, n.d.

 

Bill Butler. Flowers for Midwinter’s Day December 22. 15 1/2 x 22 1/4 inches. Designed by Sam Kirkpatrick. Strip-1. Illustrated. This is no. 63 from an edition of 99 copies numbered and signed by the poet. Ward & Foxlow Ltd., 1964.

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W.S. Merwin. To Maoli as the Year Ends. 11 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. This is no. 12 of 100 numbered and signed copies printed at Empyrean Press on the occasion of the poet’s reading at the University of Iowa, May 2, 2005. Empyrean Press, 2005.

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James Koller. [Dark Woman…]. 11 x 17 inches. Signed by the poet. Photograph by Arnold Henderson. The Tenth Muse, 1972.

 

Bradford Morrow. Posthumes. 14 1/2 x 22 7/8 inches. This is no. 82 from an edition of 126 copies numbered and signed by poet and artist, Guy Davenport. Printed at the Grenfell Press. Cadmus Editions, 1982.

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Edward Dorn. A Robert Service Bear Flies Imitation. 17 1/4 x 22 3/4 inches. Border design by Trixie. This is no. 92 from an edition of 126 copies signed by poet and artist. No. 3 of a broadside series from Cadmus Editions. Designed and printed by Graham Mackintosh. Cadmus Editions, 1982.

 

John Seelye. Boemb. 8 1/2 x 13 inches. Oyez Press, 1965.

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Robert Creeley. For Benny and Sabina. 15 1/8 x 15 1/8 inches. Photograph by Ann Charters. Portents 18. Portents, 1970.

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James Merrill. 16. IX. 65 (for Vassili and Mimi). 10 1/8 x 22 inches. Engraving by Laurence Scott. This is no. 85 from an edition of 90 copies numbered and signed by poet and artist. The total edition is 100. Impressions Workshop, 1968.

 

William Gibson. A Musicbox Clock. 11 x 22 inches. This is no. 5 from an edition of 50 numbered and signed copies. Arts Action Press, 1975.

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Joanne Kyger. Fact Checking. 14 7/8 x 21 7/8 inches. This is from an edition of 50 copies of which 26 were for sale. Printed in two colors, gouache added by hand. Poltroon Press, 2010.

 

Kenneth Rexroth. All Year Long: Four Ancient Folksongs. 12 x 18 inches. Calligraphy by Vo-Dinh. Unicorn Broadsheet no. 4. Translations from the Chinese by Kenneth Rexroth who has signed this copy. Unicorn Press, 1969.

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Frank O’Hara. Hotel Particulier. 11 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches. This is no. 3 from an edition of 100 copies. Illustrated. Kriya Press, 1967.

 

Michael Rumaker. Praying Mantis. 7 1/2 x 12 inches. This is from an edition of 250 copies published on the occasion of a reading by the poet at The University of Connecticut Library, April 1, 1976.

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James Allen Ryan. Mrs. Roosevelt. 7 x 12 inches. Printed in two colors. The Pleiades, n.d.

 

Carlos Reyes. [“basking in the twenty five foot dream”]. 13 x 20 inches. Illustrated, printed in two colors. White Rabbit Press, 1972.

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The Collection

Some of the poets, writers, printers, typographers, and publishers included in the collection:

Helen Adam
Allentown Community Center
Alternative Press
Angel Hair Books
Antonin Artaud
Jon Anderson
Archer Press
Arif Press
Arion Press
Margaret Atwood
Imamu Ameer Baraka
Marvin Bell
Bellevue Press
Charles Bernstein
Wendell Berry
John Berryman
Richard Bigus
bill bissett
Black Mesa Press
Black Oak Books
Black Stone Press
Robin Blaser
Doug Blazek
Richard Brautigan
Alan Brilliant
Gwendolyn Brooks
Basil Bunting
Burning Deck
Bibliographical Press
Bloody Twin Press
Bookslinger Editions
Bowery Press
Cadmus Editions
Charles Seluzicki, Fine Books
Chax Press
Clifford Burke
Cold Mountain Press
Clark Coolidge
Kirby Congdon
Cranium Press
Robert Creeley
Guy Davenport
Jordan Davis
Shari DeGraw
Diane di Prima
Edward Dorn
Peter Downsbrough
Robert Duncan
East Lansing Arts Workshop
     Press
Russell Edson
Empyrean Press
Clayton Eshleman
William Everson
John Fowles
Tess Gallagher

Philip Gallo
Jean Genet
Allen Ginsberg
Goliard Press
Grabhorn-Hoyem
Judy Grahn
Granary Books
Grenfell Press
Grilled Flowers
Barbara Guest
Jessica Hagedorn
Hanuman Books
H.D. [Hilda Doolittle].
Lyn Hejinian
Hermetic Press
Anselm Hollo
Shelley Hoyt
Intersection
Janus Press
Alastair Johnston
Stephen Jonas
Just Buffalo Broadside Series
Kavyayantra Press
Jack Kerouac
The King Library Press
Allan Kornblum
Richard Krech
Kriya Press
Gerrit Lansing
James Laughlin
Robert LaVigne
Timothy Leary
Denise Levertov
Lord John Press
Gerard Malanga
Maya
Michael McClure
Thomas McGrath
Heather McHugh
Leigh McLellan
Meadow Press
James Merrill
W.S. Merwin
MidNAG
Czeslaw Milosz
Moe’s Books
Bradford Morrow
Moving Parts Press
Eileen Myles
bpNichol
No Mountains Poetry Project
Frank O’Hara
Okeanos Press
George Oppen
Simon Ortiz

Oyez
Palaemon Press
Michael Palmer
Panjandrum Press
Poltroon Press
Pomegranate Press
Portents
Pulp Press
Tom Raworth
Red Ozier Press
Restau Press
Kenneth Rexroth
Charles Reznikoff
Felicia Rice
Rook Press
Jerome Rothenberg
San Francisco Arts Commission
Thomas Sanchez
Edward Sanders
Aram Saroyan
May Sarton
James Schuyler
Slug Press
John Sinclair
Patti Smith
Gary Snyder
Nancy Spero
Jack Spicer
Square Zero Editions
George Stanley
Mark Strand
Wesley B. Tanner
James Tate
Tenth Muse
Terrence Williams
Toothpaste Press
Turret Books
Unicorn Books
University of Connecticut
      Library
Claire Van Vliet
Verdant Press
Anne Waldman
Keith Waldrop
White Rabbit
John Wieners
William B. Ewert, Publisher
Jonathan Williams
Wes Wilson
Woodland Pattern
Yanagi
Noel Young
Zephyrus Image
Louis Zukofsky