[Original artwork for contribution to Street Works II]. Anne Waldman. N.p. 1969.
[Original artwork for contribution to Street Works II]. Anne Waldman. N.p. 1969.

[Original artwork for contribution to Street Works II].

N.p, 1969. Item #1133

Dated Apr. 18, 1969. Photograph by S. B. Zamochnick with Waldman’s autograph emendations. Autograph manuscript page, signed.

These two original leaves document Anne Waldman’s participation in Street Works II. This paste-up—with autograph signed text on copied and collaged photograph—was photocopied and included in the Street Works supplement. Her autograph annotations include the text of the poem “Kind Days” as well as the following account:

“On Friday, April 18 at 5pm I arrived at 5th Avenue + 14th Street and began walking around (down 14th down 6th up 13th up 5th) the designated area with my poem-sandwich board. My poem KIND DAYS (see photo by S. B. Zamochnick) on the front of the board—poems BORING THINGS + DISTRACTIONS FROM BOREDOM on the back—I also handed out hundreds of little pink slips of paper saying ‘Happy Weekend folks!’ People were terrifically friendly! They kept asking me to stop so they could read all the words on my sandwich board (they were written in pink + purple). The Good Humor man on the corner of 5th and 14th asked me for a date but I didn’t accept. A cop told me to ‘move on’ at one point + I think that’s when I bit my lip and gave a hostile look (see photo).”

Glue slightly loosened, else fine.

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