Telephone, no. 6. Spring 1972. Maureen Owen.
Telephone, no. 6. Spring 1972. Maureen Owen.

Telephone, no. 6. Spring 1972.

Item #2610

Side-stapled mimeograph, 14 x 8.5 in. Cover by Donna Dennis, with back cover by Paula North. Subscription page drawing by Lauren Owen, and title page drawing, “End the War!” by Texas Moon. Copyright notice to “The Magic Mushroom Press.” This is the first magazine with a subscription notice, indicating rates are “$4.00 FOR THE NEXT 4 ISSUES! $5.00 FOR THE NEXT 5 ISSUES!

Select contributors include: Taeko Tomioko translated by Hiroaki Sato, Frank O’Hara (an archival contribution, with a letter from O’Hara to Mike Goldberg dated Aug. 26, 1957, with large stamp: “Giorno Poetry Systems THE ARCHIVES from Frank O’Hara to Mike Goldberg”), Peter Kostakis, Dean Faulwell, Kenward Elmslie (with “100 I Remembers for Joe Brainard”), Joe Brainard, Lauren Owen, Martha Diamond (holograph poem drawn on mimeograph stencil), Paul Gogarty, Jerry Oleaf, David Rosenberg, Stephen Miller, The Baloney Street Staff, Paul Violi, Michael-Sean Lazarchuk, Dan Propper, Sonja Fox, Ron Horning, Paul Hoover, Phillip Lopate, Sandy Berrigan, Gary Gach, James Gustafson, Keith Abbott, and Allan Kornblum.

This copy belonged to Lauren Owen's mother, who writes in pen on front cover: "I received this 6th issue of "Telephone" in the mail, June 1972, from Laureen + Maureen Owen, living in New York City. Maureen is the editor and Lauren one of the contributors." Shelf wear and chipping to front edge of cover, with a few scuffs on back cover; near fine.

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