Guerrilla, 1967. Item #3349
Corner-stapled (twice), 8 1/2 x 11 in., six leaves. Alternate title: "is there or is there not a great business conspiracy called the united states and russia?" quoted from Charles Olson at the Berkeley Poetry Conference in 1965.
The four page letter was written in response to "the recent insurrection in Detroit." Within, Van Newkirk details the contents for a scheduled Latin American issue, Guerrilla 3, as well as very specific plans for a Guerrilla Press and Guerrilla Press Service and a move from Detroit to New York. The letter includes a reprint of an article Van Newkirk wrote for the Los Angeles Free Press titled "Detroit - Revolution in the Revolution."
Guerrilla was a notoriously radical and short-lived project, co-edited by Van Newkirk and John Sinclair (at times, Newkirk was identified as the sole editor, though Sinclair is said to have contributed), and originally associated with the Detroit Artists' Workshop Press. The magazine was published in two issues in 1967, originally intended to be a monthly publication though stymied by police raids.
Light toning and trace evidence of having been folded for mailing. Clean with sharp corners, near fine. Scarce, and a useful document especially in light of the volatile history of the publication.