C: A Journal of Poetry, vol. 1 no. 1. May 1963. Ted Berrigan.
C: A Journal of Poetry, vol. 1 no. 1. May 1963. Ted Berrigan.

C: A Journal of Poetry, vol. 1 no. 1. May 1963.

Item #544

Side-stapled wrappers. C, a mimeographed magazine from Ted Berrigan’s C Press, borrowed the production example of the recently published one-off magazine, The Censored Review (Apr. 1963), and in the first issue, featured the work of the editor and his Tulsa friends, now based in New York: Dick Gallup, Ron Padgett, and Joe Brainard.

In 1964 Berrigan wrote:
“… the first issue of ‘C’ was deliberately put together by me to reflect the SIMILARITY of the poetry, since I felt the differences to be obvious, and the NEWNESS of such a point of view as we (I) had…(Where I got the title is a secret, but it really isn’t). (I wanted a name without connotations and so, while thinking about Marcel Duchamp, one day said to myself, ‘A’ ‘B’ ‘C’ ‘Voila!’ and there is was. ‘C’ ‘SEE’ ‘SEA’ ‘C# #(AD INFINITUM)’.).” (Ted Berrigan. "Some Notes about 'C.'" Unpublished manuscript, May 1964.)

This copy from the library of Ron Padgett, with his neat pencil signature on front cover. Evidence of paper clip to upper left corner, some age toning front and back. A clean solid very good plus copy.

Price: $950.00