Poems Now

Hettie Jones (ed.)


Kulchur Press, New York, 1966. First Edition. Hardcover with Clear Acetate Covering, as issued. 114pp., 7.75 x 10.25 inches.

Near Fine with very mild shelf wear and age toning. The acetate covering shows mild age toning with a 2.5 inch tear to the rear cover, from the foot of the spine inward at a diagonal slant.

Scarcely seen hardcover edition of this collection edited by the influential Hettie Jones, co-founder of the literary journal Jugen, and publishing house Totem Press.

Printed on thick, beautiful stock and featuring poems from Robert Kelly, Diane DiPrima, Larry Eigner, John Weiners, Joel Oppenheimer, Kenneth Irby, Ronald Caplan, Sam Abrams, Gilbert Sorrentino, Lorenzo Thomas, Gerard Malanga, Allan Kaplan, Carol Bergé, Tony Towle, John Sinclair, A.B. Spellman, K. William Kgositsile, Roger Taus, Ray Bremser, Gerrit Lansing and David Henderson.

An incredible snapshot of poetics at a turning point in the middle of a turbulent decade. Includes brief biographical details of the contributors.