The Black Mountain Review Vol. 1, No. 2, Summer 1954

Creeley, Robert (Ed.)


Black Mountain: Black Mountain College, 1954. First Edition. Paperback, 6.5 x 8.5 inches

Very Good condition with some age toning and foxing to the covers and bumping and wear to spine ends. Interior pages are unmarked with occasional minor foxing. Pages are lightly creased to the upper and lower right corners. Still, a well preserved copy of this fragile publication. 

The second issue of this important literary and art journal with contributions by Charles Olson, Irving Layton, Kenneth Rexroth, Robert Creeley, Paul Blackburn, Toda Tomoya, Irving Layton, Douglas Woolf, Kizu Toyotaro, Lucy Lapp, and Ronald Mason. The Black Mountain Review developed out of a correspondence between Robert Creeley and Charles Orson, the rector of Black Mountain College. With these journals they aimed to generate an understanding of the emerging poets of the generation and to attract some attention to the college itself. It spanned just 7 volumes, running from 1954-1957. A few of this issue's features include Antonin Artaud, Toda Tomoya, and reproductions of Mayan Sculpture. The cover was designed by Japanese artist and poet Katue Kitasono.