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"Beatitude" #32 publication records
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Description
The "Beatitude" #32 publication records, 1980-1982, consists of typescripts, drawings, notes, and mockups for issue number 32 of "Beatitude", the San Francisco magazine of beat poetry. Drafts of poems by Janice Blue, Neeli Cherkovski, Louis Collins, Gregory Corso, Kirby Doyle, Gary Gach, Latif Harris, Howard Hart, Jack Hirschman, Roderick Iverson, Bob Kaufman, Michael Koch, Paul Landry, Christine Legoff, William Maher, Kaye McDonough, Jack Micheline, Jack Mueller, Gerry Nicosia, David Plumb, Bill Polak, Bob Rogers, Ronald Sauer, Tisa Walden, Bear Williamson, and 4 unidentified poems (not included in the issue) are included, many of them signed by the poet, with notes to the publisher, and/or with annotations by the poet. Also included are mock ups and printer's masking sheets, and a flyer for a benefit for the issue. "Beatitude" was a weekly magazine of poetry founded by Bob Kaufman, John Kelley, William Margolis, and Alan Ginsberg in San Francisco in 1959. The founders envisioned the magazine as a voice for new and unknown (as opposed to established) poets of the time, and it was successful in launching the careers of many young aspiring poets. Designed with simple formats, using mimeographed sheets stapled together with a front cover printed on construction paper, they sold for 20 or 30 cents per issue. The first 8 were published weekly at 14 Bannam Alley; the remainder were published monthly at the Bread and Wine Mission, 510 Greenwich Street.
Background
"Beatitude" was a weekly magazine of poetry founded by Bob Kaufman, John Kelley, William Margolis, and Alan Ginsberg in San Francisco in 1959. The founders envisioned the magazine as a voice for new and unknown (as opposed to established) poets of the time, and it was successful in launching the careers of many young aspiring poets. Designed with simple formats, using mimeographed sheets stapled together with a front cover printed on construction paper, they sold for 20 or 30 cents per issue. The first 8 were published weekly at 14 Bannam Alley; the remainder were published monthly at the Bread and Wine Mission, 510 Greenwich Street. From Beatitude #1: "A weekly miscellany of poetry and other jazz designed to extol beauty and promote the beatific or poetic life among the various mendicants, neo existentialists, christs, poets, painters, musicians, and other inhabitants and observers of North Beach, San Francisco, California, United States of America."
Extent
1.79 Linear Feet 1 box
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.