Nos. 1-5 (all publ.) Lans-en-Vercors, France, Winter 1961-1962. Original wrappers.18,2 x 12,4 cm
Magazine for experimental poetry and prose in the early sixties, and an important Beat periodical. Edited by novelist Harry Mathews and poets John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch and Jimmy Schuyler, all of whom contributed to its pages. Other contributors were Frank O'Hara, LeRoi Jones, Edwin Denby, Diane DiPrima, Ted Berrigan, William Burroughs, Gerard Malanga, Barbara Guest and Daisy Aldan. Outstanding was a special issue devoted to the neglected art of literary collaboration, a historical survey which included translations of Japanese, Chinese, Provençal and French surrealist poets. Nos. 3/4 were combined to a double issue. No. 5 is very scarce.