A Quarterly for the Creative.
The complete collection of all 5 series, 80 numbers/volumes, complete rare; conditions varies, on the whole an excellent collection (near fine/fine, with exceptions noted below) Series 1: Nos. 1-20 (all publ.). spring 1951 - winter 1957. Series 2: Nos. 1-14 (all publ.) April 1961-July 1964. Series 3: Nos. 1-20 (all publ.).April 1966-June 1971. Series 4: Nos. 1 -20 (all publ.)., October 1977-July 1982. Series 5: Nos. 1-6 (all and last publ.). Fall 1983 - Spring 1985.
Poetry review started and edited by Cid (Sidney) Corman (June 29, 1924 – March 12, 2004. Corman was an American poet, translator and editor, most notably of Origin. A key figure and journal in the history of American poetry in the second half of the 20th century. ORIGIN: series one, spring 1951 - winter 1957. 1. Charles Olson 2. Robert Creeley 3. William Bronk & Samuel French Morse 4. New Foreign Poetry 5. Wallace Stevens (small dampstain near base of spine and top edges) 6. Robert Duncan & William Carlos Williams 7. Gottfried Benn, Theodore Enslin & Cid Corman (staples pulled a little) 8. Charles Olson. In Cold Hell in Thicket. (two small stains to front cover) 9. Harold Dicker, Denise Levertov, John Hay (a few ink marks to cover) 10. New German Poetry (small tear at base of spine, repaired) 11. Antonin Artaud & New French Poetry (short tear at crown of spine) 12. Larry Eigner & Paul Carroll 13. David Galler 14. Irving Layton 15. David Blackburn & Paul Donahoe 16. Artaud, Michaux, Char (seven corrections in RD's hand) 17. Denise Levertov, Robert Creeley, Irving Layton 18. New Canadian Poetry. 19. Astrid Claes 20. Margaret Avison (two sticker marks on rear cover) [Number 8 is Charles Olson's IN COLD HELL IN THICKET, and is the first publication of this title. Printed by the Divers Press, handset in a square format with dust jacket, breaking with the uniform issues, printed in Palma de Mallorca,1953; this copy with two light stains on the front; laid in Prospectus for Nos. 1-8]. Origin: second series. April 1961 - July 1964 (complete in 14) Light sunning to spines of some issues, else near fine or better. 1. Louis Zukofksy. 2. Gary Snyder 3. The Noh of Zeami Yashima 4. Margaret Avison 5. Robert Kelly (offsetting to two leaves due to publisher-inserted notice) 6. Ian Hamilton Finlay 7. Gael Turnbull 8. Cid Corman (again, offsetting from an errata to correct a poem in #7) 9. Post-War Italian Poetry (offsetting from a prospectus) 10. featuring excerpts from The Day Book of Robert Duncan 11. Ponge, Perse, Dadelsen 12. Frank Samperi 13. Roberto Sanesi. Tipped-on signed stoneprint by Will Petersen present 14. Basho's Oku-no hosomichi ORIGIN: third series. April 1966 - January 1971 (complete in 20) Aside to light sunning along spines, all are near fine or better in stapled wrappers (+ defects noted). 1. Cid Corman 2. Lorine Niedecker (two light beverage rings to cover) 3. André du Bouchet 4. Kusano Shimpei 5. William Bronk 6. Douglas Woolf 7. Seymour Faust 8. Josef Albers (light crease to lower front cover) 9. Francis Ponge 10. René Daumal 11. Chuang-Tzu's Autumn Flood 12. Denis Goacher 13. Jean Daive 14. John Taggart 15. Paul Celan 16. Daphne Marlatt 17. Philippe Jaccottet 18. Jonathan Greene 19. Frank Samperi 20. Hitomaro ORIGIN: fourth series. October 1977 - July 1982 (complete in 20). Light sunning to spine of some issues, else all near fine or better in wrappers. 1. Frank Samperi 2. Brian McInerney 3. André Du Bouchet 4. Clive Faust 5. Cid Corman 6. Mark Karlins 7. Horrah Pornoff 8. David Miller 9. Michael Heller 10. Philippe Denis 11. John Perlman 12. George Evans 13. Kusano Shimpei 14. Andy Echavarria 15. Armand Schwerner 16. Lorine Niedecker 17. Graham Lindsay 18. Bruce McClelland 19. Ted Pearson 20. Gil Ott and John Levy ORIGIN: fifth series. Fall 1983 - Spring 1985 (complete in 6). All fine in printed wrappers. 1. George Evans 2. Roger Laporte 3. M.J. Bender 4. Lyle Glazier 5. Pascal Quignard 6. Guiseppe Ungaretti