YARDBIRD READER and Y'BIRD
Yardbird Reader 1-5 and Y'Bird 1 & 2 (complete). Berkeley: Yardbird Publishing Cooperative & Y'Bird (1972-1976 &1978).
Edited by Ishmael Reed, and Al Young. Complete set of these trade paperback publications. Reed started the Yardbird Reader as an annual, collecting "multi-cultural" writing. After five volumes there was a small hiatus before Reed and Young started afresh as Y'Bird, which ran 2 vols.only. Contains work by Chester Himes, Spain Rodriguez, Clarence Major, Ntozake Shange, John A. Williams, Frank Chin, Chiuna Achebe, Ralph Ellison (an interview), Yusef Komunyakaa, Anne Waldman, and many others.