Numbers 1-21 (all published). Maidstone (1-3) then Hebden Bridge: Curtains, 1971-78. Various formats, mostly mimeographed, with later issues offset printed. Some numbers with individual titles. With “bullet holes” to the back cover of no. 1, as issued, and occasional pasted in or inserted elements and holograph additions, as issued. A remarkably bright, near fine example, with the exception of number 18/19/20/21, which has a vertical crease to the back cover and last few pages. Exceedingly scarce complete.
Edited by Paul Buck. A remarkably sustained project distinguished by the innovative use of the mimeograph, unified design sense, and a far-ranging list of contributors of the most interesting poetry and prose of the decade, especially by lesser known authors. Curtains also made an effort to introduce hitherto unknown French writers in English translation. With contributions from Genesis P-Orridge and Cosey Fanni Tutti of COUM Transmissions, Lydia Davis, Paul Auster, Georges Bataille, Maurice Blanchot, Jacques Derrida, Jean-Pierre Faye, Bernard Noël, Edmond Jabès, Robert Kelly, Larry Eigner, Clayton Eshleman, Allen Fisher, Eric Mottram, Ulli McCarthy, Jeff Nuttall, Barry MacSweeney, John Hall, Douglas Oliver, Iain Sinclair, John James, Bill Griffiths, Peter Riley, Pierre Joris, Keith Waldrop, Rosmarie Waldrop, Cid Corman, Claude Royet-Journoud, Roger Giroux, Alain Veinstein, Roger Laporte, Danielle Collobert, Mitsou Ronat, Jacques Roubaud, Marcelin Pleynet, Agnès Rouzier, Joë Bousquet, Jean Daive, Jean Frémon, Susan Hiller, Gina Pane, Vladimir Velickovic, Henri Maccheroni, Jean-Luc Parant, Paul Neagu, Philip Corner, Ulrike Meinhof, Opal L. Nations, Veronica Forrest-Thomson, Anthony Barnett, Michael Haslam, Glenda George, Geraldine Monk, Kris Hemensley, and Brian Catling. A remarkably bright, near fine example, with the exception of number 18/19/20/21, which has a vertical crease to the back cover and last few pages.