Lorine Niedecker Tag

Edinburgh; Wild Hawthorne Press, 1965
26 x 21cm, 4pp + 2 x 1pp inserts. The thirteenth number of Finlay’s poetry publication with contributions by John Furnival, Mary Ellen Solt, Guillaume Apollinaire (translated by J.F. Hendry), Marvin Malone, Lorine Niedecker, Jerome Rothenberg, Ronald Johnson, Ian Hamilton Finlay, and Nicole Rabetaud. VG+ condition but slight mark on the back.
This is one of the earliest collaborations with Furnival who would be a close friend (until Finlay asked him to punch someone for him who he felt had slighted him and was about to arrive at Furnival's house from the train and the latter reasonably refused leading to a breach between them - a tale told to me by Furnival himsel) .

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Edinburgh; Wild Hawthorne Press, 1963
30 x 21cm, 4pp. The ninth number of Finlay’s poetry publication with contributions by Paul Fort (translated by Nicole Rabetaud), Lorine Niedecker, Ronald Johnson, Rocco Scotellaro (translated by Cid Corman), Libby Houston; John Gray, and Paulo Marcos de Andrade (translated by Augusto de Campos). The inner double spread is based on Ronal Johnson's Sports and Divertissments - which Finlay later published as a stand alone book. The "decorations" herein (reproduced woodcuts) were by Peter Stitt. None of the poems in this issue might be clearly regarded as "concrete".
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The "spring list" of books and other items available from the Wild Hawthorn Press. 19 x 29cm, 1pp. Folded.

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Edinburgh; Wild Hawthorne Press, 1962
30 x 21cm, 4pp. The fourth number of Finlay’s poetry publication with contributions by Georg Trakl (translated by Jay Corbett). Spike Hawkins. Heinrich von Morungen (translated by Anselm Hollo). J.F. Hendry. Helen B. Cruickshank. Tom McGrath. Bernard Kops. Alexander McNeish. Suzan Livingstone, and Lorine Niedecker. As usual bits of Scots find themselves near more modern American poems. This is an extremely hard to find early number of this international review - hardly any exist on the open market. This example is overall VG. Copies were sold for 9d each and were sometimes taken around Universities or sold at poetry / literature evenings as well as by subscription.

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Edinburgh; Wild Hawthorne Press, 1962
30 x 21cm, 4pp. The first number of Finlay’s international poetry publication (edited by J. McGuffie and P. Pond) with contributions by Pete Brown, Edwin Morgan, Alan Riddell, Anslem Hollo, Gael Turnbull, Lorine Niedecker and one short poem by Finlay himself.
The poems in this first number of the journal are pretty much standard format although there are two sound poems by Pete Brown. Edwin Morgan translates a 19th century poem by Fyodor Tyutchev. Anselm Hollo has a long poem called Orbit which takes space exploration as its theme and Finlay's first POTH published poem is "Another Huge Poem for Hughie" - and it reads like an inside joke and I cannot understand it other than the joke that the "hugeness" of the poem consists of 21 words. VG condition. This is an uber-rare item - hardly any exist on the open market.

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