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The Floating Bear 27 (1963)

The Floating Bear 27 (1963)

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The Floating Bear 27 (1963)

by Di Prima, Diane (editor), Billy Linich (Billy Name, "maneuvateur"), Ray Johnson, Philip Whalen, Alan Marlowe, John Wieners, LaMonte Young (ads), Angus MacLise (mentioned), et al

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New York: The Floating Bear, 1963. 1st edition. Soft cover. Fair/No Jacket (as issued). Fair. 4to, 34pp (mimeographed), corner-stapled. (Last two leaves supplied in photocopy.) Addressed to poet Bill Deemer. This issue of the Floating Bear features input by Billy Linich (Billy Name) of Andy Warhol's Factory (Billy Linich's Party by John Daley ties into Warhol's first Haircut film from around this time, late 1963). Also contributions by Ray Johnson; an advertisement for the Fluxus Anthology (available from LaMonte Young) and a tape of Young with Angus MacLise, Tony Conrad, and Marian Zazeela; Fred Herko dance classes; C #4 for 25¢ from Ted Berrigan; etc. The first half of the issue (19pp) is devoted to "The Art of Literature" by Philip Whalen. Top leaf detached from staple; last two leaves are lacking and are supplied in photocopy. Horizontal publisher's fold, some general wear.


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The Floating Bear 27 (1963)
Di Prima, Diane (editor), Billy Linich (Billy Name, "maneuvateur"), Ray Johnson, Philip Whalen, Alan Marlowe, John Wieners, LaMonte Young (ads), Angus MacLise (mentioned), et al
Soft cover
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1st edition
New York: The Floating Bear
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Diane Di Prima Floating Bear 27 Billy Linich Name Ray Johnson George Brecht Kirby Doyle Andy Warhol Factory Art Sixties Counterculture Mimeograph Revolution LaMonte Young Fluxus Angus MacLise Black Mountain Poetry Periodicals : Literary
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