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Beloit Poetry Journal – Uncollected Poem, Treason. (1957)

Beloit Poetry Journal – Uncollected Poem, Treason. (1957)

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The Winter 1957-1958 issue of the Beloit Poetry Journal was an important early appearance for Charles Bukowski. The issue featured the American "Underground" and Bukowski had the leadoff poem, “Treason.”

The poem has yet published in any Bukowski books and is a good representation of his early style.

While the magazine was associated with Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin, this issue ended up splitting the magazine from the college. In addition to Bukowski’s poem, the poem “Not” by Gil Orlovitz was considered profane.

The issue’s introduction by James Boyer May is very powerful and the small presses around the United States would soon echo this sentiment.

This issues was only Bukowski’s 15th appearance in any literary magazine.

Contributors include Philip Booth, Gwendolyn Brooks, Charles Bukowski, Hayden Carruth, Robet Creeley, Cid Corman, David Ignatow, Galway Kinnell, Maxine Kumin, Philip Levine, Adrienne Rich, William Stafford and many others.

This copy is in Very Good ++ condition with some spots and wear to the covers. The interior is white and clean with the exception of a one-word pencil note on the first page.

Overall, a very nice copy of this poetry journal out of Beloit, Wisconsin.

Box 3, Copy 1

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