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Midwest 7 -- Two First Appearance Poems by Charles Bukowski Poem (1964)

Midwest 7 -- Two First Appearance Poems by Charles Bukowski Poem (1964)

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Published in 1964, Midwest 7 featured two first appearance Bukowski poems:

Through The Streets Of Anywhere
Bayonets In Candlelight

Through The Streets Of Anywhere would later appear in Fire Station (1970) and Play the Piano Drunk Like a Percussion Instrument Until the Fingers Begin to Bleed a Bit (1979).

Bayonets In Candlelight would not be published again for 45 years until it appeared in The Continual Condition in 2009.

Interestingly, this copy has an advertisement sticker on the inside back cover for Steppenwolf magazine, which would later publish Bukowski.

Midwest was published by R.R. Cuscaden and Ron Offen.

Cuscaden was the co-editor of Mainstream (1957), an early publisher of Richard Brautigan. Offen and Cuscaden were also co-editors of Odyssey: Explorations in contemporary poetry and the arts (1958-1959), which published the early work of Charles Bukowski, LeRoi Jones, David Ray, and others. Operating out of Chicago, he also published a chapbook series, Midwest Poetry Chapbooks, which included Bukowski's Run with the Hunted (1962).

Offen (along with Jay Robert Nash) would publish Bukowski’s Cold Dogs in the Courtyard in 1965 under the imprint Cyfoeth, Chicago Literary Times.

This copy is in Near Fine + condition with very minor wear to the covers. Interior pages are clean and white.

Overall, a beautiful copy of this important poetry journal out of Harvey, Illinois.

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