"Junkyard Poetry Book" in Plain Press Volume 11, No. 15.
Place Published: Cleveland:
Publisher: Plain Press / Burning Press,
Date Published: 1984.
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 16982
Tabloid format, offset printed in two colors on newsprint. Single issue of the Cleveland West Side free paper. This issue is notable for the inclusion of the Junkyard Poetry Book - an inner leaf of the paper with instructions for cutting and folding it into a standalone book made to commemorate the last Junkyard Poetry Reading, and also featuring a blank space for the reader to add their own poem to the book. This event put on by Poetsbank featuring poetry and traditional junk food. This ingenious book prints poems by some luminaries of the Cleveland punk scene, including Charlotte Pressler (lyrics to the Red Dark Sweet song Lights), Bernie Joelson, Bill Arthrell, Bob Govan, Mike Baker, Roy bentley, Diane Kendig, P. Bolarski, Daniel, Mark Hopkins, Maj Ragain, Jim Houser, Patrick O'Flaharty, & David Evett. An ingenious intervention book, ephemeral and very scarce. Rather toned as expected, else near fine.