Floating Bear #31. Barely Afloat. Diane DiPrima, eds Alan Marlowe, John Wieners Jess Collins.

Floating Bear #31. Barely Afloat.

New York: Floating Bear, 1965. 4to, a mixture of mimeograph and offset printing, side-stapled. Front cover by Jess [Collins].

One of the most unusual and beautiful issues of the Bear, featuring a striking cover by Jess Collins. This issue is notable for the inclusion of three different dueling versions of the Wieners poem Procrastination, a beautiful execise in comparative reading, as well as lyrics by John Wieners to the American Poets' Theatre work 'Shoot the President', production of which ceased after JFK was assassinated.

Old horizontal fold, and toning to the cheap paper used for the first three offset printed leaves, else very good. Item #27106

Price: $125.00