Poetry Flash No. 141
San Francisco: Poetry Flash, 1984. Tabloid format, 16 pp. incl. covers, offset printed on newsprint.
Single issue of the longrunning periodical devoted not only to information about the west coast poetry scenes, but also lots of opiniated coverage of readings, critical articles, photographs and even poems- a whole strata of information that is not published elsewhere. Worth the price of admission for the pithy reviews alone, and for the remarkably indepth criticism of readings - a rare feature for a poetry magazine of the time, and a rich resource of anecdote and histories of the smaller moments of the west coast poetry scene.
This is a remarkable issue, with two lengthy interviews - the first with Allen Ginsberg, by Steve Abbott - about 3 pp, discussing all sorts of matters. Also, a rare interview with Jack Gilbert by Alberto Huerta, his first since 1962.
Near fine with some light toning to extremities. Item #29669