Vers Libre Vol. II, No. 1
Waco, TX: Judson Crews, 1937. 4to, unpaginated, mimeographed from typescript and side-staled into offset printed wraps. With a signed linoleum block print by Glen Stirling stapled in.
A very early magazine, perhaps the first, to be published by Judson Crews, the American Pessoa, while he was attending Baylor University in Waco, Texas. The magazine would later merge into Kenneth Beaudoin's Iconograph Magazine. Influential in its own time but largely forgotten today, the magazine is an important evidence of the roots of the Mimeograph Revolution away from the cities of the coast.
With contributions across the numbers from the editors, several probably heternyms of Crews, as well as a host of real life writers at the margins of the literary scene, such as the great bohemian poet Irma Wassall, Bruce Kapustka, Harry Brown, David Sachs, Kenneth L. Beaudoin, Montgomery Hare (likely a Heteronym of Crews, and perhaps one of the first appearances in print of one of his heteronyms), W. Caldwell Webb, Lura Thomas McNair, and Floyd Oles.
Wrappers creased, with a smal stress tear to one staple, but a clean very good example. Item #30301