Vol 68, No 7 (2007)

July/ August

Cover Page
The cover image is a Jack Spicer “Billy the Kid” poster (1958) that is part of the poetry archive of the Bancroft Library at the University of California-Berkeley. Concentrating on Bay Area poets since World War II, the archive includes scarce periodicals as well as monographs and manuscripts. Spicer was a San Francisco poet who died young, at age 40, in 1965. Together with Robert Duncan and Robin Blaser, he helped create a radical new aesthetic in poetics and culture now referred to as the Berkeley Renaissance. The Bancroft’s collection of manuscripts and correspondence of Jack Spicer is the basis of a projected four-volume edition of his writing.

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