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Including the Fugs, Peace Eye Bookstore, Fuck You/ A Magazine of the Arts, Allen Ginsberg, d.a. levy, Claude Pélieu, John Sinclair and so much more
The Ed Sanders Archive is a remarkable record of the legendary poet, writer, editor, publisher, activist, Fugs founder and icon of American counterculture. It begins with his first poems written while he still lived in Missouri (1955) and encompasses all of his expansive life and career emanating from a secret location on the Lower East Side.
The archive is an incomparable resource that allows for the exploration into Sanders' seminal contributions to the Mimeo Revolution and American poetry, his legacy in the underground and counterculture, his political activism as well as his music. Ed Sanders organized the archive over a 10-year period and prepared a detailed finding aid.
Rumors of this vast trove have long circulated among poets, scholars, librarians, and fans.
Photo top: Ed Sanders backstage at the Fillmore East with his friend Janis Joplin, March 8, 1968. Above, left: Ed Sanders “flashing a mudra” taught to him by Allen Ginsberg in 1964. Above, right: “Ed Sanders, a leader of New York's Other Culture.” Life
, February 17, 1967.
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September 8, 2015 through January 29, 2016
Columbia University • Rare Book & Manuscript Library
You are cordially invited to the closing event at Columbia:
“The Plan without a Plan”
A Conversation about Granary Books with Steve Clay and Karla Nielsen
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Butler Library, Room 523
Followed by a reception in the Columbia Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Butler Library, 6th floor
This event is free and open to the public
Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Butler Library 6th floor
535 West 114th St., NYC
It’s difficult to fully describe the range and impact of Steve Clay’s Granary Books. Beginning in 1985 he has concocted a mix of poets, artists, printers, and craftspeople whose work defines an era and fundamentally shapes our understanding of the artists’ book.
— Mark Dimunation, Chief of Rare Book and
Special Collections Division, Library of Congress
A checklist and compendium of commentaries have been prepared for the exhibition.
(web page) or download
(webpage) or download
Opening event audio file with Charles Bernstein, Johanna Drucker, Vincent Katz, Daniel Kelm, Emily McVarish, Jerome Rothenberg, and Buzz Spector