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Ira Cohen: The Bardo Matrix, Gnaoua, and
The Great Society

featuring Angus MacLise, Jack Smith, and Piero Heliczer

An archive of manuscripts, correspondence, artwork, photographs, production materials, and other documents primarily related to Ira Cohen’s publishing ventures in Tangier and Katmandu in the 1960s and 1970s, offering a unique glimpse into the workings of a psychedelic expatriate community of poets, musicians and artists.

Ira Cohen Biography (excerpt)

Poet, photographer, filmmaker, editor, and publisher Ira Cohen was born in the Bronx in 1935. He was an essential part of an international avant-garde scene that included such figures as Angus and Hetty MacLise, Piero Heliczer, Jack Smith, Mel Clay, Simon Vinkenoog, and Petra Vogt, which reached from New York to Tangier, Amsterdam and Katmandu.

Ira Cohen made his way to Tangier in 1961 where first met William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Paul Bowles and others in the Morocco expat community. 

The illustrated prospectus offering the archive may be viewed here.

New Title: Quickstead by Emily McVarish

Written, designed, hand-set, and printed letterpress
by Emily McVarish.
Bound in cloth over boards by John DeMerritt.
Edition of 45 signed copies.
9 ¼ x 11 ¼ inches
64 pages

New Title:
A Trade edition of The Gorgeous Nothings
by Jen Bervin and Marta Werner

The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson's Envelope-Poems
by Jen Bervin and Marta Werner is a full-color trade edition based upon the Granary Books limited edition artist book.
Hardcover with dust jacket.
Published by New Directions & Christine Burgin in association with Granary Books.
12 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches
272 pages

Coming soon: The Book of Glyphs by Edward Sanders.

Check back for details.

The Latest Threads Talk

Recent Threads Talk by Emily McVarish has been uploaded to the Threads Talk Series page on Penn Sound

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