San Francisco: Humble Publications, 1974. 1st. Paperback. 8 issues. 8vo. Various paginations. Illustrations. Light color illustrated wrappers in near fine condition. An uncommon run of early North Beach coffee house poetry. Item #15333
The "Coffee Gallery" was arguable the heart of the early North Beach Bohemian art movement. Here was the stage for many noted beat poets including Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Lord Buckley. At the time of this publication, Wednesday was poetry open mike during which this 'Poet's Gallery Rag' was made available; includes works by Eugene Ruggles, longtime friend of Ferlinghetti & Pulitzer Prize nominee; Nina Serrano, winner of Oakland's Magazine's "Best Local Poet" award in 2010; Barbara Gravelle; Bill Vartnaw, Sonoma Couty's seventh poet laureate; Roberto Vargas; Elias Hruska-Cortes; Amilcar Lobos and many more.