Scope and arrangement
This collection contains submitted poetry, artwork and prose, drafts of the magazine, correspondence and receipts related to its production and sale, and a copy of each published issue.
Typescripts and originals of some of the poetry are included for issues 1-7 and 10-15. Only the published magazines are available for issues 8 and 9. Notable contributions are edited poems by Allen Ginsberg (Box 1: original typescripts #5) and Ted Berrigan (Box 1: original typescripts #6; Box 4: issue #4; Box 2: unpublished poems #2). Other poets include Anne Waldman (Box 4: issue #9), Larry Fagin (Box 4: issue #6) and an interview with Amiri Baraka (Box 4: issue #13). Issue 14 (Box 4) is dedicated entirely to works by and about Edwin Denby.
The correspondence file (Box 3) also contains poetry, artwork and a narrative of a night at the blues club Kingston Mine including impromptu appearances by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. Grant information, including a short autobiography of Bob Rosenthal, invoices, receipts and oversized cover art and negatives, including several of Edwin Denby, comprise the remainder of the collection.