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Once upon a time, I met a man who used to own a bookstore. I'm not sure how I met him. Now all I remember is his warm house, filled with books, a shy cat and a wife suffering the ultimate indignity of Alzheimers disease.

The aging bookseller was selling his remaining stock in order to raise money to pay for in-house care, to keep his wife out of a home. I was happy to help.

We became friends and, during that time, he introduced me to the poetry broadside. Many of them are quite beautiful - a marriage of art and literature. Here are some of the best...

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  Author Description Artist
 

Allen Ginsberg

Year: 1967

ID: Bro 57

Entering Kansas City High by Allen Ginsberg

Formula series #5. I think I have 2 of these.. F10- 7

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Edmund Burke

Year: 1970

ID: Bro 34

"All that is Necessary..."

Broadside of Edmund Burke. F10- 3

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Mark Strand

Year: 1976

ID: Bro 62

My Son by Mark Strand

more info to come. F10- 33

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Harper Lee

Year: 1977

ID: Bro 27

Postal Proof

Postal Proof signed by Harper Lee. F15- 41

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Joyce Carol Oates

Year: 1978

ID: Bro 28

Snowfall

Snowfall by Joyce Carol Oates. Signed by both her and the artist. # 5 in edition.. F10- 5

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Gregory Corso

Year: 1979

ID: Bro 58

Alchemical Poem by Gregory Corso

#384. F10- 8

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Brigitte Frase

Year: 1980

ID: Bro 50

Coming Back Alive

Coming Back Alive by Brigitte Frase. Wall- 6

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Raymond Carver

Year: 1985

ID: Bro 45

In The Year 2002

In the Year 2002. F4- 2

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Tess Gallagher

Year: 1989

ID: Bro 25

Dim House, Bright Face

Dim House, Bright Face. LB3- 0

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?

Year: 1992

ID: Bro 18

The Preamble

The Preamble. Handset by Allison D. Sandlin and Jeffrey B. Sandlin, printed on a Vandercook Cylinder press. Background hand watercolored by Linda J. Sandlin. 2 of 100. Sandlin's Books & Bindery, Inc. Valparaiso, IN.. LB3- 0

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Ken Kesey

Year: 1992

ID: Bro 48

from Sailor Song

from Sailor Song. F4- 4

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Czeslaw Milosz

Year: 1993

ID: Bro 63

Gift by Czeslaw Milosz

"Copyright 1971 by Czeslaw Milosz. This is a gift on the occasion of a reading by the author for the tenth anniversary of Black Oak Books, Berkley. The Paper was generously donated by the San Francisco Art Institute Store. Designed and printed at Okeanos Press, 1993-". F6- 2

 

Wendell Berry

Year: 1997

ID: Bro 59

Sabbaths, Wendell Berry Pre-Publication Broadside

Published in 1997 for a benefit reading. More info to come.. F4- 8

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Robert Creeley

Year: 2004

ID: Bro 49

Shimmer

Shimmer by Robert Creeley. F4- 5

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Gary Snyder

Year: 2004

ID: Bro 60

Enjoy the Day by Gary Snyder

Published in 2004 as a promo on the occasion of a reading, from Danger On Peaks.. F4- 8

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Wanda Coleman

Year: 2005

ID: Bro 55

Moon Cherries by Wanda Coleman

Published by Sore Dove Press in 2005 as a signed, limited broadside. Limited to 75 copies of which only 10 were lettered and colored. Drawing by Soheyl Dahi. F15- 40

Soheyl Dahi
 

Donald Barthelme

Year: ?

ID: Bro 1

Sunny Marge

Sunny Marge by Donald Barthelme. Wall- 6

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E. E. Cummings

Year: ?

ID: Bro 2

Poem 43

Poem 43 by E.E. Cummings. F4- 22

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Year: ?

ID: Bro 3

The Love Nut

The Love Nut by Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Michael McCurdy. LB2- 0

Michael McCurdy
 

Maxim Gorky

Year: ?

ID: Bro 4

Mother Excerpt 2

Mother Excerpt 2 by Maxim Gorky. F4- 0

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Alison Knowles

Year: ?

ID: Bro 5

Beans and Fish

Beans and Fish by Alison Knowles. Wall- 6

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Jack Micheline

Year: ?

ID: Bro 6

After the Races

After the Races by Jack Micheline. F4- 28

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Lon Otto

Year: ?

ID: Bro 7

The Circus

The Circus by Lon Otto. Wall- 6

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Mary Lee Settle

Year: ?

ID: Bro 8

Acceptance Speech - National Book Award 1978

Acceptance Speech - National Book Award 1978 by Mary Lee Settle. F4- 23

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Diane Wakoski

Year: ?

ID: Bro 9

Parts 8, 9, 11 Greed

Parts 8, 9, 11 Greed by Diane Wakoski. F4- 17

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Frederick Josiah Bradlee

Year: ?

ID: Bro 10

Laudes ad amicum veterum

Laudes ad amicum veterum by Frederick Josiah Bradlee. F11- 48

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E. Annie Proulx

Year: ?

ID: Bro 11

From the Shipping News

From the Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx. F15- 44

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Robert Bly

Year: ?

ID: Bro 12

The Darkness of Night

The Darkness of Night by Robert Bly. F15- 43

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Diane DiPrima

Year: ?

ID: Bro 13

The Bell Tower

The Bell Tower by Diane DiPrima and Darcie Sanders. LB3- 0

Darcie Sanders
 

Richard Ford

Year: ?

ID: Bro 14

From Rock Springs

From Rock Springs by Richard Ford. F4- 25

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Richard M. "Pek" Gunn

Year: ?

ID: Bro 15

Deadlines and Quotas

Deadlines and Quotas by Richard M. "Pek" Gunn. F4- 20

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Stanley Kunitz

Year: ?

ID: Bro 16

The Quarrel

The Quarrel by Stanley Kunitz. F11- 43

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Tim O'Brien

Year: ?

ID: Bro 17

The Nuclear Age

The Nuclear Age by Tim O'Brien. F15- 45

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Dave Smith

Year: ?

ID: Bro 19

Photograph of a Confederate Soldier Standing on the Rocks in the James River at Richmond, VA

Photograph of a Confederate Soldier Standing on the Rocks in the James River at Richmond, VA by Dave Smith. F4- 24

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Ruth Weiss

Year: ?

ID: Bro 20

Train Song for Jack Micheline

Train Song for Jack Micheline by Ruth Weiss. F3- 23

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?

Year: ?

ID: Bro 21

Bird and Bull Press

Bird and Bull Press ephemera. F12- 30

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Gertrude Stein

Year: ?

ID: Bro 22

To Bobchen Hass A Village are you ready yet not yet

To Bobchen Hass A Village are you ready yet not yet by Gertrude Stein. F4- 25

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Charles Bukowski

Year: ?

ID: Bro 23

Hot Water Music

Hot Water Music by Charles Bukowski. F4- 15

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Stephen Dobyns

Year: ?

ID: Bro 24

Tomatoes

Tomatoes by Stephen Dobyns. F4- 26

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Jack Kerouac, Estate of

Year: ?

ID: Bro 26

Visions of America

Visions of America by the estate of Jack Kerouac. F4- 18

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Thomas Sanchez

Year: ?

ID: Bro 29

Starman and the two Sisters

Starman and the two Sisters by Thomas Sanchez. Floor- 6

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W. D. Snodgrass

Year: ?

ID: Bro 30

Dance Suite - Mexican Hat Dance

Dance Suite - Mexican Hat Dance by W. D. Snodgrass. F4- 27

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Bert Menco

Year: ?

ID: Bro 31

The Visit

The Visit by Bert Menco 3/25. ?- 0

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?

Year: ?

ID: Bro 32

Bindeth Not

Bindeth Not, June 12, 1993. F4- 21

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Kazuo Ishiguro

Year: ?

ID: Bro 33

From the Remains of the Day

From the Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro. F15- 2746

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Ed Dorn

Year: ?

ID: Bro 35

from Hello, La Jolla

From Hello, La Jolla by Ed Dorn and Darcie Sanders. ?- 0

Darcie Sanders
 

Maxim Gorky

Year: ?

ID: Bro 36

Mother excerpt

Mother excerpt by Maxim Gorky. F4- 16

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Carolyn Kizer

Year: ?

ID: Bro 37

On A Line From Valery

On A Line From Valery by Carolyn Kizer. F4- 19

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Lei

Year: ?

ID: Bro 38

15th Century Quote

15th Century Quote by Lei. F4- 11

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Pauline Oliveros

Year: ?

ID: Bro 39

Every Instant Of Life Is An Opportunity For Concentration

Every Instant Of Life Is An Opportunity For Concentration by Pauline Oliveros. Floor- 6

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Riley Scott

Year: ?

ID: Bro 40

To A Society Woman

To A Society Woman by Riley Scott. F15- 42

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Mark Strand

Year: ?

ID: Bro 41

From Two Notebooks

From Two Notebooks by Mark Strand. F10- 34

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Sandi Piccione

Year: ?

ID: Bro 42

Tunnel

Tunnel by Sandi Piccione. F18- 29

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Thomas Rain Crowe

Year: ?

ID: Bro 43

Deep Language

Deep Language by Thomas Rain Crowe. F18- 28

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Thomas Rain Crowe?

Year: ?

ID: Bro 44

Seeds

Seeds. F4- 1

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?

Year: ?

ID: Bro 46

Bibliographical Society of Canada

Broadside. F4- 3

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Jacques Prevert

Year: ?

ID: Bro 47

To Paint a Portrait of a Brid

To Paint a Portrait of a Bird. F4- 4

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Edwin Markham

Year: ?

ID: Bro 51

Edwin Markham Letter

More info to come?. F3- 39

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?

Year: ?

ID: Bro 52

Bird and Bull Press

Bird and Bull Press ephemera. F12- 31

?
 

?

Year: ?

ID: Bro 53

Bird and Bull Press

Bird and Bull Press ephemera. F12- 32

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Henry Miller

Year: ?

ID: Bro 54

Henry Miller - Notice to Visitors (sign at Big Sur)

11"x 17" reproduction of the hand-written sign Henry Miller had on his door.. F4- 6

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Maxim Gorky

Year: ?

ID: Bro 56

Esperanza, excerpt from "Mother" by Maxim Gorky

On fake-parchment paper.. F10- 4

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J. J. Lankes

Year: ?

ID: Bro 61

J. J. Lankes

More info to come. LB2- 0

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Allan Coleman

Year: ?

ID: Bro 64

Allan Coleman poem

"We lived on 70th then," Damage due to tape and framing. F12- 4

 

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Year: ?

ID: Bro 65

Bird and Bull Press

Bird and Bull Press ephemera. F12- 33

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?

Year: ?

ID: Bro 66

Bird and Bull Press

Bird and Bull Press ephemera. F12- 34

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?

Year: ?

ID: Bro 67

Bird and Bull Press

Bird and Bull Press ephemera. F12- 35

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