Thursday, September 16, 2010

RE: Cleaning off shelves

I need suggestions as to what to do with some books.  Living in Sonoma County in the 70's and 80's it was impossible to not know Paul Mariah.  He was a gem, a beaut, a wild ass motherfucker.  But I have never heard or seen of any great collections or locations of his 'papers'.  Here is the deal:  I have a few publications from his press, Manroot.  Chapbooks (his and others), issues of Manroot magazine (including the Jack Spicer issue),  and a letter or two.  Stuff printed on his Chandler letter press up in Glen Ellyn, which I helped with.  Nothing valuable money wise...but you know.   I would rather they end up in a homeless shelter library than the basement of some university library "special collections" and if YOU would like to look through them and then pass them along...that would be great.  You dont have to be doing research on 'mid-century radical gay poetics' to have me give you these few items. dont. 

Help me out.  I will box them up and send to you what I have.  Serious enquires only.

P.S.  I looked (searched) online for a pic of Paul and couldnt find one...sad eh.  Or maybe just not good  searching.  And I dont have a scanner...but I do have pics of dude

1 comment:

  1. I'd be happy to have them if you haven't already given them away.