Indianapolis and New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1969. First Edition, First Printing. INSCRIBED by editor and poet Anne Waldman on the front end paper: "for Michael / with / gratitude -- /Love, / Anne." An anthology of poems from The World, an important literary magazine published by the St. Mark's Poetry Project in New York's East Village. Beautiful jacket design by Robert Patrick Sullivan. 8vo, (8.5 inches / 21.5 cm tall), xiv, 155,  pages. Near Fine with a bit of dusting along the top edge. The unclipped dust jacket shows a bit of soiling, a couple of nicks, and light edge wear. A Very Good or better copy. Signed copies are uncommon, and this is a particularly important volume featuring many poets associated with the New York School. Anne Waldman (b. 1945), the editor, directed the St. Mark's Poetry Project from 1968-1978 and was an important figure in the East Village literary scene. SCARCE SIGNED. Item #1172
This volume presents the works of more than 50 poets, a veritable Who's Who of the New York School of poetry: John Ashbery, Bill Berkson, Ted Berrigan, Joe Brainard, Diane Di Prima, Larry Fagin, Dick Gallup, Allen Ginsberg, Lee Harwood, Joanne Kyger, Gerard Malanga, Frank O'Hara, Rod Padgett, James Schuyler, Anne Waldman, Lewis Warsh, and many others.