Angel Hair magazine

The sixties and seventies

Photo: Angel Hair cover: Lewis Warsh and Anne Waldman at Bolinas
Photo: Angel Hair cover: Lewis Warsh and Anne Waldman at Bolinas

When and where the new wave of poetry began: A sampler of writing selected by Jacket editor John Tranter from the 630-page Granary Books anthology of material from the collection of Angel Hair magazine and books edited by Lewis Warsh and Anne Waldman between 1966 and 1978.

Introduction — Anne Waldman
Introduction — Lewis Warsh
Jack Anderson, American Flag
John Ashbery, The Hod Carrier
Bill Bathurst, To Marthe
Bill Berkson, Sheer Strips
Ted Berrigan, from To Clear the Range
Ted Berrigan, Two prose poems
Ted Berrigan, For You
Clark Coolidge, ‘though in should’
Edwin Denby, ‘Out of Bronx subway...’
Robert Duncan, At the Poetry Conference: Berkeley / After the New York Style
Kenward Elmslie, Feathered Dancers
Larry Fagin, Little Hand
Mary Ferrari, Eternity
Barbara Guest, Homage
Dick Gallup, Guard Duty
Lee Harwood, The Seaside
Allan Kaplan, Hey
Denise Levertov, Eros
Frank O’Hara, Two poems: ‘A Raspberry Sweater’, and ‘To John Ashbery’
Tony Towle, Poem (‘The lead drains...’)
Anne Waldman, The De Carlo Lots
Lewis Warsh, Inside Long Treks
Philip Whalen, Coming Forth by Day

Check out that whole issue of Jacket — it is rich with a huge range of varied material.