The photographs presented here are selected from about thirty pictures of Weatherly during his visit to Philadelphia to give a reading on the publication of his Telegraph Books pamphlet Thumbprint in November 1971. The first three show Weatherly and poet/critic Ken Bluford; the next five were taken at Telegraph Books headquarters at 3524 Hamilton Street in Philly’s hip Powelton Village, with Victor Bockris, and in portrait; and the final photograph shows Weatherly’s Telegraph Books reading.
Note: This essay appeared in the first issue of Lip magazine (1971), published by Middle Earth Books and guest edited by Victor Bockris. Other contributors included Gerard Malanga, Patti Smith, Tom Pickard, Aram Saroyan, Tom Clark, Andrew Wylie, Tom Raworth, and John Wieners.
Note: The following poems were originally published in Climate/Stream, a joint publication with Ken Bluford, by Middle Earth Books in 1972. Two of these poems, “godfather” and “for Judy Alms,” also appeared in Alcheringa. — David Grundy