A Pulp Magazine for the Dead Generation

Published by Piero Heliczer's Dead Language Press in Paris in 1959, a pulp magazine for the dead generation is a remarkable mix of pulp and fine press. The "magazine" is letterpressed but it has a grungy mimeo feel. It is appropriate that Gregory Corso is featured, the grungiest of all the Beats. The cover is a roughly-textured blue paper that contrasts nicely with the newsprint inside. Until the Beats arrived in the mid-1950s, poetry was cold and emotionless. Heliczer wrap Corso's poems in folded sheets like a dead fish, a warning to academic poetry that after the mimeo revolution academic poetry would sleep with the fishes.

JB

2 comments:

Supervert said...

That looks like an awesome zine. The title alone makes the thing worth having. Was it just a one-off?

Nick ter Wal said...

I'm also looking for a copy of this magazine!

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