Yeah, I know. It has been a while. I have been putting the finishing touches on Planned Obsolescence Press #4, which is ready to go to press. So let's ease back into the Mimeo Mimeo blog, with a little bit of minimalism. But again nothing too taxing. Richard Kolmar's Games is one of the more elaborate publications of Aram Saroyan's Lines Press. Not just Larry Zox's cover art, but Kolmar's poems as well. This book does not contain a poem, like eyeye, for example.
Lines Press does not have to say all that much to earn my love and respect, it had me at Lines, the mimeo mag. But the book publications of Lines are much appreciated as well. I love it when a mimeo mag publisher makes the jump and starts publishing books. In the mid-1960s, Saroyan was quite busy. He published six issue of Lines and the following Lines Press titles:
Lapstrake - Ted Greenwald (1965)
Noh - Ted Berrigan, Ron Padgett (1965) (Broadside)
Games - Richard Kolmar (1966)
Flag Flutter & U.S. Electric - Clark Coolidge (1966)
Works: 24 Poems (1966)
Camouflage - John Perreault (1966)
Clark Coolidge (1967)
Aram Saroyan (1967)
Gertrude Stein (1967)
There was also an Poster Poems Series silkscreened by Brice Marden of five Saroyan poems: Eyeye. - Paul Klee.-You you. - Lighght.- Eatc. These were done in an edition of 48. The Hay and the Lilly list this Poster Poem Series as Lines publications. I am not so sure.
Poster Series or no, Lines Press was far from minimalist in term of output from 1965 to 1967. I highly recommend all the publications by Saroyan's Lines Press.