[Broadside Portfolio]: Hard Pressed. Number 6

Point Arena, California: Ellen Rosser / Ellen's Old Alchemical Press, 1980.


Unbound. First edition. Edited by Gary Budd, Jackie Marshall, et al. Large quarto. Heavy plywood boards with rawhide ties. [40] loose leaves complete as issued, letterpress printed on rectos only on variously colored paper in variously colored inks. Illustrated. A few of the broadsides are lightly creased at the tips of the corners, else fine. An annual periodical first published in 1975, consisting of 37 separately printed broadside poems plus broadside illustrations and title leaf.

Includes broadside poems by three African-American poets: Quincy Troupe ("Your Presence"), Eugene Redmond ("Premature Conversation"), and Anna Deavere Smith ("Elegy") preceding her first published work *Piano,* by approximately nine years. Also includes broadside poems by Douglas Blazek, Marge Piercy, Joyce Odam, Lyn Lifshin, and others. Uncommon. *OCLC* locates only four copies of this annual issue.

Item #521886

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Item #521886 [Broadside Portfolio]: Hard Pressed. Number 6. Quincy TROUPE, John Sowa, Gary Budd, Lyn Lifshin, Joyce Odam, Eugene Redmond, Anna Deavere Smith, Marge Piercy, Douglas Blazek.
[Broadside Portfolio]: Hard Pressed. Number 6