Laugh Literary and Man the Humping Guns: Volume One, Issue One. Charles Bukowski, Neeli Cherkovski, Harold Norse, Steve Richmond, Gerda Penfold, William Wantling, Douglas Blazek, Contributing.
Laugh Literary and Man the Humping Guns: Volume One, Issue One
Laugh Literary and Man the Humping Guns: Volume One, Issue One

Laugh Literary and Man the Humping Guns: Volume One, Issue One

Los Angeles: Laugh Literary, 1969.

Vol. 1 Issue 1. Limited edition. Signed on verso of front cover in sharpie by Charles Bukowski, Neeli Cherkovski (twice, once as alias "Fred Dyer"), Harold Norse, and what must have been a very drunk Steve Richmond. Small illustration that appears to be a combined effort of Cherkovski and Bukowski. Numbered 9 in upper corner; this appears to be one of a very few numbered copies perhaps signed at a collating party at Bukowski's house. 32 pp. Yellow stapled wraps. Near Fine with oxidization to staples and faint foxing to edges. Quite rare signed.

This short-lived literary magazine was essentially Charles Bukowski's manifesto of the "Meat Poets"-- a mimeo'd journal of poetry with his brief editorial screed on the front cover attacking the bigwigs of the Black Mountain school. Fellow contributors include John Thomas, William Wantling, T.L. Kryss, Gerda Penfold, Douglas Blazek, and a few other kindred spirits. A high spot of '60s rebel poetry. Item #140938613

Price: $1,250.00