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Beinecke Top Tens: Poetry outside of Books

Examples of publications combining poetry and unusual literary formats:

Anna Banana, Mail Art Stamps, 1989-2005. YCAL MSS 254 (postage ptamps)

Amiri Baraka, “Answers in Progress,” Jihand Productions, 1969. (poster)

Gwendolyn Brooks, “Black Steel: Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali,” Detroit: Broadside Press, 1971. (poster)

Bumpers, [Victoria, Tex.]: Cuneiform Press, 2011. 2012 Folio 197 (bumper stickers)

Cold Mountain Press Poetry Postcards, Austin, TX, 1974. Za1 973 C674

Robert Creeley, “I Saw Delight” (An Alternative Press Bumper Sticker), [Grindstone City, Mich.]: Alternative Press, [1987]. BrSides Box 2001 52

Suzanne Heyd, Crawl Space, 2009. (commercial paint chips)

Underwood: A Broadside Anthology, [St. Louis, Mo.?: Underwood Reading Series], 2002. Za1 2004 +Un25 (event announcments)

Magnet Series, San Francisco: Sore Dove Press, 2012. Za1 2012 M274 (magnets)

Dave Morice, Poetry Comics, Iowa City: Happy Press, c1979-c1982. Za +Zp756 (comic books)

Signature Series Number One: Washington, D.C., Pyramid Atlantic, 1997. Za1 997 Si263 (postcards)

Buzz Spector, Memories, c1976. Zab Sp318 976M (pencils)

Streetfare Journal Transit Broadsides, 1980s.  2010 Folio S46 (bus and subway posters)

Beinecke Top Tens gather (approximately) ten related items to give an at-a-glance look at some of the Library's interesting, important, strange, compelling, beautiful holdings. To see more lists, click here: Beinecke Top Tens. To suggest a list subject, contact us: Top Ten Ideas.


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