New York/San Francisco: Fuck You Press/City Lights Books, 1964. First Edition. Softcover. 37pp. 4to. (8 1/2 x 11 in.) Staple-bound. Very good condition. Light foxing on cover commensurate with age Small silver tears on upper left cover. Item #4977
Published in November 1964 by New York's Fuck You Press and City Lights Books of San Francisco, Automatic Pilot is the first publication of Claude Pélieu, translated from French to English in cooperation with his then girlfriend and future wife Mary Beach. The experimental poetry of Pélieu would come to be associated with the work of contemporaries such as William Burroughs, Bob Kaufman, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Charles Plymell.