Item #6048 Floating Bear, No. 28 [Christmas 1963]. ed. Diane di Prima, Al Leslie.

Floating Bear, No. 28 [Christmas 1963]

New York: The Floating Bear, 1963. Mimeograph. Side stapled in wraps. [14] pp. 8 ½ x 11 in. Very good. Item #6048

The 1963 holiday issue of Floating Bear, with work by Jack Smith, Gregory Corso, LeRoi Jones, Frank O’Hara, Hettie Jones, John Wieners, Edward Field and Mary Caroline Richards.

Edited by Diane di Prima and LeRoi Jones, The Floating Bear was a free literary newsletter which ran from 1961 to 1971 and featured a wide cross section of American poets and visual artists. One of the most important and far reaching early mimeo magazines, Floating Bear drew poets from across the the avant-garde, including The New York School, Black Mountain, and the San Francisco Renaissance, as well as members of the Downtown New York art scene.