Wednesday, May 3

The San Francisco Earthquake


The San Francisco Earthquake, vol. 1, no. 1 (Fall 1967). Cover collage by Norman O. Mustill.
"We should have named it Earthquake, plain and simple. But we were in love with San Francisco, with the city as it was then in the mid-1960s. It’s not for nothing that the first issue, published in the fall of 1967, began with a swooning LSD-flavored prose poem, 'First Evening in San Francisco.' The poet was a New Yorker, though: Jim Brodey. The second poem, 'I’m Hunger,' was by Debi Ray. He lived in India. The third piece was an anarchist manifesto, 'Intro to Provo,' by Roel van Duyn. He was Dutch. Experimental texts by William S. Burroughs were the heart and soul of the magazine through the entire run of five issues. Burroughs lived in London. ..."
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