Item #H34884 1961 mailing from the editors of MUTINY anti-beatnik, anti-Ginsberg, pro-James Dickey. Jane Esty.
1961 mailing from the editors of MUTINY anti-beatnik, anti-Ginsberg, pro-James Dickey
1961 mailing from the editors of MUTINY anti-beatnik, anti-Ginsberg, pro-James Dickey
1961 mailing from the editors of MUTINY anti-beatnik, anti-Ginsberg, pro-James Dickey
1961 mailing from the editors of MUTINY anti-beatnik, anti-Ginsberg, pro-James Dickey
1961 mailing from the editors of MUTINY anti-beatnik, anti-Ginsberg, pro-James Dickey

1961 mailing from the editors of MUTINY anti-beatnik, anti-Ginsberg, pro-James Dickey

Northport, NY: Mutiny Magazine of the Arts, (1961). Mailing addressed to poet John Taylor of Washington PA, responding to a review by James Dickey that appeared in the NYT panning "Kaddish" by Ginsberg and two books by Charles Olson ("Maximus" & "The Distances"), and asking for people to sign a petition supporting Dickey's position that the beatniks were charlatans and not actual poets. There is a full page photocopy letter with note from Jane Esty, one of the two editors of Mutiny, asking Taylor to join with the Mutiny crowd in "putting down this BEAT nonsense NOW." Along with this letter is a half-sheet (blank) for Taylor to sign and send back, plus 23 x 17 inch poster sized photostat of the original review in the Times, letters from the Mutiny editors, Paul Lett and Jane Esty, response to Esty from Dickey and from the editor of the Times book review, Francis Brown, plus reprint of letters to the Times from John J. Gill and Selden Rodman (which we actually see as pro-Ginsberg). An interesting tiny contretemps in modern poetry, now almost entirely forgotten. Very good. Item #H34884

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