"The Side-Show of Life"
Place Published: Ventura, CA
Publisher: Temporary Eternity Books
Date Published: 1972
Edition: First edition
Condition: Very good
Book Id: 36723
26 unnumbered 8.5" x 11" sheets, side-stapled, printed only on the rectos. Contains a title page, a dedication page, 19 poems (in typewriter font), and a colophon. Blue paper wraps with graphic illustrations on front and rear covers. All elements very good with only minor fading to the paper covers. 150 copies of this book were printed in October 1972, of which 25 have been signed and numbered by the author. This is copy #17, signed by the author on the colophon.
A 'punk-rock poet,' Michael-Sean Lazarchuk read at "The Grand Piano" poetry reading series in San Francisco, which ran from 1975-1980 at The Grand Piano Coffeehouse. "For over three years, the Grand Piano Reading Series was a venue for writers in the San Francisco Bay Area and visitors to the area." Ted Berigan, Joanne Kyger, Robert Duncan, David Meltzer, were among the hundreds of poets that participated in the reading series (http://www.thegrandpiano.org/).