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The Alley Cat Readings 3

Michael Andrews (Editor), Jack Grapes (Editor)


Bombshelter Press, 1976 144pp

Work from the April and May 1976 readings at the Alley Cat Restaurant, edited by Jack Grapes and Michael Andrews. Authors are Michael Tracy, Kate Ellen Braverman, Bob Flanagan, John Thomas, Ben Pleasants, Carol Lewis, Marcus J. Grapes, Joseph Hansen. Graphic art, including a color cutaway cover, by Sari Staggs. Very rare: from a set of 30 in the first printing that were signed by all the authors and the artist.

The Editors

Michael Andrews
is co-founder/publisher/editor with Jack Grapes of Bombshelter Press and ONTHEBUS, living, for the moment, in L.A. and getting by. He has published 7 books of poetry, and 3 fine print poetry/photography portfolios. He has traveled around the world twice, spent time in Vietnam and Iran, rode a motorcycle to Peru, ran the San Juan River and recently spent a month in the Peruvian Amazon. His leg was seriously damaged in a motorcycle accident in 1987. He is currently working on two novels, a book of speculative philosophy, and creating photographic and poetry montages as digital images. He works as a computer programmer/analyst. He worked as a civilian in Vietnam from 1969 through 1971.
Jack Grapes
is an award-winning poet, playwright, actor and teacher, recipient of numerous fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council. He's the author of 13 books of poetry, and also wrote and starred in Circle of Will, which ran for several years in Hollywood and won drama critic awards for Best Comedy and Best Performance by an Actor.