Santa Barbara: Helmut Bonheim & Raymond Federman, 1960-1962. First Editions. Complete run of this short-lived Santa Barbara mimeo, the successor publication to Gael Turnbull's Migrant (1959-60). "In the belief that Gael Turnbull's MIGRANT stood among the best and most readable of the little magazines, the editors of MICA want to continue in its footsteps...Our purpose will be to encourage poetry distinguished by clarity, readability and wit, rather than by a finish which satisfies only theoretical or formal standards of verse" (Note from the Editors, Issue no.1, p. 4). The magazine contains contributions by Turnbull, Barbara Hull, Michael Butler, William Wilburn, Roy Fisher, Christopher Isherwood, Larry Eigner, Anselm Hollo, Robert Creeley, Leslie Daiken, Tom Raworth, Denise Levertov, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Pablo Neruda, Michael Horowitz, Theodore Enslin, Clayton Eshleman, Judson Crews, Piero Heliczer, Carol Bergé, and others. Of particular note are the first appearance of several early contributions by Charles Bukowski, including three poems in No.5, and his long poem "WW2" in No.7. Dorbin C137-139, 174. Item #4512
Seven small quarto issues (21.5cm); mimeographed sheets, stapled into illustrated wrappers; 28; 28; 32,; 36; 28; 36; 32pp. Issue No.1 showing trivial wear, else Fine; Nos.2-7 bear tiny, previous owners ink name on verso of front wrappers, light wear and toning to extremities, sunning to spine-folds, with occasional small tears, nicks, neat splits, and creases to wrappers, with a few small stains to same; Very Good.