San Francisco: Beatitude Press, 1976. First Edition. Well-preserved issue of "perhaps the quintessential "Beat" publication...originally published in mimeograph at the Bread and Wine Mission on Grant Avenue in San Francisco's very hip North Beach...Beatitude was originally planned as a weekly newsletter, "designed to extol beauty and promote the beatific life among the various mendicants, neo-existentialists, christs, poets, painters, musicians and other inhabitants and observers of North Beach"" (Clay & Phillips, p.81). Contents include contributions by Jerry Ratch, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jack Hirschman, Irving Stettner, Pablo Neruda, Opal Nations, George Tsongas, Bob Kaufman, Andre Codrescu, Jonas Mekas, Neeli Cherkovski, Jack Micheline, Diane DiPrima, and others. Item #5251
Quarto (28cm); mimeographed sheets, saddle-stitched into illustrated card covers; 81pp; illus. Some oxidation to staples, else Near Fine.