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NEAL CASSADY by Charles Plymell.

A broadside, letterpress poem by Charles Plymell, with letterpress reproduction of a photograph by Allen Ginsberg of the two friends, and at that time flatmates, outside the apartment they shared in gough st. 

 

Printed in an edition of 100 numbered copies, all signed by the author.  Printed in three colors on cranes lettra ecru 110lb 100% cotton paper. 10" by 14". £15

INCOGNITO, ERGO SUM by Charles Plymell.

A collection of new poems by Charles Plymell, released here in its first edition, in an run of 105 hardback copies. Designed, printed, and hand-bound by Bill Roberts at Bottle of Smoke Press in the hamlet of Wallkill, New York. The cover is printed on 160gsm Fabriano Tiziano paper. The text is printed on Magnani paper. Printed letterpress on a Vandercook SP-15.

 

This book is limited to an edition of 105 hardcover copies:

 

75 numbered copies (1-75). Quarter-bound in dark blue cloth and letterpress-printed paper over boards. Signed by the Author.​ Numbered Edition £30 

 

26 lettered copies (A-Z). Quarter-bound in red patterned cloth and letterpress-printed paper over boards. Signed by the author. Lettered Edition £30 

 

'Plymell is a classic authentic intellectual warrior for fair play individual freedom and verse that swings, bops and rocks.'

--Andy Clausen.

CHARLES PLYMELL

Paul Hawkins interviews Charles Plymell.

Courtesy of realitystudio.org

 

'Writer Charles Plymell is a legendary figure. He was involved with a loose gang of experimental writers and outsider artists centered around Wichita, Kansas in post-war 1950s America. Plymell and the Wichita Punks had road-tested speed, dropped LSD, held peyote rituals and experimented with art and other creative forms. Were they Beat before the term had risen, been marketed and branded out of the San Francisco joss-stick hippie scene? 

    The chronological order is important in understanding his work, as Charley makes clear in this interview. He has seen a lot since his birth on the Kansas high plains in 1935 and the early memories of the sound of the wind in the cab of a Reo Speedwagon truck. His father was a cowboy, his mother once a stunt car driver. He printed Robert Crumb’s first edition of Zap Comix in 1968. As part of the hip Wichita scene of the 1950s he is also...'

 

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CHERRY VALLEY EDITIONS

 

'Cherry Valley Editions was founded by three friends, Charles and Pamela Plymell and Josh Norton in 1974. Since then we have published poetry and prose from some of the world's most renowned and influential writers. Authors include Herbert Huncke, William Burroughs, Janine Pommy Vega, Robert Peters, Allen Ginsberg, Claude Pelieu and Mary Beach.'