Three Poems in Analysis, Vol. X No. 1, January, 1967
NY, Trinity School, 1967. The literary magazine of Trinity School in New York City, where poet and later rock musician Jim Carroll went to high school, and where he was a star basketball player (and heroin addict) as recounted in his classic memoir of the 1960s, The Basketball Diaries. This issue of the school literary magazine is from January of Carroll's junior year and predates his poetry collection, Organic Trains, which is commonly referred to as his first appearance in print. The three poems, all of which remain uncollected, are "First Morning," "The Essence of Foam," and "Thinking of Frank O'Hara, Dead." Poet Frank O'Hara, of recent fame as the favorite poet of the character Don Draper of television's Mad Men series, set in the 1960s, was cited numerous times by Carroll as an influence on his own poetry, and on his wanting to be a poet. He had died in July of 1966. A rare, early appearance in print by a quasi-Beat counterculture poet about whom Jack Kerouac once wrote "At 13 years of age, Jim Carroll writes better prose than 89% of the novelists working today." Stapled wrappers; cover separated and spine fold starting on several pages; overall, about very good. Virtually unknown. [#032748] SOLD
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