New York: Nadada, Inc., 1964-1965. First edition. Illustrated stapled wrappers. Minor age-toning, closed tear to top edge of rear panel of issue 2 repaired with tape, overall near fine.
The full run of this excellent New York-based journal, apparently typed on the Factory IBM Selectric at night after Baum's day job at Brentano's. Gerard Malanga was the associate editor. The first issue was devoted to contemporary American poets with a frontispiece by Andy Warhol and contributions by Allen Ginsberg (Morgan C194), Bill Berkson, Frank O'Hara (Smith C181), Ted Berrigan, Ron Padgett, Stan Brakhage, Diane di Prima, Charles Bukowski (Dorbin C238), Jackson Mac Low, and many others. The second issue contains work by Guillaume Apollinaire, translated by Ron Padgett; a retrospective of Tristan Tzara; Ted Berrigan; Diane di Prima; Kenward Elmslie; Charles Henri Ford; Aram Saroyan and others.
In an article on Warhol's Screen Tests, Baum noted, "In the Sixties, IBM typewriters were still the greatest new achievement. So I would sleep in the Factory. And since a lot of us were on speed at the time there wasn’t so much sleeping anyway." Item #1911