Martin, John, 1930-...Alternative names
John Martin is owner of the Black Sparrow Press which publishes and promotes non-traditional authors, among them Charles Bukowski.
From the description of John K. Martin collection, ca. 1952-1966. (University of California, Santa Barbara). WorldCat record id: 213892597
John Martin founded the Black Sparrow Press in Los Angeles in 1966; now based in Santa Barbara, CA, Black Sparrow Press publishes modern fiction and poetry in fine press editions.
From the description of Papers, 1966-1981. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 39450042
John Martin founded the Black Sparrow Press in Los Angeles in 1966 to publish modern fiction and poetry in fine press editions. In May 2002, Martin sold the rights to his premier authors (Bukowski, Bowles, and Fante) to Harper Collins, the Wyndam Lewis titles went to Ginkgo Press in Corte Madera, and the rest were purchased by Boston publisher Charles Godine.
From the guide to the John Martin Papers, 1966-1981, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.)
John Martin was born in San Francisco in 1930 and grew up in Los Angeles. At an early age, he began collecting the books of William Faulkner, D. H. Lawrence, Ezra Pound, and Henry Miller. Later on in his life, Martin focused on the works of avant-garde poets. Using the money from his sale of first and signed editions to the University of California, Santa Barbara, Martin founded the Black Sparrow Press in 1966.
As sole owner of Black Sparrow Press from 1966 to 2002, Martin sought the work of avant-garde writers. He is noted for his role in launching the literary career of Charles Bukowski (1920-1994). Among the other writers he published are: John Fante, George and Mary Oppen, Robert Creeley, Charles Olson, Larry Eigner, Michael Palmer, Clayton Eshleman, Charles Reznikoff, Rochelle Owens, Ed Dorn, Jack Spicer, Cid Corman, Jane and Paul Bowles, William Everson, and Diane Wakoski.
Martin retired in 2002 when he sold the Black Sparrow Press to David R. Godine.
From the guide to the John Martin Letters to William Young, 1968-1980, (Brown University Library Special Collections)
|referencedIn||Black Sparrow Press. Records, 1967-1976.||University of New Mexico-Main Campus|
|referencedIn||Black Sparrow Press Records, 1967-1976||University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research|
|creatorOf||Bukowski, Charles. Papers, ca. 1970.||Indiana University|
|referencedIn||McClure, Michael. Michael McClure collection. [1955-1971].||University of Victoria Libraries, UVic|
|creatorOf||Charles Bukowski / John Martin Collection, 1967-1994||University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.|
|referencedIn||Charles Bukowski Letter, 1969-001., 1974.||Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries|
|referencedIn||Crumb, R. Raymond Danowski and John Martin collection of R. Crumb material, 1958-2000.||Emory University Library, Special Collect Department|
|referencedIn||"The Common Shore" : uncorrected proofs and letter, 1969 June 19||University of Delaware Library - Special Collections|
|creatorOf||John Martin Papers, 1966-1981||University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.|
|creatorOf||Black Sparrow Press. Black Sparrow Press records : Santa Rosa, California, circa 1965-[ongoing].||UC Berkeley Libraries|
|referencedIn||Child, William, b. 1834. Martin, John W.||Godfrey Memorial Library|
|creatorOf||Martin, John W. [Scene at Beal's Bar, Jacksonville, Calif.] [graphic].||UC Berkeley Libraries|
|creatorOf||Martin, John, 1930-. Papers, 1966-1981.||University of California, Los Angeles|
|referencedIn||Larry Eigner papers, Eigner (Larry) papers, 1958-1978, 1958-1978||Brown University Library, Special Collections|
|creatorOf||John Martin Letters to William Young, 1968-1980||Brown University Library, Special Collections|
|creatorOf||Martin, John, 1930-. John K. Martin collection, ca. 1952-1966.||University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library|
|creatorOf||Charles Bukowski Poems, ca. 1966-1994||University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.|
|associatedWith||Black Sparrow Press.||corporateBody|
|associatedWith||Child, William, b. 1834.||person|
|associatedWith||Duncan, Robert, 1919-1988.||person|
|associatedWith||Eigner, Larry, 1927-||person|
|associatedWith||Kelley, Robert, 1935-||person|
|associatedWith||Miller, Henry, 1891-1980.||person|
|associatedWith||Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983.||person|
|associatedWith||Young, William, 1927-1980||person|
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|Poets, American--20th century--Sources|
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|Gold mines and mining--Pictorial works|