Autograph letter signed : San Francisco, Calif., to John [Martin], Black Sparrow Press, 1974 July 8.


Duncan, Robert Edward, 1919-1988. Autograph letter signed : San Francisco, Calif., to John [Martin], Black Sparrow Press, 1974 July 8.

Autograph letter signed : San Francisco, Calif., to John [Martin], Black Sparrow Press, 1974 July 8.

Introduces Carl Rakosi as a possible new author for the Black Sparrow Press, discusses the difficulty of small press and poetry publishing with mention of James Laughlin's New Directions publishing firm, mentions other authors at the Press, including Charles Eshelman, Diane Palmer, Gertrude Stein and Fielding Dawson.

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