Shig’s Review 21 - 40


Title or other identifying copy

#21: Janet Richards Memorial Issue

#22: Mary Christmas Ellis in Punderland

#23: Same as #22

#24: Same to #22

#25: THURS-FEBRUARY 23 1985

        Cover is handwritten flyer announcing a poetry

         and jazz event featuring Jack Micheline, Richie

         Flores (tenor sax), and Lorena Cassady.

#26: Jack Micheline will exhibit his paintings at the

         home of Kathy Foss (?). Cover is handwritten

         invitation to exhibit.

#27: You were always grenada to me.

        Jack Hirshman graphic

#28: Gary Snyder in Japan

        Cover is Gary Snyder entry photocopied from

        “Japanese Encyclopedia.”



        Cover sheet is Beatitude Benefit Poetry

        Reading poster

#30: Permanent Campsite

#31: Mark Green Memorabilia

       Cover is John Murao photo of Green

#32: Cover is copy of handwritten letter from Tom

        Caputo dated July 29, 1981.

#33: No title; Bob Kaufman photo on cover

#34: Poem for the Children of the World

        by Bob Kaufman and Jack Micheline


        Cover is copy of flyer announcing a Bob

        Kaufman tribute.

#35+: Honey Lee

         Mark Green cover photo of Honey Lee

#35: Dream Cake: Poetry

#36: The Prince with Big Eyes

         Cover photo of Bob Kaufman with Jack

         Micheline poem remembering Kaufman

#37: Allen in Berkeley and S.F.

        Irving Rosenthal and residents

#38: Selling Light on Street Corners

        April 1985 Bloomsbury Review interview with

        Jack Micheline.

#39: For Richard

        Tony Dingman

#40: Don Moses charcoal portrait of Shig

Date (if any)

November 1985

December 1985

DEC 23 1983

DEC 24 1985

1 January 1986

JAN 6 1986


JAN 25 1986

March 1986


8 1/2 x 11, 5 pages.

Each page includes several snapshots of Janet, Charles, and friends.

8 1/2 x 11, 5 pages.

Collages using photos of Shig, Mary Boyd Ellis, and others.

8 1/2 x 14, 7 pages.

The cover/flyer; Ginsberg photo of Dick McBride, Shig, and Micheline; 12/22/58 letter from Micheline to “Shig, Lawrence and wife”; Micheline poem, “The Land of the Savage,” written in Mexico City, October 1961, and originally published in Third Rail (2). 

8 1/2 x 14, 7 pages.

Cover plus 11/11/61 letter from Micheline asking Shig to distribute copies of his publication, Third Rail; text of poem, “O’Harlem,” as published in Third Rail (1).

8 1/2 x 14, 5 pages.

Handwritten text overlaid with water color and other graphics.

8 1/2 x 14, 4 pages.

Cover sheet, two pages copied from unidentified Japanese publication, copies of two flyers announcing readings by Snyder.

8 1/2 x 14, 6 pages.

8 1/2 x 14, 4 pages.

Photocopy of June/July 1982 Fine Homebuilding article on Gary Snyder’s house.

8 1/2 x 14, 6 pages.

Typed manuscript of “Beach Scenes and Funky Sounds,” with Green’s handwritten edits; Green photo titled North Beach Scenes and Funky Sounds.

8 1/2 x 14, 4 pages.

Includes two-page letter, and two typewritten poems: “The Eyes of Texas Are Upon Them” and  “Tennessee Valley, California.”

8 1/2 x 14, 5 pages.

Includes articles on  Kaufman’s death and hand written memorial by Jack Hirschman.

8 1/2 x 14, 6 pages.

Kaufman/Micheline poem; page from Kaufman’s last notebook given to Shig by Lynne Wildey; articles on Kaufman from the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Francisco Bay Guardian.

8 1/2 x 14, 5 pages.

Includes “A page from Bob Kaufman’s last notebooks: given to me by Lynne Wildey”; memorial poems by Thomas Caputo, Jeffrey Grossman, and Neeli Cherkovski; two pages of photos from the tribute.

8 1/2 x 11, 10 pages.

Several Mark Green photos, two hand written poems by Green, flyer for Henri Cartier-Bresson Exhibition at the R.B.A. Gallery in London.

21 1/2 x  9 1/4,  2 pages, back to back. Yes, there are three #35s. This one appears to be a collaboration between Shig and Alton Hunt, aka Lord Byron.  Hunt was a mail art enthusiast who would create elaborate two sided collages on cardboard and mail them to friends. Shig collected more than twenty of Hunt’s collages, two of which served double duty as issues of Shig’s Review.

8 1/2 x 14, 5 pages.

Cover plus  text of Kaufman poem called “The Poet” that was passed out to mourners at his funeral; flyer for 9/18/79 Beatitude Benefit Poetry Reading for Kaufman.

8 1/2 x 14, 5 pages.

Cover has two photos of Ginsberg; also includes New York Times and New Yorker reviews of Ginsberg’s Collected Poems and more photos.

8 1/2 x 14, 5 pages.

Interview plus drawings and handwritten poems by Micheline and four flyers/tickets to Micheline readings.

8 1/2 x 14, 4 pages.

Cover photo of Richard Brautigan plus several poems by Dingman, some about Brautigan, others about Shig.

8 1/2 x 14; 7 pages.

The entire issue consists of portraits of Shig. In addition to the Don Moses’ charcoal, they include a photocopy of Robert Ward’s woodcut, drawings by B. Spiser, Janet Richards, Via, Shig’s self-portrait assembled from strips of a photo cut up and splayed out, and a 1954 drawing of a beardless Shig by “Margaret.”

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