Brass Furnace Going Out. Song, After an Abortion. Diane Di Prima.

“This is an unauthorized printing …”

Brass Furnace Going Out. Song, After an Abortion.

Buffalo, New York: Intrepid Press / Pulpartforms, 1975.

First edtion (?), no. 9 from “The Beau Fleuve Series”. [16] pp. 1 vols. 4to (27 x 20.9 cm.). “This is an unauthorized printing …”. Stapled in printed self-wrappers, upper wrapper with half-tone reproduction of sculpture by Suzanne Benton, “Fertile Donation Box”, rear wrapper with ads and half-tone portrait of the author , and ads. Text and covers slightly sunned at edges, otherwise a very good, sound copy of this fragile work. Item #301274

Signed in ink on the front wrapper, and with a note from Di Prima attached. to collector Robert Wilson: “This is an unauthorized printing of this poem — you may or may not have rec’d from De Loach.” [Alan de Loach was the editor of the series].

One of her most famous poems, written after Di Prima, pressured by poet Leroi Jones [aka Amiri] Baraka and against her better judgement, to abort their child. OCLC locates no copies of this, or any other, edition.

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