Bibliography of Douglas Blazek's Published Work Now Available

In the 60s and 70s, Sacramento poet Douglas Blazek was an indefatigable force in contemporary non-mainstream poetry. With his own books, his editorship of Ole and Open Skull magazines, and as publisher of Open Skull Press, Blazek was the first to publish many poets who went on to greater fame: Lyn Lifshin, Charles Bukowski, William Wantling, d. a. levy and a number of others. Blazek is celebrated as one of the founders of what literary historians are now calling the Mimeo Revolution, a non-establishment movement concurrent with the Beats (also involving Sacramento poet and artist D. r. Wagner). Today, Blazek continues to write and publish his distinctive and interesting poems.

Now Blazek's work as poet, editor and publisher is celebrated with the first and only full-scale descriptive bibliography of his work, compiled and with an introduction by James DenBoer, Sacramento poet and bookseller. A Bibliography of the Published Work of Douglas Blazek, 1961-2001, from Glass Eye Books in Massachusetts (owned by punk music critic and historian Bryon Coley), is now available from Paperwork, 1517 3rd Street, Sacramento CA 95814; email:

The price is $15.95 retail, but for those ordering here, a 25% discount is granted. Please add $2.50 for media mail shipping, and 75 cents for California resident sales tax if you don't have a reseller number. International shipping is at cost.

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The bibliography describes over 35 books and major publications written by Blazek, over 75 contribution to other books and publications, over 25 books Blazek has published and edited, and over 1300 periodical appearances over his 40 years of continuous creative activity. It is a valuable resource for teachers, librarians, book collectors and sellers, and lovers of poetry in general. DenB oerŐs introduction traces BlazekŐs biography and career, and brings the reader up-to-date on BlazekŐs current poetic preoccupations. The bibliography is a 180 page perfect-bound book, with slick illustrated cover and 10 interior illustrations.

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