Now available for the first time since its only printing of 100 copies in April 1997, its
our first ever baseball issue.
•Beat Happening: Allen Ginsberg remembered, reported by Wanda Phipps, with reactions from
Anne Waldman • Amiri Baraka • Harold Goldberg • Ed Friedman • Hal Willner
Michael Rothenberg • Lenny Kaye • Lee Ann Brown • Hettie Jones • Bob Holman
Todd Colby • Stephan Smith • Eric Drooker • Eliot Katz • Debra DeSalvo
John Wright • Anselm Berrigan • Barbara Barg • Christian X. Hunter
Bridget Meeds • James Graham • Al Amateau • Brendan Lorber • dak.
With art from Madeleine Hope Arthurs.
•The Baseball Section:
with much thanks to John Wright, who served as senior editor for the baseball section of the issue)
—Daisy Wake Jackie Robinson linoleum cut
—Rachel Says: Mrs. Robinson talks about Jackie’s legacy.
Interview by David A. Kirschenbaum and other members of the press corps.
•Anselm Berrigan with “Some Other Kind of Reggie”
•Peter Layton with “Called Myself Clete Boyer”
•Andrew Schelling with “Fenway Park Glossalalia”
•Elinor Nauen on throwing out the first pitch at a St. Paul Saints game
•Bob Holman with “First Base”
•Larry O’Connor on Fergie Jenkins
—Paper excerpts from the Jackie Robinson conference at Long Island University
•Joseph Dorinson with “Hank Greenberg, Joe DiMaggio & Jackie Robinson: Race, Identity •Peter Golenbock with “Men of Conscience”
—Marcella Durand interviews San Francisco Seals’ frontwoman Barbara Manning
—baseball cards of:
•David A. Kirschenbaum
•Library of Congress
Regional Scene Reports from:
•Buffalo, reported by Michael Basinski
•Albany, reported by Dan Wilcox
•Joel Schlemowitz on Jennifer Reeves’ “Chronic”