Locus Solus, Issue 2 ("A Special Issue of Collaborations"), Summer 1961

William Burroughs contributes collaborations with Gregory Corso ”Everywhere March Your Head” and “Sons of Your In”, which are Cut-Ups of Rimbaud.

Published in Paris, France by Locus Solus in Summer 1961.

This copy maintained with issues 1 and 3/4, both of which are without Burroughs contributions.

Bibliographic Information:

  • M&M C26
  • Shoaf III.20
  • Schottlaender v4.C29
  • Raven 19610700LSOL.0.2
  • Lautréamont: quote
  • Unstated: "To a Waterfowl" (poetry)
  • Five Chinese Poets [Liu Yü-hsi, P'ei Tu, Hsing Shih, Po Chü-i, Chang Chi]: "A Garland of Roses" (poetry, translated by Donald Keene)
  • Sei Shonagon & the Empress Sadako: "Poem About Saisho" (poetry, translated by Arthur Waley)
  • Basho, Bonsho, Fumikuni & Kyorai: "The Kite's Feathers" (poetry)
  • Kakei & Basho: "November" (poetry, translated by Donald Keene)
  • Basho, Ichei, Sora & Sensui: "Gather Seawards" (poetry, translated by Donald Keene)
  • Sogi, Shohaku & Socho: "Three Poets at Minase" (poetry, translated by Donald Keene)
  • Blacatz & Peire Vidal: "Tenso: Peire Vidal, pos far m'ave tenso" (poetry, translated by Paul Blackburn)
  • Piere Vidal & the Marquis Lanza: "Tenso: Emperador avem de tal maneira" (poetry, translated by Paul Blackburn)
  • Pedro de Aragon, Peire Salvatge, the Count of Foix & Bernart D'Auriac: "Coblas: Peire Salvatg' en greu pessar" (poetry, translated by Paul Blackburn)
  • John Fletcher & William Shakespeare: "Song" (poetry)
  • John Done & Sir Henry Goodyere: "A Letter Written by Sir Henry Goodyere and John Donne: alternis vicibus" (poetry)
  • Abraham Cowley & Richard Crashaw: "On Hope" (poetry)
  • Sir John Suckling & Edmund Waller: "In Answer of Sir John Suckling's Verses" (poetry)
  • Thomas Chatterton:
    • "Onn Oure Ladies Chyrche" (poetry)
    • "The Account of W. Canynges Feast" (poetry)
  • S. T. Coleridge & Robert Southey: "Two Passages from Joan of Arc" (poetry)
  • Marinetti & Cangiullo: "Public Garden: A Play" (prose)
  • André Breton & Paul Eluard: "From The Immaculate Conception" (prose)
  • Paul Eluard & Benjamin Peret: "Surrealist Proverbs" (poetry)
  • André Breton & Yves Tanguy: "Question and Answer Game" (Q&A)
  • Paul Eluard & Others: "Cadavres Exquis (Samples)" (poetry)
  • René Char & Paul Eluard: "Two Poems":
    • "New" (poetry, translated by John Ashbery)
    • "Landings" (poetry, translated by John Ashbery)
  • Ern Malley: 
    • "Boult to Marina" (poetry)
    • "Sybilline" (poetry)
  • John Ashbery & James Schuyler: "A Nest of Ninnies" (prose)
  • Frank O'Hara & the French Language: "Choses passagères" (poetry)
  • Joseph Ceravolo & John Perreault: "Milk" (poetry)
  • Daniel Krakauer, Aeschylus, the N.Y. Daily News & a Handbook on Birdlife: "Jack Who Yawned" (script)
  • Michael Benedikt & Milton Gilman: "Under the Stones, Where It Is Shy" (poetry)
  • Jane Freilicher & Kenneth Koch: "The Car" (poetry)
  • Bill Berkson & Kenneth Elmslie: "Armagnac or the Visitor" (poetry)
  • William Burroughs, Gregory Corso & Arthur Rimbaud: 
    • "Everywhere March Your Head" (poetry)
    • "Sons of Your In" (poetry)
  • Gregory Corso & Dwight Eisenhower: "Cut Up" (poetry)
  • Ruth Krauss: "News" (prose)
  • Uri Gagarin & William Shakespeare, Arranged by Ruth Krauss: poem
  • John Ashbery & Kenneth Koch: "Six Collaborations":
    • "The Young Collectors" (prose)
    • "Crone Rhapsody" (prose)
    • "The Inferno" (prose)
    • "Gottlieb's Rainbow" (prose)
    • "New Year's Eve" (prose)
    • "A Servant to Servants" (prose)
  • Harry Matthews: "The Conversions (II)":
    • "Mr Wayl's Will (prose)
    • "A Visit to the Fods" (prose)
    • "Other Prisoners" (prose)
  • Kenneth Koch: "A Note on this Issue" (afterword)
Publishing Information: 
  • Editors: John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, Harry Matthews, James Schuyler
  • Printing: Atar S. A., Geneva