Mother, Number 5, Summer 1965

Burroughs contributes “Pieces” with Brion Gysin, including manuscript repro, pp. 63-67. Burroughs also contributes a quote prior to Jeff Giles’ poem “The Liquid Disease”.

Published in Galesburg, IL. by Mother in Summer of 1965.

Bibliographic Information:

  • M&M C120
  • Shoaf III.78
  • Schottlaender v4.C109
  • Raven 19650700MOTH.0.5, b2
  • Joe Brainard:
    • "inside cover no. one" (art)
    • "inside cover no. two" (art)
    • "inside cover no. three" (art)
  • Larry Swingle:
    • "The Smoky Weed" (poetry)
    • "The Pores" (poetry)
    • "The Hatchet Gray" (poetry)
    • "The Telescope That It Is Leather" (poetry)
  • Kenward Elmslie: "An Idea That Backfired" (prose)
  • Peter Schjeldahl: "The Paris Sonnets (after Ted Berrigan)" (poetry)
  • David Shapiro:
    • "1952" (poetry)
    • "Four Stories" (prose)
  • Ted Berrigan:
    • "Great Stories of the Chair" (prose)
    • "Don't Forget Anger" (prose)
    • "Tulsa Rose Gardens" (prose)
  • Jeff Giles: "The Liquid Disease" (prose)
  • David Moberg: "Gooseflowers Gay" (prose)
  • Barbara Guest:
    • "Configuration" (poetry)
    • "A Reason" (poetry)
  • Tom Veitch: supplement (infinite looping prose)
  • Harry Mathews: "The Scenario" (prose)
  • Jonathan Sisson:
    • "A Basin of Water" (poetry)
    • "To" (poetry)
    • "Relic" (poetry)
  • Dick Gallup:
    • "A Celebration" (prose)
    • "Homage to Fran" (prose)
  • Tony Towle:
    • "The most thrilling adventure of my career" (prose)
    • "I quit string" (prose)
  • William Burroughs and Brion Gysin:
    • "Pieces" (prose, by Burroughs)
    • poems and drawings (art, by Gysin)
  • Michael Benedikt: "Lighting the World" (poetry)
  • Rany Blasing: "These Methods" (poetry)
  • Ronald and Edmund Beaumont (Ron Padgett and Ted Berrigan): "A Pink Valentine" (prose)
  • John Perreault:
    • "The Jump" (poetry)
    • "Peaceful Dreams" (poetry)
Publishing Information:
  • Editors: David Moberg, Jeff Giles


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