Jackson Mac Low

Bibliography: Books, 1963–2002

The Twin Plays: Port-au-Prince & Adams County Illinois (New York: Mac Low and Bloedow, [mimeo]1963); 2nd edition [JML’s first printed book] (New York: Something Else Press, 1966)

The Pronouns – A Collection of 40 Dances – For the Dancers (New York: Mac Low and Judson Dance Workshop, 1964); 2nd edition, revised, with multicolored graphics by Ian Tyson (London: Tetrad Press, 1971); 3rd edition, newly revised, with new essays by Mac Low and photographs of 1st performances [1965] by Peter Moore (Barrytown, NY: Station Hill Press, 1979)

Verdurous Sanguinaria [play] (Baton Rouge, LA: Southern Univ., 1967) [omits Act VI]

August Light Poems (New York: Caterpillar Books, 1967)

22 Light Poems (Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1968)

23rd Light Poem: For Larry Eigner, with multicolored graphic by Ian Tyson (London: Tetrad Press, 1969)

Stanzas for Iris Lezak [poems written 1960 for solo reading or simultaneous group performance] (Barton, VT: Something Else Press, 1972)

4 trains (Providence, RI: Burning Deck, 1974)

36th Light Poem: In Memoriam Buster Keaton (London: Permanent Press, 1975)

21 Matched Asymmetries [group-performance poems] (London: Aloes Books, 1978)

54th Light Poem: For Ian Tyson (Milwaukee: Membrane Press, 1978)

A Dozen Douzains for Eve Rosenthal (Toronto: Gronk Books, 1978)

phone, art by Ray Johnson (New York, Amsterdam: Printed Editions, Kontexts, 1978)

Asymmetries 1-260 [poems written 1960 for solo reading or simultaneous group performance] with cover video image by Gary Hill & 3-color poem-superimpositions by Patricia Nedds (New York: Printed Editions, 1980)

"Is That Wool Hat My Hat?" [four-color performance poem for four readers] (Milwaukee: Membrane Press, 1982)

From Pearl Harbor Day to FDR’s Birthday, (College Park, MD: Sun & Moon Press, 1982; 2nd (Sun and Moon Classics) edition, Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press, 1995)

Bloomsday [co-winner, San Francisco State University Poetry Center Book Award], with cover design & photos by Richard Gummere (Barrytown, NY: Station Hill Press, 1984)

French Sonnets (Tucson, AZ: Black Mesa Press, 1984); 2nd edition, with covers & endpapers by Anne Tardos (Milwaukee: Membrane, 1989)

The Virginia Woolf Poems (Providence, RI: Burning Deck, 1985)

Eight Drawing-Asymmetries [serigraphs of 1961 verbal performance-score drawings] (Verona, Francesco Conz, 1985)

Representative Works: 1938–1985 ["sampler" of poems, music, performance works], with introduction by Jerome Rothenberg and cover art by Kurt Schwitters (New York: Roof Books, 1986)

Words nd Ends from Ez [derived by diastic text-selection, 1981–83, from Ezra Pound’s Cantos], with cover art by Anne Tardos (Bolinas, CA: Avenue B, 1989)

Twenties: 100 Poems, with cover art by Anne Tardos (New York: Roof Books, 1991)

Pieces o’ Six: Thirty-three Poems in Prose [written 1983–87], with cover art and videographics by Anne Tardos (Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press, 1992)

42 Merzgedichte in Memoriam Kurt Schwitters [written 1987-90 – Co-winner America Awards for Literature for book of poetry published in 1994] with painting of Schwitters by Anne Tardos reproduced on cover (Barrytown, NY: Station Hill, 1994)

Barnesbook, poems derived by a digitized text-selection method and revision from works by Djuna Barnes; cover art by Anne Tardos (Los Angeles: Sun & Moon, 1996)

20 Forties [from the series "154 Forties," written and revised 1990–99], front and back covers by Anne Tardos, from a handwritten page by Mac Low (Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain: Zasterle Press, 1999)

Struggle Through, 3 poems derived by digitized methods from a poem by Andrew Levy in 1997, cover by Kristin Prevallet (Vancouver, B.C.: hole books and Tsunami Editions, 2001)

Les Quarantains (Extraits), five poems from the series "154 Forties," written 1990–95, translated into French by the Royaumont Translation Seminar. (Asnières, 1996); translation revised by Jackson Mac Low, Anne Tardos, and Juliette Valéry, who also took the cover photo (Grâne, France: Créaphis and Collection Un bureau sur l’Atlantique, 2001)

Posthumously published books:

Doings: Assorted Performance Pieces 1955–2002, a selection from a half-century of verbal, graphic, and musical scores for groups of many different numbers of performers, as well as soloists; cover art by Ian Tyson (New York: Granary Books, 2005)

Thing of Beauty: New & Selected Works, 1937-2004, Edited by Anne Tardos (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008)

154 Forties, Edited by Anne Tardos (Denver: Counterpath Press, 2012)

The Complete Light Poems: 1-60, Edited by Anne Tardos and Michael O’Driscoll, cover design by Anne Tardos (Victoria, TX: Chax Press, 2015)

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