William Hawkins Bibliography | Happy Birthday, Bill!

Happy Birthday, William Hawkins! 74 years old today!

In honour, I am attaching a bibliography that I have been compiling gradually over the last few years. It expands on the descriptive bibliography published through Apt. 9 Press a few years ago. This includes a number of individual items not included in that first effort, as well as a comprehensive bibliography of magazine publications (well, “comprehensive”; undoubtedly things are missing).

William Hawkins – Bibliography – May 2014

Bill’s bibliography is rich with interesting visuals. To expand a bit on the file posted above, I am including photographs of a number of these items below.

Books

Shoot Low Sheriff, They’re Riding Shetland Ponies! with Roy MacSkimming. Ottawa: [n.p.], 1964.

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Two Longer Poems: the Seasons of Miss Nicky by Harry Howith and Louis Riel by William Hawkins. Toronto: Patrician Press, 1965.

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Hawkins: Poems 1963-1965. Ottawa: Nil Press, 1966.

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Ottawa Poems. Kitchener: Weed/Flower Press, 1966.

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The Gift of Space: Selected Poems 1960/1970. Toronto: new press, 1971.

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The Madman’s War. Ottawa: S.A.W. Publication, 1974.

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Dancing Alone: Selected Poems. Fredericton: Broken Jaw Press (Cauldron Books 5), 2005.

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the black prince of bank street. Ottawa: above/ground press, 2007.

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Sweet & Sour Nothings. Ottawa: Apt. 9 Press, 2010.

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Broadsides

“Postage Stamps.” Ottawa: Nil Press, [1962].

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“Thinking of Cobwebs, for Nelson Ball.” Ottawa: 1cent #362, 2005.

“King Kong Meets Godzilla.” Ottawa: above/ground press broadside #318, 2013.

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Anthologies

New Wave Canada: The New Explosion in Canadian Poetry. Toronto: Contact Press, 1966.

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Modern Canadian Verse. Toronto: Oxford UP, 1967.

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Poetry of Relevance. Toronto: Methuen, 1970.

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Northern Comfort. Ottawa: Commoner’s Press, 1973.

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Ground Rules: the best of the second decade of above/ground press. Ottawa: Chaudiere Books, 2013.

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Other Items

Christopher’s Movie Matinee. National Film Board of Canada, 1968.

Dancing Alone: The Songs of William Hawkins. True North Records, 2008.

The Children. Time Capsule: The Unreleased 1960’s Masters. True North Records, 2013.

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Some Further [1960s & 1970s] Coach House

Some further titles not included on last week’s list.

Coleman, Victor. Light Verse. Toronto: The Coach House Press, 1969.

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Colour photographs tipped in throughout.

Gist, T. Kenneth. Night. Toronto: The Coach House Press, 1972.

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“Printed in Canada on Canadian Paper.”

Nations, Opal L. Stabbed to Death with Artificial Respiration. Toronto: The Coach House Press, 1977.

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“A Surrealist Detective Story.”

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Ondaatje, Michael. Rat Jelly. Toronto: The Coach House Press, 1973.

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Webb, Phyllis. Wilson’s Bowl. Toronto: The Coach House Press, 1980.

This one is less radical in terms of design (and we’re into 1980 now), but I love the blue wrappers hidden under the dust jacket repeating the image from the cover.

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Some [1960s & 1970s] Coach House

Photos of a selection of visually-interesting Coach House items from the first decade or so of the life of the press that I am lucky enough to have copies of, in alphabetical order.

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Proof of Barbara Caruso print from the cover of Nelson Ball’s The Pre-Linguistic Heights in the background.

Some history of the renowned press can be found here, including a video tour of the space with Stan Bevington. There is little I can say about the accomplishments of Coach House in terms of the aesthetic book-objects that they produced in the early years that hasn’t already been said by someone more articulate than I. This post is a simple visual acknowledgement of the beauty of the work they brought into the world of Canadian small press.

Ball, Nelson. The Pre-Linguistic Heights. Toronto: The Coach House Press, 1970.

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Coleman, Victor. One Eye Love. Toronto: The Coach House Press, 1967.

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“PRINTED IN CANADA BY MINDLESS ACID FREAKS”

Cull, David. Cancer Rising. Toronto: The Coach House Press, 1970.

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Drawings by Elizabeth Cull.

Davey, Frank. Weeds. Toronto: The Coach House Press, 1970.

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McCaffery, Steve. Ow’s Waif. Toronto: The Coach House Press, 1975.

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Endpapers.

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McFadden, David. Poems Worth Knowing. Toronto: The Coach House Press, 1971.

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bpNichol. Two Novels. Toronto: The Coach House Press, 1969. [Second Edition Pictured].

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Ondaatje, Michael. The Dainty Monsters. Toronto: The Coach House Press, 1967.

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Phillips, David. The Dream Outside. Toronto: The Coach House Press, 1967.

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Rosenblatt, Joe. The LSD Leacock. Toronto: The Coach House Press, 1966. [Second Printing pictured]

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Wah, Fred. Among. Toronto: The Coach House Press, 1972.

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A pair of international writers:

cobbing, bob. bill jubobe: selected texts of bob cobbing 1942-1975. Toronto: The Coach House Press, 1976.

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Warsh, Lewis. Part of My History. Toronto: The Coach House Press, 1972.

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Cover by Joe Brainard.

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And as a little bonus, two House of Anansi titles (both of which one the Governor General’s Award) that were designed and printed at Coach House (see Stephen Cain’s dissertation, “Imprinting Identities: An Examination of the Emergence and Developing Identities of Coach House Press and House of Anansi Press (1967-1982) for further discussion of the relation between the two operations).

Bowering, George. The Gangs of Cosmos. Toronto: House of Anansi, 1969.

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Ondaatje, Michael. The Collected Works of Billy the Kid: Left-Handed Poems. Toronto: House of Anansi, 1970.

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Like many, I buy these when I see them. It is striking today, pulling them down from the shelves all together, to note that each of these titles is by a male writer. I don’t see too many women listed in the early years from Coach House in Tweny/20. I’m not sure how Anansi fared along these lines.