GUERRILLA - A Monthly Newspaper of Contemporary Kulchur #1 & 2 (all published). Detroit: Artists' Workshop Press, January [actually February] 1967 and June 1967.
Tabloid newspaper format (28pp.). Ed. Allen Van Newkirk and John Sinclair (the latter resigned after the first issue following an editorial dispute).
Produced by the revolutionary poet and radical Allen Van Newkirk and incorporating Change, Guerrilla was intended as a monthly newspaper of contemporary culture, but only two issues were published (it subsequently changed to a broadside format and its title was altered to Guerrilla: The Free Newspaper of the Streets).
The first issue, printed in an edition of 5000 copies and featuring art and layout by Gary Grimshaw, includes contributions from Diane di Prima; Michael McClure; Bill Hutton; Joel Oppenheimer; John Wieners; Albert Ayler; along with André Breton and Diego Rivera's 1938 manifesto, "Towards a Free Revolutionary Art" (opposing all censorship of art); an interview with Marion Brown; a half-page ESP-Disk' ad.; and an ad. for Sun Ra's Saturn Records.
Contributors to the second issue (print run unknown) include Michael McClure; Gilbert Sorrentino; Thomas R. Buri (on William Burroughs, with an uncredited photo by Charles Henri Ford); Robert Kelly; Diane di Prima; Stan Brakhage (w. photo); John Sinclair; large ad. for the upcoming Dialectics of Liberation Congress in London; Saturn Records ad.; more. The back page announced a third issue, which never materialised.
Condition of first issue not good, with covers almost detached from spine, and chips, tears and general age-related wear. Newsprint tanned and brittle. Fair only. The second issue has an edge tear to one page and an old central horizontal fold, o/w Very Good. Uncommon to find both issues together.