Item #40085 RONALD REAGAN: The Magazine of Poetry.
RONALD REAGAN: The Magazine of Poetry.


RONALD REAGAN: The Magazine of Poetry.

London: (Summer) 1968. Ed. John Sladek and Pamela Zoline. 4to. Colour illustrated card wrappers, stapled. 52pp. Some pages printed in red ink.

Contains “Why I Want to Fuck Ronald Reagan” by J.G. Ballard, a piece first published by the Unicorn Bookshop in January 1968, for which they were famously busted on charges of obscenity. International Times reprinted it in the following month, and it was later collected in “The Atrocity Exhibition”.

Other contributors to this issue of the magazine, the first of two (the second appeared in 1970), include Vito Acconci; John Giorno; Ron Padgett; Lee Harwood; Anne Waldman; Peter Schjeldahl; Lewis Warsh; and Thomas M. Disch.

Slight creasing to spine ends and corners, o/w Near Fine. The back cover features a naked ‘Ronnie Doll’ with paper cut out clothes and accessories.