Irving Rosenthal set up Big Table in Chicago in response to the Naked Lunch trial. A literary magazine that was notable for the many contributions by members of the Beat generation. Volume One includes the first appearance in print of Kerouac’s Old Angel Midnight. Also sections from Burroughs’ Naked Lunch, Frank O’Hara, Robert Creeley, Gary Snyder, Allen Ginsberg et al
Rosenthal later set the Kaliflower commune & Cockettes.