An original copy of the Earth Rose 1973 Meat Poetry poetry broadside published by Steve Richmond. Contains the poem Freedom & True Story by Charles Bukowski as well as poems by Steve Richmond and John Buckner.
Steve Richmond attended UCLA at the same time as Jim Morrison, lead singer of the Doors. Supposedly his poetry style influenced Morrison’s own poetry and lyrics. In the mid sixties he encouraged by Bukowski, already “king of small press poetry”. Richmond first published his work in the Wormwood Review in 1964 ( we have 1964 & 1966 copies in stock, both featuring Bukowski) .
Richmond inherited $2 million, which allowed him to self publish and run the Earth Rose book shop in Santa Monica . The Earth Rose series started in 1966 with Hitler Painted Roses. Another project being a now insanely rare LP Simply titled Poetry (100 pressed- Krumhansl’s Bukowski bibliography says 4 copies, other sources claim 10) in 1968 with Richmond reading on one side and Bukowksi the other. The five Bukowski contributions were reissued on the 1977 2xLp 90 Minutes in Hell (Earth Records).
I’m (almost certain) that the Fuck Hate slogan began with the San Francisco Diggers, however I can’t find the photo again. Regardless, given the current world status quo it seems a timely statement once again and the original magazine has been getting a lot of attention from both London Policemen and passers by. However with a £250.00 price tag, & no other copies currently online, we’ve made a limited run of 25 T-shirts and cotton bags to make up for it.
- The Earth Rose VG++ no rips minor wrinkle along top edge ( see photo) last copy left Signed by Richmond, unfortunately signed Bukowski copy long sold.
- Fuck Hate T-shirt : Very limited stocks only 25 printed :£25 each + P&P
- Fuck Hate Bag: cotton, hand silk screened, long handles £7.50 + P&P