JB May and Bukowski had one of those mutually rewarding love-hate relationships in the late 50s / very early 60s. May assembled the Beloit Poetry Journal issue -with a Bukowski poem- that would cause quite a stir back then. One of the journal editors, said re. B's poem:
"Treason' seemed to us just too powerful a thing to reject. It packed six times the punch of the poems that would have replaced it if we'd not taken it.
Uncommon, not too rare, although it is a nice one to have. Fogel lists it at $45, but the prices on magazines have fallen a bit. If it is issue #2 or #3 then it should also have at least one Bukowski poem.
If you put it on ebay, I would guess that you would get $25 - $30 if it is in really nice shape.
Yes - the review is in issue 3 with three poems and also I have issue 2
with one poem called "no title at all...". Recently got hold of small mag from Cardiff called Second Aeon - early 70s I think. Issue no. 13: it has three Buk poems: "slim killers", "poem for Dante" and "the conditions". Plus many other writers including William Wantling.
Still finding my way around this site but while I'm here also have DOWN THERE, (a magazine from the east village)issue 2, including
correspondence between Buk and Doug Blazek etc plus two poems
"down to 2 bottles of beer and smoking old cigar stubs" and "GREEN".
I once had a couple of DOWN THERE issues, sold them. Of course, I should have kept all the little mags I had with Bukowski in them. They went for $5 or $10 each back in the day when I was selling off my Bukowski collection.
Below is the intro James Boyer May wrote for Beloit Winter 57-58, which reminds me a lot of the message the "Meat School" publishers were sending later on and what Bukowski conveyed in some of his essays...
Also below is the poem by Gil Orlovitz that caused the uproar.