In an earlier post (see below) I wrote about the poerty of A.B. Spellman. Today I am happy to report that Spellman's indispensible sixties collection THE BEAUTIFUL DAYS has been republished by Alamala Press.
THE BEAUTIFUL DAYS first appeared in 1965 in a small edition from New York's vibrant POETS PRESS, with a preface by Frank O'Hara.
For information about securing a copy of the republished BEAUTIFUL DAYS, go to this link for SMALL PRESS DISTRIBUTING. The reappearance of this poetry four decades later is cause for celebration, cause, even, for reading.
While you're at it, get a copy of Spellman's book of jazz interviews and essays, FOUR LIVES IN THE BEBOP BUSINESS, republished as FOUR JAZZ LIVES.