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Guide to the John K. Martin Collection, ca. 1952-1966
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John K. Martin is the owner of Black Sparrow Press, which was located in Los Angeles, then Santa Barbara and, more recently, in Santa Rosa, California. He is best known as the publisher of Charles Bukowski's work, but he also has published the work of other authors such as Paul and Jane Bowles, David Bromige, Tom Clark, Wanda Coleman, Cid Corman, Robert Creeley, Fielding Dawson, Larry Eigner, Clayton Eshleman, William Everson, John Fante, Paul Goodman, Robert Kelly, Wyndham Lewis, Joyce Carol Oates, Charles Olson, John B. Sanford, Gertrude Stein, and Diane Wakoski
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