Alverno Review parchment pages containing the last poem EVER that Jim Morrison consented to being published before his death in Paris in July 1971. Morrison also personally contributed to the financing of this underground poetry booklet. Michael C Ford - Jim Morrison's friend and editor of this offering of the Mt.
Alverno Review wrote this to me. Both Morrison and Manzarek contributed to the financing of the 1971 anthology as a fundraiser for the then extant Patchen surgery fund in Feb of 71 just before Jim migrated to France. This is an original first-edition first-printing copy of The Mt. Alverno Review, published in June, 1971, and one of only 300.
This copy was found in Europe. Alverno Review was put together by Michael C. Ford and includes an original poem selected from Jim. The booklet contains 11 other works, including a poem by Charles Bukowski and Michael C. All of the pages are in good-to-excellent condition.
Owing to the age of the work, its delicate nature, the very limited print run (only 300), and the turbulent times from which it came, it seems unlikely that there are many more of these things left in the world. Morrison and Ford had been film students together at UCLA (Morrison graduated in the summer of 65). Ford was still connected with Morrison in February 1971 before the Alverno Review was printed.
Morrison personally gave Ford the War Field poem pre-dating. The Simon & Schuster publication and is used here in the Alverno Review. At the time, Morrison was a staunch advocate of alternative underground publications and his desire was to be considered a poet, and this may have had something to do with his generosity toward funding this booklet and providing the poem for the Mt. As well as participating in readings with Morrison, Ford used to visit the Doors studio on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, just around the corner from their label, Elektra Records, who were on LaCienega. Poet Michael C Ford also performed his poem which cites the Alverno review "Alverno Parchment Wings" with Ray Manzarek.
Picture 5 in the listing is the poem performed by Ford and Manzarek. Jim Morrison and the Doors. Even more-so than with his music, Morrison was serious about his poetry: it has been said that he wanted to be known first as a poet and then as a musician. Chronologically, his notebooks full of poetry came before the music, and only later did those poems become the basis for his lyrics.
Many of his songs are drawn from his spoken-word pieces, which originated as his poems. The genesis of The Doors came about when he met Ray Manzarek while both were film students at UCLA (along with Ford and Dennis Jakob, film editor and author). The story most often cited, however apocryphal, has them meeting. By chance on the beach in Venice: when Manzarek saw Morrisons poetry, he said, Those would make great song lyrics, and so The Doors was born. According to Dennis Jakobs excellent book, Summer with Morrison (IonDrivePublishing.
Com) and the relevant part of the Wikipedia entry that follows, Morrison read widely and voraciouslybeing particularly inspired by the writings of philosophers and poets. He was influenced by Friedrich Nietzsche, whose views on aesthetics, morality, and the Apollonian and Dionysian duality would appear in his conversation, poetry and songs. He read Plutarchs Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans. He was also influenced by the works of the French Symbolist poet Arthur Rimbaud, whose style would later affect the form of Morrisons short prose poems, like the one in The Mt.He also read and learned from Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Charles Baudelaire, Molière, Franz Kafka, Honoré de Balzac and Jean Cocteau, along with most of the French existentialist philosophers. When Morrison escaped to Paris after his disastrous last concert in New Orleans (1971) it was to pursue a literary career. The Alverno Review is his last ever contribution and I think a beautiful one and how I think he would best like to be remembered - a poet rather than a singer. Thanks for Reading Down This Far.
Owing to its rarity, provenance from editor himself, and condition, this booklet can only increase in value over time. As an artifact of one of Rocks most legendary and enduring individuals, this copy of The Mt.Alverno Review personally endorsed by Morrison. Is a vital piece of music history. LA poet Michael C Ford. Who was the editor of this booklet. Was able to tell me that such copies of the Alverno Review are indeed original and first editions created by himself in early 1971 while Morrison was living in France. The booklet on offer here attests to this fact - see picture 4. The item "JIM MORRISON LAST EVER PUBLISHED POEM June 1971 Alverno Rare THE DOORS ORIGINAL" is in sale since Wednesday, September 11, 2019.
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