Fuck You, A Magazine of the Arts
April 12, 2012 6:48 PM   Subscribe

Fuck You: A Magazine of the Arts was a literary magazine founded in 1962 by Ed Sanders, a poet later co-founded The Fugs. Its credo was "I'll print anything", and Sanders produced thirteen issues on a mimeograph machine from 1962 to 1965. Issues included works by Tuli Kupferberg, Charles Olson, Peter Orlovsky, Philip Whalen, Allen Ginsberg, Frank O'Hara, Julian Beck, Herbert Huncke, Norman Mailer, Gary Snyder, Diane DiPrima, William S. Burroughs, Leroi Jones, Gregory Corso, Robert Creeley, Michael McClure, Ted Berrigan, Joe Brainard, and Andy Warhol. - wikipedia. With a helpful index.

Dedicated to: Pacifism, national defense through non-violent resistance, dope-law defiance, freedom for hallucinogens, the Stroboscopic Mind Zap, street-fucking, the LSD communarium, the Witness of the flaming Ra cock, Acapulqo Gold, Honduras Brown, Panamanian Red, Bucks County Mauve, Iowa Chartreuse, dope cactus, the slithering psychopathic Lower East Side, young lady pacifist snapping pussy, the Jergens Lotion freak-bugger, multilateral indiscriminate apertural conjugation, Total Assault On The Culture, and to all those groped by J. Edgar Hoover in the silent halls of congress.
posted by latkes (9 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
I liked this recent interview with Sanders.

My father got sent a review copy of the first issue of Fuck You for a Catholic magazine for which he was reviewing poetry at the time--can't remember if it was America or Commonweal. They sent it to his office at Boston College, where he was teaching.

He sent them a note back saying that he didn't think his editors would run a review of it, even in the "Magazines Received" column, and returned the copy. Which I regret, because it would have been an amazing thing to have.
posted by Sidhedevil at 6:56 PM on April 12, 2012 [1 favorite]

Ooooh, great find! Thanks!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:59 PM on April 12, 2012

He didn't return the copy to be a dick to them, I hasten to add; he figured (rightly, it seems from the Sanders interview) that they didn't have money to spare on review copies that wouldn't get them reviews.
posted by Sidhedevil at 6:59 PM on April 12, 2012

Here's a working link to Number 5, Volume 4 (The link in the article omits the .pdf at the end.)
posted by themanwho at 7:09 PM on April 12, 2012 [1 favorite]

If you want to see it person, my library's got a set. It's in a nice little cloth case with the title stamped on the spine, which really catches the eye when you see it on the hold shelf in the Reading Room.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 7:23 PM on April 12, 2012 [2 favorites]

Hurm. I'll have to check that out before I go, Horace Rumpole.
posted by smirkette at 8:00 PM on April 12, 2012

I love me some Ed Sanders. The Family and Tales of Beatnik Glory are must-reads.
posted by NoMich at 5:18 AM on April 13, 2012

Awesome! Just finished reading Sanders' "Fug You" autobiography so these will be great to look at.
posted by Clustercuss at 8:18 AM on April 13, 2012

This is terrific—what a wonderful world we live in! Thanks for the post.
posted by languagehat at 12:46 PM on April 13, 2012

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