Highland Park, MI: Red Hanrahan Press, ca. 1970-1974. 43 items (20 broadsides, 11 postcards, 5 bookmarks, 3 chapbooks, and 4 miscellaneous). Most are about fine, with a handful of exceptions (light corner creases, hints of soil, etc.). PROVENANCE: Ex-libris Ken Mikolowski, who along with his wife Ann operating the long-running Ann Arbor-based Alterative Press (publisher of letterpress-printed mail art and broadsides). Near fine. Item #19264
A nice collection of publications from this early '70s Michigan fine press, named after the W.B. Yeats bard. Red Hanrahan produced primarily broadsides by Detroit-area poets (including Henrietta Epstein) and other prominent names including Richard Austin, Marge Piercy, Donald Hall. Many of the publications are advertised as originally being free, or costing as little as 50 cents. The collection presents a charming picture of the varied activities of this small press, during what appears to be the length of its run (WorldCat Identities only locates works from Red Hanrahan published during this period). An itemized list is available on request.