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  • Cancer in My Left Ball        John Giorno        Books / Artists’ Writings        $75.00
  • Found Poems        Bern Porter        Books / Artists’ Books        $150.00
  • Found Poems        Bern Porter        Books / Artists’ Books        $75.00
  • An Anecdoted Topography of Chance [Topographie Anecdotée du Hasard]        Daniel Spoerri        Books / Out of Print Books        $25.00
  • Something Else Yearbook 1974        Jan Herman        Books / Artists’ Writings        $40.00
  • A Sailor’s Calendar : A Miscellany        Ian Hamilton Finlay and Gordon Huntly        Books / Out of Print Books        $200.00
  • Typewriter Poems        Peter Finch, Alison Bielski, Paula Claire, Thomas A. Clark, Bob Cobbing, Michael Gibbs, John Gilbert, dsh, Philip Jenkins, Andrew Lloyd, Peter Mayer, Cavan McCarthy, Edwin Morgan, Will Parfitt, Marcus Patton, I.D. Pedersen, Alan Riddell, John J. Sharkey, Meic Stephens, Charles Verey, J.P. Ward and Nicholas Zurbrugg        Books        $15.00
  • There’s a Little Ambiguity Over There Among the Bluebells        Ruth Krauss        Books / Artists’ Writings        $25.00
  • Stanzas for Iris Lezak        Jackson Mac Low        Books / Artists’ Writings        $40.00
  • The Making of Americans: An Opera and a Play from the Novel by Gertrude Stein        Dick Higgins, Gertrude Stein and Leon Katz        Books / Artists’ Writings        $35.00
  • A Valentine for Noël        Emmett Williams        Books / Out of Print Books        $50.00
  • An Anthology of Concrete Poetry        Emmett Williams        Books / Out of Print Books        $225.00
  • The Four Suits        Alison Knowles, Thomas Schmitt, Benjamin Patterson and Philip Corner        Books / Out of Print Books        $125.00
  • I’ve Left : A Manifesto and a Testament of Science and Art        Bern Porter        Books / Artists’ Writings        $15.00
  • Dick’s 100 Amusements        Dick Higgins        Books / Artists’ Books        $75.00
  • Book of Hours and Constellations        Eugen Gomringer and Jerome Rothenberg        Books        $25.00
  • Bio-Music        Manford L. Eaton        Books / Artists’ Writings        $15.00
  • 1 Walked Out of 2 and Forgot It        Toby MacLennan        Books / Artists’ Writings        $20.00
  • A Book About Love & War & Death        Dick Higgins        Books / Out of Print Books        $25.00
  • I’ve Left: A Manifesto and a Testament of Science and Art        Bern Porter        Books / Artists’ Writings        $40.00
  • The Paper Snake        Ray Johnson        Books / Out of Print Books        $225.00
  • The Book of Hours and Constellations        Eugen Gomringer and Jerome Rothenberg        Books / Artists’ Books        $40.00
  • Foew&ombwhnw        Dick Higgins        Books / Out of Print Books        $150.00
  • An Anecdoted Topography of Chance [Topographie Anecdotée du Hasard]        Daniel Spoerri and Spoerri        Books / Out of Print Books        $150.00
  • Cancer in My Left Ball        John Giorno        Books / Artists’ Writings        $250.00

Founded in 1964 by artist, publisher, and theorist Dick Higgins, Something Else Press was one of the earliest U.S. publishing houses devoted to the publication of artists’ books. The Press was born out of a moment of intense Fluxus activity in New York, with Higgins studying under John Cage at The New School for Social Research, and collaborating closely with fellow Fluxus figurehead George Maciunas. In Higgins’ Press, readers encountered newfound space for what its founder termed “intermedia” works—works that settled between, or leapt across, multiple media. Concrete, visual, and found poetry; mail art; plays as poems as operas; stream-of-consciousness verse bound like a prayer book; poetry-prose that doubled as "sciart”; and novels said to “[Look] Like An Engraving.” These works straddled media, formats and fields of study as prodigiously as their makers did (take artist-writer-philosopher-scientist Bern Porter, for example). Here were, in the words of Higgins, “Things that just weren’t neat, but which seemed to me to need their audience, that seemed natural in our world.” The selection here represents a diverse set of twenty-one hardback and paperback titles from the Press, which brought its activities to a close after a decade of production. Featured publications include those by John Giorno, Dick Higgins, Alison Knowles, Jackson Mac Low, Bern Porter, Daniel Spoerri, Gertrude Stein, Emmett Williams, and others.

Checklist
  1. Toby MacLennan
    1 Walked Out of 2 and Forgot It
    Millerton, NY: something else press, 1972
    $20.00
  2. Dick Higgins
    A Book About Love & War & Death
    Barton, VT: something else press, 1972
    $25.00
  3. Ian Hamilton Finlay and Gordon Huntly
    A Sailor’s Calendar : A Miscellany
    New York, NY: something else press, 1971
    1000
    $200.00
  4. Emmett Williams
    A Valentine for Noël
    New York, NY: Inc. and something else press, 1973
    size unknown
    $50.00
  5. Daniel Spoerri
    An Anecdoted Topography of Chance [Topographie Anecdotée du Hasard]
    New York, NY: something else press, 1966
    size unknown
    $25.00
  6. Daniel Spoerri and Spoerri
    An Anecdoted Topography of Chance [Topographie Anecdotée du Hasard]
    New York, NY: something else press, 1966
    $150.00
  7. Emmett Williams
    An Anthology of Concrete Poetry
    New York, NY: something else press, 1967
    $225.00
  8. Manford L. Eaton
    Bio-Music
    Barton, VT: something else press, 1974
    $15.00
  9. Eugen Gomringer and Jerome Rothenberg
    The Book of Hours and Constellations
    New York, NY: something else press, 1968
    size unknown
    $40.00
  10. Eugen Gomringer and Jerome Rothenberg
    Book of Hours and Constellations
    Rockland, United States: something else press, 1968
    $25.00
  11. John Giorno
    Cancer in My Left Ball
    West Glover, VT: something else press, 1973
    size unknown
    $75.00
  12. John Giorno
    Cancer in My Left Ball
    West Glover, VT: something else press, 1973
    size unknown
    $250.00
  13. Dick Higgins
    Dick’s 100 Amusements
    Rockland, United States: something else press, 1967
    $75.00
  14. Dick Higgins
    Foew&ombwhnw
    New York, NY: something else press, 1969
    size unknown
    $150.00
  15. Bern Porter
    Found Poems
    Millerton, NY: something else press, 1972
    $75.00
  16. Bern Porter
    Found Poems
    Millerton, NY: something else press, 1972
    $150.00
  17. Alison Knowles, Thomas Schmitt, Benjamin Patterson and Philip Corner
    The Four Suits
    New York, NY: something else press, 1965
    $125.00
  18. Bern Porter
    I’ve Left: A Manifesto and a Testament of Science and Art
    Rockland, United States: something else press, 1971
    $40.00
  19. Bern Porter
    I’ve Left : A Manifesto and a Testament of Science and Art
    New York, NY: Inc. and something else press, 1971
    size unknown
    $15.00
  20. Dick Higgins, Gertrude Stein and Leon Katz
    The Making of Americans: An Opera and a Play from the Novel by Gertrude Stein
    West Glover, VT: something else press, 1973
    $35.00
  21. Ray Johnson
    The Paper Snake
    New York, NY: something else press, 1965
    $225.00
  22. Jan Herman
    Something Else Yearbook 1974
    West Glover, VT: something else press, 1973
    $40.00
  23. Jackson Mac Low
    Stanzas for Iris Lezak
    Millerton, NY: something else press, 1971
    $40.00
  24. Peter Finch, Alison Bielski, Paula Claire, Thomas A. Clark, Bob Cobbing, Michael Gibbs, John Gilbert, dsh, Philip Jenkins, Andrew Lloyd, Peter Mayer, Cavan McCarthy, Edwin Morgan, Will Parfitt, Marcus Patton, I.D. Pedersen, Alan Riddell, John J. Sharkey, Meic Stephens, Charles Verey, J.P. Ward and Nicholas Zurbrugg
    Typewriter Poems
    New York and Cardiff, NY and Wales: Something Else Press and Second Aeon Productions, 1972
    size unknown
    $15.00
  25. Ruth Krauss
    There’s a Little Ambiguity Over There Among the Bluebells
    New York, NY: something else press, 1968
    $25.00
Last updated 4/20/2023
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