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The White dove review.

The White dove review.
Tulsa, Okla. : The White Dove Press.

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TextPermit needed Berg Coll Padgett ZC6 W45 1959Schwarzman Building - Berg Collection Room 320


Additional Authors
  • Baraka, Amiri, 1934-2014.
  • Berrigan, Ted.
  • Brainard, Joe, 1942-1994.
  • Creeley, Robert, 1926-2005.
  • Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997.
  • Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969.
  • Orlovsky, Peter, 1933-2010.
  • Padgett, Ron, 1942-
  • Sorrentino, Gilbert.
Publication Date
v. 1-2 (no. 1-5); Jan./Apr. 1959-May/Aug. 1960.
2 v. ill.; 22 cm.
  • Founded by Ron Padgett, Richard Gallup, Joe Brainard, and Michael Marsh while the four were students at Central High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Padgett's inspiration for the title came from the cover of an issue of Evergreen Review (v. 2, no. 6, Autumn 1958).
  • Noteworthy contributors to individual issues include: v. 1, no. 1: Jack Kerouac (poem "The Thrashing Doves"), Ron Padgett, Paul Blackburn; v. 1, no. 2: LeRoi Jones (later Imamu Amiri Baraka, poems "In Memory of Radio" and "For Hettie"), Ted Berrigan; v. 1, no. 3: Allen Ginsberg (poem "My Sad Self"), David Meltzer, Peter Orlovsky, Jack Kerouac, Ron Padgett; v. 2, no. 4: Gilbert Sorrentino, Ron Padgett; v. 2, no. 5: Ted Berrigan, Gilbert Sorrentino, LeRoi Jones (poem "Ostriches & Grandmothers!"), Robert Creeley (poem "A Token"), Ron Padgett. Artists who contributed to the magazine include John Kennedy, Michael Marsh, William A. King, Johnny Arthur, Paul England, and Dan Teis. Joe Brainard contributed the Mondrian-inspired cover design for the first issue, the cover design for the fourth issue, and three drawings and a cover design for the fifth and final issue.
  • "The intention of this mag is not to add to this stockpile of criticism, but rather to present literature and art in a constructive light. Admittedly, the White Dove Review is a quiet complaint against the gaudy ideals of our society. Culture, along with some short-lived memories, is all a civilization leaves behind it. We hope the Schleimanns of the year 4000 do not find only beer cans and long cars in their excavations. The editors are not hipsters, even tho they acknowledge certain beat ideas. But no one will ever find any 'organization' dogma within these covers. Advancement, cultural or scientific, cannot be achieved without experimentation. The editors feel that the mind is deeper than the universe, and have therefore chosen it for their endeavors. This is a presentation of young thought. We favor experimentation to traditionalism, but our judgements will be based on quality and message. [...] The White Dove flaps its wings."--From editors' introduction to first issue.
  • "The focal point of the White Dove Review, The White Dove Press, Gallery 644, & Gallery 644 Concerts is the Gallery at 644 South Peoria in Tulsa. The editors assemble much of their material there; copies of the White Dove and other little magazines are sold there; the White Dove Press building adjoins the Gallery. Once a summer month folk and flamenco concerts are given there. Hootenannies shoot up from time to time. The Gallery itself exhibits work by this area’s most important artists. It offers no restriction, however, on reputation or age. If you live in Tulsa, or nearby, we invite you to come by the Gallery and peruse at your leisure. If you live in San Francisco or New York or somewhere far off existence, read the White Dove and tell your friends about it."--From the back cover of the final issue.
  • Editors' recommendation of Jack Kerouac's just published novel Dr. Sax (Grove) in v. 1, no. 2 (1959).
  • At the back of the fourth issue is an advertisement for Sometimes For a Little While. Poems by Ted Berrigan. Drawings by Joe Brainard. This projected book of the White Dove Press apparently was never published.
Access (note)
  • Berg Collection is restricted access;
Call Number
K-10 2199
The White dove review.
Tulsa, Okla. : The White Dove Press.
Current Frequency
Berg Collection is restricted access; request permission from holding division.
Local Note
Berg Collection set bound in publisher's black library buckram with original wrappers bound in; one of "no more than five sets" bound thus for the editor; inscribed and signed by Ron Padgett to Aaron Fischer in black pen on first flyleaf, recto.
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Added Author
Baraka, Amiri, 1934-2014. Contributor
Berrigan, Ted. Contributor
Brainard, Joe, 1942-1994. Editor. Contributor
Creeley, Robert, 1926-2005. Contributor
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997. Contributor
Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969. Contributor
Orlovsky, Peter, 1933-2010. Contributor
Padgett, Ron, 1942- Editor. Contributor. Signer
Sorrentino, Gilbert. Contributor
Research Call Number
K-10 2199 Library has: v. 1, no. 1-2, v. 2, no. 5 (1959, 1960)
Berg Coll Padgett ZC6 W45 1959
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