By Reader Services Assistant, David Eng
Oyez Press was founded in 1964 by Robert Hawley and Stevens van Strum in Berkeley, California. Its inaugural run was a series of 10 broadsides featuring poems by Michael McClure, Brother Antoninus, Josephine Miles, Robert Duncan, Robert Creeley, David Meltzer, Denise Levertov, Charles Olson, Gary Snyder and William Bronk. These broadsides were printed by Dave Haselwood’s Auerhahn Press based in San Francisco. Oyez would continue to publish books for over 20 years by poets primarily from the Black Mountain school and the Bay Area Renaissance. For more information regarding the history of Oyez Press, check out the finding aid for the University of Connecticut’s collection. All images can be enlarged by clicking on them.