Paris: Imprimerie Fact, [196-?]. Second edition. 38 pp., 21 cm. Photo-mechanically reproduced sheets. Cover-title, stapled into printed plastic wrapper, crease in back cover, else fine. The first edition was published by Mac McNair, New York in 1964, the title was mis-spelled ("Rythms"); there was a second printing of this edition in 1967, with the title corrected. Both printings were 40 pages long, the text was typeset, and the binding was red wrappers. This copy is from the a rare second edition, which although cited in French, Fabre, Singh, Afro-American Poetry and Drama, is not in WorldCat. The text was entirely reset, (reproduced from typewritten copy) and revised both in small and large ways. In fact the final poem "Black Dilemma" is a completely different poem in this edition. The cover design is credited to A. James.
Hart Leroy Bibbs. (Kansas City, MO, 1930-Kansas City, MO, 1994) was a poet, writer, painter, photographer, and musician. Early in his career he was associated with the Umbra group. He lived in Paris and on the road since the 1960s. He recorded with Sunny Murray, Steve Lacy, Dave Burrell, and others, and collaborated and performed with poet Ted Joans.
With the ownership blindstamp of Judith Malina and Julian Beck, founders of The Living Theatre. Item #32441