Poet Jerry Burns, editor, publisher, and printer of The Goliards Literary littlemag and Goliards Press. Here he is shown running his Multi, printing "My Favorite Poets," a collection edited by Roger Steffens and published by Goliards Press in 1969. Goliards Press was in operation from 1964 to 1979. The press was based out of Fairhaven, near Bellingham, Washington.
Roger Steffens is a writer, poet, actor, and is known widely for his work as an archivist of reggae music. He is also a prolific photographer, and starting from his service in the Vietnam war, he documented many decades of his life through thousands of beautiful photographs. The above photo of Jerry Burns and his press was taken from The Family Acid feed, an amazing collection of Roger Steffens's photo work curated by Kate Steffens. In addition to its online presence, selected photos from the The Family Acid collection have been published as a book of photographs by the same name.
I'm grateful that Roger Steffens documented the behind the scenes production of his book, and that the above photo was included in The Family Acid feed, as it provided the inspiration to track down my own copy of "My Favorite Poets" and look into the work of Jerry Burns. Pictured below is the copy of the book that I recently acquired. I wonder if the same book is among those stacked on the table behind Jerry Burns 46 years ago?