Founded in 1962 by Ed Sanders, poet, author, and member of the band the Fugs. Its credo was “I’ll print anything”, and Sanders cranked out thirteen issues on a mimeograph machine, printing work by Tuli Kupferberg, Charles Olson, Peter Orlovsky, Philip Whalen, Allen Ginsberg, Frank O’Hara, Julian Beck, Herbert Huncke, Gary Snyder, Diane DiPrima, William Burroughs, Leroi Jones, Gregory Corso, Robert Creeley, Michael McClure, Ted Berrigan, Joe Brainard, and Andy Warhol.

Sanders didn’t find many fans in the NYPD, and the cops raided his Peace Eye Bookstore and charged him with obscenity, charges he fended off with the aid of the ACLU. This caused his face to end up on the cover of Life magazine (Feb. 17, 1967), which proclaimed him "a leader of New York's Other Culture."