From Abe Books:
Literary America owes a great debt to the Black Sparrow Press. This visionary California-based publisher was prepared to gamble on Charles Bukowski - the low-life, alcoholic writer other publishers wouldn’t touch with a barge pole – and a swathe of other avant-garde authors who didn’t fit in.
Founded by John Martin in 1966, Black Sparrow also published Paul Bowles, John Fante, Diane Wakoski and other so-called ‘alternative’ writers as well several more mainstream names inJoyce Carol Oates, D.H. Lawrence and Wyndham Lewis
(Hat Tip: Frank Wilson)