“Classic Gerard Bellaart - fine ambitious spirit mind and meticulous loving eye”

Happily surprised Allen Ginsberg (poet)

The Cold Turkey Press motto is CONCEDO NVLLI, with the admonition:

"He who hides his madmen dies voiceless."

Cold Turkey Press Rotterdam was founded in 1970 by Gerard Bellaart in association with a small group of benefactors.

In 1965 on the Greek island of Hydra, Bellaart met various beat poets; Leonard Cohen, Gregory Corso, Sinclair Beiles, and others some of whom he would later publish.

Followed within the next 5 years some 12 books in English and Dutch, all in limited first editions of 250,including works by: Antonin Artaud, Blaise Cendrars, Garcia Lorca, Cesar Vallejo, William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Ed Sanders, Sinclair Belies, Ira Cohen, Heathcote Williams and others.

May 2006 in collaboration with Cold Turkey Press, Sea-Urchin Editions issued a CD containing all the tracks from the original Cold Turkey/Klacto LP plus another 18 minutes of recordings from the project that could not be included on the LP.The release of the album titled 12 Great Americans, coincided with the salute to Cold Turkey Press by the Rotterdam Historische Museum.

2007 Marked the appearance of ‘Fragmentations’, a selection of painted & stencilled texts by Antonin Artaud (suppôts et supplications), Henri Michaux, (Innards & Upwards), & excerpts from Bellaart’s “ Omitted Texts”.In collaboration with Sea Urchins Editions a poster sized new translation of Artaud’s ‘Le style me fait Horreur’.

2008 ‘Dystopia 1968-2008’ for Tent Gallery in Rotterdam.This pamphlet included hitherto unpublished work by John Giorno, Mary Beach, Ed Sanders, Allen Ginsberg, Blaise Cendrars, Sinclair Beiles & others.

2009 First publication of Ira Cohen’s poster poem “14th Jan”, With Louise Landes-Levi edited and translated “Simon Vinkenoog 1950-2006” published by Bob Arnold’s Longhouse publishers and booksellers

2010Publication of a series of large size poem cards titled “Dutch Mordant” with texts & images by Bellaart .

2011 ‘American Porn‘ A collection of new poems by Heathcote Williams. Various poster poems & 4 portfolios of poem cards;
‘With Phantoms’, ‘Next to nothing’, ‘Somnam Breve’, & ‘Cloaca Maxima’ comprising texts by Sinclair Beiles, Heathcote Williams, Gerard Bellaart, Samuel Beckett, Jean Arp, Antonin Artaud, Mallarmé, Kurt Schwitters, L.F.Céline, Ira Cohen, Ed Sanders, Ezra Pound, and others. All in a 1st limited edition.

2012 “The Idiot’s voice”, by Sinclair Beiles.

Full list available on request.

Cold Turkey Press is edited & published by Gerard Bellaart.
Website www.gerardbellaart.com
Cold Turkey Press on Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_Turkey_Press
For all further information contact coldturkeypress@gerardbellaart.com

'Classic Gerard Bellaart - fine ambitious spirit
mind and meticulous loving eye'
Happily surprised Allen Ginsberg (poet)