Fuck You (magazine)

Fuck You: A Magazine of the Arts was a literary magazine founded in 1962 by the poet Ed Sanders[1] on the Lower East Side of New York City. Sanders later co-founded the musical group the Fugs. Sanders produced thirteen issues of Fuck You: A Magazine of the Arts from 1962 to 1965.[2]

Fuck You
EditorEd Sanders
PublisherEd Sanders
First issueFebruary/April 1962
Final issue
CountryUnited States

The credo for the magazine, originated by Sanders, was I'll print anything. Its first issue contained the following dedication: "Dedicated to Pacifism, Unilateral Disarmament, National Defense thru Nonviolent Resistence [sic], Multilateral Indiscriminate Apertural Conjugation, Anarchism, World Federalism, Civil Disobedience, Obstructers & Submarine Boarders, and All Those Groped by J. Edgar Hoover in the Silent Halls of Congress."[3]

Fuck You: A Magazine of the Arts was produced on a mimeograph and printed on multi-colored construction paper.


Fuck You: A Magazine of the Arts was a core publication in the Mimeo Revolution.[4] It was dedicated to free expression, and especially defying the taboos around sex and drugs, advocating free love promiscuity and the use of psychedelics long before those were picked up by the more widespread countercultural movements of the late Sixties. Ed Sanders and his collaborators served as a bridge between the Beat generation of the Fifties and the later Hippie counterculture of the mid Sixties.

List of issuesEdit

  1. Number 1 (Feb/April 1962)
  2. Number 2 (May 1962)
  3. Number 3 (June 1962)
  4. Number 4 (August 1962)
  5. Number 5, Volume 1 (Dec 1962)
  6. Number 5, Volume 2 (Dec 1962)
  7. Number 5, Volume 3 (May 1963)
  8. Number 5, Volume 4 (??? 1963)
  9. Number 5, Volume 5 (Dec 1963)
  10. Number 5, Volume 6 (April/May 1964)
  11. Number 5, Volume 7 (Sept 1964)
  12. Number 5, Volume 8 (1965)—Mad Motherfucker Issue (Andy Warhol cover)
  13. Number 5, Volume 9 (June 1965)


Issues included works by:


  1. ^ Laura Martisiute (December 28, 2015). "10 Cool Magazines From The Past You'll Want To Get Your Hands On". Listverse. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  2. ^ Eric L. Haralson (January 21, 2014). Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Twentieth Century. Routledge. p. 402. ISBN 978-1-317-76322-2. Retrieved December 4, 2015.
  3. ^ "Fuck You/A Magazine of the Arts" (PDF) (1). Retrieved June 28, 2015. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. ^ "RealityStudio website: Fuck You Press Archive". Reality Studio. Retrieved June 24, 2012.
  • Fuck You web archive
  • Life Magazine (February 17, 1967).
  • Charters, Ann (ed.). The Portable Beat Reader. New York: Penguin Books, 1992. ISBN 0-670-83885-3 (hc); ISBN 0-14-015102-8 (pbk).
  • Sanders, Ed. Fug You: An Informal History of the Peace Eye Bookstore, the Fuck You Press, the Fugs, and Counterculture in the Lower East Side, Da Capo Press, 2011

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