Without knowing most of the sitters, (although I had heard Charles Ludlam's actor's voice, and had dinner with Patrick Angus), I lacked having a voice in my mind as I wrote about the rest of them, relying on books by, or about them which I could find. The internet, especially Wikipedia, was invaluable, as were the books below:
Tsuzuki, Kyoichi, 'Izhar Patkin: The Black Paintings,' Horikawa: Kyoto Shoin International, 1989.
Kislev, Shuli, 'Izhar Patkin: The Wandering Veil,' Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 2012.
Gooch, Brad, 'The Golden Age of Promiscuity,' New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996.
Gooch, Brad, 'Scary Kisses,' Woodstock: The Overlook Press, 2003.
Gooch, Brad, 'Smash Cut,' New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2016.
Trinidad, David, ed., 'A Fast Life: The Collected Poems of Tim Dlugos, Callicoon: Nightboat Books, 2013.
Shepherd, Reginald, and Clark, Philip, eds., 'In the Empire of the Air: The Poems of Donald Britton, New York: Nightboat Books, 2016.
Cooper, Dennis, 'Idols,' New York: Amethyst Press, 1989.
Cooper, Dennis, 'Safe,' New York: The Sea Horse Press, 1984.
Cooper, Dennis, 'The Tenderness of the Wolves,' Trumansburg: The Crossing Press, 1982.
Kaufman, David, 'Ridiculous: The Theatrical Life and Times of Charles Ludlam, New York: Applause Theatre and Cinema Books, 2003.
Samuels, Steven, 'Ridiculous Theatre: Scourge of Human Folly,' New York: Theatre Communications Group, 1992.
Ludlam, Charles, 'The Complete Plays,' New York: Harper and Row, Publishers, 1989.
Strub, Sean, 'Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS, and Survival,' New York: Scribner, 2014.
Geldzhaler, Henry, 'New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940-1970,' New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1969.
Geldzhaler, Henry, 'Making It New: Essays, Interviews and Talks,' New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1994.
Geldzhaler, Henry, 'Sandro Chia Prints 1973-1984,' New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1984.
Kerensky, Oleg, 'Anna Pavlova,' New York: E. P. Dutton & Co, 1973.
Kerensky, Oleg, 'The New British Drama: Fourteen Playwrights Since Osborne and Pinter,' New York: Taplinger Publishing Company, 1977.
Morgan, Ted, 'Literary Outlaw: The Life and Times of William S. Burroughs,' New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1988.
Miles, Barry, 'Call Me Burroughs: A Life,' New York: Hachette Book Group, 2013.
Burroughs, William S., 'Naked Lunch,' New York: Grove Press, 2001.
Burroughs, William S., 'Junky,' New York: Grove Press, 2003.
Keene, Dennis, ed., 'Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey: Selected Poems,' Manchester: Carcanet Press, 2003.
Childs, Jessie, 'Henry VIII's Last Victim,' London: Vintage Books, 2008.
Garlicky, Kenneth, 'Sir Thomas Lawrence: Portraits of an Age 1790-1830,' Alexandria: Art Services International, 1993.
Foye, Raymond, ed., 'Eric Walker: Selected Poems,' New York: Raymond Foye Books, 2019.
Cherkovski, Neeli, Foye, Raymond, Swindell, Tate, eds. 'Collected Poems of Bob Kaufman,' San Francisco: City Lights Books, 2019.
Makos, Christopher, 'White Trash: Uncut,' New York: Glitterati, 2014.
Makos, Christopher, 'Warhol In Context,' Brooklyn: Powerhouse Books, 2006.
Hamilton, Steve, (Loose, typed copies of poems).
Bleckner, Ross, 'Examined Life; Writings 1972-2007,' New York: Edgewise, 2009.
Boone, Mary, 'Ross Bleckner: 5 November to 26 November 1983,' New York, Mary Boone Gallery, 1983.
Dennison, Lisa, 'Ross Bleckner,' New York: Guggenheim Museum, 1995.
Milazzo, Richard, 'The Paintings of Ross Bleckner,' Brussels: Edition Alain Noirhomme, 2006.
Milazzo, Richard, 'The Corner of the Room: Paintings of the 1970's With New Works By the Artist,' Modena: Galleria Mazzoli, 2018.
Bolger, David, 'Patrick Angus: Private Show,' Berlin: Distance Verlag, 2017.
While not books, phone calls/emails with Arthur Lambert, the Reverend Rob Stuart, and hours spent as a proactive sitter for Maine artist, Peter Bals, have to be noted as sources. I was able to bring many of the portraits so we could talk about them during 'show and tell' breaks at Peter's studio.