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Rothenberg, Jerome


1st Edition

Maroon cloth covered folder with paper title label to spine. Twelve loose, printed leaves (some folded) of handmade Japanese paper in pocket to rear paste-down. Four printed cards in pocket to front paste-down: a photomontage by Eleanor Antin, a street map and two photographs. Upper board slightly warped, spine cocked. Otherwise fine: interior clean, unmarked and complete. Number 27 of a limited edition of 50, SIGNED and numbered by the author to limitation page.*** Three editions of this poem have appeared: the signed A-J hors commerce edition for friends and family; a signed edition numbered 1-50; a limited trade edition of five hundred copies, numbered 51-550. Our copy is number 27 of the signed limited edition.*** Jerome Rothenberg (born December 11, 1931) is an American poet, translator and anthologist, noted for his work in the fields of ethnopoetics and performance poetry. He’s known for his highly original and acclaimed anthologies, as well as for his own work. “No one writing poetry today has dug deeper into the roots of poetry,” wrote Kenneth Rexroth (the “Godfather” of the Beats). Rothenberg has published about seventy volumes of poetry, often in collaboration with other artists. He’s a true international poet with a career spanning more than half a century. *** POLAND/1931 is “the first installment of an ongoing series of ancestral poems begun in 1956”. Some of the poems have previously appeared elsewhere.

Book Details

AuthorRothenberg, Jerome
PublisherUnicorn Press
Publisher Year1970
Book ConditionFine
Binding TypeHardcover
Signature TypeSigned by Author(s)
Edition1st Edition
IllustratorAntin, Eleanor