[Item #2287] April Arboretum. Michael McClure.

April Arboretum

Minneapolis, MN: Coffee House Press, 1987. Limited First Edition. Single Sheet. Signed by Michael McClure. A large broadside (18"x26") with the title poem by Michael McClure, a primary poet & playwright of the San Francisco Renaissance, the Beat Generation & beyond. Dedicated to Kenneth Rexroth, this poem originally appeared in issue No. 49 of the literary compilation New Directions in Prose & Poetry (1985). As noted in copyright/limitation information below the poem, this is one of an edition of 100 copies printed on handmade Fabriano Roma paper at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts in Minneapolis, published by Coffee House Press as the third of its Evening Coffee Editions in Fall 1987. This is hand-numbered copy No. 24/100. Designed by Allan Kornblum & printed by Kent Aldrich, who also illustrated the exquisite leafy border. Just below the last line, McClure has boldly hand-signed his name. A magnificent production, & among the scarcest McClure collectibles. In very fine condition, virtually mint with irregular lower edge of handmade paper as issued. Currently mounted on stiff board, in protective shrinkwrap. Will be shipped carefully rolled in a tube. Very Fine. [Item #2287]

Price: $150.00 save 20% $120.00

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