All This Every Day. Joanne Kyger.
All This Every Day

All This Every Day

Bolinas, CA: Big Sky, 1975. Limited First Edition. Softcover. Inscribed & signed by Joanne Kyger. A collection of poems by Joanne Kyger, the prolific & acclaimed Beat-&-Beyond figure, formerly married to Gary Snyder. As noted on copyright page, some of these works first appeared in such prestigious publications as Chicago Review, Paris Review & the 1971 City Lights Books compilation, "On The Mesa." With reproduction of a photograph by Francesco Pellizzi of Kyger in a natural setting taking up the entire front cover. A softcover original, one of an edition of 1500 copies published by Big Sky & distributed by the legendary, lamented Serendipity Books store in Berkeley, California. Among the 1500 copies, 26 were lettered & signed by the poet as noted in colophon. This copy is from the regular first edition of 1474 copies not called for being lettered or signed, but it is hand-inscribed & signed (with her first & middle names) by Kyger on the front blank endpaper: "for Kate/read well/(signed) Joanne Elizabeth." The inscription & signature are exemplary of Kyger's distinctive calligraphic style & are augmented with lines. A most desirable Kyger collectible. In fine condition with only slight rubbing to front, back covers & spine; tiny bumps & slight wear at all corners & edges of same; very small stains at & near right corners of upper & side edges of text block, mid-side edge of same. Interior very fine except for slightest bleeding of afore-mentioned stains onto side edges & corners of a few page leaves. Fine. [Item #2678]

Price: $75.00