The Charm: Early and Uncollected Poems. Robert Creeley.
The Charm: Early and Uncollected Poems
The Charm: Early and Uncollected Poems

The Charm: Early and Uncollected Poems

San Francisco, CA: Four Seasons Foundation, 1969. First Trade Edition. Hardcover. Signed & Inscribed by Robert Creeley to Ken & Ann Mikolowski, Founders of Detroit's "Alternative Press." "The poems in this book begin at the very beginning so to speak--"Return" was the first poem I remember having published, and was written on my coming back from India to Cambridge in the winter of 1945--and continue to a time which would include the writing of many of the poems in "Words."...Selfishly enough, I can often discover myself here in ways I can now enjoy having been--no matter they were 'good' or 'bad.'" An important book for the Creeley scholar and Black Mountain enthusiast alike, "The Charm" collects poems that chart the development behind his magnitudinous "For Love" collection that were omitted from that book. Not only does "The Charm" contain omitted sleeper classics, but it also showcases the immense and fertile growth the poet was consistently engaged in cultivating. Dust jacket not present. Signed beautifully "for Ken and Anne / (Siempre! ["always" in Spanish] / Love, Bob / -- 6/27/87." "Ken and Ann" are Ken & Ann Mikolowski, founders of Detroit's "Alternative Press," publishers of many Beat//New York School/Black Mountain-related authors. Book in very fine condition with only slight rubbing and minor uniform nicks to front, rear boards. Very Fine. [Item #2733]

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