Mainline to the Heart. Clive Matson.

Mainline to the Heart

Kerhonkson, NY: The Poets Press, 1966. First Edition. Stapled Wrappers. The first book of poetry by Clive Matson, the poet's-poet & acclaimed educator whose early career was highly influenced by the members of the original Beat Generation in the East Village of NYC; he was particularly close to Herbert Huncke. An exquisite production with handmade textured paper by Diane di Prima's Poets Press, an iconic collectible imprint. With an introduction (entitled "An Introduction to Clive Matson's Poems sitting with Diane di Prima in the twilight on a country road") by the great Beat poet John Wieners; cover illustration by Ross Perez; & several interior artworks by Erin Matson, Clive's wife at the time. An essential Matson rarity. In very fine condition with only very mild rubbing & short, faint creasing to front, back covers & spine; tiny bumps at all corners of covers; very tiny, closed tears at staple-edges along spine (likely as issued). Interior virtually mint with irregular lower edges of page leaves as issued. Very Fine. [Item #2790]

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