Blue Orchid Numero Uno. Charles Plymell.
Blue Orchid Numero Uno
Blue Orchid Numero Uno

Blue Orchid Numero Uno

New York, NY: Telephone Books, 1975. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. Signed by Iconic Literary Outlaw Charles Plymell. In 1975 Charles Plymell published Blue Orchid Numero Uno, a book of poetry intertwined with his widely-respected collages, which Plymell first began exhibiting at notorious galleries like The Batman in San Francisco during the early 1960s. By 1975, Plymell had already practiced in the collage genre for over ten years, and his execution here is masterful. The poems in this collection--in this writer's estimation--are unique in Plymell's career in that most are narratives peppered with wit and tactfully produced surrealist imagery more than they are musically-conscious, jazz-like bop mouthings. Both are to be found in Plymell's widely-respected oeuvre, and few genuine opinions can be crafted about the quality of Plymell's work without giving this slim volume the perusal it deserves. Book in fine condition with slight rubbing to front, back covers esp. at leftmost fine-edge of front cover; slight shelf-wear at all fine-edges; minor rusting, bleeding to staples; slight scuffs & nicks to back cover. Fine. [Item #2882]

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