Cyberspace. Kenward Elmslie, Trevor Winkfield, Illustrator.
Cyberspace
Cyberspace
Cyberspace

Cyberspace

ISBN: 9781887123334
New York, NY: Granary Books, 2000. First Trade Softcover Edition / Association Copy. Softcover in Stiff Wraps. Signed (Twice) by Kenward Elmslie. From the Collection of Ken & Ann Mikolowski, founders of Detroit's Visionary "Alternative Press," Publishers & Friends of Many Beat/"New York School"/"Black Mountain"-affiliated Authors. "'Cyberspace' was created in a millennial visionary frenzy by two confirmed Luddites on the cusp of Y2K. Time keeps the world from happening at all once yet in 'Cyberspace' we are yanked into the rabbit-hole and steam-rollered by a strange-yet-familiar cosmos of simultaneity: absurd, serious, musical, noisy, cartoony, colorful, witty, satirical, theatrical and deep. Mr. Winkfield's mid-maelstrom collages are illuminated by the torch of Mr. Elmslie's brilliant (if near pathological) reinvention of the English language..." Offered here is an exquisite late work from Kenward Elmslie, the "New York School"-&-Beyond poet whose career included poems, stage plays, librettos, and a host of other literary-collaborative creative endeavors--true to the spirit which nourished him and his contemporaries in early 1960s New York City. As Elmslie's career progressed, he became more and more fearless in his stream-of-consciousness outpourings--sometime verging on cipher-like Joycean befuddlement and other times emerging with great imaginative zest and clarity. The madness is sewn together with a distinct ear for "vowel music" as Allen Ginsberg often spoke of, and the ear who wrote these lines could only have been Elmslie's. Signed in red felt-pen ink to Ken Mikolowski, co-founder of Detroit's visionary "Alternative Press," friends of Elmslie's and publishers of a host of his lauded contemporaries. Signature reads: "For / Ken / "Silence. Just / bombs bursting." / Love, / Ken / 3/17/2000." Very Fine. [Item #3044]

Price: $75.00

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