Forever Wider: Poems New and Selected: 1954-1984 by Charles Plymell w/Press Release Pamphlet. Charles Plymell.
Forever Wider: Poems New and Selected: 1954-1984 by Charles Plymell w/Press Release Pamphlet
Forever Wider: Poems New and Selected: 1954-1984 by Charles Plymell w/Press Release Pamphlet
Forever Wider: Poems New and Selected: 1954-1984 by Charles Plymell w/Press Release Pamphlet

Forever Wider: Poems New and Selected: 1954-1984 by Charles Plymell w/Press Release Pamphlet

ISBN: 0810817241
London, England: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1985. First Edition. Softcover. "Plymell's place in the Beat Movement is secure. His first prose book, hailed as a minor classic and given a cult status, was published by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who wrote of his 'Neon Poems' that Plymell continues that early Beat vision fashioned and rendered blazingly visible by Kerouac, Ginsberg, Corso, Whalen, McClure, Burroughs, and Ferlinghetti himself: "...his vision of the apocalypse rose of America--Brooklyn Yellow Pages, Hollywood blacklight sun, Secondhand Rose on the juke, Gough Street blues, wild rose of Utah, New York iron city, Kansas madman's dream, eternity in the groin...and the vision goes on." (Robert Peters w/quote from Lawrence Ferlinghetti, from Introduction). This selected poems from Charles Plymell can be considered a sibling publication to his later selected poems, "Hand on the Doorknob," and is valuable in that it not only collects poems his later selected does not, but it starts at such an early time in his oeuvre--1954. Plymell's power has grown with age, yet a survey of his early and mid-period work as collected in this book is every bit as deserving as the barrel-aged mastery of his recent publication "Camposque Virentis." Included in this offering is a folded press release pamphlet from Scarecrow Press gathering the "best of the blurbs" Plymell had gotten up to that point, as well as some relevant biographical tidbits such as teaching positions then-occupied and a list of books he'd published (his own) up to that point. Book in very fine condition with only slightest shelf-wear to fine-edges and minute bumping at corners. Very Fine. [Item #3068]

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