Death College & Other Poems (1964-1974)
Death College & Other Poems (1964-1974)

Death College & Other Poems (1964-1974)

Bolinas, CA: Big Sky, 1976. Limited Lettered & Signed Edition. Softcover. Hand-lettered & signed by Tom Veitch. An early, foundational volume of poems by Tom Veitch, a most innovative wordsmith who has also been a writer for underground & popular comics, a novelist, & even a Benedictine monk. With illustrations throughout by the poet, the great Joe Brainard & others; & an exemplary, poetic afterword by Beat Generation Founding Father Allen Ginsberg which examines & quotes from many of the individual poems, pointing out similarities & influences of such primary Beats as William S. Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Ginsberg himself & Jack Kerouac, while acknowledging their unique qualities. The Big Sky imprint was founded by Bill Berkson (1939-2016), the acclaimed poet, critic & educator who knew & collaborated with many Beat-&-Beyond figures including Brainard. Large-format softcover original. Of a total first edition of 1500, this is one of 26 copies hand-lettered & signed by Veitch on the last, colophon page- this is copy "E." A most rare & significant Veitch collectible, with myriad associations. In very fine condition with only mild rubbing, scratching, a bit of spotting & light browning mostly near edges of front, back covers & spine; very minor wear, tiny bumps & a few short, faint creases at edges & corners of same; mild spotting at edges of text block, esp. upper edge. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of some page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #3139]

Price: $50.00

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