A California Journal. Robert Kelly.

A California Journal

London, England: Big Venus, 1969. First Edition. Stapled Wrappers. A chapbook of poems presented as journal entries with dates & places for titles ("11 April 69- Berkeley" etc.) by Robert Kelly, the gifted & prolific American poet initially associated with the Black Mountain & Deep Image schools who has built a unique oeuvre over many decades. All the entry-poems were written between April 11-23 at various locations in California & Mexico. On page 19, there is a boxed, long single paragraph of prose-poetry, untitled & possibly relating to the preceding entry/poem. An exemplary mimeo-revolution era chapbook production printed by Roy & Erica Eden as noted on last page-rear endpaper. With title & author printed on small sheet affixed to blank front wrapper. An important, relatively early Kelly collectible. In very fine condition for such a delicate item, with only very light rubbing to front, back covers & stapled spine; very slight fading to orange background of same esp. at & near spine; light, faint creasing along edges & corners of wrappers where they exceed interior; a little bit of spotting & streaks on affixed front cover title sheet due to glue & its aging. Interior very fine with only a rectangular area of light smear-rubbing at title page, undoubtedly echoing from glue of front cover title sheet (although interestingly this is not present at inner front cover); otherwise substantially mint. Very Fine. [Item #3224]

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