Burning Deck Postcards: The Second Ten. James Camp, Nancy Condee, Tom Disch, Ray Ragosta, Carl Sesar, Mark Strand, John Taggart, Diane Wakoski, Keith Waldrop, Rosemarie Waldrop, Kirk Wilson.
Burning Deck Postcards: The Second Ten
Burning Deck Postcards: The Second Ten
Burning Deck Postcards: The Second Ten
Burning Deck Postcards: The Second Ten
Burning Deck Postcards: The Second Ten
Burning Deck Postcards: The Second Ten
Burning Deck Postcards: The Second Ten
Burning Deck Postcards: The Second Ten
Burning Deck Postcards: The Second Ten
Burning Deck Postcards: The Second Ten

Burning Deck Postcards: The Second Ten

Providence, RI: Burning Deck Press, 1975. Limited First Printing. Postcard-Broadsides in Envelope. Postcard-Broadside by Diane Wakoski signed by the poet. This is the second in a series of four sets of ten postcards printed by Rosemarie & Keith Waldrop's Burning Deck Press during 1974-1978. The Waldrops are both acclaimed, venerable poets, translators & educators, & have published many journals & books with their own & other esteemed poets' works. Both are proud alumni of the University of Michigan here in Ann Arbor. The four installments of this series were gathered into mailing envelopes with printing & graphics on recto. This second series features exquisitely produced postcard-broadsides of varying shapes & sizes with poems by James Camp, Nancy Condee, Tom Disch, Ray Ragosta, Carl Sesar, Mark Strand, John Taggart, Diane Wakoski, Keith Waldrop & Kirk Wilson. Each hand-crafted letterpress card is uniquely designed, in some cases with illustrations. Wakoski's card features the poem "Claws," here in its entirety: "Anger is an energy;/ it keeps us going like/ a pair of claws sunk in your shoulder,/ forcing you to move your arm/ to shake them off." Below the poem, Wakoski has hand-written her signature with characteristic series of vertical doodles. No other cards in this set have been signed, & some are very short, such as James Camp's "The Gnostic World View," with no more words than its title: "Pregnant, but ill conceived." One of 100 (un-numbered) sets as noted on recto of envelope. A beautiful production & an extreme rarity, similar to the packages of poetry & ephemera printed & dispatched by our good friend Ken Mikolowski & his late wife Ann's Alternative Press during this same period. Complete & in very fine condition: Cards all in very-fine-to-mint condition with only a bit of wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of Camp's card quoted above. Envelope in relatively fine condition with very slight rubbing, & short, faint creasing to recto & verso; mild wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & upper corners of same; tiny-to-small tears with missing paper at lower corners; small loss of surface where opened at & under flap on verso; short, closed tears at outer edges of same. Very Fine. [Item #3396]

Price: $110.00