Limits of the Eyes and Other Poems. C. W. Swets.
Limits of the Eyes and Other Poems
Limits of the Eyes and Other Poems
Limits of the Eyes and Other Poems

Limits of the Eyes and Other Poems

N/P: C.W. Swets, 1998. First Printing. Softcover in Stiff Wraps. Here we have the debut work by the celebrated modern Printer-Publisher C.W. Swets, a work of ambitious Concrete Poetry titled "Limits of the Eyes and Other Poems." Swets has won awards for his hand-printed & Letterpress works, and continues to impress aficionados of this lost art form with his ingenuity and historically-informed respect for the craft. Exemplary of that historically-informed outlook is the fact that Swets personally sent and signed this copy to Ken & Ann Mikolowski of the legendary Alternative Press, first located in Detroit--where Ken & Ann received their first press from John Sinclair and hung around the famed Detroit Artists' Workshop--and then to Grindstone City before settling in Ann Arbor. Ken & Ann were giants of the field, and their numerous innovations--such as the hand-made, personalized poem-postcards, each truly one-of-a-kind and done by a multitude of major mid-century American literary figures--is among their trademark achievements. Swets has grown in esteem in recent years, making this copy of challenging Concrete Poetry from then-aspiring Printer-Publisher to already-legendary Printer-Publishers truly something special. Signature in black pen ink reads: "Dear Ken & Ann / Here's my first & made it myself. / Hope very much that you're thriving! / Love, / CW." Book in very fine condition with only slight spot on front cover at center-right near rightmost fine-edge; one scratch & one nick at center of same. Very Fine. [Item #3685]

Price: $40.00

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