The Last Wood. Richard Cambridge.
The Last Wood
The Last Wood
The Last Wood

The Last Wood

Cambridge, MA: Richard Cambridge, 1997. First Edition. Stapled Wrappers. Inscribed & signed by Richard Cambridge to Thomas Rain Crowe. "How was I to know you would be there,/ at the beginning of the path,/ a circle of light I must pass through?" ("The Circle of Light," first stanza) A chapbook with the above-referenced poem in eight parts & images that inspired it by Richard Cambridge, a prolific poet-performer well known at "Slam" gatherings in the Boston area, where he lives (appropriately) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A more reflective, gentle departure from the intensely political, fist-shaking poetry that he bellows at Slams, "This poem was developed from pictures taken at Walden Pond on January 30, 1996, and assembled as a chapbook for "An Afternoon of Nature Poetry at Walden Pond," September 27, 1997." (copyright page) On the title page, Cambridge has hand-written & signed: "Thomas, Nan-/ Fan(?) the word as seed, flower/ & fruit/ Be Blessed/ Love/ (signed) Richard/ 4 Oct(ober) 97." The recipients of this poetic, affectionate inscription from very near time of publication are the acclaimed poet & publisher Thomas Rain Crowe & his partner. Crowe was at the center of the Baby Beat Generation/ Second San Francisco Renaissance during the 1970s (see our book, Starting from San Francisco, item No. 3071, Deluxe Edition No. 3075). An enchanting Cambridge collectible with significant poet-to-poet association & provenance. In very fine condition with only a bit of rubbing & some short, faint creases to front, back covers & stapled spine; very light wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same. Interior very fine with only small, faint creases near upper corners of page leaves; tiny bumps at all corners of same. Very Fine. [Item #3699]

Price: $25.00