A Short Guide to The High Plains. Tom Clark.
A Short Guide to The High Plains
A Short Guide to The High Plains
A Short Guide to The High Plains
A Short Guide to The High Plains
A Short Guide to The High Plains

A Short Guide to The High Plains

ISBN: 0932274188
Santa Barbara, CA: Cadmus Editions, 1981. Most Limited First Edition. Hardcover. Hand-lettered edition signed by Tom Clark & with holograph poem. "Perhaps it's because it's such a threatening space/ what with its great expanse of unaffectionate sky/ that workers in this boom region travel from/ job to job with their housing intact/ & never further than ten feet behind them." ("Wyoming") A collection of short poems & prose-poems by Tom Clark (1941-2018), the brilliant New York School-&-Beyond poet, novelist, editor & biographer whose prolific legacy embodies our category of "The Prolific & Underappreciated." All the poems here relate to Clark's travels through & observations of various localities in the American High Plains region. Dedicated to & with an introduction by Ed Dorn, the late great Black Mountain School epic poet. Hardcover in decorative boards with cloth spine to which is affixed title/author strip, with photo-reproduction of a painting by Clark (also a talented artist) tipped-in to second front page leaf. One of a limited edition of 26 lettered copies signed by Clark & "...each with a page of holograph in the poet's hand" per colophon, where this is hand-designated copy "T". On the preceding page, below a reproduction of his self-portrait drawing, Clark has hand-written his signature & written below it "All I want to do/ is to go back to Pueblo," all in bold black ink. A superb production in its very rarest form; & a most desirable collectible in the Clark canon. In very fine condition with only very light rubbing & staining at small upper area of spine esp. front cover spine-edge; light spotting to upper & lower edges of text block; short, very faint creases at blank lower corners of last two page leaves; otherwise virtually mint inside & out. Very Fine. [Item #3765]

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