Transits of Venus. Jeff Davis.
Transits of Venus
Transits of Venus
Transits of Venus
Transits of Venus

Transits of Venus

Asheville, NC: Wildwood Press, 2005. Limited First Edition. Stapled Wrappers. Inscribed & signed by Jeff Davis to Thomas Rain Crowe. "We saw a light/ Some place along the way/ And our sight hung/ Fire some/ Concurrence/ Blazed wood and air/ Wed before/ Fire folded in the dark/ Hid seed in the sleep/ Of night & went/ A way another/ Place vanished/ Smoke words/ Flares ash/ Buried in the high air" (Last Words, pg. 10) A chapbook of romantic, emotional & evocative poems by Jeff Davis. With short appendix of notes on some of the poems. As noted in colophon, this is one of an edition of 200 (un-numbered) copies published during September 2005. On the title page, Davis has hand-written & signed: "To Thomas-/ Thanks for everything-/ (signed) Jeff." "Thomas" is Thomas Rain Crowe, the acclaimed North Carolinian poet & publisher who 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). Crowe is among those acknowledged with "Special thanks" by Davis on copyright page. A rare Davis collectible with significant poet/protege-to-poet association & provenance. In very fine condition with only a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of front, back covers & stapled spine; otherwise substantially mint inside & out. Very Fine. [Item #3792]

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