Sleepwalker's Fate: New and Selected Poems 1965-1991. Tom Clark.
Sleepwalker's Fate: New and Selected Poems 1965-1991
Sleepwalker's Fate: New and Selected Poems 1965-1991
Sleepwalker's Fate: New and Selected Poems 1965-1991
Sleepwalker's Fate: New and Selected Poems 1965-1991

Sleepwalker's Fate: New and Selected Poems 1965-1991

ISBN: 087685871X
Santa Rosa, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1992. Limited First Edition. Hardcover. One of 26 lettered copies signed by Tom Clark & with an original drawing. "While everything external/ dies away in the far off/ echo of the soul/ still there's a mill wheel turning/ it is like a good/ kind of tiredness in/ the moment before sleep/ by some distant stream/ a note of peace/ in a life which/ will never be peaceful/ as the daylight fades/ the dream disintegrates/ but the shadow holds/ no power/ over what's about to happen." ("As the Human Village Prepares for Its Fate," pg. 17) A collection of poems spanning the first quarter-century's output of work by Tom Clark (1941-2018), the great American poet, editor, novelist, biographer & artist who perhaps most exemplifies our category of "The Prolific & Underappreciated." This is one of 26 lettered copies signed by Clark at colophon & with an original signed charcoal drawing (of a group of vases) opposite copyright page. This is copy "I." A superb, exemplary Black Sparrow production in illustrated boards with patterned cloth spine. A cornerstone collectible in the Clark canon. In very fine condition with only very slight rubbing & spotting to front & rear boards, a bit of wear & rubbing to lower edges of same. Interior substantially pristine. Publisher's clear plastic protective jacket very fine with only mild rubbing & a few tiny scratches to surfaces. Very Fine. [Item #3851]

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