Beginner's Guide to a Head-On Collision. Sebastian Matthews.
Beginner's Guide to a Head-On Collision
Beginner's Guide to a Head-On Collision
Beginner's Guide to a Head-On Collision
Beginner's Guide to a Head-On Collision

Beginner's Guide to a Head-On Collision

ISBN: 9781597096027
Pasadena, CA: Red Hen Press, 2017. First Edition. Softcover. Inscribed with drawing & signed twice by Sebastian Matthews to Thomas Rain Crowe. "Beginner's Guide to a Head-On Collision offers the deeply moving poetic memoir of Sebastian Matthews's life in the years after the car accident that devastated him and his wife and son. The poems, which often read like electric improvised prayer-songs, intimately evoke the terrors and wonders of catastrophic physical injury and of 'life re-booted.' They are disturbing, eerie poems that embody the paradoxes of being 'The Dead Man' at the crossing." (from quote of Kevin McIlvoy, back cover) A volume of poems & prose-poems all relating to the theme of a traumatic automobile collision experienced by the poet & his family. Matthews, an acclaimed poet, memoirist & editor, is an alumnus of the University of Michigan & now resides in Asheville, North Carolina. Trade-format softcover original, first edition as stated on copyright page. With laudatory commentaries by noted authors including novelist Kevin McIlvoy (quoted above) on back cover. On the shorter title page, Matthews has hand-drawn, written & signed: (cartoon-drawing of a face)/ Thomas-/ Still alive,/ still kickin'/ (signed) Sebastian." "Thomas" is Thomas Rain Crowe, the noted 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). Additionally, Matthews has hand-written his full signature below his printed name, which he has crossed out, on the full title page. A rare & desirable Matthews collectible with this very relevant inscription, poet-to-poet association & provenance. In very fine condition with only very light rubbing to front, back covers & spine; very light wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of some page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #3866]

Price: $30.00