Early Elegies. Brian Richards.
Early Elegies
Early Elegies
Early Elegies
Early Elegies

Early Elegies

Blue Creek, OH: Bloody Twin Press, 1992. Limited First Edition. Sewn in Wrappers with loose over-wraps. Inscribed & signed by Brian Richards to Thomas Rain Crowe. "The lesson is power in each/ nervous leap, the beetle lying across/ the wire fire skips to the sycamore in/ the rain, running all over it all/ at once the electric tree." ("A Strand of Charged Wire," first stanza) A volume of poems by the acclaimed Ohio poet Brian Richards. Along with traditionally structured poems, the collection concludes with a short story-prose poem hybrid entitled "Tommy." A beautiful, hand-crafted chapbook production with loose over-wraps, illustrated on front cover with a photograph by John Sievert of the iconic jazz pianist Bill Evans, appropriately hunched over that instrument. One of an edition of 250 (un-numbered) copies produced during summer 1992, per colophon. On the title page, Richards has hand-written & signed in bold black ink: "For Tom-/ 1st your place,/ then mine./ (signed) Brian Richards." "Tom" is Thomas Rain Crowe, the noted 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). A very scarce & desirable Richards collectible with significant poet-to-poet association & provenance. In very fine condition with only slight, faint scratching to front, back covers & spine; several small creases at thin edge of back over-wrap cover; just a bit of spotting to edges of text block. Interior substantially mint. Very Fine. [Item #3883]

Price: $40.00