His Supposition. Tom Clark.
His Supposition
His Supposition
His Supposition

His Supposition

Los Angeles, CA: The Werkman Press, 1987. Limited First Edition. Sewn Wrappers. Signed by Tom Clark. "His supposition is he's moving on foot through woods/ The breeze is hot it grips like slow paralysis/ Its source and direction are not apparent/ The leaves undulate like serpents" (first stanza) A chapbook with the title poem by Tom Clark (1941-2018), the inspired & prolific American poet, editor, novelist, biographer & artist. The poem is dedicated to Heiner Muller (1929-1995), the great German dramatist-director, "whose supposition this was," & is a uniquely direct, lucid work in the Clark oeuvre that conjures an increasingly menacing momentum. A beautifully hand-crafted chapbook production in sewn wrappers with flaps. Featuring reproduction of a wood engraving by David Reeser of an appropriately scary drawing by Clark of a figure walking in a forest, protected by loose tissue sheet, preceding the poem. Per colophon, one of 150 copies in wrappers from a total edition of 225, with 75 copies in boards. Although un-called for in colophon, Clark has hand-written his signature in red ink below his printed name on the title page. A very rare & singular collectible in the Clark canon, in very fine condition with only a few miniscule bumps at edges & corners of front, back covers, flaps & sewn spine; otherwise substantially mint inside & out. Very Fine. [Item #3908]

Price: $40.00