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ISBN: 0932350267
Oshkosh, WI: Sun Rise Fall Down Artpress, 1978. Limited First Edition. Sewn Wrappers. Inscribed & signed by Joe Napora to Thomas Rain Crowe. "We rest our guns in the moss of the fallen tree./ Nothing to do but wait for the sun to rid these/ fields of darkness. Then the deer will come/ not long before the frost is eaten by the sun." (Porcupine Feast: for Charles Bukowski," first stanza, pg. 14) An early collection of exuberant, whimsical poems & prose-poems by Joe Napora, the passionate & prolific American poet, editor, publisher & activist. A chapbook production in sewn binding, one of 300 copies per colophon. Although this copy is not among the 30/300 that were officially numbered & signed, Napora has dated a few years after publication, hand-written & signed: 8/7/80/ For Tom-/ A beginning/ A friendship/ A craziness/ A music/ A beginning-/ (signed) Joe." "Thomas" is Thomas Rain Crowe, the acclaimed 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). As demonstrated in this warm inscription (almost a poem in itself), Crowe & Napora are long-standing close friends & kindred colleagues. A rare & desirable Napora collectible, greatly enriched with this poet-to-poet association & provenance. In very fine condition with only mild rubbing & sparse spotting to front, back covers & stapled spine; a bit of wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; mild spotting to edges of text block. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps, creases at corners of page leaves; sparse spotting to blank marginal areas of a few of same. Very Fine. [Item #3983]

Price: $30.00