Merrill Cove. Paul Metcalf.
Merrill Cove
Merrill Cove

Merrill Cove

Minneapolis, MN: 1998. Stapled Wrappers. "Merrill Cove was written in the late 1950s, while the Metcalfs resided in North Carolina, and has remained unpublished until now. "We lived there for four years, and it was a significant period of our lives: the way of life, the writing, the kids growing, the warm associations with Charles Olson, Jonathan Williams, Black Mountain College. The Cove is what I think of when I think of North Carolina." " (from page following poem) The title poem in sixteen parts by Paul Metcalf (1917-1999), the acclaimed poet & prose writer with a most distinguished American literary pedigree: He was the great-grandson of Herman Melville. A beautiful hand-crafted chapbook production in stapled, letterpress-printed wrappers with front cover linocut artwork ("Still Life with Pear") by Greg Boyd, the noted artist & publisher. One of 300 copies printed by the venerable Rain Taxi, designated as No. 2 in its "Brainstorm Series" on back cover. A rare & desirable Metcalf collectible. In very fine condition with only very light rubbing to front, back covers & stapled spine; a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same (front cover side edge irregular as issued with handmade paper). Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at mostly upper corners of some page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #3985]

Price: $25.00