Ten Poems and Eleven Paintings. Laurence Holden.
Ten Poems and Eleven Paintings
Ten Poems and Eleven Paintings
Ten Poems and Eleven Paintings
Ten Poems and Eleven Paintings
Ten Poems and Eleven Paintings
Ten Poems and Eleven Paintings

Ten Poems and Eleven Paintings

Katuah Province, Turtle Island, Canada: Laurence Holden, 2009. Limited First Edition. Sewn Wrappers. Inscribed & signed by Laurence Holden to Thomas Rain Crowe, & with an original signed watercolor artwork. "Paintings and poems share something important-/ a concentrated form of paying attention-/ paying attention to what is!/ And what is, is both moving and still./ Paintings are still and yet move in our minds, thoughts,/ and feelings./ Poems are always moving in our minds, our thoughts,/ our feelings, and yet they always form pooling echoes/ of the still and eternal present./ Paintings and poems- two sides of one coin." (preamble-poem, contents page) A chapbook with ten poems opposite ten reproductions of enchanting artworks plus an eleventh original signed watercolor, by Laurence Holder, an acclaimed poet & artist who lives in rural Georgia, USA. A beautiful production, one of only 25 copies handmade by Holden himself during December 2009 to celebrate Christmas (front cover notes "Christmas 2009"). This is hand-numbered copy No. 9/25. In addition to the signed original watercolor artwork that serves as a frontispiece, Holden has hand-written & signed on blank front endpaper: "To Nan/ &/ Thomas/ In thanks/ for our circle/ of light & song./ (signed) Laurence." "Thomas" 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). "Nan" is Crowe's partner. An exceptionally attractive, most extremely rare Holden collectible that ingeniously combines visual art & poetry; with significant poet-to-poet provenance & association. In very fine condition with only a few tiny bumps & light, faint creases at thin edges & corners of front, back covers & sewn spine; light wear to spine. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at upper corners of a few page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #3990]

Price: $50.00