Everything Turns Away: Poems from Acworth and the Allatoonas. Christopher Martin.
Everything Turns Away: Poems from Acworth and the Allatoonas
Everything Turns Away: Poems from Acworth and the Allatoonas
Everything Turns Away: Poems from Acworth and the Allatoonas
Everything Turns Away: Poems from Acworth and the Allatoonas

Everything Turns Away: Poems from Acworth and the Allatoonas

ISBN: 0978615964
Marietta, GA: La Vita Poetica Press, 2014. Book. Sewn Wrappers. Inscribed & signed (twice) by Christopher Martin to Thomas Rain Crowe. "Out of breath, I finish my run,/ turn back on the lake trail toward home./ Years ago, I could've run both ways;/ soon, perhaps, I will again, but for now/ I'm content to walk, let my heart settle,/ try to focus on nothing but my lungs taking air,/ same that rushes through maples,/ yellow leaves announcing their return to earth." ("Parable of the Kingfisher," first stanza, pg. 18) A collection of poems by Christopher Martin, a noted Georgian (USA) poet & prose writer. A beautiful hand-crafted chapbook production in sewn wrappers with semitransparent glassine over wrappers with tipped-in photographic artwork of Altoona Creek in rural Georgia by Martin affixed to front cover; endpaper maps of the areas of the title that are celebrated in the poems; special handmade marble-paper bookmark. One of a limited edition of 200 copies hand-numbered at colophon, this is copy No. 53/200. On the title page, Martin has dated in year of publication, hand-written & signed: "Nov. 16, 2014/ To Thomas-/ Hope you like this/ one, sort of like a/ Birds, Pt. 2. (underlined)/ (signed) -Chris." "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). Crowe & Martin are friends & kindred poetic colleagues, Martin's "Birds" in his inscription is a reference to his 2012 volume of poems, A Conference of Birds, published by Crowe's imprint New Native Press. Additionally, Martin has signed his full name with his abbreviated signature just below & overlapping with his printed name further down the title page. A desirable & rewarding Martin collectible with very rich poet-to-poet association & provenance. In fine condition with very slight rubbing & several short-to-significant creases at blank areas of front, back glassine covers & sewn spine; a bit of wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at thin edges & corners of same & paper wrappers. Interior very fine with a few short, faint creases & tiny bumps at edges & corners of endpapers with irregular side edges extending beyond rest of interior as issued; tiny bumps at corners of some page leaves. Fine. [Item #4019]

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