The Invisible Bear Vol. 1 (Summer 2015). Jessica Q. Stark, Caleb Agnew, Scott T. Starbuck, Laura Lee Washburn, Gail Weissman.
The Invisible Bear Vol. 1 (Summer 2015)
The Invisible Bear Vol. 1 (Summer 2015)
The Invisible Bear Vol. 1 (Summer 2015)

The Invisible Bear Vol. 1 (Summer 2015)

Durham, NC: The Invisible Bear/ Duke University, 2015. First Printing. Softcover. Inscribed & signed by Editor Jessica Q. Stark to Thomas Rain Crowe. "To me, a desire to connect- to each other, to space, to memory and archive- seductively dwells in the corners of our selections for this volume. To love, to die, to live as human...What I see emerge from the pages of this issue reflects as well as complicates the fraught ways in which humans connect in their lives." (from Editor's Note, pg. 7) The inaugural number of the "Poetry & Visual Art Review" edited by Jessica Q. Stark, published at & affiliated with Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. With contributions of poetry by Caleb Agnew, Scott T. Starbuck, Laura Lee Washburn & many others; & color reproductions of very exquisite & haunting artworks, with an emphasis on Gail Weissman, who contributes her artist's statement in an "Artist Spotlight" on pg. 36. With Stark's introduction (quoted above, ironic & prophetic with hindsight...), notes on contributors, artwork by Weissman ("Traveler") reproduced through covers & spine. On the title page, Stark has hand-written & signed: "Dear TRC: Hope these find you/ well!/ Warmly,/ (signed) Jess." "TRC" are the initials of Thomas Rain Crowe, the acclaimed poet, publisher & North Carolina native 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). A beautifully produced gem of evocative art & poetry with significant association & provenance. In very fine condition with only tiny bumps at edges & corners of front, back covers; tiny bumps at corners of some page leaves; otherwise substantially mint inside & out. Very Fine. [Item #4050]

Price: $30.00