Human & Puny. Deno Trakas, Irene Trakas.
Human & Puny
Human & Puny

Human & Puny

ISBN: 1891885278
Spartanburg, SC: Holocene Press, 2001. Limited First Edition. Stapled Wrappers in Over-Wraps. "He lives next door, if there were a door,/ to houseboat row, a floating trailer court,/ some two-story and double-wide with siding/ and spacious porches, tomatoes and roses,/ others just shacks on rafts, plywood boxes/ with planks connecting them to the island,/ Key West." ("Paradise: for LP & CJ," first stanza, unpaginated) A collection of poems by Deno Trakas, an acclaimed & gifted South Carolinian poet, novelist, memoirist & educator of Greek-American heritage. With reproductions of exquisite watercolor artworks by Irene Trakas (presumably Deno's wife) on front cover & opposite each poem. A beautiful large-chapbook-format production with stapled blank, deep purple wrappers in illustrated loose over-wraps with flaps. Per colophon, this is one of an edition of 500 (un-numbered) copies "...produced in time for the Christmas buying season of 2001..." A rare, rewarding collectible in the Trakas' oeuvre of poetry & art. In very fine condition with only very slight rubbing to front, back covers & spine of over-wraps; a few tiny bumps, creases at thin edges & corners of same & flaps. Interior very fine with only miniscule bumps at upper corners of a few page leaves; otherwise substantially mint. Very Fine. [Item #4061]

Price: $25.00