Origin Fourth Series No. 8 (July 1979). Cid Corman, David Miller, Frank Samperi.
Origin Fourth Series No. 8 (July 1979)

Origin Fourth Series No. 8 (July 1979)

Boston, MA: Origin Press, 1979. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. "Wherever we turn/ someone's gone. To gaze/ at the horizon// for an imminence-/ for a speck to loom-/ to weave a hope on." ("Penelope" by Cid Corman, pg. 56) The eighth number in the fourth series of the legendary literary journal edited, published & with contributions by the great (mostly) expatriate American poet & translator Cid Corman (1924-2004). Subtitled "The dialectical Structure," the first half of this issue is devoted to poems & prose-poems by David Miller, the acclaimed & prolific Australian-born British poet. Corman himself contributes a large section of journal entries & poems (including the above-quoted), & the issue concludes with the poem "Synthesis" by the Corman-protege autodidact Frank Samperi (1933-1991). A chapbook-format production in stapled wrappers, officially published in Boston (since Corman's return to the USA after many years in Japan) & printed in India. From the library of Clayton Eshleman (1935-2021), another great American poet & translator who obtained many of his Origin issues from Corman personally & was a contributor to several of them. Eshleman was our friend & mentor here in Michigan, & we grieve his very recent loss. A vintage issue of this eminently collectible series, in very fine condition with very slight rubbing, fading & occasional spotting to front, back covers & stapled spine; a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; light browning & spot-staining to edges of text block. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of a few page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #4199]

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