The Back of a Spoon. Jack Hirschman.
The Back of a Spoon
The Back of a Spoon

The Back of a Spoon

ISBN: 091639722X
San Francisco, CA: manic d press, 1992. First Edition. Softcover. "A hammersickle/ tattoo on his inside lip/ the ex-con pulled out." ("Folsom Prison Haiku," unpaginated) A collection of poems by Jack Hirschman, the legendary & prolific former Poet Laureate of San Francisco, firebrand radical & acclaimed translator. Chapbook-format softcover original, first edition, with no colophon, limitation or reference to any subsequent printings. A starkly attractive production with front & back cover illustrations & design by Manuela Jungmann. An exemplary later-career collectible by one of the key mentors of the Baby Beat Generation/ Second San Francisco Renaissance (see our book, Starting from San Francisco, Item No. 3071, Deluxe Edition No. 3075, esp. pgs. 61-72). In very fine condition with only a bit of rubbing, browning to front, back covers & blank spine; a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; light, sparse spotting to upper & lower edges of text block, esp. upper edge. Interior very fine, substantially mint. Very Fine. [Item #4428]

Price: $25.00