Things Stirring Together Or Far Away. Larry Eigner.
Things Stirring Together Or Far Away
Things Stirring Together Or Far Away
Things Stirring Together Or Far Away

Things Stirring Together Or Far Away

ISBN: 0876851871
Los Angeles, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1974. Limited First Softcover Edition. Softcover. "how/ are things// trees/ wrapped cool// a sparrow/ on the dwindling snowbank// the interval/ of winter// maybe/ another chirps" ("how are things," pg. 17) A collection of poems & several prose-poem short stories by Larry Eigner (1927-1996), a major poet of the Black Mountain School of poetry who was closely associated with Robert Creeley. Trade-format softcover, one of an edition of 1500 softcover copies per colophon, an exemplary earlier Black Sparrow production. From the collection of the late Erin Black Matson, the artist-poet who, along with her then-husband the acclaimed poet & educator Clive Matson, was a bona fide member of the Beat Generation as it morphed into the hippie counterculture during the 1960s. The Matsons were colleagues & protégés (in lifestyle as much as literature) of Herbert Huncke, Bonnie Bremser et al. A worthy "reading copy" of this Eigner collectible with distinguished provenance. The relatively fair-to-good condition of this volume befits its long ownership & use by Erin, who was a tried-&-true Beat-Bohemian to the end: moderate-to-significant rubbing, fading, sunning, faint scratching & creasing to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & some tiny bumps, creases at thin edges & corners of same; small, shallow area of paper loss at blank upper right edge & corner of front cover extending decreasingly onto blank areas of first four leaves (the probable result of nibblings by Erin's cats or other small creatures); mostly moderate rubbing, browning & spot-staining to edges of text block. Interior near-fine with slight paper loss noted above; tiny bumps at corners of some page leaves. Fair- Good. [Item #4770]

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