[Item #4975] Long Distance. Lewis Warsh.
Long Distance
Long Distance
Long Distance
Long Distance

Long Distance

London, England: Ferry Press, 1971. First Edition. Softcover. Lewis Warsh (1944-2020) was a renowned poet, prose writer, visual artist, and professor, and ‘Long Distance’ is one of his most lauded works. This collection of poetry is as thought provoking as it is experimental, daring the reader to parse its structure and meanings. One of three-hundred copies, this rare work is a gift for any lover of poetry or Beat Generation writing. This particular copy is from the collection of Erin Black Matson, the artist & poet who along with her then-husband, the acclaimed poet-educator Clive Matson, was a member of the Beat Generation-morphing into the hippie counterculture in NYC during the 1960s. The Matsons were friends & protégé-collaborators in a circle that included Herbert Huncke, Bonnie Bremser et al. Softcover in illustrated wrappers: First UK trade edition, one of 274 unsigned copies out of a total edition of 300, as indicated at colophon. As is typical with items from Erin's collection, we found a postcard printed (in 1978) by Arthur & Kit Knight, publishers of the cult favorite Beat magazine, "The Unspeakable Visions of the Individual" and featuring a Gary Snyder poem "O Mother Gaia...") from 1965. Book in very-good-to-near-fine condition with moderate shelf-wear to fine-edges; moderate-to-pronounced rubbing to front, back covers; scattered browning, stains, spotting, & measured instances of soiling to same; fleck-like spotting to text block. Postcard in very fine condition, virtually as issued with only faintest scattered spotting to both recto & verso. Very Good-Near Fine. [Item #4975]

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