[Item #5150] The Poet Exposed: Portraits by Christopher Felver. John Ashbery, Richard Brautigan, William S. Burroughs, John Cage, Jim Carroll, Neeli Cherkovski, Tom Clark, Gregory Corso, Robert Creeley, Thomas Rain Crowe, Diane di Prima, Ed Dorn, Robert Duncan, Kenward Elmslie, Clayton Eshleman, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, John Giorno, Jack Hirschman, Christopher Isherwood, Ted Joans, Bob Kaufman, Philip Lamantia, Jackson Mac Low, Michael McClure, Jack Micheline, Harold Norse, Ron Padgett, William E. Parker, Jerome Rothenberg, Ed Sanders, Gary Snyder, Anne Waldman, Philip Whalen, John Wieners.
The Poet Exposed: Portraits by Christopher Felver
The Poet Exposed: Portraits by Christopher Felver
The Poet Exposed: Portraits by Christopher Felver
The Poet Exposed: Portraits by Christopher Felver
The Poet Exposed: Portraits by Christopher Felver

The Poet Exposed: Portraits by Christopher Felver

New York, NY: Alfred Van Der Marck Editions, 1986. First Edition. Hardcover. "The hand and face of the poet-- birdtracks, wrinkles, leaves blown in dust, it's good to see hand and face brought together here by Chris Felver. Neither can lie, calligraphy is character, and we measure each other "at the crossroads of the new world" by the look in the eye. Chris draws both out with his gentle, insistent skill-- no escape." (Prologue by Gary Snyder, pg. 7) A gallery of striking, candid portraits by the acclaimed, award-winning photographer & documentarian Christopher Felver. The subjects of these photographs are among the most important poets & writers of the Beat Generation, before & beyond- many well-known & portrayed, others rarely depicted: John Ashbery, Richard Brautigan, William S. Burroughs, John Cage, Jim Carroll, Neeli Cherkovski, Tom Clark, Gregory Corso, Robert Creeley, Diane di Prima, Robert Duncan, Kenward Elmslie, Clayton Eshleman, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, John Giorno, Jack Hirschman, Christopher Isherwood, Ted Joans, Bob Kaufman, Philip Lamantia, Jackson Mac Low, Michael McClure (who just passed away as of this writing), Jack Micheline, Harold Norse, Ron Padgett, Jerome Rothenberg, Ed Sanders, Gary Snyder, Anne Waldman, Philip Whalen, John Wieners & many more. Opposite each portrait (sometimes two to a page) are facsimiles of hand-written notes by the subjects, solicited for & only to be seen in this volume. With prologue by Snyder (quoted in its entirety above), foreword by Creeley, & an afterword by the acclaimed academician William E. Parker. First large-format hardcover edition: published simultaneously with a softcover of equal heft; “First Printing” of June, 1986 as noted on copyright page.” [ISBN: 0-912383-22-4]. Book in very fine condition with only slightest shelf-wear, bumping to fine-edges & corners of front, back cover & spine. Dust-jacket in strong Very Good condition with moderate-to-significant shelf-wear, select exhibits chipping & (since-flattened) closed tears to front, back cover & near topmost, bottommost fine-edges of spine-edge; a select few bump-crease indentations correspondingly located on back cover; albeit more mild variations. Very Fine / Very Good. [Item #5150]

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