[Item #5410] The Crows of Berlin. Alexander Adams.
The Crows of Berlin
The Crows of Berlin
The Crows of Berlin
The Crows of Berlin

The Crows of Berlin

Brighton, England: Pig Ear Press, 2013. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. Signed by Alexander Adams. “He walks the platform, two sides twice, / a slump-shouldered ghost / dipping for refund bottles in recycling cans. / He approached a passenger. / His request was silently refused. / Each of them hastened onwards / one to home, one to death / and me watching, cold and curious. / Junk hollowed his cheeks and temples / and gave him a veteran’s stare” (from “Revenant,” the 5th poem in this collection). Offered here is “The Crows of Berlin,” — a slim, overlooked gem in the prolific and underappreciated corpus of Alexander Adams, the award-winning, UK-based artist-poet-polymath. Adams is among our distinguished colleagues at the European Beat Studies Network (ebsn.eu), and has delivered memorably excellent presentations at the organization’s annual gatherings. “The Crows of Berlin” is unique in that it nests several adept sketches (doubtlessly composed ‘en plain air,’ is the Impressionists would have it) besides Adams’ simultaneously exquisite & controlled verse. All in all, yet another brimming bushel of distinguished contemporary verse from our friend-&-colleague, Alexander Adams. [ISBN: 978-0-9550843-7-9]. Softcover in stiff wrappers: 1/25 copies signed by the author (per colophon) out of a total print run of 150 [75 unnumbered; 50 numbered; 25 signed]. Adams signature, in thin artist’s pencil, reads: “Adams.” In very fine condition, virtually as new with only slightest shelf-wear to fine-edges & corners of front, back cover & spine-edge. Very Fine. [Item #5410]

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