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The manuscript of Spicer's Golem poems was discovered by Fran Herndon and Kevin Killian in 1997 in a "...dog-eared manila folder. The first poem in this series saw print-in the 'Spicer issue' of Manroot-only because Lew Ellingham had copied it onto a brown paper bag after Spicer posted in on the wall of Gino & Carlo's bar. That it had any successors few guessed or knew." The seven images accompanying the six poems are from Herndon's "Sports Collages," her "painterly re-working of pop images cut from the pages of Sports Illustrated and other mass-market magazines...." "Spicer and Herndon draw on [the] complex legend [of the golem] to animate their conception of the athlete-and poet-as hero and monster, corpse and avenger. For these artists, the corruption of innocence under the nexus of capital is as simple as, and as confounding as, a 'fix.'" (All quotes from the afterword.)

Golem is designed and printed letterpress by Philip Gallo at the Hermetic Press. The images are beautifully reproduced in full color. The edition consists of 150 copies signed by Fran Herndon and bound at the Campbell Logan Bindery in paper over boards. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 20 pp. One hundred copies are for sale. $150.
 
 

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