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Granary Books is pleased to offer for sale a comprehensive collection of publications by

Kathy Acker

From Jill Kroesen's cover of The Childlike Life of the Black Tarantula. TVRT / Viper’s Tongue Books, 1975.

The jacket copy for Chris Krauss’s After Kathy Acker describes her best:

“Rich girl, street punk, lost girl and icon ... scholar, stripper, victim and media-whore: The late Kathy Acker’s legend and writings are wrapped in mythologies, created mostly by Acker herself.”

The collection comprises many rarities, including complete sets of her three serial novels (one with letters to Black Sparrow publisher John Martin); her very scarce first book, Politics, self published in San Diego in 1972; an original manuscript for a never-published story, Bondage & Discipline in New York City (1976); a first edition of Great Expectations (Re/Search, 1982), as well as copies of nearly all of her published books, together with assorted ephemera.

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Last Year at Kew Gardens
by Emily McVarish

Bound in printed cloth over boards.
9 3/16" x 11 3/16", 56 pages.
Edition of 35 numbered and signed copies, 25 are for sale.
Price: $2000

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“Last Year at Dark,” an exhibition of two recent books by Emily McVarish, is on view at the Center for Book Arts (NYC) January 19–March 31, 2018

Opening Reception (artist will be present): Friday, January 19, 6–8 pm

Artist’s Talk and Reception: Friday, March 23, 6:30 pm

Center for Book Arts, 28 West 27th Street, 3rd floor, New York 10001

Granary Books is pleased to offer for sale ...

The Steve McCaffery Archive 

The Archive offers a distinct opportunity for rich scholarly exploration into concrete, sound, and language poetry through published and unpublished manuscripts, correspondence, drawings, journals, sketchbooks, audio/video recordings and ephemera.

Photo illustration based on the poster “Four Horsemen Canadada.”

“Though he would be among the first people to point out the inherent problems with the terminology, poet and scholar Steve McCaffery is one of the major architects of postmodern Canadian literature and was a major player in the Canadian avant-garde of the 1970s. With fellow poet bpNichol, he formed the Toronto Research Group in 1973 ... With Nichol, Paul Dutton and Rafael Barreto-Rivera, McCaffery also formed the highly influential sound poetry collective, The Four Horsemen.

McCaffery's writing, both creative and critical, is concerned to some extent with going beyond the sentence and the word, beyond syntax.”

— Ryan Cox, “Trans-Avant-Garde: An Interview with Steve McCaffery,” Taxi Online Edition, Winter 2007/2008

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by Charles North and Trevor Winkfield

Bound in printed paper and cloth over boards.
10 1/4 x 13 inches, 20 pages.
Edition of 30 copies numbered and signed by poet and artist.
Price: $3,250

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