Fit Music: California Songs, 1970. Lorenzo Thomas. Angel Hair Books. 1972.

Fit Music: California Songs, 1970.

Angel Hair Books, 1972. Item #1038

Side-stapled wrappers. Cover and inside drawings by Cecilio Thomas, the poet's brother. This is from an edition of 300 copies with 20 numbered and signed by poet and artist. This is from the library of Ron Padgett with his neat pencil signature on title page. In the early/mid 1960s Lorenzo Thomas was an active participant in the Umbra workshop on the Lower East Side of New York. He writes: "And while I was in Vietnam, Anne Waldman and Ellease Southerland … were holding on to my lifeline—keeping me connected to my mother and to poetry as well. Fit Music reflects the intensive study of Ezra Pound that Ted Greenwald and I had engaged in, but was written as a kind of poetic record of my Vietnam experience." (The Angel Hair Anthology, p. 604) Isolated light toning front and back otherwise a very clean sharp fine copy. Scarce.

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