C Press, 1971. Item #1290
Side-stapled wrappers, mimeo. The front and back covers were drawn and printed offset by Philip Whalen. This is from an edition of 250 copies of which 4 hors commerce copies are lettered, bound in cloth, and each include an original drawing and a photograph of the poet. This copy inscribed to Anselm Hollo on Oct. 10, 1971. Notley and Hollo met in 1967 when she was a student and he was a teacher at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop in Iowa City. She met Ted Berrigan the following year in Iowa City and wrote this, her first book, (also known as Twenty-Four Sonnets) when she was living with Berrigan at 165 Meeting House Lane in Southampton, Long Island during the winter of 1970–1971. The book was printed in Bolinas in 1971. A wonderful association copy as Hollo was a close friend to Notley and Berrigan; their first-born son was named after him. A solid very good copy with overall light wear and a bit of age toning, interior very clean and unmarked.