C Press, 1971. Item #1290
Side-stapled mimeograph. The front and back covers were drawn and printed offset by Philip Whalen.
This copy inscribed to Anselm Hollo on October 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.
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. A solid very good copy with overall light wear and a bit of age toning, interior very clean and unmarked.