Whale Cloth Press, 1978. Item #1310
500 5 x 8 in. cards in blue cloth covered Chinese-style folding box. 5 5/16 (w) x 8 1/8 (l) x 5 1/2 (h) in. This is no. 63 from an edition of 200 copies, composed on an IBM Selectric typewriter, using a Courier 72 (10 point) ball. Card stock is 110 lb. index white. First edition. Half-title card pressure toned from box, all other cards and the box are fine.
"I certainly don't think of myself as a Minimalist Poet, whatever that means. I'd just like the things to stand on their own, without assumption of necessary content, or even of one person's voice or authority/ authoring…I'd really like the reader to really participate in the work, such that both make an experience. Not many poems admit of really 'reading in,' really finding something which is both there, in the words, & given to the words by the state of mind & feelings, the intelligence of the reader." (Robert Grenier, letter to Burroughs Mitchell, 19 October 1976.)
"…Sentences is composed of discrete lyric poems, but it is also a work of visual art that explores fundamental phenomena of how we read, recognize, and remember poetry, either aloud, in the mind, or on the page or screen. Sentences, in other words, can be read as a complex set of interactive experiments in how poetry is mediated and experienced." (Both quotations from Paul Stephens, "Really 'Reading In'": A Media-Archival History of Robert Grenier's Sentences.)
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