Way Out: A Poem in Discord. Gregory Corso. Bardo Matrix. 1974.

Way Out: A Poem in Discord.

Bardo Matrix, 1974. Item #1468

Handmade stiff paper wrappers, stitched binding. Printed on rice paper, with gold letterpress cover and gold headers throughout. Inscribed by Ira Cohen, publisher, to Richard Aaron. Includes broadside listing the cast (including Angus MacLise and Ira Cohen) of the apparent world premiere of Way Out, held in Kathmandu, Nepal, at the Yak & Yeti Crystal Ballroom on Oct. 11, 1974. This is no. 243 from an edition of 500 copies. The publisher acknowledges Alan Zion who provided the manuscript for Way Out, written by Corso in the early 1950s and to Bill Barker. Starstreams Poetry Series, no. 1. Slight fading of gold on covers as typical of printing process on handmade paper. Fine.

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