Lost Ceilings. Janet Hamill. Telephone Books. 1999.

Lost Ceilings.

Telephone Books, 1999. Item #2772

Perfect-bound wrappers. Cover photograph by Oliver Ray, and dedicated to Patti [Smith]. Printed at The Print Center, Inc., with partial assistance from the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, Inc.

The poems within are a mixture of dream sequences, set with specific, vivid details: New York City’s Van Dam Street, a Mark Rothko exhibition at MoMA, the Cartographic Division of the National Geographic Society, and memories of music and experience. The author cites contemporaneous and historical figures for their assistance and influence, including Charles Baudelaire, Joseph Csida, Cola Frazen, Emilio Garcia Gomez, Bob Holman, Karen Kimball, Friedrich Nietzsche, Novalis, Mark Rothko, St. Teresa of Avila, Bob Torsello, Gary Velletri, and Amy Young.

This is from an edition of 500 copies, of which 26 are lettered A to Z and signed by the poet. Regular edition, fine.

Price: $25.00

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