Side-stapled wrappers, mimeographed, 110 pp. Cover by Rory McEwen. Edited by Anne Waldman, this issue guest-edited by Ron Padgett who has signed this copy. This is from an edition of 500 copies.
"The primary idea of this issue of The World was to publish any form of translation which read outstandingly, ancient or modern, literal or take-off, correct or erroneous; and secondly to get an idea of how some (primarily) younger poets are meeting other languages these days, and from that to consider how this meeting might affect their own original work." (Ron Padgett from "Editor's Miscellany," p. 106.)
A spectacular issue of translations including, to name only a few: Larbaud by Ron Padgett and Bill Zavatsky; Mallarme by Fairfield Porter; Jacob by David Shapiro; Ungaretti by Bockris-Wylie; poems from the Quechua by Anne Waldman; Roussel and Satie by Trevor Winkfield; Michaux by Lajos Elkan; Nguyen Khuyen and Jean Ikelle-Matiba by Lorenzo Thomas; Jammes, Rimbaud, Tzara, Michaux, and Bourgeade by David Ball; Albert-Birot by Larry Fagin and Anne LeGrand; Vallejo by Clayton Eshleman and José Rubia Barcia; Reverdy by Bill Berkson and Frank O'Hara; Rilke by Ted Berrigan; Apollinaire by Ron Padgett; and Chassignet by John Ashbery. Includes editor's notes. Very near fine, sharp corners, clean.