The Virgo Poem: Ouspensky Addresses a Congress of Virgoes. Charles Stein. Angel Hair Books. 1967.

The Virgo Poem: Ouspensky Addresses a Congress of Virgoes.

Angel Hair Books, 1967. Item #679

Saddle-stitched in Fabriano wrappers. Drawing by Josie Rosenfeld. This is from an edition of 500 copies. The poet's first book and one of the earliest book publications from Angel Hair. Stein recalls: "The first time I was presented with my horoscope I was informed that I am a Virgo and that Virgos don't believe in astrology. I add, but they do it anyway. The Virgo Poem borrows material about the constellation Virgo from another Gurdjieff-Ouspensky writer, Rodney Collin. Lewis Warsh and I went to different high schools but we were part of the same circle of teenage writers and poets in New York City circa 1960. Lewis was therefore one of the first two or three poets I ever knew …The Angel Hair book had a frontispiece—a drawing by Josie Rosenfeld, of the Tarot Hermit card, which, in the occult system I had worked with, was assiged to Virgo. Josie was my closest friend at the time and there was nothing in my exploration of the occult during those years that I did not share with her." (Angel Hair Anthology, p. 603) Quite scarce. Slight chipping to extremities and scuffs on back wrapper, 1/4 in. tear at crown of spine. Printed black cover remarkably unfaded. Interior fine. Very good plus to near fine.

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