Blues of the Sky: Interpreted from the Ancient Book of Psalms. David Rosenberg. Angel Hair Books. 1974.

Blues of the Sky: Interpreted from the Ancient Book of Psalms.

Angel Hair Books, 1974. Item #791

Side-stapled wrappers. Cover by George Schneeman. This is from an edition of 400 copies, of which 26 are numbered and signed by author and artist. Rosenberg remembers: "Blues of the Sky marked the end of my faith in poetry. I was thirty and swamped with new questions. Was this poetry? Just what genre was it? The questions became primary, begging the OED definitions of translation: to transform, to enrapture, to transport? … Lewis Warsh asks me what inspired the Pslams translations and I realize the truest answer is disguise. Since the art we strove for was a disembodied one, the best contrast was the mundane detail of daily life." (The Angel Hair Anthology, pp. 594–595) Very near fine, staples show a bit of rust, short bump to lower right corner. Bright and clean with sharp corners.

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