Granary Books, 2016. Item #GB_172
5 1/4 x 7 in., 28 pp., wrappers.
“The poems were conceived as one serial poem of eleven parts. I wrote them in 1978–79, and read them at the 'Homage to Philip Guston' memorial event hosted by the Poetry Project on December 17, 1980. They were first published in Rocky Ledge, no. 8 (1981), edited by Reed Bye and Anne Waldman. The late Bill Berkson encouraged me to republish them as a book with accompanying images by Philip, and he put me in touch with Musa Mayer and The Guston Foundation, which kindly gave me permission to use my selection of six lithographs and two drawings.”
This is from an edition of 150 copies, of which 26 are lettered and signed by the poet. Regular edition, as new.
Pictured: cover and three page spreads.