Origin Books, 1986. Item #GB_2
4 3/8 x 6 1/8 in. card within a printed envelope, within another printed envelope.
Designed and printed for Origin Books (an alter ego of Granary Books) by Gerald Lange at The Bieler Press. This is from an edition of 221 copies, each signed by Williams, with an additional 21 hors commerce copies also signed by Lange. As new.
ABOUT JONATHAN WILLIAMS: Jonathan Williams (b. 1929), poet, publisher, and designer, was born in Asheville, North Carolina and has spent much of his life on Skywinding Farm near Highlands, in the Apalachian Mountains. He was educated at St. Albans School, Princeton University, and Black Mountain College, and he studied art and design at the Institute of Design in Chicago. In 1951, he founded Jargon Press to publish works by then-overlooked poets, especially Black Mountain affiliates like Charles Olson, Denise Levertov, Paul Metcalf, and others.
Among his honors are a Guggenheim Fellowship for Poetry, grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, honorary degrees, and the 1977 North Carolina Award in Fine Arts. Author of more than fifty published books of poetry, Williams has described his mission as the attempt "to keep afloat the Ark of Culture in these dark and tacky times." With partner Tom Meyer, he continues to write, edit, and publish for the Jargon Society, a non-profit public corporation dedicated to charitable, educational, and literary purposes.