Golem. Jack Spicer, Fran Herndon. Granary Books. 1999.
Golem. Jack Spicer, Fran Herndon. Granary Books. 1999.
Golem. Jack Spicer, Fran Herndon. Granary Books. 1999.
Golem. Jack Spicer, Fran Herndon. Granary Books. 1999.

Golem.

Granary Books, 1999. Item #GB_66
ISBN: 9781887123303

5 1/2 x 8 1/2 in., 20 pp., paper over boards.

The manuscript of Spicer’s Golem poems was discovered by Fran Herndon and Kevin Killian in 1997 in a “dog-eared manila folder. The first poem in this series saw print—in the ‘Spicer issue’ of Manroot—only because Lew Ellingham had copied it onto a brown paper bag after Spicer posted it on the wall of Gino & Carlo’s bar. That it had any successors few guessed or knew.”

The seven images accompanying the six poems are from Herndon’s “Sports Collages,” her “painterly re-working of pop images cut from the pages of Sports Illustrated and other mass-market magazines...Spicer and Herndon draw on [the] complex legend [of the golem] to animate their conception of the athlete-and-poet as hero and monster, corpse, and avenger. For these artists, the corruption of innocence under the nexus of capital is as simple as, and as confounding as, a ‘fix.’ ”

Golem was designed and printed letterpress by Philip Gallo at The Hermetic Press. The images are beautifully reproduced in full color, laser printed with a Canon 1000. Bound at the Campbell-Logan Bindery. This is from an edition of 150 copies, of which 50 are hors commerce and 100 are for sale; each signed by Herndon. As new.




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Pictured: cover; pp. 2–3; 10–11; and 12–13.

Price: $150.00