The Vermont Notebook.
Granary Books & Z Press, 2001. Item #GB_93
6 3/4 x 9 1/2 in., 102 pp., smyth-sewn in wrappers.
“This is John Ashbery at his wacky best, from long lists that seem to make some sense, to short lists that seem to make no sense, to made-up diary entries. Here we find Joe Brainard's Americana...there's a wonderful, nutty innocence to this book that is found in Brainard's drawings and Ashbery's writing: 'his lips spell out the words: shale, cowturds, spread, udder, mumps.' ”
“Touched with genius.”
Poetry by John Ashbery with over 50 ink drawings by Joe Brainard; originally published by Black Sparrow Press in 1975. Printed offset and bound in printed wrappers, this is from an edition of 2000 copies. As new.
Further reading: collected reviews and press, including Noel Black in Fine Print, Cy Dillion in Oyster Boy Review, and John Boening in World Literature Today.