Poem-Scapes. [Cover title:] Poemscapes. Kenneth PATCHEN.
Poem-Scapes. [Cover title:] Poemscapes

Poem-Scapes. [Cover title:] Poemscapes

Highlands, North Carolina: Jonathan Williams, 1958. 8vo. 50pp. Specially bound in plain gray wrappers over stiff board, typed cover label on handmade yellow paper. Fine. Item #402142

FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE of Jargon 11, number 36 of 42 copies of the "Gold and Gray Edition," with an original watercolor by Patchen mounted as the rear pastedown and free endpaper, a manuscript of his poem "Kindness of Clowns", 8 lines, on a watercolor ground of reds, pinks, and greens. This limited issue is smaller than the more common painted-binding issue of 75 copies. OCLC lists only the copies at LC, Duke and Harry Ransom.

“It happens that very often my writing with pen is interrupted by my writing with brush, but I think of both as writing," said Patchen. “In other words, I don’t consider myself a painter. I think of myself as someone who has used the medium of painting in an attempt to extend.”.

Price: $1,750.00

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