[New York]: [Adventures in Poetry], . 4to. 89 unnumbered leaves, loose as issued in printed manila envelope. A very good copy in a worn envelope, the first six leaves with a 1/4-in. closed marginal tear. Item #404502
FIRST EDITION OF BARTLETT'S FIRST PUBLISHED WORK, a scarce mimeograph series of poems, including diagrammatic illustrations. In 1987, Bartlett gave an interview discussing how 'Cleopatra' relates to her paintings. The poem is one of her early works, written soon after she graduated from Yale in 1965, having settled in New York. This predates her first exhibition as a poet/artist, held at Paula Cooper Gallery 2 March 1972 (it included Larry Fagin, publisher of the Adventures in Poetry series).