Dark Lyrics; Being THE BURNING BRIDGES, a melancholy sequence, and A TACTLESS LAMENT, a short biography. Robert KENNY.

Dark Lyrics; Being THE BURNING BRIDGES, a melancholy sequence, and A TACTLESS LAMENT, a short biography

Clifton Hill, VIC: Edition 200, 1987. First Edition. Hand sewn poetry chapbook : unpaginated [32pp] : illustrations by the poet : light blue eps : cream card covers lettered in black and stitched with red thread : no 102 of 200 : SIGNED by the poet.

Corners a tad soft; 1mm spot on front cover; light mark on lower cover, probably residue from a small price sticker; LOOSELY INSERTED a 1986 news clipping about the closure of Rigmarole Press. Item #1935

Rigmarole Press had been founded by Kenny and ran for fourteen years. The ABR news clipping cites Kenny's criticisms of the Literature Board of the time, which were in short that it had become "not a supporter of literature but a supporter of the publishing industry". This chapbook, created the following year, reads as a sharp poke at those who may have contributed to the end of the press, those "pseudo anti-intellectuals" who "admire each other | fingering their paypackets | and tenures" (p 8).

Price: $40.00

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