Guildford: Circle Press, 1981. First Edition. Softcover : unpaginated [24 leaves] : cream eps : with six plates designed by Ronald King and printed in relief.
Some sunning to the cover. Item #3507
An out of series copy of the 150 soft cover copies printed on Glastonbury Book stock. Possibly one of the ten reserved for the artist and poet.
"Larry Eigner (1927–1996) wrote over three thousand poems on a manual Royal typewriter (a bar mitzvah gift) with the thumb and index finger of his right hand. Disabled by a forceps injury at birth, Eigner lived with cerebral palsy his whole life; able to walk only with support or assistance, he made his way through the world in a wheelchair...Throughout the fifties, Eigner absorbed Olson’s theory of Projective Verse, and he was grouped with the Black Mountain poets in Donald Allen’s groundbreaking The New American Poetry anthology in 1960...Projective Verse, with its emphasis on the exchange of energy between poet and reader, and the typewriter as a means of graphing or scoring words on the space of the page, seems particularly well-suited to Eigner’s embodiment and temperament." (Poetry Foundation online).