Stockholm: Kamini Press, 2009. Henry Denander. First Edition. Staplebound wraps. Kamini Press Poetry Series No. 5. Stapled small press chapbook with illustrated front cover by Henry Denander, unpaginated (42pp comprised of 10 sheets of cream pages folded between dove grey endpapers). Signed by Denander on the copyright page and by Kryss on the title page. The text is set in Garamond and printed on Hewlett Packard printers. Text stock is Lessobo Linne 100g paper and the cover is printed on Conqueror Texture Laid 220g paper. Fine. Item #515
The first edition is limited to 150 copies, all signed by the author. Artist and poet Kryss has been involved in small press publishing since the 1960s and in 1967 assisted the defence fund efforst of Lowell and Levy in Cleveland. They were under indictment by local authorities for the selling and distribution of allegedly obscene poetry. A selection of Kryss's huge body of writing and art spanning decades was published by Bottom Dog Press in 2006. Henry Denander is Kamini Press and he publishes fine poetry in handmade, self-assembled chapbooks. High production values and an aesthetic of minimalist elegance mean his publications are very satisfying to hold and behold.red.