RAVAGED WITH JOY: A Record of the Poetry Reading at the University of California, Davis, on May 16, 1975. William Everson, Keiji Shinohara.
RAVAGED WITH JOY: A Record of the Poetry Reading at the University of California, Davis, on May 16, 1975.
RAVAGED WITH JOY: A Record of the Poetry Reading at the University of California, Davis, on May 16, 1975.
RAVAGED WITH JOY: A Record of the Poetry Reading at the University of California, Davis, on May 16, 1975.
RAVAGED WITH JOY: A Record of the Poetry Reading at the University of California, Davis, on May 16, 1975.
RAVAGED WITH JOY: A Record of the Poetry Reading at the University of California, Davis, on May 16, 1975.
RAVAGED WITH JOY: A Record of the Poetry Reading at the University of California, Davis, on May 16, 1975.

RAVAGED WITH JOY: A Record of the Poetry Reading at the University of California, Davis, on May 16, 1975.

Middletown, Conn: Robin Price, 1998. Number 43 of 150 copies SIGNED BY BOTH THE ARTIST AND THE PRINTER. Designed, edited and printed letterpress on a Vandercook 219 press by Robin Price, with woodcuts by Keiji Shinohara, a CD of the poet's digitally remastered reading located in a well inside the front cover, and similar well for a printed booklet of the narrative portion of the CD, titled "The Experience of an Everson Reading" inside back cover. Edited by Gary Young, introduction by Sidney Berger, and afterword by Bill Hotchkiss, the executor of the Everson estate. Binding co-designed by Daniel Kelm of the Wide Awake Garage, Easthampton, Mass. Printed in 13-point Dante type on 12.75" square heavy gray stock handmade by John Koller at HMP of Woodstock, Connecticut. Bound in a rich red-brown walnut dyed paper that was created for this book by Timothy Barrett at the University of Iowa Center for the Book. The book is in a paper and vellum case over boards. On the book's cover is Shinohara's illustration of a bear's claw, which is a reference to Everson's bear claw necklace. There are six of Shinohara's marvelous illustrations, most on double-page spreads with the text fully integrated. The illustrations are presented in shades of red-brown, blue-gray and green. On the title page is a reproduction of Everson's signature, done by Everson to practice when signing the 1991 "Canticle to the Waterbirds." The text includes Everson's poetically dramatic reading with foreword notes by Robin Price and Gary Young plus the introduction by Sidney Berger, who recorded the 1975 reading. The afterword provided by Hotchkiss makes for excellent reading. Included is the original prospectus and correspondence between Mears and Price that has details about the book's production.
Item #55886

Price: $1,250.00