The Shaper. Abraham Lincoln Gillespie.
The Shaper
The Shaper

The Shaper

New York: Archangel Press, 1948. First edition. 7 leaves, offset printed on thick card stock and housed in a printed envelope. Cards very good with overall toning and some creasing to extremities; Envelope toned and beat to hell, perished and in pieces.

To the best of our knowledge the first and only separate work published by this idiosyncratic performer and visual poet in his lifetime. Gillespie was part of the group of writers centered around Transition Magazine in the 20's and 30's. His work eschewed normal punctuation and incorporated symbols and drawings, so that it often had to be reproduced by holograph when published, resembling a strange sort of musical notation, or a aui generis brand of visual or performance poetry. Gillespie contributed a piece to "Readies for Bob Brown's Machine" in 1931. The Archangel Press was also responsible for publishing Kenneth Beaudoin's "6 Eye Poems" Item #27345

Price: $750.00

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