Item #30266 Asp of the Age. Merle Hoyleman.
Asp of the Age

Asp of the Age

Cleveland: Mother / Asphodel, 1966. First edition. Large 4to, unpaginated, printed in green from holograph. Bound in side-stapled covers backed in green tape, with the title and author's name handwritten in green ink to cover. One of 326 copies.

A superb collection of channeled poems by the Pittsburgh poet, who remains a largely enigmatic figure despite the efforts of both Jonathan Williams and James Laughlin to bring her work to a larger reading public. A substantial collection, which includes some portions of her work "Letters to Christopher," which Jonathan Williams attempted to publish as Jargon 47, but which ended up being distributed only in a tiny edition of 25 copies. Hoyleman claimed that many of the poems within were dictated to her by a collection of supernatural voices she called the Scum.

A couple light rust stains to green cloth backing, else fine. Item #30266

Price: $200.00

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