THE DIFFICULTIES - No. 1. Tom BECKETT, Earel Neikirk.


(Kent, OH): (Viscerally Press), (1980). First Edition. Wraps. 8vo. Perfect-bound white wraps. Very good. Sunned at spine, with light soil to covers. Clean, bright throughout. Unpaginated. Tom Raworth's contribution, titled "Loose Alphabet (an excerpt)," consists of a 1.5"-wide plastic envelope adhered to the page, which is empty; likely missing its original contents. Very good. Item #21147

First issue of this critical/literary journal, being a symposium on "process-oriented, language-centered" work by an impressive list of contributors, many of whom chose to respond to the prompt "Is it meaningful to you to speak of locating yourself in your work in terms of a 'language environment'?" With pieces by Cid Corman, Douglas Messerli, Fielding Dawson, Theodore Enslin, Paul Metcalf, John Taggrt, Larry Eigner, Susan Howe, Dick Higgins, Rosmarie Waldrop, Alan Davies, Robert Ashley, Tom Raworth, and several others.

Price: $40.00

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