Calais, VT: Z Press, 2000. First Edition. Wraps. Small 4to. Sewn grey wraps. With inscribed postcard laid in ("For Ken - The newest / Love, Kenward); consequent faint transfer of ink from postcard to ffep. Interior otherwise bright and clean. Edition of 200 copies. Designed by C.W. Swets, set in Bembo type at the Grenfell Press. Near fine. Near fine. Item #23248
Publisher's presentation copy, sent by Kenward Elmslie, founder of Z Press, to fellow poet Ken Mikolowski, co-founder of Detroit's Alternative Press. With postcard bearing Elmslie's stylized "Z" logo drawing along with his affectionate inscription. Poem accompanied by a tipped-in illustration reproducing a linocut by Jasper Johns, the artist's first work in that medium. Clark won the National Poetry Series award for his first poetry collection and would later win the James Laughlin Award for his second; he is also a noted and influential book designer. Quite uncommon despite its relatively recent publication. OCLC shows just four holdings.