Monday, December 9, 2019

Five Angels - Recovered!

I now have a copy of my first chapbook - Five Angels, done by Five Trees Press in San Francisco, in 1976.  I searched out Kathy Walkup, one of the owners of the press, and now an instructor at Mills College, and found out about the exhibit she was having on that press and my book with it, at Mills. See earlier post.

We met, and it turns out we have much in common, mutual Califonria friends, and mutual Cambridge Mass friends. Connected through Rich Edelman, by way of Denise Levertov. I saw some books and a broadside of Denise's she had printed too. She was part of the Hovey Street Press Rich started in Cambridge, coming out of the New England Free Press, back in the early seventies.

She presented me with a copy of my own little chapbook, and little it is, about 3 inches high, and consisting of only one poem, which is really an ekphrastic poem, only I didn't know the term at the time, because the inspiration for it was a painting on a window in Faith Petric's apartment in San Francisco I saw when i visited with Rosalie Sorrels. I wish i had a picture of that window!

Here is the book cover and poem pages, along with some of the exhibition at Mills.

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