Let me introduce myself. I am Claudia Samperi-Warren, the daughter of the american Poet Frank Samperi.
This blog will be in honor of my father's life as a poet.
I'm absolutely enchanted by the final verses of the "Intact" book": beginning "when each is no longer other". They form a remarkable image of Odyssean pause at the end of the journey. Any attention-seeking at this stage (poet seems to say)seems vulgar & intrusive: no one who values the quiet dignity of this stage of the artistic-journey would dream of intruding on the quietness of others.I've seen this yearning for a transcendent "other shore" in other places in Samperi's writings: the mind/soul seeking shelter from the noisiness of critical acclaim.
the red sheet placed behind so that what was typed on the other side doesn't "bleed" through ?andI bet-cch tat this was produced in an edition of one...on his type-writer .. a couple of 8 1/2 x 11 sheets-folded then stapled together and.... sent ..this is the OPTIMUM way to "publish" is in all ways it s own communique do you yet have that gray Swingline Inc stapler made in Long Island City, 1, N.Y. ?I still have mine w stamped number 6369 and the tin-topped kitchen table where we assembled our .... priceless books.. this was because we couldn't afford a mimeograph machine... or know how to use one.keep "it" coming
&I suppose that the "publisher""=,x PLAIN" is actually (a)Two Cents Plain ? they charged extra for a scoop of vanilla ice creamand/or a shot of Hershey's Chocolate Syrup ?
Hi guys,Great comments!