Saturday, July 9, 2011

INTACT by Frank Samperi, 1979








This was a book that seems to have been written for John Perlman at the time.
Thank you John for sharing this book, "Intact" as part of your archive.

4 comments:

  1. 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.

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  2. the red sheet placed behind so that what was typed on the other side doesn't "bleed" through ?

    and

    I 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

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  3. &I suppose that the "publisher"

    "=,x PLAIN" is actually (a)

    Two Cents Plain ? they charged extra for a scoop of vanilla ice cream

    and/or a shot of Hershey's Chocolate Syrup ?

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