New in our Collectible catalogue:
After Lorca was Jack Spicer’s first book of poetry, published by White Rabbit Press in 1957. The first UK printing appeared as a mimeographed edition with Jim Pennington’s Aloes Books from London in 1969. Robin Blaser’s blurb to this edition says:
AFTER LORCA is then the preface to the whole of Spicer’s ensuing poetry. The book proposes a relationship with Garcia Lorca and moves without warning beyond the strictly relational – translations which are not translations, poems which are not Lorca’s, dependant upon a sense of the game. The challenge may be accepted to search through Lorca to know what is Lorca’s, what is Spicer’s, what is translated or changed, which is which, the joining. This I have done, yet would not supply the information here because it draws attention to what is essentially technicality. The book proposes, instead, the lack of separation, that one poet is the other…
This copy of the first UK printing of After Lorca is in very good condition with a slightly creased and stained cover and a pencil marking on the front flyleaf.