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												Famous People Thoughts and Poems by  Wiliam Godden
	 - First printing
			 - 1959
		 - from Passages Bookshop (SKU: 3507)

Famous People Thoughts and Poems

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Famous People Thoughts and Poems

by Godden, Wiliam

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New York: Pup Press / Birth Press, 1959. First printing. Stapled wrappers. Very good. (20) pp., 8vo. Stapled into printed wrappers. The first of apparently three publications of the Poets Union Press, affiliated with Tuli Kupferberg's Birth magazine and press (the others being books of poems by Steve Tropp and Kupferberg). Poems interspersed with quotations attributed to Pound, Whitman, Williams, Sherwood Anderson, J.P. Morgan, and others. Who was Bill Godden? There's little trace online, but he seems also to have had a connection to the visual arts, as he designed the cover for Birth 3 (announced in the back of this book), and is presumably the same person who wrote the essay on painter Raymond Parker for B.H. Friedman's Grove volume School of New York: Some Younger Artists, and who appears with James Baldwin, Norman Mailer, Ted Joans, Shel Silverstein and others in a widely linked Fred McDarrah photo of a gathering in Robert Cordier's apartment to discuss "The Death of the Beat Generation." Light edgewear and soiling, otherwise very good.


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Famous People Thoughts and Poems
Godden, Wiliam
Stapled wrappers
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Pup Press / Birth Press
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New York
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About Passages Bookshop

Passages Bookshop stocks fine, rare, and unusual books and graphic art, with a concentration on modern and contemporary literature and art (particularly poetry and the avant-garde), artist's books, fine printing, and the book arts. The successor to New York City's Bridge Bookshop (late 1980s), Passages opened in Albuquerque in 1994 and relocated to Portland, Oregon, in 1997. In November of 2015 we moved to a new retail shop and gallery centrally located in Portland's east side, two blocks north of the convention center, where we are typically open Thursday through Saturday from 12:00 to 6:00 pm, as well as by appointment or chance. Proprietor: David Abel,


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