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Found Poems by  Bern Porter - Signed First Edition - 1972 - from Dividing Line Books (SKU: 001452)

Found Poems

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Found Poems

by Porter, Bern

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  • very good
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
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NY: Something Else Press, 1972. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. First edition. Quarto (11" x 8.75"); unpaginated; full red cloth, red topstain, in dust jacket. Signed, dated, and inscribed by Porter on the half-title to Gerard [Dombrowski], founder of Abyss Publications, who issued a number of Porter's (and also Something Else Press founder Dick Higgins') works. Laid in are a cardstock announcement about the book, as well as a business card-sized "compliments of the editors" card, with hand-corrected mailing address for Something Else Press. Arguably Porter's best known work, Found Poems consists of images and text culled from mass-media--recipes, diagrams, advertisements, graphics--and rearranged in a suggestive manner that resists easy interpretation. A very good copy. Softening and light sunning at spine ends; slight spine-twist. Unclipped jacket is lightly sun-faded along the spine panel, with short closed tears at the tips and curling and slight wear along the edges.


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Found Poems
Porter, Bern
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Something Else Press
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