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Staves Calends Legends by Thomas Meyer - First - 1979 - from Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center Bookstore and Biblio.com

Staves Calends Legends

by Thomas Meyer

Condition: As New/Fine


Jargon 88.
A collection of poetry by Thomas Meyer. Approximately 200 unnumbered pages. Bound in deep red cloth with a cream pictorial dust jacket. Frontispiece drawing by John Furnival. As new.

"Once upon a time, people used to say, I'll tip you a stave and meant they'd sing you a song. When a friend heard this book would soon be out she exclaimed, 'I'm so glad...but will I understand it?' 'They're just marks on paper,' I said, meaning, it now dawns on me, these poems are staves, parts of a song. And this book is a calendar of Mondays whose weeks are legends to explain what has captured my imagination, the wood, ice, sleep, sunlight, Valentines, a brother, a name..." -Thomas Meyer



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