(Ojai, California: [Printed at Classic Letterpress for] Book Club of California, 2014). 270 x 145 mm. (10 5/8 x 5 3/4"). 49,  pp.,  leaf (colophon). Designed and edited by Carolee Campbell at Ninja Press. No. 104 OF 500 COPIES, signed by all five poets.
Publisher's marine blue handmade paper boards backed with linen, flat spine with lettering in black. With two color photographs by Carolee Campbell. Signed "keepsake" poem by former U.S. Poet Laureate and MacArthur Fellow Kay Ryan, issued for Standing Order members only, laid in at front. As new.
Issued in the 100th year of the Book Club of California's publishing program, this is a collection of verse from five modern California poets described in the prospectus as "major voices of our time–pushing the boundaries of the contemporary poetic landscape from our place at the edge of the continent." Designer and editor Carolee Campbell wrote in her introduction, "This volume gathers together the voices of five poetic masters each distinct one from the other, yet all identical in their unerring ability to read the warms and the cools of the human heart. While they make their home in California, they are poets of the world. Each has charted a disparate course mapping the terrain through which they travel their separate landscapes with a streamlined diction." An Emmy-winning actress and an accomplished photographer, Carolee Campbell (b. 1936) founded the Ninja Press in 1984, and she designs, prints, and binds all of its books herself. The press focuses primarily on contemporary poetry. (ST15816-69)
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