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5/22/24 Books, Graphics, Prints, Photography and Maps

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Lot 673

Huge Diane Wakoski Archive, Signed Books and Correspondence

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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Wakoski, Diane, Huge Archive of work, including primary publications, correspondence and ephemera, nearly all pieces have been signed by the author. Primary publications, all copies signed and/or inscribed either at the front or colophon (unless otherwise noted): Coins and Coffins, Discrepancies and Apparitions, Vituose Literature for Two and Four Hands (2 copies), Trilogy, Odda Tala, The George Washington Poems, Why My Mother Likes Liberace, Bay of Angels, The Man Who Shook Hands, Overnight Projects with Wood, MX, Two Poems, Lady of Light, The Laguna Contract, Diamond Dog, Inside the Blood Factory, Washington's Camp Cups, The Motorcycle Betrayal Poems (not signed). Primary publications published by Black Sparrow, all signed and/or inscribed, many in Earle Gray boards and many deluxe editions: Argonaut Rose (3 copies), Emerald City (3 copies), Greed Parts 1-13, Greed Parts III and IV (2 copies), Greed Parts 8, 9 11, Greed Parts 5-7, Emerald Ice (2 copies), Medea (2 copies), Smudging, The Butcher's Apron (4 copies), Jason, The Magician's Feastletters (2 copies), Waiting for the King of Spain, The Rings of Saturn, Cap of Darkness (2 copies), The Ring, Trophies (2 copies), Husks of Wheat (author's copy, unbound). 15 Black Sparrow pamphlets or chap books, all signed. 7 signed broadsides. Contribution to SMS, signed. Hardware is Now Software and Vincent the mad brother of Theo magazines. CORRESPONDENCE: 6.5 inch stack, including letters, signed typed poems, photographs, 2 cassette tapes, 1 CD, ephemera, broadsides, etc., from Wakoski and her husband Robert Turney Provenance: from the collection of the late Bill Desmond, a professor at Black Hawk College, Moline, IL. An unprecedentedly large and complete archive of this important American poet with ties to the Beats and deep image writers. Please feel free to reach out with inquiries or photo requests for specific items. In generally good condition, some of the books with foxing to the text-blocks and some light creasing and edgewear. Merchandise will be packed and transported by the purchaser at their own risk and expense. A list of recommended shippers is on our website: .

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