Montreal: The Word, 1978. First edition. 8vo, single bifolium of thick "Salt & Pepper" paper made by Twinrocker, Brookston, Indiana, printed on all sides. Hint of toning from a letter; slight thumb-dent, fine in original printed envelope, used and a bit marked. Item #204331
One of 140 numbered, signed copies of the poet's second book, printing the poems "Sundown at Fletcher's Field" and "Along These Rows." Laid in is a nice typed letter signed by Kleinzahler to Christopher Middleton, one of the poet's literary heroes, in which he describes his forthcoming book (A Calendar of Airs) and asks Middleton for a blurb. Middleton did indeed provide a blurb for the cover of the book when it was published by Coach House Press in 1978. Here, Kleinzahler has also inscribed the envelope: "One year later, but more poems -- August." Far less common than the Sausage Master of Minsk, which appeared the year before.