Princeton: Run Amok Books, 2017. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's illustrated coated paper-covered boards.
"Happiness O Happiness, / All the world is so fucking / stuck with misery / We are so apologetic to history / say so it was and so shall ever be..." Signed first edition of British Columbia-based American poet, artist, and "romantic postmodernist bardic figure" Kurt Slauson’s debut book. A potpourri of paintings, drawings, and poetry (think of the illuminations of Blake and Patchen), Slauson’s debut collection is not only a demonstration of polymathic talent, but an embodiment of the implicit synesthetic relationship among seemingly distinct modes of expression. Foreword by fellow American poet Ed Skoog. Signed by Slauson to the title-page. Fine. Item #2384