Item #6152 Animals. Sparrow.


N.p. Unimproved Editions, 1991. 1st Edition. 16mo, oblong stapled wraps with hand-colored title in crayon.

First edition of this chapbook from Lower East Side poet, activist and provocateur Sparrow, printed in collaboration with the St. Mark's Poetry Project. Sparrow served as editor of the literary journal Big Fish and gained notoriety in 1995 by picketing the New Yorker while holding a sign that read "My poetry is as bad as yours." The magazine published his poems later that year. He was a member of the Unbearables (along with Ron Kolm, Richard Kostelanetz, and Rob Witz), a loose group of writers, poets and artists that were a fixture in the underground NYC literary scene from the mid-80s. The poet was featured in the PBS series "The United States of Poetry," and in 1996 he ran for president and published a book about his experiences entitled Republican Like Me: A Diary of My Presidential Campaign. He was also a member of the underground music group Foamola. Author’s name on title and printing note on the inside wrap in pen. Light toning, moderate wear. Very good. Item #6152


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