Barrytown, NY: Station Hill Press, 1981. 1st Edition. Octavo, illustrated stiff wraps.
First edition of this counterpart in verse to Sanders’ manifesto, Investigative Poetry (1976), in which the counterculturalist and founder of the Investigative Poetry movement defines a new poetics by drawing inspiration from the lives of Zola, Diderot and other writers who came into extended multi-year conflicts with the established forces of their respective civilizations. With black-and-white illustrations by the author. Issued simultaneously with a limited issue of fifty numbered copies, specially bound and signed by the poet/bookseller/musician/social critic/journalist. Light edge-wear. Near fine. Item #6165