15 picture poem cards in original envelope sent to Jon Edgar Webb, publisher and editor of The Outsider. Kenneth Patchen, Jon Edgar Webb.
15 picture poem cards in original envelope sent to Jon Edgar Webb, publisher and editor of The Outsider

15 picture poem cards in original envelope sent to Jon Edgar Webb, publisher and editor of The Outsider

Palo Alto: Patchen Cards, 1962.

15 cards illustrated with "drawing-poems" by Patchen, plus 14 individual blank envelopes. Housed in original mailing envelope sent from Kenneth Patchen (with his Palo Alto mailing label) to Jon Edgar Webb of Loujon Press and the literary magazine The Outsider, in New Orleans. Sets of cards from two different series; includes cards 121, 122, 124-127 of "Series R," and 221-227 of "Series RS" with 2 copies each of 224 and 226. Cards in Very Good+ condition with a bit of light foxing; envelopes Near Fine; mailing envelope Good with creasing, chips at edges, light soiling, postmark, flap detached.

A collection of 15 "drawing-poems" or "picture poems" by Kenneth Patchen, sent to underground press maven and literary magazine editor Jon Edgar Webb. According to the Webbs' biography Bohemian New Orleans at one point Webb considered making a book of these picture poems, but decided to go with a second Bukowski book instead. Item #140937612

Price: $750.00

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