Of by Cid Corman,
Cid Corman has made major contributions to the international literary community, through his poetry radio show in the late 1940s and early 1950s, through his translations of German and Japanese writers, and as publisher of Origin Magazine and the Origin Press. Born in New England, Corman lived in Europe for some years before moving to Kyoto, Japan. He was awarded a Lannan Foundation Poetry Prize in 1991. This selection of poems, translations, and prose pieces is the most comprehensive collection of his work to date. "Near 50 years of highly selected writing," Corman says, "more than half uncollected before." The books feature cover drawings by Sam Francis.
Printed and bound in Japan, in unique paper bindings with soft cloth spines, in a cloth covered slipcase. Published by The Lapis Press, Venice, California, 1990, 1500 pages in two volumes, 8 1/2 in. x 5 in.