Paul Auster Books

Pressed Wafer Broadsides for John Wieners

First edition, first printing. Near Fine. One of 26 copies printed. Loose sheets. Stiff paper folio containing 52 separate poetry broadsides all (but one) written for the occasion of honoring poet John Wieners at the first annual Pressed Wafer Lifetime Achievement Award. The 52 writers with the exception of Robert Duncan and Ed Dorn (who had passed away while this was a work in progress) have signed their contributions. This copy lacks the colophon sheet, but is otherwise complete and includes contributions by John Ashbery, Paul Auster (‘Accident Report’, Amiri Baraka, Edward Barrett, Jim Behrle, Bill Berkson, Daniel Bouchard, Clark Coolidge, William Corbett, Robert Creeley, Tim Davis, Edward Dorn, Robert Duncan, Jim Dunn, Kenward Elmslie, Elaine Equi, Larry Fagin, Michael Franco, Michael Friedman, Merrill Gilfillan, Peter Gizzi, Michael Gizzi, John Godfrey, Barbara Guest, Thom Gunn, Jim Harrison, Lee Harwood, Stratis Haviaras, Fanny Howe, Susan Howe, August Kleinzahler, Joanne Kyger, Gerrit Lansing, Frank Lima, Bernadette Mayer, Gail Mazur, Nathaniel Mackey, Askold Melnyczuk, Charles North, Ron Padgett, Michael Palmer, Andrew Schelling, Charles Simic, James Tate, Joseph Torra, Paul Violi, Anne Waldman, Lewis Warsh, Dara Wier, Elizabeth Willis, John Yau and Geoffrey Young. Note: Bernadette Mayer signed her contribution with a thumbprint.
Pressed Wafer: Cambridge, 2000.

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