Thursday, March 26, 2009
jw curry (postage &) back cover of One Cent #400
the back cover of one cent #400 is a mimeo transcription (which means curry has hand-carved it onto a stencil) by curry of a graffiti-poem by p. cob, (probably from a photo by D.M. Owen) curry gives this transcription:
A MAN WHO
LOVEd OTHER PEOPlEs
StONES AN HidE THEM
THAT P.C. HAd SEX
This is a giant blow out issue of curry's one cent series to celebrate hitting #400: 22 pages of densely typed mimeo madness, with illustrations, in the jumbo 8.5 X 14 format (not folded), includes: visual poetry by Judith Copithorne; dreams from Lance LaRocque & Jan Svankmajer; a note from Jerry Janacek; longish poems by Pearl Pirie, Judith Copithorne, & Maxine Gadd; a short essay by Richard Truhlar (on the fact that "avant-garde" artists in one medium often have mainstream tastes in another medium); a two page article (printed in red & purple ink on yellow paper) on "Esemplastic Zappology" by Ben Watson; previously unpublished(?) revisions of poems by bp Nichol & Michael Ondaatje; republications of poems by Doug Steedman (cadged from a derek beaulieu publication), Laurie Fuhr & Daniel f. Bradley; more poetry by Warren Dean Fulton, billy little, John Barlow & Aaron Vidaver; translations by Marshall Hryciuk of poems by August Stramm, Arthur Rimbaud & Pablo Antonio Cuadra; plus the beginnings of a Judith Copithorne bibliography by curry himself; along with running reviews and commentary (and rants) by curry of/on multitidinous books, cds, interviews, anthologies, publications, etc. by Donato Mancini, Dorothy Lusk, Christian Bok & Margaret Atwood, Ben Watson, Paul Haines, Tomahawk & Fantomas (Mike Patton related noise projects), Barbara Caruso, Tom Walmsley, Stuart Ross, yours truly, P. Cob, D.M. Owen, curry's own Messagio Galore project, plus plenty more!
plus you have to realize that this beast is genuine HAND-CRANKED mimeo! his mimeo machine is not even electric!
and what's the price of all this you may wonder? can it be that all this is available for a single penny? hmmm, well, it is part of his one cent series, so, maybe, maybe...
you can write him and see:
#302-880 Somerset W.
plus i've got an extra copy here (but i don't think i'll be letting it go for a penny!)