CHRISTOPHER PERRET: MEMORIAL VOLUME (1930–1965), PUB. BY POESIE VIVANTE
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This thoughtful publication by poésie vivant is in memoriam to poet Christopher Perret (1930-1965). His sudden death opened up this editorial occasion for the press, whose first featured writer had become a question of how to memorialize a writer's life and work at all. Perret was close to the publication––a certain careful, easy intimacy is palpable in the choices made by editor Rosemary Wells-Marie. Facsimile reproductions of his handwriting and drawings, professional and personal photographs, published and unpublished poems, and reproductions of his letters come together as an archival testament to the writer, uncluttered by evaluation, cuts, or critique. Instead, the editors have printed it all: they leave nothing out to "leave Christopher to relate to himself," as well as mourn their friend with the all the pages he's left them, despite that "a book cannot replace you...but may it at least prolong you."
Ed. Rosemary Wells-Marie.
With insert: "Copy three of five signed by the editor [Rosemary Wells-Marie] (page 14) for friends of Wormwood."