Essay Writer


Poems Two

London: Trigram Press, 1972

Small 8vo, pp. 61. Original grey boards, lettered in silver to spine. Green endpapers, illustrated dustwrapper. Light bumping to corners, but a near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper with some edgewear to folds and spine ends, and with a couple of small closed tears to top edge.

First trade edition, preceded by a signed limited edition of 100 copies, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION TO JUNE TILLINGHAST: 'for June with love from Bryan, 11/4/72'. June Tillinghast was the widow of Tony Tillinghast, Johnson's close friend and confidant on all things literary, who died of cancer in 1965 at the age of twenty-nine. After Tony's death, Johnson and June remained in close contact.

'These poems were written between 1964 and 1971. While I am reasonably (even over-) prolific in other forms of writing, I manage so few poems that it is seven years or so (as it was with my first volume) before I have enough for a collection.' (Dustwrapper blurb).

A poignant association copy.

Keywords: B.S. JOHNSON"


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