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Higgins, Dick
I Wonder if These Are My Last Pieces
Privately Published, New York, 1963. 4to, 6 pp, mimeographed from typescript on rectos only and stapled once at the upper left hand corner into a mimeographed cover sheet with Dick Higgins' 423 Broadway address. One of Higgins' rarest works, a diminuitive book of poems written in the summer of 1963, in "Jobless New York." In these beautiful, bare poems of being jobless, there are also text pieces in which the beginning of Higgins' ideas of happings can be discerned., as in the first poem, "July Downtown Events": "All at once. Discover a cat on the roof below. Discover a man teaching his son to fly a miniature plane. Ovehear the bagpipers at Saint Alphonsus Hall." Or, section V, entitled "London"; "Walk down the street with a friend early one October morning. Where you are alon, think about playing a banjo and/or an alto saxophone." Rare and important. The work appears to have never distributed publicly. OCLC locates only 3 holdings. Cover sheet and last sheet are rather creased, with some light overall smudging and soiling, otherwise a sturdy very good copy.
Bookseller: Division Leap [Port Orford, OR, U.S.A.]
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