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Jawbreakers (UNIQUE ASSOCIATION COPY)
Contact Press, Toronto, Ontario 1963 - 54 pp. Light card covers printed in red and black in dust wrapper. 8vo., 1 of 200 copies printed in near-fine condition.Light edgewear and a few creases to covers. Extraordinary inscribed copy. On the half title, the poet has written: "A poem is something/you call a poem/P-O-E-M/or P-O-M-E/and works/Milton Acorn/in loving appreciation /of/Joe Rosenblatt/Joe Irving/Red Lane/and Lionel Kearns (MA)". The inscription likely dates from the mid-'60's when "People's Poet" Acorn was living in Vancouver. He used to hang out in a coffee house named The Advance Mattress Company, and was involved politically with the LSA (League for Socialist Action), a Trotskyite organization. Joe Irving was a folk singer and a poet in residence at the LSA offices on Granville Street. Richard Stanley "Red" Lane (1936-1964) was the older brother of poet Patrick Lane and a promising West Coast poet in his own right. Joe Rosenblatt got his early start as a poet with assistance from Acorn, Al Purdy and Earle Birney. Lionel Kearns was a young poet at UBC and a member of the original Tish group. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]
      [Bookseller: Come By Chance Books, IOBA]
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