Iowa: X Press, 1978. Stab-stapled 8vo in parchment paper wrappers rubber-stamped in red and blue ink. Unpaginated. Signed by the author.
A conversational and at times absurd work of visual and concrete poetry by Joyce Holland which was a pseudonym invented by the poet Dave Morice. Using only a typewriter, Holland (Morice) plays with language, letterforms, and concepts creating a visual and entertaining journey through the mind of someone pretending to be someone else. The red and blue rubber-stamped cover features the words ‘Rush’, ‘Liquid’, and ‘Hold’, alongside several addresses from Iowa, Minnesota, and Illinois. With an introduction by Darrell Gray, this liberating work is reminiscent of Aram Saroyan, d. a. levy, and t. l. Kryss, but more playful. From 1972 – 1975, Holland (Morice) submitted several works to literary magazines and publications, twenty-nine of which would get published. She (he) also published a magazine called Matchbook, for which she (he) received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Light wear to extremities around spine and margins, else fine. Item #24