Hull Cove, Maine: The Dog Ear Press, 1982. First edition. Softcover 4to in printed white wrappers with red endpapers. Housed in a glossy pictorial dust jacket. Printed in black and white throughout. Unpaginated. (Ca. 400 pp.)
Artists’ book by Bern Porter featuring a comprehensive collection of found visual and concrete poems consisting of appropriated advertisements, scientific charts, product diagrams, articles, images, and drawings. This book with a narrative on everything that is actionable. Published ten years after Porter’s artists’ book ‘Found Poems’ issued by Dick Higgins at Something Else Press with a few overlapping poems between these two tomes.
The second book in a planned seven-part publishing series consisting of ‘Found Poems,’ ‘The Book of Do’s,’ ‘Here Comes Everybody’s Don’t Book,’ ‘Sweet End,’ ‘The Book of Light,’ ‘The Devil’s Wishbone,’ and ‘The Porter Book,’ with the last three remaining unpublished.
Trace amounts of rubbing to dust jacket, light foxing along top fore edge, and age toning to pages. Else near fine. Item #908