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Kill The Messenger: Kelly, Robert

Kill The Messenger

Kelly, Robert

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ISBN 10: 0876854331 / ISBN 13: 9780876854334
Published by Black Sparrow Press, 1979
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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242 p. Bound in boards. Audience: General/trade. Kelly is one of our finest poets. A strong showing of Kelly poetry. Signed by author. A solid near fine copy. #218 of 250 copies signed by Kelly. First edition. Limited Signed Edition. Special Edition. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.00010000663

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Title: Kill The Messenger

Publisher: Black Sparrow Press

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

About this title


Everything that ought to be known about Robert Kelly can be found in his books, of which this is the fortieth.

From "The Court Painter":
How can I show you the truth of

anyone witout his face you ask?

The face is the last thing I paint,

& the least important.

It is there to trick the subject

into thinking he is one,

that he has been 'represented.'

But where he is is in a fold

of cape, shadow of a label,

wrinkle between elbow & those wide

gold stripes that tell how great he is

About the Author:

Robert Kelly (THE TIME OF VOICE, RED ACTIONS, etc.) is the author of more than 30 books of poetry. He began his career in New York where he was associated with the Deep Image poets. He lives in Annandale-on-Hudson where he has taught at Bard College for more than 40 years.

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