17 lines in holograph on a PAX magazine stationary. A poem that was probably written for the Mark Van Doren issue of "Voyages" but did appear there. Unpublished? A convert to Roman Catholicism, the American poet Robert Lax (1915-2000), was a friend of of the famous Trappist monk and author Thomas Merton. A student of Mark Van Doren, he and Thomas Merton were also influenced by their friend Ad Reinhardt. In his later years Robert Lax chose to live as a hermit on the island of Patmos in Greece where, in a quest for simplicity, he became a leading figure in literary minimalism. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: for Mark Autograph Manuscript (unsigned)
Publisher: (ca 1973)
Publication Date: 1973
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