Item #40163 Mai Hart Lieb Zapfen Eibe Hold. Ernst JANDL.
Mai Hart Lieb Zapfen Eibe Hold.


Mai Hart Lieb Zapfen Eibe Hold.

London: Writers Forum Poets No. 11, May 1965. First edition. 8vo. Dark blue wrappers, silkscreened by Jennifer Pike, designed by Bob Cobbing. 8vo. 28pp., roneoed and stapled.

Thirty sound and concrete poems, published to celebrate the author’s visit to England for the International Poetry Incarnation at the Royal Albert Hall on June 11, 1965 (a fortnight earlier Jandl and Cobbing had given a joint reading at Better Books). Jandl’s performance of his sound poetry at the Albert Hall featured a reading of ‘schmerz durch reibung’ from this volume, and his joint reading of Kurt Schwitters’ ‘sneeze poem’ with Michael Horovitz and Pete Brown was one of the evening’s most popular.

Slight creasing to edges of oversize wrappers; staples slightly rusty; o/w Very Good plus.