THE TAMARACK REVIEW (one of 26) by ACORN, Milton


Edition: First Edition

Vancouver: William Hoffer, 1988. Quarto, brick cloth with cover label, marbled endpapers. pp [2], (4), [2]. Single sheet folded to make four 21.6 x 27.9 cm pages. Designed by Penny Goldsmith, edition of 300 copies privately issued for distribution at the fourth Vancouver Antiquarian Book Fair, March 11, 12 and 13, 1988. This is the bound issue, copy "C" of 26, handbound by Terry Rutherford, signed and lettered by "the discoverer and editor" Shlomo Katz, and printed on different paper. Laid in is a copy of the ordinary unbound issue. Fine copy. In a poem dated 3 March, 1967, Acorn rages against the important and long-running little mag of the same name. "I pronounce a serventes against The Tamarack Review / Who's turned down my lovliest poems....An editor of The Tamarack Review / Rises in life by spiral motion / Up the tunnel to Lucifer's bowels....For a woman to get published in The Tamarack Review / If she has a good husband, she must leave him; / Write sad existential letters about how he was so goddamn noble / She couldn't stand it, whilst laying the dirtiest / bastards in town" And so on. Acorn was briefly married in 1962 to poet Gwendolyn MacEwen, who did leave and who was published in The Tamarack Review, and certainly got laid. But there may be no connection.

Book ID: 43756
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