BOOTSTRAP PRESS Announces

Release Date: March 1, 2009 Contact Info: Derek: 617-899-1167 Ryan: 617-851-1637 email: bootstrapproductions@gmail.com

A NEW BOOK FROM ROME by John Wieners
“After John’s passing, Jim Dunn and I went through the notebook (red leather with gold trim) which Bill Berkson had given John who was locked up in a Long Island asylum in 1969. (Wieners wrote his Asylum Poems from that unhappy place.) With the notebook in hand, Jim and I (with great help and encouragement from John Mitzel) sought to identify unpublished complete poems from that red book. We sent photocopies to Raymond Foye, whose great care, love, and attention produced the Black Sparrow editions of Selected Poems, 1956-1986 and Cultural Affairs in Boston: Poetry & Prose 1956-1985. Now Jim Dunn has transcribed and scanned Wieners’ remarkable notebook to bring us previously unpublished poems, perhaps worked into something of a stained glass window version reminiscent of the chapel of St. Louis IX in Paris.” Charley Shively
A New Book From Rome • High quality sewn hardcover • Scarlet cloth • Gilt-stamped on upper board and spine • Printed on library-quality paper • Small Quarto (5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches) • 168 Pages • Edition limited to 258 numbered copies • Three unpublished photographs of John Wieners • Ephemera includes photograph of actual journal & tipped-in author photo on photographic paper • 200 copies available to the public
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