The Champ

By: Elmslie, Kenward

Price: $65.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Near Fine


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 70 pages. Slight wear to cover. Smells a bit of nag champa incense. Edition of 650. Illustrated by Joe Brainard.


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Poetry. Illustrated by Joe Brainard. THE CHAMP (originally published in 1968) is back for a new generation of readers who will swim with delight in the Elmslie ocean. THE CHAMP explores the mysteries of dailiness in all its beauty ('He wept wetting the apple') and terror ('A black curtain removed the hair of the champ/pretending to be the wind'). And the mysteries are never revealed but amplified by Joe Brainard's lucid flowers, chimps, pendants, cigarettes, boys, toys, and tangled weeds--the perfect one-handed accompaniment to Kenward Elmslie's opaquely glowing language. But beware THE CHAMP--a collaborative classic of alternative letters--still doesn't behave. It's alive and exuberant. Savor it "--Maxine Chernoff.

Title: The Champ

Author: Elmslie, Kenward

Illustrator: Brainard, Joe

Categories: Poetry,

Publisher: The Figures: 1994

ISBN Number: 0935724664

ISBN Number 13: 9780935724660

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Type: Poetry

Seller ID: 148658

Keywords: Kenward Elmslie, Joe Brainard, The Champ, New York School,