¶ One of the great Canadian poet's last manuscripts, this quirky yet poignant series of 12 poems dances and laughs at the horror of the blank page, exploring through a variety of literary terms (as titles) the ins and outs of pushing through the block.
Robert Kroetsch was, is, well, I don't even know what to write here... Poet and novelist, Governor General's award winning author of The Studhorse Man, Badlands, The Man From the Creeks and, of course, Collected Field Notes, Kroetsch was a figurehead of Canadian writing, not to mention a damn nice guy. If your shelf isn't lined with his books, it should be.
7" × 5", 20pp.
Set by hand in Jim Rimmer's Hannibal Olstyle, Frederic Goudy's Thirty & Garamont, then printed on a Vandercook 15-21 at the Greenboathouse Press in Vernon, BC. The page stock is Zerkall Book Wove with a wrapper of Japanese Cedar Bark. Limited to 55 numbered copies, all signed by the author.