Tangerine Press has recently released a broadside of poem for Dante, which will be appearing in this final (?) upcoming collection as something of a promo for the book. It's a strong poem and if you are familiar with Tangerine Press, you can guess the quality. Deluxe portfolios are sold out, but the broadside and art by Christoph Mueller (rather Crumb-esque if I do say) are available. Not a shameless plug since I've nothing to do with it; more of a recommendation for y'all.
Received a copy today, here are some pictures. Haven't read it yet, but thought you'd like a look.
First thing I noticed was there's no table of contents. Though the sources are in the back, so that's good. If the TOC or sources had to go, I'm glad they kept the sources. 256 pages of poetry and illustrations, 98 poems (actually, 99 - there's a poem printed on the back cover for some reason). I'll post a TOC when I get a chance.
At first glance it seems to be made up of more than a few things we've already seen, but judging by the first page of the sources, there will be enough new stuff here to satisfy. And to the average bear, pretty much all of this will be new.
Paper is very thin, as we've come to expect, but that seems to be the way it goes for mass market books these days.
That actually took me by surprise because the paper used in OW, OL, OC and EB was much better.
The poem printed on the back cover is a dupe. They didn't want to use a short text and a photo this time around.
the human inhuman
song of the vanquished
good service, at last
to the drunks along the bar before closing time
I was shit
the rope of glass
phone call from my 5-year-old daughter in Garden Grove
hooked on horse
2 immortal poems
something about the action
Venice, Calif., nov. 1977
chili and beans
go to your grave cleanly
a long hot day at the track
and the trivial lives of royalty never excited me either
the way it goes
a man for the centuries
the world of valets
Henry Miller and Burroughs
the only life
a reader writes
1/2/93 8:43 PM
storm for the living and the dead
Four of those are alternate titles from manuscripts, and a couple more are alternate titles for things that were already in the database (like Venice, Calif., nov. 1977, and 1/2/93 8:43 PM), but it's still 20+ new titles.