Littleton, NH: Privately Printed, 1950. First edition. Loose Sheets. Very Good. Single sheet 8 1/2 x 11" paper with original mailing envelope. A one page typed letter from Creeley to fellow poet Jackson Mac Low dated May 1, 1950. References Ezra Pound as Creeley's source for mailing the letter. The letter discusses the magazine IDEAS and seeks Mac Low's contribution. "I share with Mr. Pound the thought that a review of IDEAS is of immediate need; i. e., we must come to sense on the matters now obscured in verbiage and evasion. Knowing, too, of your sympathy for 'sense, coherence, and order', I hope that you will find our review of interest. SIGNED in full at bottom. Letter is 19 lines in length, approx. 250 words. The letter was mailed to Mac Low's Avenue C address in New York City. Both letter and envelope are in very good condition. The verso of the envelope has a few light penciled notations, presumably by Mac Low. It is unclear whether the magazine, IDEAS, was ever ultimately published. According to details in this letter it was meant to have contributions by William Carlos Williams, Paul Goodman, William Bronk, and Charles Olson among others. Scarce offering - Early letters by Creeley rarely come to market anymore. (Inventory #: 22223)
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