RABBIT DUCK - SIGNED & INSCRIBED by RICHARD HELL, Early Punk Rocker, to LARRY FAGIN 1/500
RABBIT DUCK - 13 Collaborative Poems, by RICHARD HELL and DAVID SHAPIRO.
SIGNED & INSCRIBED by RICHARD HELL to LARRY FAGIN.on the title page: "for the bestial Larry Fagin..."
Published by REPAIR, Milwaukee, 2005. First edition, first printing, with "First Printing" stated on the copyright page (published concurrently with a hardcover edition limited to only 40 copies). ISBN: 1888451777.
Chapbook, printed paper covers, 6x9 inches, 32 pages.
VERY GOOD condition, light toning to the cover margins, otherwise tight, bright, clean and clear. A solid, presentable copy.
About RICHARD HELL, co-poet (from Wikipedia):
******Richard Lester Meyers, b.1949, better known by his stage name RICHARD HELL, is an American singer, songwriter, bass guitarist and writer.
Hell was in several important, early punk bands, including Neon Boys, Television and The Heartbreakers, after which he formed Richard Hell & the Voidoids. Their 1977 album Blank Generation influenced many other punk bands. Its title track was named "One of the 500 Songs That Shaped Rock" by music writers in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame listing and is ranked as one of the all time Top 10 punk songs by a 2006 poll of original British punk figures, as reported in the Rough Guide to Punk.
Since the late 1980s, Hell has devoted himself primarily to writing, publishing two novels and several other books.******
About LARRY FAGIN, to whom the book is inscribed (from Wikipedia):
******Larry Fagin, b.1937 d.2017, was an American poet, editor, publisher, and teacher, and a member of the New York School. He began associating with poets and writers in 1957, meeting David Meltzer in Los Angeles, and Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, and Gregory Corso two years later in Paris. In 1962 he became part of the circle of poets around Jack Spicer in San Francisco, and befriended Michael McClure, Philip Whalen, and Robert Duncan. Returning to New York he began editing Adventures in Poetry magazine and books, which featured most of the poets of the New York School. In 1975, with the dancer Barbara Dilley, he co-founded Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church In-the-Bowery; he was its artistic director for five years. He continued to edit and teach privately in Manhattan until his death.******
About DAVID SHAPIRO, co-poet (from Wikipedia):
******David Shapiro, b.1947, is an American poet, literary critic, and art historian. He has written some twenty volumes of poetry, literary, and art criticism. He was first published at the age of thirteen, and his first book was published when he was eighteen. He has a B.A. and Ph.D from Columbia University, and an M.A. from the University of Cambridge. From 1963 to 1968 he was a violinist with the New Jersey Symphony and the American Symphony, among others. He has taught at Columbia, Princeton, and Brooklyn College, and now teaches poetry and literature at Cooper Union and is the William Paterson professor of art history at William Paterson University.
He achieved brief notoriety during the 1968 student uprising at Columbia, when he was photographed sitting behind the desk of President Grayson L. Kirk wearing dark glasses and smoking a cigar; Shapiro later described the cigar as "horrible".******