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Cid Corman

 

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Cid Corman. The Next One Thousand Years, The Selected Poems.

 

Cid Corman, The Next One Thousand Years

The Selected Poems and Translations of this internationally acclaimed poet, translator, and editor of the seminal journal Origin - edited by Ce Rosenow & Bob Arnold, Longhouse, 2008. 224 pages. $16.95 (plus s/h). Distribution exclusively through Longhouse

Please have a look - cover image is enclosed here - and see if this beauty can fit into your teaching plans, as well as a title to interest friends, colleagues and your favorite bookstores. Ce plans to use this book as a feature text in her college classes. We'd love it if other readers & teachers took up the book as a companion.

The selection has been culled from Cid's books large and small, those barely on a wisp of paper, to a magical draw from the yet unpublished OF volumes 4 & 5. His poetry and translations slip together into the selection, and there are appreciations by both editors

 

Publisher: Longhouse, Publishers & Booksellers

 

Book size: 5-1/2 x 8 1/2

Pages: 224

ISBN 978-1-929048-08-3

Binding: Perfectbound softcover

Retail Price: $16.95


 


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Cid Corman was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1924 and died in Kyoto, Japan on March 12, 2004. As editor of Origin Press for nearly 50 years, Cid has published - if not debuted - some of the seminal poets of the 20th century: Olson, Creeley, Eigner, Bronk, Enslin, Niedecker, Zukofsky, Snyder...and as translator of poets from Japan, Italy, France, etc., which continues to this day. His treatment of Basho's poetry should be used in every school everywhere (our humble opinion). Cid was the author of over 100 books and myriad scarce publications . "Home" for Cid is with the hearts of countless poets - established or unknown - by correspondence around the world. His letters were postmarked "Kyoto, Japan."
 

 

14398 Corman, Cid "0/I". Elizabeth Press, 1974 Very close to fine and bright wraps with excellent spine and crisp text throughout. Poetry $13.95

21027 Corman, Cid "5 Poems". Hull Press, 2004 First edition One of only 80 copies. Hardbound unique design. Illustrated cover and hand design on the back cover. 5 poems by Cid Corman. Rare Poetry $55.00

16465 Corman, Cid "A Baker's Dozen". Backwoods Broadside No. 13 First edition One of 750 copies, this is number 500. Sylvester Pollet, editor. Established in 1978 in Ellsworth, Maine from a format borrowed from Michael Carlson's Northern Lights Series from London. Essentially an 8-1/2 x 14 double-side printed folded sheet, quite unique and often handsome. Part of the Chaplet Series, Nos. 1-69. Fine and bright all around Poetry $10.95

14409 [Satoka] [Corman, Cid] [Clark, Thomas A.] "A Haiku Calendar". Poems of Santoka Morningstar Folio, First Series, Volume One, February 1990 First series SIGNED: Two color poems by Cid Corman with illustrations by Walter Miller. Designed and illustrated by Walter Miller. Signed by the artist as well as an accompanying essay "Cid Corman" by Thomas A. Clark. Also signed by Thomas A. C.lark. In issued envelope. A personal copy of Cid Corman with his own bookplate signature Poetry $100.00

37270 Corman, Cid "A Language Without Words ". Longhouse, 2010 First edition / Limited edition first published by Byways 6, 1972 : Gerry Loose, Essex, UK. Our ever thanks for Gerry to reprint & bring this one back into the fold. A three color fold-out booklet of poems with wrap around band. Poetry $10.00

910 Corman, Cid "Afterword as Preface". Longhouse, 1991 First edition Broadside; limited to 100 issues, numbered and signed by the poet; 5"x11"as letterpress. Very fine. Scarce. Poetry $30.00

911 Corman, Cid "All Yours". Illumination Series The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, 1991 First edition SIGNED: New and bright in stiff wraps with excellent spine and crisp text. No clothbound edition was issued. Signed by Cid Corman on his personal bookplate Poetry $50.00

15555 Corman, Cid "And The Word". Coffee House Press, 1987 First edition SIGNED: No hardcover copy issued. Very fine and bright gatefold wraps with crisp text throughout. Signed by the poet on his personal bookplate Poetry $30.00

3902 Corman, Cid "Antics". Origin, 1977 First edition 1/200 copies. Fine wraps with crisp text and excellent spine Poetry $8.95

4072 Corman, Cid "Antics". Origin Press, 1977 First edition 1/200 copies. Fine bright perfect bound extended wraps with flaps. Signed by Cid Corman Poetry $30.00

3903 [Corman, Cid, translator with Susumu Kamaike] Shimpei, Kusano "Asking Myself/Answering Myself:". Kusano Shimpei New Directions, 1984 First edition SIGNED: Fine stiff wraps with excellent spine and crisp text throughout. Signed by the translator Cid Corman on his small, personal bookplate Poetry $40.00

17796 Corman, Cid "At His Place (Kyoto) Our Phil". Tangram, June 2003 First edition One of 150 copies. Very fine and bright two color broadside. Approximately 5 x 11 Poetry $30.00

3904 Corman, Cid "At Once". Origin, 1985 First edition 1/150 copies. Fine stapled wraps with crisp text throughout. Poetry $8.95

46232 Corman, Cid "At Their Word / Essays on the Arts of Language, Volume II". Black Sparrow, 1978 First edition Fine and bright stiff wraps with strong square spine and crisp bright text throughout. Unread and handsome all around. Signed by Cid Corman on his small bookplate to the full title page Poet / Essays $40.00

21239 Basho [Corman, Cid and Kamaike Susumu, translators] "Back Roads To Far Towns". Basho's Travel Journal White Pine Press, 2004 First edition Brand new. Illustrated by Hide Oshiro. Very fine and bright stiff wraps with excellent square spine and crisp profusely illustrated text throughout. Basho 1644-1694 recorded many travels around Japan in his journals. This is one of his most famous. The nine month journey taken with his companion Sora to the back lands north of the capitol west to the Japan Sea back toward Kyoto. Journal as well as poetic sequence. It should be in every poet's library Poetry $6.95

39363 Basho / translation and notes by Cid Corman and Kamaike Susumu "Back Roads to Far Towns / Basho's Oku-No-Hosomichi". Mushinsha / Grossman, 1971 First edition SIGNED. This is the seminal work by the poet and his translator. Near fine gatefold wraps, price-clipped. Trifle sunning to cover. Text clean throughout. Fully signed by Cid Corman on the poet's personal bookplate to title page Poetry $150.00

15313 [Saigyo] Corman, Cid "Being Saigyo". Translations Longhouse, 2001 First edition Folded accordion booklet with attractive wrap around band. Limited edition. Signed by Cid Corman Poetry $25.00

3905 Corman, Cid "Belongings". Origin, 1977 First edition 1/200 copies. Fine bright wraps. Poetry $18.00

18447 [Pilinszky, Janos] Corman, Cid, translator "Born & Died in Budapest". Longhouse, 2003 First edition Folded accordion booklet with attractive wrap around band. Limited edition. New. Signed by the translator Cid Corman Poetry $25.00

17580 [Pilinszky, Janos] Corman, Cid, translator "Born & Died in Budapest". Longhouse, 2003 First edition Folded accordion booklet with attractive wrap around band. Limited edition. New Poetry $12.95

17789 Corman, Cid "Born of A Dream". 50 Haiku by Basho, Buson, Tagi, Issa and Shiki Gnomon, 1988 First edition Versions by Cid Corman. Fine and bright stiff wraps with excellent square spine and crisp text throughout. Highly attractive Poetry $8.95

43689 Corman, Cid "Chop". Longhouse, 2011 First edition In three-color fold out performance. Very limited. Unsigned. Pamphlet Poet / Art $8.95

28663 Mehrhoff, Charlie / introduction by Cid Corman / edited by Rebecca Bush Pirtle "Complete W/Tongue". Epictetus, 1997 First edition Fine reading copy stiff wraps with strong square spine and crisp bright text throughout. Scarce, one of 750 copies Poetry $3.50

23729 Corman, Cid "Exultations". Mountains and Rivers, 2005 First edition Very fine and very bright stiff wraps with strong square spine and crisp text throughout. Cover painting by Alan Lau Poetry $13.95

16261 Corman, Cid "For Crying Out Loud". Mountains and Rivers Press, 2002 First edition Very fine and bright stapled wraps with crisp text throughout. Poetry $10.00

2501 Corman, Cid "For Dear Life". Black Sparrow Press, 1975 First edition Sparrow No. 33, June 1975. Mint wraps (pamphlet) Poetry $8.95

14874 Corman, Cid "For Dear Life". Black Sparrow Press, 1975 First edition SIGNED: Sparrow No. 33, June 1975. Fine stapled wraps signed by the poet fully on the dedication page Poetry $25.00

24841 Corman, Cid "For Good". Origin Press, 1964 First edition SIGNED: Fine Japanese bound wraps. Cid Corman's own personal copy signed on his small book label. Scarce Poetry $90.00

3910 Corman, Cid "For Now". Origin, 1971 First edition 1/300 copies. Original sitched wraps with paper label, printed in Kyoto, Japan. Fine and crisp all around Poetry $35.00

3908 Corman, Cid "For Size". Light and Dust Books/The Word Press (USA-Japan), 1992 First edition New fold out poems, wraps. Lovely all around Poetry $10.00

15744 Corman, Cid "For the Asking". Sparrow 51, Black Sparrow Press, December 1976 Very close to fine and bright stapled wraps with crisp text throughout. Another poet's neat and subtle signature to back cover, nothing offensive Poetry $8.95

21686 Muller, Inge [translated by Cid Corman and Nicolas Linkert] "Four Poems". Longhouse, April 1995 First edition 50 Numbers That Just Happen. Close to fine and bright folded booklet Poetry $12.00

26508 Corman, Cid "from A Short Guide to Human Being". 18 poems Longhouse, 2007 First edition In Nepalese decorative cover stock with three color fold out text. A SHORT GUIDE TO HUMAN BEING is a collection of poems composed/revised mainly in the mid90s by Cid Corman culling work from earlier times (70s-80s-90s) and shaping a book of well over 200 finished poems. While reading & gathering extensively over the winter of 2007 for Cid's proposed 'selected poems' (with Ce Rosenow), I came upon this manuscript and started to sift eagerly. The bulk of loose pages jammed just barely into its tight binder. A rejection letter from Farrar, Straus & Giroux pinned in with it all. This is but a portion of what they rejected. - Bob Arnold (literary executor for Cid Corman). Poetry $12.95

14199 [Denis, Philippe] Corman, Cid, translator "from Nugae". Longhouse, 2001 First edition Twelve poems in a folded accordion booklet with attractive wrap around band. Limited to 125 copies Poetry $10.00

27383 Denis, Philippe / translated by Cid Corman "from Nugae". Longhouse, 2001 First edition Twelve poems in a folded accordion booklet with attractive wrap around band. Limited to 125 copies. New Poetry $10.00

18463 [Cahen, Didier] Corman, Cid, translator "from The Very Day". Longhouse, 2003 First edition Small folio of ten poems by this French poet and Cid Corman translations. A fine collaberation. One of only 100 Poetry $15.00

23949 Corman, Cid, translator "from ZENO BIANU’S TAKES ON THE CHINESE ( I CHING) BOOK OF CHANGES". Longhouse, 2004 First edition Fold-out accordion with wrap around band. New and limited. Poetry $10.00

5001 Corman, Cid "God or Buddha...". Longhouse, 1998 First edition Foldout poem. Very fine Poetry $10.00

8883 Corman, Cid "Going Going". Tangram, 1999 First edition 1/150 copies. New sewn, letterpress wraps with crisp text throughout. Eighteen exquisite poems by Cid. Poetry $13.95

23948 Corman, Cid, translator "Grass For A Pillow". Longhouse, 2004 First Edition 8 booklets. Corman, Cid, translator. "Grass For A Pillow". Eight separate booklets of poetry translations by: Celan, Char, classic Korean courtesans, Corman, Montale, Ryokan, Scotellaro, Sengai Poetry $20.00

3911 Corman, Cid "Gratis". Origin, 1977 First edition 1/200 copies. Fine wraps with crisp text throughout. Poetry $8.95

4071 Corman, Cid "Gratis". Origin Press, 1977 First edition 1/200 copies. Very fine and bright; unread edition. Signed by Cid Corman. Wraps Poetry $30.00

37402 Corman, Cid "Hassle 10, Featuring Cid Corman". U. K., 2010 First edition New work by Cid Corman with seven poems. Fine folded pamphlet Poetry $8.95

3913 Corman, Cid "How Now". Cityful Press, 1995 First edition Fine wraps. Afterword by Andrew Schelling. Signed by the poet on his small, personal bookplate. Poetry $50.00

39348 Corman, Cid "In Particular / Poems New and Selected". Cormorant Books, 1986 First edition SIGNED. Very fine and bright stiff wraps with strong square spine and crisp bright text throughout. Has become scarce. This copy signed by Cid Corman on his small personal bookplate to the title page Poetry $45.00

49505 Corman, Cid "In Particular, poems new and selected". Cormorant Books, 1986 First edition SIGNED. Fine and bright illustrated stiff wraps with excellent square spine and crisp bright text throughout. Signed and dated with location by the poet Andrew Schelling on the second leaf with Cid Corman's personal signed bookplate to the title page Poetry $50.00

14748 Corman, Cid (Basho and Saigyo) "In the Clear". Longhouse, 2000 First edition SIGNED: Translations by Cid Corman of Saigyo and Basho. 1/100. Fold out booklet with wrap around band. New and limited. Signed by the poet Poetry $20.00

14792 Corman, Cid "Just For Now". Mountains & Rivers Press, 2001 First edition SIGNED. New decorative wraps with excellent spine and crisp text throughout. Highly attractive. Signed by the poet on his small, personal bookplate. Poetry $20.00

29230 Corman, Cid "Karmal Fudge Or Just Plain Sludge". Longhouse, 2007 First edition Based on Bhatrihari, edited from the unpublished OF, volumes four and five, by Bob Arnold, literary executor for Cid Corman. New in roaring red Lokta paper, three color throughout accordion wraps in decorative wrap around band Poetry $12.95

17790 Corman, Cid "Little Enough". 49 Haiku by Basho, Sodo, Ransetsu, Buson, Ryokan, Issa, Shiki and a tanka by Sokan Gnomon, 1991 First edition Versions by Cid Corman. Fine and bright stiff wraps with excellent square spine and crisp text throughout. Highly attractive Poetry $8.95

19289 Corman, Cid "LivingDying". New Directions, 1970 First edition Very good reading copy with another poet's bookplate to the half title page. Wraps Poetry $5.00

647 Corman, Cid "Livingdying". New Directions, 1970 First edition Fine in near fine dustjacket. Crisp text throughout and quite attractive Poetry $18.00

44851 Corman, Cid "Livingdying". New Directions, 1970 First edition SIGNED. Fine and bright black boards with gilt titles in like illustrated dustjacket with crisp bright text throughout. Jacket illustration by Shiryu Morita. A Book of poems dedicated to the poet Theodore Enslin. Signed by the poet Cid Corman on his personal small bookplate to the half title page Poetry $40.00

32978 Corman, Cid "Livingdying". New Directions, 1970 First edition Close to fine and bright stiff wraps with strong square spine and crisp bright text throughout. Poetry $6.95

29139 Corman, Cid / translator "New Proverbs". Longhouse, 2007 First edition Snow white slip card. Three color. Poetry $10.00

3918 Corman, Cid "Nigh". Elizabeth Press, 1970 First edition Original stitched wraps with paper label, printed in Kyoto Japan. Very fine all around and quite attractive Poetry $25.00

3919 Corman, Cid "No Less". Elilzabeth Press, 1968 First edition Fine original stitched wraps with paper label, printed in Kyoto, Japan. Very fine and bright all around, quite attractive Poetry $35.00

14052 Corman, Cid "Nothing Doing". New Directions, 1999 First edition SIGNED: Very fine and bright illustrated stiff wraps with excellent spine and crisp text throughout. Highly attractive. Cover art by Tony Candido. Signed by Cid Corman on his personal small bookplate to the half title page Poetry $35.00

29144 Corman, Cid "NY 1934". Longhouse, 2007 First edition Postcard poem. 4-1/4 x 5-1/2. Three color. In the Love Thy Poet More! series Poetry $10.00

3921 Corman, Cid "O/I". Elizabeth Press, 1974 Fine and bright wraps with crisp text throughout. Signed by the poet on his small personal bookplate Poetry $40.00

3923 Corman, Cid "Of Course". Origin, 1978 First edition 1/200 copies. Fine and bright wraps all around, quite attractive Poetry $18.00

6120 Corman, Cid "OF, Volume Three". Origin Press, 1998: exclusive. First edition SIGNED: Limited to less than 200 copies displaying its own appeal: soft cloth bound sewn wraps. Held in a sturdy cloth-covered slipcase. New. It opens as a book should when held in the hands. Text crisp and typography bright. We'll guess there is no book on earth like this one. It matches perfectly the first two volumes in the poet's opus as issued from Lapis Press (1990); also available from Longhouse. Likewise cover art by the late Sam Francis. Composition in Baskerville and all printed in Kyoto, Japan. The whole package weighs in at three pounds. Regarding Cid Corman: Volume Three "of" is one part of a yet unpublished five-volume single book of poems. It draws on all cultures and tells the human situation with a directness and immediacy. Each volume [Volume One, Volume Two and Volume Three] has 750 poems per volume. Beautifully produced. The author's life was dedicated to poetry - even as poetry is dedicated to life. Cid Corman's reputation as translator is well known in a dozen other languages and his work is in Special Collections at many key libraries in USA and in Canada. There are recordings and videos of his work and performance at Harvard University and the Library of Congress as well as elsewhere. Inquire about "of, Volume One and Two" which have been published together in one boxed edition. Signed by the poet, on his small personal bookplate (Plus shipping and handling of $15 - priority rate/insured) Poetry $250.00

35230 Corman, Cid "Of, Volumes One and Two". Lapis Press, 1990 First edition SIGNED: Two-volume boxed-set. 1506 pages. Twin volumes - An extremely attractive and unique feature of an ongoing testament of Cid's poetry. More than half uncollected before; bound in soft cloth spine with cover art by Sam Francis. Held in a sturdy cloth covered slipcase. Very close to fine and bright in like bright slipcase as issue. Wraps. Signed by the poet, each volume, on the poet's personal bookplate Poetry $350.00

271 Corman, Cid "Once and For All". Poems for William Bronk Elizabeth Press, 1975 First edition Near fine wraps with crisp text all around. One of 400 copies issued. Signed by the poet Poetry $75.00

15766 Corman, Cid "One Day". Granite Press (Slovenia), 2000 First edition One of 150 copies. Very fine and bright sewn wraps with crisp text throughout. Exquisite all around Poetry $13.95

17791 Corman, Cid "One Man's Moon". Poems by Basho and Other Japanese Poets Gnomon, 2003 First edition Versions by Cid Corman. Very fine and bright pictorial stiff wraps with excellent square spine and crisp text throughout. Highly attractive. Personal copy of the translator Cid Corman with his signature to a small book plate. A handsome compendium of Cid’s many best from many years. After a half-century of working his trade, Cid’s own poems and Japanese pals (Basho, Issa, Buson, Saigyo etc) are now meshed as one. While most Asian translators frame a studious reverence - maybe too much incense, maybe too much bowing? Cid gets together with old friends and makes whoopee. Poetry lush as life. Opening the window / a window full / of spring. —Santoka (1882-1940). Poetry $20.00

14204 Corman, Cid, editor "Origin". Fifth Series, Number One Origin, Fall 1983 Literary magazine Featuring George Evans plus work by Lorine Niedecker, David Miller, Charles Olson and Cid Corman. Very fine bright wraps with excellent spine and crisp text throughout Poetry / Literary magazine $18.00

14205 Corman, Cid, editor "Origin". Fifth Series, Number Two Origin, Literary magazine Featuring Roger LaPorte plus Cid Corman, Gael Turnbull, Italo Svevo. Fine bright wraps with excellent spine and crisp text throughtout. Another poet's neat signature and date to inside back cover which bothers none of the text Poetry / Literary magazine $18.00

14206 Corman, Cid, editor "Origin". Fifth Series, Number Three Origin, Spring 1984 Literary magazine Featuring M. J. Bender. Plus work by Franco Beltrametti, Clive Faust, August Kleinzahler. Guy Birchard. Fine bright wraps with strong spine and crisp text throughout. Another poet's neat signature and date to inside back cover which bothers none of the text Poetry / Literary magazine $18.00

14207 Corman, Cid, editor "Origin". Fifth Series, Number Four Origin, Fall 1984 Literary magazine Featuring Lyle Glazier plus "Azubah Nye"; Theodore Enslin, Cid Corman, George Evans, David Miller and others. Very fine bright wraps with excellent spine and crisp text throughout. Another poet's neat signature and date to inside back cover which bothers none of the text Poetry / Literary magazine $18.00

3938 Corman, Cid, editor "Origin". 4th Series. Issues 1-20 Origin Press, 1977 ---- First edition Complete run. Fine and bright wraps all around. Issues including works by Frank Samperi, William Bronk, Lorine Niedecker, Irving Layton, Cid Corman, Clive Faust, George Evans, Denis Goacher, Kusano Shimpei, Lyle Glazier, Jackson MacLow and others. 20 issues, (Domestic orders add $10.00 s/h; Foreign orders add $20.00 s/h) Poetry / Little magazine $250.00

3941 Corman, Cid, editor (Evans, George) "Origin #12". July 1980 Origin, 1980 First edition Featuring George Evans plus Cid Corman, Frank Samperi and Denis Goacher. Fine and bright wraps, quite attractive Poetry / Little magazine $8.95

3942 Corman, Cid, editor "Origin #13". October 1980 Origin, 1980 First edition Featuring Kusano Shimpei plus Lyle Glazier, Jackson MacLow and others. Fine and bright wraps all around, quite attrctive Poetry / Little magazine $8.95

3940 Corman, Cid, editor "Origin #5". October 1978 Origin, 1978 First edition SIGNED: Featuring Cid Corman plus Irving Layton, Clive Faust and others. Very fine and bright wraps all around. Signed by Cid Corman on his small, personal bookplate Poetry / Little magazine $40.00

14900 [Denis, Philippe] Corman, Cid, editor "Origin, Fourth Series "... If I Laugh At You". No. 10, January 1980 Origin, 1980 Literary magazine Fine and very bright stapled wraps with crisp text throughout. Highly attractive. Featuring Philippe Denis. Also includes the work by Carl Rakosi, Barbara Moraff, Frank Samperi, Andre du Bouchet Poetry / Literary magazine $8.95

14890 [Faust, Clive] Corman, Cid, editor "Origin, Fourth Series "Community of Individuals". No. 4, July 1978 Origin, 1978 Literary magazine Fine and very bright stapled wraps with crisp text throughout. Highly attractive. Featuring Clive Faust. Also includes the work by Samperi, Perlman, Corman and others Poetry / Literary magazine $8.95

14892 [Heller, Michael] Corman, Cid, editor "Origin, Fourth Series "Every Great Culture ...". No. 9, October 1979 Origin, 1979 Literary magazine Fine and very bright stapled wraps with crisp text throughout. Highly attractive. Featuring Michael Heller. Also includes the work by Faust, Samperi and Corman Poetry / Literary magazine $8.95

14891 [Karlins, Mark] Corman, Cid, editor "Origin, Fourth Series "From A Suicide ...". No. 6, January 1979 Origin, 1979 Literary magazine Fine and very bright stapled wraps with crisp text throughout. Highly attractive. Featuring Mark Karlins. Also includes the work by Samperi, Faust, Miller, Corman Poetry / Literary magazine $8.95

14896 [Pearson, Ted] Corman, Cid, editor "Origin, Fourth Series "I Am At ...". No. 19, April 1982 Origin, 1982 Literary magazine Fine and very bright stapled wraps with crisp text throughout. Highly attractive. Featuring Ted Pearson. Also includes the work by Craig Watson, M. J. Bender, Samperi, Corman Poetry / Literary magazine $8.95

14894 [Pornoff, Horrah] Corman, Cid, editor "Origin, Fourth Series "I Had Taken Your Letter...". No. 7, April 1979 Origin, 1979 Literary magazine Fine and very bright stapled wraps with crisp text throughout. Highly attractive. Featuring Horrah Pornoff. Also includes the work by Corman/Rimbaud, Samperi, David Miller Poetry / Literary magazine $8.95

14897 [Ott, Gil and Levy, John] Corman, Cid, editor "Origin, Fourth Series "In Gratitude". No. 20, July 1982 Origin, 1982 Literary magazine Fine and very bright stapled wraps with crisp text throughout. Highly attractive. Featuring Gil Ott and John Levy. Also includes the work by Samperi, Oppen, Glazier, Clive Faust Poetry / Literary magazine $8.95

14902 [Echavarria, Andy] Corman, Cid, editor "Origin, Fourth Series "It Is I Invented Him...". No. 14, January 1981 Origin, 1981 Literary magazine Fine and very bright stapled wraps with crisp text throughout. Highly attractive. Featuring Andy Echavarria. Also includes the work by Samperi, Goacher, Edward Dahlberg Poetry / Literary magazine $8.95

14904 [Evans, George] Corman, Cid, editor "Origin, Fourth Series "My Poems Usually ...". No. 12, July 1980 Origin, 1980 Literary magazine Fine and very bright stapled wraps with crisp text throughout. Highly attractive. Featuring George Evans. Also includes the work by Samperi, Corman, Goacher Poetry / Literary magazine $8.95

14901 [Schwerner, Armand] Corman, Cid, editor "Origin, Fourth Series "Not What Is It Words Do ...". No. 15, April 1981 Origin, 1981 Literary magazine Fine and very bright stapled wraps with crisp text throughout. Highly attractive. Featuring Armand Schwerner. Also includes the work by Samperi, Jane Robinett, David Miller, Gael Turnbull, Cid Corman Poetry / Literary magazine $8.95

14895 [Lindsay, Graham] Corman, Cid, editor "Origin, Fourth Series "See! Their Verses are Laid...". No. 17, October 1981 Origin, 1981 Literary magazine Fine and very bright stapled wraps with crisp text throughout. Highly attractive. Featuring Graham Lindsay. Also includes the work by George Johnston, Samperi, Moraff, Enslin/Pindar, Goacher, Corman Poetry / Literary magazine $8.95

14893 [Miller, David] Corman, Cid, editor "Origin, Fourth Series "The Dialectical Structure ...". No. 7, July 1979 Origin, 1979 Literary magazine Fine and very bright stapled wraps with crisp text throughout. Highly attractive. Featuring David Miller. Also includes the work by Corman and Samperi Poetry / Literary magazine $8.95

14889 [du Bouchet, Andre] Corman, Cid, editor "Origin, Fourth Series "The Old Peasant". No. 3, April 1978 Origin, 1978 Literary magazine Fine and very bright stapled wraps with crisp text throughout. Highly attractive. Featuring Andre du Bouchet. Also including the work by Turnbull, Samperi, Moraff, Corman and others Poetry / Literary magazine $8.95

14898 [McClelland, Bruce] Corman, Cid, editor "Origin, Fourth Series "To The Apprehension...". No. 18, January 1982 Origin, 1982 Literary magazine Fine and very bright stapled wraps with crisp text throughout. Highly attractive. Featuring Bruce McClelland. Also includes the work by Samperi, Corman, Brian McInerney Poetry / Literary magazine $8.95

14903 [Shimpei, Kusano] Corman, Cid, editor "Origin, Fourth Series "What Man Most ... Wants ...". No. 13, October 1980 Origin, 1980 Literary magazine Fine and very bright stapled wraps with crisp text throughout. Highly attractive. Featuring Kusano Shimpei. Also includes the work by Samperi, Glazier, MacLow, Corman Poetry / Literary magazine $8.95

1926 [Niedecker, Lorine] Corman, Cid, editor "Origin, Fourth Series No. 16". July 1981 Origin Press, 1981 First edition A memorial issue including poems by Lorine Niedecker and tributes. Fine copy published in wraps only--text crisp and unread Poetry $15.00

36442 [McClelland, Bruce] Cid Corman, editor "Origin, Fourth Series, 18, Featuring Bruce McClelland". Origin, No. 18, January 1982 Fine and bright stiff wraps with strong square spine and crisp bright text throughout. Poetry / Literary Magazine / Anthology $8.95

14257 Corman, Cid, editor "Origin, Fourth Series, No. 13". October 1980 Origin, 1980 Literary magazine Featuring Kusano Shimpei. Very fine and bright stapled wraps with crisp text throughout. Highly attractive Poetry / Literary magazine $8.95

46430 [Pearson, Ted] edited by Cid Corman "Originl 19, Fourth Series Featuring Ted Pearson, April 1982". Origin, 1982 First edition Also including the work of Cid Corman Frank Samperi. Fine and bright stiff wraps with strong spine and clean text throughout. Poetry $10.00

3925 Corman, Cid "Outline for a Future Tractatus of Poetry". Longhouse, 1995 Postcard Love Thy Poet #3 series. Postcard format, very fine all around Poetry $10.00

3931 [Corman, Cid] Bender, Jan, editor "Shadow Play #1". Landside Press, 1990 Literary magazine Featuring Cid Corman. Fine wraps with crisp text throughout. Literary magazine / Poetry $13.95

18465 Corman, Cid "Shhh. I'm Trying To". Longhouse, 2003 First edition Commemoration folio for the poet's visit back to the U.S. from Kyoto October 2003 to celebrate with many friends the 100th birthday of Lorine Niedecker on Wisconsin soil. Two poem folio Poetry $10.00

18144 Corman, Cid "Shhh. I'm Trying To". Longhouse, 2003 First edition A little birdhouse folder from Longhouse to celebrate the forthcoming visit back to the USA from Kyoto of Cid and Shizumi Corman, October 2003 as they celebrate (with many friends) the 100th birthday of Lorine Niedecker on Wisconsin soil. Folded two poem card Poetry $10.00

3932 [Sengai] [Corman, Cid, translator] "Singing Along with Sengai". Longhouse, 1997 First edition Folded card of six poems. New and bright all around Poetry $10.00

3933 Corman, Cid "So". Origin, 1978 First edition Dedicated to Louis Zukofksy. 1/200 copies. Near fine wraps and bright throughout. Quite scarce. Signed with the poet's own personal bookplate Poetry $75.00

22024 Corman, Cid "Sonne Fels Mench [Sun Rock Man]". Verlag Im Wald First edition, 2004 Translations in German by Rudiger Fischer. Cid's classic written in Matera, Italy, March 1956 - Kyoto, July 1962. Fine and very bright pictorial stiff wraps with excellent square spine and crisp text throughout. Poetry $8.95

19290 Corman, Cid "Sun Rock Man". New Directions, 1970 First edition Close to fine and bright stiff wraps with excellent square spine and crisp text throughout. Poetry $5.00

26155 Corman, Cid "Sun Rock Man". New Directions, 1970 First edition Near fine stiff wraps with strong square spine and crisp bright text throughout. Poetry $5.00

32984 Corman, Cid "Sun Rock Man". New Directions, 1970 First edition Close to fine and bright stiff wraps with strong square spine and crisp bright text throughout. Neat former owner's signature to opening flyleaf which bothers none of the text. Poetry $5.00

47679 Corman, Cid "Sun Rock Man". New Directions, 1970 First edition Fine and bright glossy pictorial stiff wraps with excellent square spine and crisp bright text throughout. Cid's masterpiece written in and from the Matera region of Italy. Poetry $10.00

25329 Corman, Cid "Surviving". Scott Watson Introduction by Scott Watson. Essays collected by Cid Corman. "Considerations of Art" "Communication & Art" "More Notes on Gelb" "Human Knowledge" "Notes on Art" "Notes on Poetry" "Problematics" "Notes on Theatre". Essays from Cid Corman uncollected from 1965. Fine stapled wraps in limited edition Poet / Essays $8.95

17560 Corman, Cid "Sweeping the Garden" and "I Want The Words". Longhouse, 2000 First edition Bookmark. Fine and bright. Limited Poetry $10.00

4073 Corman, Cid "Tabernacle". Origin Press, 1980 First edition SIGNED: Very fine bright wraps with crisp text throughout. Signed by the poet Poetry $25.00

20384 Corman, Cid "Tabernacle". Origin Press, 1980 First edition Fine bright wraps with crisp text throughout Poetry $8.95

28092 Corman, Cid / The American Poetry Review "The American Poetry Review". July August 2000 / Featuring Cid Corman July August 2000 New poems by Cid Corman plus an interview by Gregory Dunne. Plus James Tate, Barbara Guest's Modernism, Robert Kaufman and others. Fine and bright colored tabloid with cover photograph of Cid Corman on the cover. Folded once as issued Poetry / Literary Magazine / Anthology $5.95

12837 Corman, Cid "The Act of Poetry and Two Other Essays". Black Sparrow, Sparrow 44, May 1976 First edition Near fine stapled wraps but shelf rubbed Poet / Essays $6.95

51306 James, Henry / edited, with an introduction and new foreword by Leon Edel [Cid Corman association] "The American Essays of Henry James". Princeton Paperbacks, 1989 First edition Fine and bright glossy stiff wraps with excellent square strong and crisp bright text throughout. From the library of poet and editor Cid Corman and signed by Corman on the opening flyleaf. With his heavily annotated marginalia throughout Literature $20.00

15077 Corman, Cid "The Despairs". Cedar Hill, 2001 First edition New and very bright stiff wraps with excellent spine and crisp text throughout. With artwork by Alan Chong Lau. Deserved praise from Hayden Carruth and Denise Levertov Poetry $8.95

8769 Corman, Cid "The Faith of Poetry". Longhouse, Spring 1989 First edition Seven very fine 8 1/2 x 11 illustrated sheets of prose and poetry written by Cid Corman the 14th of January 1989. Includes a short published letter between Cid Corman and Bob Arnold within the text. Printed in 200 numbers, Spring 1989. Folded into a decorative letterpress envelope. Poetry / Prose $15.95

18886 Corman, Cid "The Famous Blue Aerogrammes". Longhouse, 2004 First edition 1 of 100 copies. New in wraps. Selected poems edited by Bob Arnold of Cid Corman's poems written on the outside of the poet's aerogrammes from Kyoto, Japan. A prime example of age-old mail-art. Introduction by Bob Arnold. Limited edition Poetry $15.95

19524 Corman, Cid, editor "The Gist of Origin". Grossman / Viking, 1975 First edition Very close to fine and bright in like dustjacket with crisp text throughout. Included amongst the nearly 300 anthologized pieces : Charles Olson's poems and letters to Vincent Ferini and Cid Corman, late poems of William Carlos Williams and Wallace Stevens and the early work of Snyder, Creeley, Bronk, Levertov, Blackburn, Layton, plus Zukofksy's essays on Shakespeare and his own A-13 and A-16; and translations by Ponge, Vallejo, DuBouchet, Char, Jaccottet and many others. This is some of the best work between 1951-1971 of the journals early years. Also signed by the editor and poet Cid Corman on his own personalized bookplate Poetry / Anthology $95.00

34079 Niedecker, Lorine / edited by Cid Corman "The Granite Pail, The Selected Poems of Lorine Niedecker". North Point, 1985 Near fine stiff wraps with strong spine and clean text throughout. Poetry $13.95

49508 Niedecker, Lorine / edited by Cid Corman "The Granite Pail, The Selected Poems of Lorine Niedecker". North Point Press, 1985 First edition SIGNED. The original publication from North Point Press, first edition, first printing. Close to fine and bright in like dustjacket with crisp bright text throughout. Softcover. Cid Corman's personal bookplate to on the full title page Poetry $50.00

16271 [Blanchot, Maurice] Corman, Cid, translator "The Instant of My Death". Longhouse, 2002 First edition Limited edition. accordion booklet. Translated by Cid Corman. Fine bright folded booklet with wrap around band Prose/Poet $10.00

29835 Corman, Cid / edited by Ce Rosenow and Bob Arnold "The Next One Thousand Years". The Selected Poems of Cid Corman Longhouse, 2008 First edition SALE! New. Fine and bright wraps. Announcing Cid Corman's : The Next One Thousand Years, selected poems edited by Ce Rosenow & Bob Arnold is ready from Longhouse now! Please have a look — cover image is enclosed here — and see if this beauty can fit into your teaching plans, as well as a title to interest friends, colleagues and your favorite bookstores. Ce plans to use this book as a feature text in her college classes. We'd love it if other readers & teachers took up the book as a companion. The selection has been culled from Cid's books large and small, those barely on a wisp of paper, to a magical draw from the yet unpublished OF volumes 4 & 5. His poetry and translations slip together into the selection, and there are appreciations by both editors. Publisher: Longhouse, Publishers & Booksellers Publication date: March 27, 2008 Book size: 5-1/2 x 8 1/2 Pages: 224 Binding: Perfect bound ISBN 978-1-929048-08-3 PoetryFirst edition $15.00

19294 [Cohen, Marcel] Corman, Cid, translator "The Peacock Emperor Moth". Burning Deck, 1995 First edition SIGNED: Translated by Cid Corman. Fine and bright stiff wraps with excellent square spine and crisp text throughout. This copy is the personal copy of the translator and poet Cid Corman with his small bookplate to inside cover, signed. Poetry $30.00

8770 [Cohen, Marcel] Corman, Cid, translator "The Peacock Emperor Moth". Longhouse, Spring 1992 First edition SIGNED: Fine 8 1/2 x 11 folded sheets, illustrated. 135 numbers printed by Bob and Susan Arnold at Longhouse through the 1992-1993 seasons. Very fine sheets folded into a decorative letterpress envelope and signed by the translator Cid Corman Poetry / Prose $30.00

912 Corman, Cid "The Practice of Poetry". Reconsiderations of Louis Zukofsky's A Test of Poetry Longhouse/Origin, 1998 First edition New and bright in stiff wraps with crisp text throughout, quite attractive. Essays / Poet $15.00

16833 Corman, Cid "The Practice of Poetry". Reconsiderations of Louis Zukofsky's A Test of Poetry Longhouse / Origin, 1998 First edition SIGNED: Very fine stiff wraps with crisp text throughout. Personal copy of Cid Corman's, with his own signed bookplate to the opening flyleaf. Rare Poetry $25.00

39349 Ponge, Francis / translated by Cid Corman "Things / Selected Writings". White Pine Press, 1986 First edition SIGNED. Fine and bright stiff wraps with strong spine and clean text throughout. Signed by the translator Cid Corman to his small personal bookplate on the title page Poetry $75.00

17582 [Tu Fu] Corman, Cid, translator "This Is It". Longhouse, 2003 First edition Folded accordion booklet with attractive wrap around band. Limited edition. New. Signed by Cid Corman Poetry $20.00

18466 Corman, Cid / Basho "Three Poems". Longhouse, 2001 First edition Folded small folio two poems by Basho and one by Cid Corman. One of 100. New Poetry $10.00

5465 Corman, Cid "Together". Longhouse, 1999 First edition Limited edition sewn wraps,. One of only 100 copies issued. Very fine and bright wraps with crisp text throughout Poetry $30.00

3936 Corman, Cid "Unless". Oirgin, 1975 First edition 1/300 copies. Original stitched wraps with paper label, printed in Kyoto, Japan. Fine and bright wraps all around, highly attractive Poetry $18.00

22457 Montale, Eugenio [Corman, Cid, translator] "[Untitled] "Bring me the sunflower to transplant". Longhouse, 2005 First edition Translated by Cid Corman. Love Thy Poet 31. Card. Fine and bright. Limited edition Poetry $10.00

17579 [Pilinszky, Janos] Corman, Cid, translator "Veil". Longhouse, 2003 Postcard Love Thy Poet 25 series. Postcard format, very fine all around Poetry $10.00

15680 Corman, Cid "Watermelon". Printed by Jerry Redden (Berkeley, CA), 2001, Tangram Press Limited edition 5 x 7 poem on decorative stock. Limited. With envelope. New and bright all around Poetry $18.00

16559 Corman, Cid "We Are Offspring Of". Longhouse Bookmark Very fine issued from Longhouse. One poem, decorative bookmark Poetry $10.00

18444 [Sappho] Corman, Cid, translator "Wee Ones". Longhouse, 2003 First edition Drawn out of Mary Barnard's Versions by Cid Corman. Fine folded booklet with wrap around band. Limited edition Poetry $10.00

29140 Rumi / Cid Corman, translator. "What can I do - friends?". Longhouse, 2007 First edition Golden speckled slip card. Three color. $7.95


WOODBURNERS WE RECOMMEND: 4 January 2004

 

CID CORMAN ~ The Great Embracer

 

This is to report that the poet Cid Corman and editor of Origin  is in a Kyoto hospital after being admitted around the new year with a heart attack and suffering from pneumonia. He has since struggled through a half-day long operation for his heart and is holding on. Chuck Sandy, a close personal friend of the family has been keeping all of us around the world in touch with Cid's progress and may be reached at: charnelsan@mac.com.  The other night I wrote out for Chuck many of the poems from Cid's new book NOW/NOW since I received the book the day of Cid's operation and wanted Chuck to have the poems with him as he traveled from his home, into Kyoto, the hospital, the waiting. Cid's poems have a way of waiting with you.

 

For review: the book of poems - NOW/NOW - and for added bonus Alan Lau's artwork, may be purchased from Don Wentworth's highly likable and valiant press The Lilliput Review: $3, though the richness of the poems are priceless. Add a dollar or so for Don's postage: 282 Main St., Pittsburgh, PA. 15201.

 

"Dear Chuck,

 

Friday night growing late and I'm a bit numb with your news. That Cid has made it through a very long operation struggle is proof enough for me. He wants us back. The 30% rate of recovery is medical and highly knowledgeable and it may be proven to be correct, but there is still time - luscious time - Cid and all of us in the making. As Cid knows well himself and it is in almost every one of his poems, that little corner of time can be all the difference.

 

What have I

to do with

 

you beyond

being with?

 

The first poem today in NOW/NOW. I later read all the book aloud to Susan and Carson as we changed drivers: I go as far as I can toward town on the dicey snow back roads and then Susan takes over a mile before town and I slip out Cid's book and read aloud for the next mile before we arrive at the post office just as I finish the reading. Not hurrying. Susan and Carson both have the same expression on their faces: waiting within some mystery, some questions. The no answer.

 

A COUPLE

 

She keeps coming home

to me - of all things - and I

remain home for her.

 

Love poems that begin to hurt. I can tell you quite honestly that we have taught one another how to write them.

 

Only one

direction

 

And we're the

way it goes.

 

~

 

I never

thought I'd live

 

this long. Is

it so long?

 

I have to tell you Chuck, with this book arriving today, it's as if Cid is talking to me from afar. It was written in August 2003. He knew what was coming, always what might be coming.

 

WHAT

ALL

 

Does any of this

make any sense to you? If

so - please cue me in.

 

Ever the common fellow, sloped shoulders, beret. Wickedly intelligent but not stuffy, never pompous as so many believed. Rather/direct. Eagle eyed as eye sight failed.

 

We are all

part of what's

 

going on

to have gone.

 

 

Thinking along with us/not for us. Big difference.

 

This:

 

THE

COUNSEL

 

 

Live with the living

Die with the dying

And there you are: here.

 

He's speaking to all of us. Speaking. Better than poems.

 

These two:

 

Death is nothing - the

hard part is life - just when you

think you have it all.

 

~

 

Death is like

nothing else

 

but - say - what

is life like.

 

As always, Cid is asking, listen closely

 

EXISTENCE

 

All you have

and all you

have to give.

 

Poetry boiled down to the coals. He wants us left with an eternal message and nothing fancy, nothing performed. For a change: not the poet but the poem.

 

What were you

expecting?

 

What more is

there than this?

 

Indeed!

 

NOW

NOW

 

How much

closer

 

can you

get yet?

 

You just have to love that coda bracing "yet?"

 

Life has a way of

getting to you

 

though why remains

a mystery still.

 

Imagine Chuck - each and every one of these poems, his latest in print, and as if talking to you right at this moment in Kyoto if you had the chance. If you don't, accept these. It's his words. What must be flowing and stammering and pushing inside his body and soul as we wait.

 

THE

MATCH

 

Taste breath feel

earth see sky

 

and stick a

round a while.

 

Bless this guy, this friend, is all I can say. See how much and feel he has given.

Cid would have been too much the stage act, the performer, the mystic to have written this book and then ended up on the ropes at the new year as if a two-bit drama. No sir. It's even better: all he had in him was life and more life and every poem is breath and meant to share, meant to continue. That it comes exactly right now (publisher Don Wentworth in a letter today to me reveals:

"Honestly, I'm unaware of his condition though, of course, I know his advanced age.") with this simple book is the best testimony to a natural act. A harmony with the pestering "Livingdying". If Cid does go, he goes within a full circle...all I'd wish is to have him for a second or two longer and say, "It's done, you did it, O lucky man." But a gaze from Cid to Shizumi and back would be best and accomplish the same.

That's most of the book Chuck...I really had to share the poems for you. It brings me closer to Cid, to you, Shizumi and that certain embrace. Looking at it all this way brings in both sides now."

~

Since I wrote this letter for Chuck, and as a on-spot review of Cid's new poems, there has been a false news report from Japan of Cid's death. I shared this news with a few close friends of Longhouse-Origin and then quickly updated folks: The report of Cid's death, indeed, premature. On phone with Ted Enslin, Ted's response, "What!?" and we both chuckled, relieved...as Cid would in no way wish his death to be known until he knows it himself! So we go on.

I share these poems as prayer, songs, bells to ring, companions on a walk...and they're perfect for it.

 

- Bob Arnold

 Woodburners Tribute to Cid Corman (June 30, 1924 ~ March 12, 2004)

 

 

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