The Map of Dusk
New York: SZ/Press, 1984.
First printing. 50 pp., 6 x 8 inches. Perfect-bound in printed wrappers. Introduction by Ira Cohen. Illustrated in black-and-white throughout. A lovely copy, essentially as new, inscribed. Item #4037
A posthumously published collection of prose poems and calligraphy by the legendary musician, writer, visual artist, and publisher MacLise, associate of LaMonte Young, Jack Smith, George Brecht, and so many others, first drummer for the Velvet Underground. This, the “first copy,” is inscribed by Ira Cohen, author of the introduction, to Julian Beck and Judith Malina of the Living Theater, “Bringers of light.” (Cohen’s film Paradise Now: The Living Theater in Amerika documented their 1968 tour, and they remained close friends the rest of their lives.).