From Orphic Songs
Oberlin, OH: Pocket Pal Press, 1977.
First printing. (20) pp., 7 x 8.5 inches. Stapled into printed card covers. Jean Duval Chapbook Series no. 2. Book design & layout by Jean Kondo Weigl; cover by Judy Garlan.
Slight fading and faint spotting to edges of wrappers, and one mild corner bump, otherwise very good. Item #4530
The surprisingly scarce fourth book by Lux.
After his translations, Lux quotes from the introduction to I. L. Salomon’s 1968 book of versions:
DINO CAMPANA (1885–1932), the poet of Orphic Songs (Canti Orfici) was the wild man of Italian poetry in 1914 on the eve of the Great War. He is as important to 20th century poetry as, say, Lorca, or Mayakovsky. His poems and prose poems are unique. They read as if they were thrown into the wind in an ecstasy of violence. They reflect the disintegration of a man.