Champaign, Illinois: printed at the Finial Press ... in the last week of the 199th year of the Republic, [1976]. Edition limited to 50 numbered copies (this, no. 44) signed by Solt; small folio, consisting of 10 unbound leaves in a plain green paper wrapper; fine copy. From the library of Kim Merker. In this copy the erratum at the bottom of the second leaf has been augmented in ink by the printer, Alvin Doyle Moore: "& for chemestry read chemistry / ADM July 18, 1976." "A code poem derived from the universal language of signs and symbols used from primitive times to the present day" (p. 3). "Printed on Rives Heavy from Spectrum types hand set by Susan Solt using linecuts made from drawings by Sheryl Nelson to the design of the author." Wikipedia notes that Mary Ellen Solt, née Bottom (1920-2007) was an American concrete poet, essayist, translator, editor, and professor. Her work was most notably poems in the shape of flowers such as "Forsythia", "Lilac", and "Geranium". They were collected in Flowers in Concrete (1966). In 1968 Solt edited the groundbreaking and historically significant anthology Concrete Poetry: A World View, which the New York Times wrote was "considered one of the major anthologies of the form." In Concrete Poetry : A World View, she collected, translated, introduced, and contextualized the global movement of concrete poetry that emerged in the 1950s and 1960s: the first international literary movement. Item #61716

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