© 2013

16 Poems for Philip Guston

by Clark Coolidge

Written in 1974 in response to a solo exhibition of Guston’s paintings at the Boston University Art Gallery, the poems in this book are a testament to Clark Coolidge and Guston’s friendship and artistic rapport. They also read as an annex of sorts to the prolific collaboration between Coolidge and Guston that resulted in a suite of 43 poem-picture drawings in the same period. The poems are published here for the first time in book form alongside full-color reproductions of the paintings, with a critical afterword by Rachael Guynn Wilson.

This book is co-published by Container Corps and The Organism for Poetic Research, a critical-poetic platform for making and studying things in the orbit of poetry.

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48 pages | 8 x 8 inches | Edition of 500 | 16 tipped-in color plates | Case bound | $40 | Add to cart