Ghost Nature [inscribed & signed]. Stephen Ronan.

Ghost Nature [inscribed & signed]

Berkeley: Ammunition Press, 1999. Pamphlet. [28p] 5.5x8.5 inches, illustrated with two woodcuts, personal inscription signed by the poet on the title page, very good first edition chapbook in nicely-designed stapled pictorial wraps.

A collection of poems based on observing TV nature programs (call it "Wild Kingdom poetry"!) but Ronan makes a case for his couch-potato approach in a page-long afterword: "In some instances the very activities of the animals shown were staged for the cameras. The intention then was not only to reflect the dramatized glimpses of nature afforded by the 'ghostly' [heavily-edited] processes of film and broadcast media, but also to comment on the scientistic notion of 'preserving' flora and fauna by increasingly artificial means" &c &c.

Cat.No: 173298

Price: $15.00