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LETTER TO ROBINSON JEFFERS:
Big Sur Coast, Winter, 2005

By Joseph Stroud

In his magnificent long poem, Letter to Robinson Jeffers: Big Sur Coast, Winter, 2005, Joseph Stroud addresses Jeffers’s ghostly presence and finds relevance for our age in the poet’s philosophy, when “the Nightmare of the future as relentless as the surge of the sea is gathering around us”.

 
California poet Joseph Stroud is the author of six books of poetry, including the award-winning Of This World: New and Selected Poems. Other honors include a Pushcart Prize, the Witter Bynner Fellowship in Poetry from the Library of Congress, the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Lannan Lifetime Achievement Award in Literature. 
 
The book is letterpress printed in Wolpe Pegasus types by Jonathan Clark on Cragbourn, a rare vintage cylinder-mould paper made circa 1935 by Hurlbut Paper Mill in South Lee, MA (a paper favored by Bruce Rogers and other fine-press printers of the 1930s). A full-page photograph of Jeffers's Hawk Tower, taken by Clark in 1970, faces the opening page.

 
Hand-bound by the printer in decorative paper-covered boards with natural linen spine. The cover paper design is derived from a photographic image of the stones of Robinson Jeffers’s Hawk Tower. Book size 12.75"x10." The edition of thirty press-numbered copies, signed by Joseph Stroud, was published in January, 2024. Available at $275.

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