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CHRISTMAS GREETINGS AND OTHER EPHEMERA FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE POET ERNEST KROLL: 6 Christmas Cards with poems by Pauker (4 printed by Pipers Press); inscribed Julliard Concert Brochure; items tracing the genesis of Pauker's poem "The Poet in Washington.

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS AND OTHER EPHEMERA FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE POET ERNEST KROLL: 6 Christmas Cards with poems by Pauker (4 printed by Pipers Press); inscribed Julliard Concert Brochure; items tracing the genesis of Pauker's poem "The Poet in Washington.

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CHRISTMAS GREETINGS AND OTHER EPHEMERA FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE POET ERNEST KROLL: 6 Christmas Cards with poems by Pauker (4 printed by Pipers Press); inscribed Julliard Concert Brochure; items tracing the genesis of Pauker's poem "The Poet in Washington. - 1953

by Pauker, John

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[No-place: Pipers Press, et al., 1953 - 1969. First edition. This small gathering from the collection of Washington poet Ernest Kroll includes four holiday greetings printed by Doris & Harry Hoehns' Pipers Press: "ANTIPHONAL: The Cross Town Omnibus" (1953), 13 x 6.5" peach-colored leaf with "Season Greetings/ John & Gini Pauker" on verso (evidently in then-wife Virginia's hand). "CHRISTMAS SIMILES" (1961), 10.875 x 7.75" pale-peach leaf, printed name only (no signature). "A POETRY OF OUR TIME" (1962), 11 x 7.75" pale-orange leaf SIGNED "Greetings - Pauker" on verso. "GENTLE POEM" (1963), 5 x 7.25" yellow leaf SIGNED "Greetings - Pauker." All 4 printed in black and brick-red. Creases where previously folded to fit in mailing envelopes though none present. "LATER POEM" (1967) postcard SIGNED by Pauker. "FLORID POEM" (1968) on "Fun House" letterhead, not signed. 1954 JULLIARD CONCERT BROCHURE with Pauker's English translations from the German translations by Otto Erich Hartleben of Albert Giraud's "Pierrot Lunaire" (original in French). Eight pages, stapled. INSCRIBED ON FRONT COVER, "Dear Peg, Ernie - Translated from French into German into English. Will you undertake to put it back into French? Best, John Pauker 4/20/54." "ILL POEM" (December 1969), 2 pages, mimeographed, presumably issued as Christmas greeting to his friends: first page with the 4-line poem dated "(December 12, 1969)" preceded by his 4-paragraph prologue recounting the experience stemming from a Dec. 3, 1969, letter from the Chairman of The National Endowment for the Arts that led to the writing of the poem; second page is copy of Dec. 7, 1969, letter on Folger Shakespeare Library letterhead inviting him to participate in the 1970 inaugural season of the Folger Poetry Series. He did not. Both pages with creases from folding for mailing. Also includes (purchased separately for inclusion) 9 x 14" Folger Evening Poetry Series 1977/78 Broadside with a slightly different version of his "Ill Poem" titled "THE POET IN WASHINGTON" (fine condition).
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  • Title CHRISTMAS GREETINGS AND OTHER EPHEMERA FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE POET ERNEST KROLL: 6 Christmas Cards with poems by Pauker (4 printed by Pipers Press); inscribed Julliard Concert Brochure; items tracing the genesis of Pauker's poem "The Poet in Washington.
  • Author Pauker, John
  • Publisher Pipers Press, et al., [No-place
  • Date 1953 - 1969
  • Bookseller's Inventory # 56198

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