LRL e-editions is thrilled to bring Beverly Dahlen’s first three books back to print in a single volume: Out of the Third (Momo’s Press, 1974), A Letter at Easter: To George Stanley (Effie’s Press, 1976), and The Egyptian Poems (Hipparchia Press, 1983). Also included are Robert Duncan’s afterword to the Hipparchia edition, as well as a new interview with Dahlen about her early work. With these long out-of-print publications newly accessible, readers can mine the formative explorations that open onto Dahlen’s life work, A Reading. According to Duncan in his afterword: “The creative field addressed, worked, and kept at work in Out of the Third, A Letter at Easter, and the present set of Egyptian poems sets into motion resonant elements in my own poetic consciousness so that I hear new harmonics. She has deepened my apprehension of the oracular voice in Poetry…”
FROM NOW ON, ALL PROFITS FROM THE SALE OF PRINT-ON-DEMAND BOOKS IN THIS SERIES WILL BE DONATED TO A DIFFERENT SMALL PRESS EACH YEAR. First up: Chax Press. So, any purchase of a print-on-demand title from this series during 2011-2012 will have the added benefit of helping to support the efforts of Chax!