Cristina's World: Im(media)cy Poemworks

Gerard Malanga


New York: Poetry on Films Inc., 1970. First Edition. Side-stapled softcover with photo illustrated wraps. 62pp., 8.5 x 11 inches

Near Fine. Minimal edgewear, mild rubbing and toning due to age. A well-preserved copy of this delicate volume.

Poems by Gerard Malanga, written in the company of an otherwise inconspicuous Cristina Miller, the poet's apparent love interest. 53 of the 61 poems included were composed on a single day, May 10, 1970, in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, near the home of painter Andrew Wyeth. The remaining eight are dated over the following two days as Malanga returned to New York.

Features a photograph of Cristina by Malanga on the front cover, and images of Cristina and Malanga by John Wieners at the rear. With pink and blue tissue endpapers. One of 474 trade copies in an overall first edition of 500.