Incidentals in the Day World

Alice Notley

Angel Hair Books, New York, 1973. First Edition. Side-stapled softcover. Unpaginated, 8.5 x 11 inches

Near Fine. Moderate age toning to edges, mostly to the back cover.

Alice Notley writes, "Something red. Wearing a red scarf, meeting Philip Guston, then telling him in the letter I remembered wearing it meeting him, the letter asking for a cover for Incidentals. I wasn't married or pregnant when I wore it; then I was, and gave birth to Anselm, and became able to write from the dark, magic place. So the poems in Incidentals are thick and alienly accomplished, composed in Chicago and London." (The Angel Hair Anthology, p. 591). One of 500 copies, with cover art by Philip Guston.