Elixir / Lewis Warsh.

Warsh, Lewis [Browse]
First edition, First printing, 2022.
  • Brooklyn, New York : Ugly Duckling Presse, 2022.
  • Berkeley, California : SPD/Small Press Distribution ; Newcastle upon Tyne : Inpress Books.
  • Elmwood Park, New Jersey : G & H Soho.
  • ©2022
130 pages ; 21 cm


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Library of Congress genre(s)
Rare books genre
Biographical/​Historical note
"Lewis Warsh (1944-2020) was a key poet of the second generation New York School and--as a teacher, poet, mentor, and publisher of Angel Hair and United Artists Books--a significant figure in New York poetry communities for over 50 years. He authored over thirty volumes of poetry, fiction and autobiography, including Out of the Question: Selected Poems 1963-2003 (Station Hill Press), One Foot Out the Door: Collected Stories, A Place in the Sun (both from Spuyten Duyvil) and Inseparable: Poems 1995-2005 (Granary Books). With Ugly Duckling Presse, he published Alien Abduction and the chapbook Flight Test; his final book, Elixir, is forthcoming from UDP in 2022. He received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council of the Arts, The Poet's Foundation and The Fund for Poetry. Mimeo Mimeo #7 was devoted to his poetry, fiction and collages, and to a bibliography of his work as a writer and publisher. He taught at Naropa University, The Poetry Project, Bowery Poetry, SUNY Albany and Long Island University (Brooklyn), where he was director of the MFA program in creative writing from 2007-2013. He lived in Manhattan and in Western Massachusetts."--Publisher.
Summary note
"Animated by a poignant blend of humor, pathos, joie de vivre, and nostalgia, Elixir is an extended meditation on everyday life and the passage of time. Fragments of narrative, overheard dialogue, song lyrics, and slant memoir surface and recede throughout. Examining the inseparable entanglement of the quotidian and the profound with wit and candor, these poems are personal, direct, and elusive at the same time."-- Publisher.
"Cover artwork: Lewis Warsh, La Disparitum #2, 2009, collage on board, 15 x 20 inches. Cover design by Max Warsh. Book design and typesetting by Jada Gordon and goodutopian. The type is Bell MT. Printed and bound at G & H Soho. Covers printed offset at Prestige Printing and letterpress at Ugly Duckling Presse."--Colophon
  • Night sky
  • Stowaway pantheon
  • Old flame
  • Almost nothing
  • Grand Hotel
  • On Johnson Road
  • Last judgement
  • Here we are
  • Au gratin
  • Agency of the letter
  • Anything you say
  • Shelter Island
  • State of grace
  • Intermezzo
  • Not guilty
  • Silence of the yams
  • No tomorrow
  • Show of hands
  • New pants
  • As a teenager
  • On the Western front
  • Hall of mirrors
  • Second Chance
  • The open air theater moves indoors
  • To the lighthouse
  • Blue Moon
  • Intermission
  • Noblesse oblige
  • ln spite of everything
  • Steve's
  • Silent movie
  • Rapid response
  • One drink minimum
  • Don't tell anyone
  • Weak in the knees
  • Not far
  • Someone I Know
  • Single occupancy
  • Night insects in the trees
  • Life of the party
  • Elixir
  • First Communion.
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United States New York Brooklyn.
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