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charles bukowski • poem for dante • letterpress broadside • artwork by christoph mueller

Charles Bukowski — poem for Dante
Charles Bukowski - poem for Dante - Tangerine Press
  • Two editions: 150 numbered & 26 lettered copies

Ahead of the latest and final Charles Bukowski collection Storm for the Living and the Dead in 2017, Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins, generously allowed Tangerine Press to publish the long lost 'poem for Dante'.

The 'poem for Dante' broadside is letterpress printed on a 1948 Auto-Vic Art Platen onto 280gsm Somerset Velvet Newsprint paper.

Christoph Mueller’s specially commissioned artwork is Indigo printed in two colours onto 270gsm Mohawk Superfine paper.

With thanks to Linda Lee Bukowski, Abel Debritto and all at Ecco for making this project possible.

Acknowledgement is due to Peter Finch’s Second Aeon magazine, who first published the poem in 1971.

AVAILABLE IN TWO EDITIONS:

150 Numbered £25

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26 Lettered/signed £95

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150 numbered/artwork copies

£25 plus shipping

The 'poem for Dante' broadside is letterpress printed on a 1948 Auto-Vic Art Platen onto 280gsm Somerset Velvet Newsprint paper.

Christoph Mueller’s specially commissioned artwork is Indigo printed in two colours onto 270gsm Mohawk Superfine paper.

Numbered copies of the broadside are housed in an acid-free vellum white custom envelope, with (unsigned) artwork by Herr Mueller. The envelope itself is embossed in gold.

LAST COPIES

26 Lettered/signed/portfolio copies

£95 plus shipping

The 'poem for Dante' broadside is letterpress printed on a 1948 Auto-Vic Art Platen onto 280gsm Somerset Velvet Newsprint paper.

Christoph Mueller’s specially commissioned artwork is Indigo printed in two colours onto 270gsm Mohawk Superfine paper.

Hardcover portfolio with two facing pockets containing the letterpress printed broadside and specially commissioned, signed artwork by Christoph Mueller.

The portfolio itself is quarterbound with a Japanese silk spine and hand marbled paper covered boards; Fabriano Tiziano paper covered pockets.

NB marbled papers are different for each copy and just a few examples are shown here.

This edition is signed by the artist Christoph Mueller.

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Charles Bukowski (1920-94) was a prolific underground writer who used his poetry and prose to depict the depravity of urban life and the downtrodden in American society. A cult hero, Bukowski relied on experience, emotion, and imagination in his work, using direct language and violent and sexual imagery. While some critics found his style offensive, others claimed that Bukowski satirized the machismo attitude through his routine use of sex, alcohol abuse, and violence. “Without trying to make himself look good, much less heroic, Bukowski writes with a nothing-to-lose truthfulness which sets him apart from most other ‘autobiographical’ novelists and poets,” commented Stephen Kessler in the San Francisco Review of Books, adding: “Firmly in the American tradition of the maverick, Bukowski writes with no apologies from the frayed edge of society.” Michael Lally in Village Voice maintained that “Bukowski is…a phenomenon. He has established himself as a writer with a consistent and insistent style based on what he projects as his ‘personality,’ the result of hard, intense living.”

Living in The Netherlands for the first seven years of his life, Christoph Mueller spent most of his time fantasising about cowboys and indians, stagecoach robberies and outlaws. A dysfunctional home fuelled his escapes into worlds of adventure which were acted out extensively on paper. At age seven he witnessed his parents’ separation and underwent a subsequent relocation to Germany — a country he would never feel quite at home in. Herr Mueller has created countless CD covers, concert posters, logos, and shirt designs for the American and European alternative roots music scene. His comics have been published in America and Europe; his debut graphic novel The Mighty Millborough was published in France in 2013. He is a contributing editor at Mineshaft magazine, is an avid student of history and delights in playing with miniature soldiers while listening to classical music.

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