Friday, May 19, 2017
Robert Lax | A-ble Char-lie Bak-er Dance
A-ble Char-lie Bak-er Dance
East Markham, UK: Tarasque Press, 1971
 pp., saddle-stapled
Edition of 250
A poem consisting of only four words, broken into different syllables. Three of the four are the first words from the Joint Army/Navy Phonetic Alphabet designed for radio transmission during World War II (A for Able, B for Baker and C for Charlie). This alphabet uses D for Dog, which Lax has replaced with Dance.
The book features drawings and design by Emil Antonucci - best known for his 'soft-modernist' logo for The Four Seasons - whose collaboration with Lax lasted over twenty-five years.
Available here, for $300.00 US.
Labels: concrete poetry