Item #6285 poem:  [Ira Cohen]. Tsuji Setsuko.
poem: [Ira Cohen]

poem: [Ira Cohen]

Japan: Editions O, 1989. Signed by artist on title page. Includes tipped in bookmark. Offset printed in wraps. 37pp. 5 3⁄4 x 6 1⁄2 in. Near fine. Housed in original mailing envelope sent from the artist to Ira Cohen. Item #6285

Rare photobook by Tsuji Setsuko, primarily known for his beat poetry - this copy sent to poet and publisher Ira Cohen.

Setsuko made work from the 1950s until his death in 1993, worked in publishing; he was an avant-garde photographer who presented his images as visual poetry. This work was an extension of concrete poetry practiced by Japanese contemporaries within his circle such as Kitasono Katue, whose “Plastic Poetry” was the most well-known of the group, and a main contributor to VOU, a little magazine for experimental and visual poetry.


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