Kathmandu, Nepal: Bardo Matrix, 1975. Starstreams Poetry Series, no. 4. First edition. 8vo. Printed on handmade Lokta paper and bound with thread. Hand numbered copy 409/500. Very good. Item #ANT135
The Bardo Matrix Press was founded in Kathmandu in the early 1970s by original Velvet Underground drummer, artist, and poet Angus MacLise and poet, photographer, and publisher Ira Cohen. This book is number four in a series of poetry books made by Bardo Matrix. Includes photographs taken by Ira Cohen. Ira Cohen’s description of this publication was as follows: “The Subliminal Report included two photos printed in silver ink on white machine made paper, one a mylar portrait of Angus taken in New York, the other a stone garuda sinking into the ground in Dhoka Tole just in front of the Raj Photo Shop where the negatives were developed and first printed…There was a very special collaboration going on here between the artists and artisans, Nepalis and foreigners, which was mutually inspiring and gives the books their unique quality. The Subliminal Report was the first book to utilize Bhutanese silk paper as cover stock.”.