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Thursday, July 07, 2005

jwcurry

I spent the greater part of last evening at Room 302 Books with the poet, jwcurry, going over some of his partial bp Nichol collection and amassment of artwork and various forms of rubber stamps. Very cool. Overwhelmed by the night's experience and visit, I made my way home around 1:45am with some poetry in tow:
#366, #367 1 cent series (June 2005); bill bissett's howard xperiences (24 April 1990); LET/LITERATURE LANGUAGE (English translation) by Arthur Cravan (May 1987); Curry's Trundling Into a Present (April 2002); Industrial Sabotage #36; John Riddell's Transitions (1980); bp Nichol's Konfessions of an Elizabethan Fan Dancer (1st Canadian ed., 1973); and bp's Grease Ball Comics 2nd Issue featuring Milt the Morph as Lonely Fred.


Here jwcurry shows me an early prototype of his rubber stamp for W.A.S.T.E. compared to the current version. He tells me that this is used for any correspondance which he personally delivers (anywhere, that is, he happens to be at the time). W.A.S.T.E is derived from Thomas Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49 ("We Await Silent Trystero's Empire"). Note the muted horn cancellation on stamp.


Here is a smattering of examples from one of jwcurry's amazing handcut rubber-stamp trays. Wow!

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

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sorry dude, you ain't seen nuthin' yet...

(hate to be the one to break it to ya...

BUT

in this country, they just don't get better than that thar curry feller.

-- volker nix

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Wednesday, September 21, 2005 6:16:00 PM  
Blogger John W. MacDonald said...

Thanks for your comment Volker Nix. Hope you like the new pics and notes on curry's reading performed 24 Sept, 2005.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 12:49:00 PM  

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