Sonnets (1980) by Tom Weigel.
The cover of Sonnets was drawn by poet Rochelle Kraut. It is a handmade 8x10 stapled and offset printed black and white edition that was printed at The Museum of Modern Art, New York by their in-house offset printing press in an edition of 250. It contains 24 sonnets by Tom Weigel. A photo of the poet, by Monica Weigel was taken on the rooftop of 437 East 12th Street, NYC in 1980 and is on the last page, along with the credits. The book was dedicated to Jenny (Salmon). Rochelle’s beautiful cover designs can be seen on many mimeograph small press books of East Village Poets in the 70s and 80s (often each cover was hand colored). She and her husband Bob Rosenthal - both poets - produced Frontward Books publishing Ted Berrigan and Alice Notley among others.
Original Price: $4.00 (out of print).
Tom Weigel artist, poet and playwright lived on NYC's lower east side during the 1970s and 80s and is recognized as a member of the 3rd generation of New York School Poets. He was an active participant at the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church in the 1970’s and 1980’s. His numerous reading venues have included the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church; Ear Inn (NYC), The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Belgrade Museum of Art in the former Yugoslavia and on WBAI radio in New York. He edited Tangerine Magazine from 1981-1986 publishing many poets including Ted Berrigan; Anne Waldman and Alan Ginsberg. He was the publisher of Andrea Doria Books and produced an array of small press chapbooks - some mimeographed at the Poetry Project. His own work can be seen in over 150 different poetry magazines including The Paris Review; The World, Telephone Books; Mag City; Fell Swoop; Unarmed; Big Hammer and One Time Press. In 2003 he ran a poetry reading series in New London, CT and hosted it for over 8 years while producing another magazine called BURP. In 2005 he wrote The Jackie Curtis Story.