“Every poem within these volumes, as in the ones that came before, is a portal into a realm of culture, philosophy, beauty and knowledge, and is therefore best read as an open invitation to think things through with the poem in mind, while tracing the works of music, art or literature alluded to in it."
“Prose pieces on the ‘similarities & distinctions between art in paint by Clyfford Still, & art in language by Charles Olson. The vertical in both is a matter of digging & penetration, not only into the matter of the work, but that of the self.’”
This edition is limited to 50 copies handbound in Japanese green silk over boards by Eric Drzewanowski in Portland, Maine, with letterpress title plates typecast and printed by Mark Matteau at Dunstan Press in Scarborough, Maine. The limited edition also includes two compact discs of the recorded conversation.
"A whole lost America emerges in this book, as it does in This Time. It is in writing like this—like Kerouac's or Olson's, or Williams' Paterson—that we will go to re-possess ourselves of what we've allowed to be taken so shamelessly from us..."
A long poem printed on letterpress and handbound in Nova Scotia by Rhonda Miller. An exquisite portrayal of one's life with another, masterfully crafted by emerging poet, James Day Leavitt.
Single poem on Crane Lettra typecast and printed on letterpress by Mark Matteau at Dunstan Press in Scarborough, ME. Limited to 26 signed and lettered copies.
Hand-bound in Japanese book cloth by Rhonda Miller in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Printed by Cardinal Printing of Denmark, ME. Designed by Geoff Gronlund. This edition is limited to 30 copies, four of which are not for sale and 26 are signed by the author and lettered A-Z.
“Good to know that Gibbons and Nine Point Publishing have created a third volume to form a Trilogy, along with This Time and Traveling Companion. I go with him on Goya, Goya, Goya, and like the way his voice comes across naturally at the same moment perceiving. I don’t know much else in English like it. The books are finely done, too.”
“This 120’00" book is an amazing taste ... Through the space and time opened in this book, we have the privilege of being with Cage, and D. T. Suzuki, and Larry Fader, sitting in New York a few decades back ... in this delightful and profound ... little conversation, I feel I am having a really proper meeting with him [John Cage]. I welcome the experience, and joyfully recommend it to everyone."
"I invite you to allow this remarkable Hiroshima Suite—which he seems to have heard all at once in one non-linear audition—to intone for you until, within the “transluminous horror” of August 6, 1945, we are never not whole again but are, at the same time, in Robert Frost’s phrase, “beyond confusion.” "
“This Time, Robert Gibbons’ tour de force, showcases the talents of this artist. Ear for language, eye for detail, ability to touch both intellect and emotion at the same time distinguishes his work."
Twenty prose poems printed on the occasion of a reading Gibbons gave with Richard Hoffman in Salem, MA on May 14, 2011. Stapled wrappers, printed by Cardinal Printing in Denmark, ME and limited to 50 copies, 26 are signed and lettered.
Single poem on Crane Lettra, folded, typecast and printed on letterpress by Mark Matteau at Dunstan Press, Scarborough, ME. Limited to 26 signed and lettered copies
Single poem laid in to Erikson's book, Water. Typecast and printed on letterpress by Mark Matteau at Dunstan Press in Scarborough, ME. Limited to 26 lettered copies.