CAMINANTE: A NARROW ROAD INTO THE FAR SOUTH: 131 Octaves.
Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.
Berkeley, CA: Creative Arts Book Co., (2002.). SIGNED first edition - INSCRIBED on the first page - "for .... in admiration of your courage and good sense" and dated in the year of publication. From the cover: "Written during Simon's nine-month sojourn through Latin America in the mid-nineties, each of its 131 octaves is a jewel in its own right, a moment and idea that resonates with distinctive tones. But each octave follows from the one before, and leads to the one after, and each is accompanied by a brief comentario that compliments it with history and local gossip. Though Simon writes primarily in English, his language embraces the unusual rhythms and nuances of a bilingual mind. John Oliver Simon is the author of numerous books of poetry in English and Spanish" Cover praise from Gary Snyder, Juan Felipe Herrera and others. 131 pp. ISBN: 0-887393993.
Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (remainder line.)