33. Go Your Stations, Girl by Carl Martin.
Go Your Stations, Girl by Carl Martin, a collection of 39 poems, with a preface and a frontispiece photograph of the author by Andrew Hoyem, 1991.
Carl Martin, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was unknown when he submitted an unsolicited manuscript to the Arion Press. We recognized Martin's exceptional talent and published his first collection of poems. Gilbert Sorrentino, the Stanford University novelist and critic, has written of Carl Martin: "He is possessed of poetic genius. The things he can do with language, a medium which he clearly loves and thoroughly distrusts, are astonishing." The poet and critic John Hollander of Yale University writes: "Carl Martin's poetry is highly unusual. I find his originality of diction to be most impressive and his revision of surrealist agendas to be most imaginatively compelling." The poet John Ashbery wrote, "Carl Martin's poetry bears the same relation to contemporary writing that Conlon Nancarrow's player piano studies do to traditional piano music. In other words, it's unlike anything you've ever read and will take you to places you never knew existed."
Format: 9-1/4 by 6-1/4 inches, 104 pages. The types are Monotype Suburban French and handset Ariston script. The paper is grey Basingwerk. The octavo volume is bound in grey cloth for the spine and corners, with decorative paper sides and label. Signed by the author. Edition of 250 copies, $75.00. Available.
Trade edition format: same as limited hardcover, same printing and paper, unsigned. Soft-bound in grey wrappers. $17.50. Available.