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Now Available: William Corbett’s Elegies for Michael Gizzi

By Harriet Staff

Good news for Michael Gizzi fans: Kat Ran Press has just published (in a regular, affordable edition) Elegies for Michael Gizzi, sixteen poems written by William Corbett that celebrate both his friend and friendship. The book looks beautiful, at 48 pages with four full-color drawings by Natalia Afentoulidou. You can view sample spreads here. “Corbett recalls the people, places, and events that make up a well-lived life, and the four peculiar and lovely drawings by Natalia Afentoulidou are the perfect companion to these poems, ensuring the feeling of a celebration—never a dirge.”

A fine press run by bookmaker Michael Russem, Kat Ran traffics in rarities. They’ve got one copy left of Haruki Murakami’s leather-bound Sleep, for instance (at $7,500), and can count clients that run from the Grolier Club to Hanging Loose Press to Brooklyn Academy of Music. They’ve been in operation since 1994; view all their titles here.

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Posted in Poetry News on Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 by Harriet Staff.