Item #992 Bitter Sweet Chocolate Meat. Faustino Caigoy.

Bitter Sweet Chocolate Meat

Los Angeles: Inner City Cultural Center, 1974. First Edition. Octavo. Near Fine with only minor loss to upper rear cover. Comb binding with brown illustrated card covers. 32 leaves each printed solely on recto. Fourteen ink drawings, each repeated twice. First appearance of each drawing is a full page, with title captioned in lower left corner; second appearance follows on next leaf with poem. 
Faustino Caigoy is a Filipino-American visual- and word-artist and was a noted muralist in Los Angeles during the early 1970s. "i don't write no nice poems, nows-a-days. i guess if i really force myself i could, but i cai n't, so's i goes-on writing about the ills, i guess before the doc comes and tells me what's wrong, i can goes-on the same way. the doc tells me that you have to have your b.a., 'fore you kin write good-stuffs. i guess in a way he's right, i guess. but i kin neba tell what is a b.a., i guess it means, sometin kills me to say, like "being-anglo", guess that's what it means. so the man keeps on holding me down . . . ."

Only 2 copies in OCLC (Emory and Cal State LA), and none appearing in commerce. Item #992

Price: $275.00

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