Portrait of Dorn by Tom Clark
by Ed Dorn
cover illustration by David Hockney
Letterpress in two colors by Graham Mackintosh
First edition 1981
128 pages, 4½" x 6"
Out of Print
About the Book
This is a small book but by no means a slight one. In it Dorn trains his sensibility upon American culture with beautiful ferocity . . . quick, aphoristic shards of thought . . . analytic, witty, curt, precise, and complex . . . a modern Francis Bacon. Reading these poems provokes both laughter and anger — and it is a mark of Dorn's greatness that the two can reinforce each other with such intensity.
— Kathryn Shevelow
cover art also by David Hockney