Item #2255 Street Spiels. Julia Vinograd.
Street Spiels

Street Spiels

n.p. Earthsign Press, n.d. but ca. late 1970s. First Edition.

Octavo (8 1/4 x 5 3/8 inches; 210 x 135 mm), [36] pages, in stapled, photo-illustrated wrappers.

BOLDLY SIGNED by Julia Vinograd on the front free end paper. A collection of poems by the Berkeley street poet (1943-2018). Many of the verses are extremely short: "Everybody / is an oppressed minority." (What It All Comes Down To), while there are longer meditations on life, such as "I Remember When I Was Human."

"In approximately 50 poetry books — one titled 'Eye Contact Is a Confession' — Vinograd channeled her thoughts and observations into verse. Or as she put it in a July 2017 profile on the Quirky Berkeley website:  'Poems walked by and I wrote them.'” (Online obituary from the East Bay Times.)

OCLC shows only a handful of institutional holdings: Berkeley, California State Long Beach, Fuller Theological, Yale, and Harvard. SCARCE.

CONDITION: Light wear and sunning to wrapper extremities. Internally, clean and unmarked. Very Good or better. Item #2255

Price: $75.00

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