Unfolded Dust Jacket - Emmett Williams. Sweethearts
Something Else Press
Emmett Williams. Sweethearts [Dust Jacket], 1968
Book dust jacket, uncreased. Offset on paper
Marcel Duchamp's "Fluttering Hearts" is used for the cover design.
8 x 18 3/4 in.
Condition is excellent. Never creased.
A founding member of Fluxus and the concrete poetry movement, Emmett Williams (1925-2007) made several performances and poems that stand today as defining gems of those genres. Among them is the book-length concrete poem "Sweethearts," first published by Something Else Press (where Williams was editor in chief) in 1968, and back in print for the first time, still sporting its classic cover by Marcel Duchamp. "Sweethearts" is an anagrammatic erotic encounter between a "he" and a "she," whose entire vocabulary is derived from the word "sweethearts."