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Poet For Sale

daevid allen

perfect bound pocket paperback on high quality paper

The first collection of daevid's performance poetry and poems to be published since 1962! 148 pages, 59 poems, dozens of photos and illustrations chosen or drawn by daevid. Alarmingly original. Magnificently dubious taste. Performed in concerts with Gong, Planetgong, University of Errors, Magick Brothers, Invisible Opera Company, Brainville, accoustic Duo and Solo shows and poetry readings worldwide. A funloving playful eye catching, word-art romp with every available human feeling. Real, honest and vulnerable. The full quid! But equally: brash, tender, immodest, compassionate, provocative, hilarious, abusive, loving, arrogant, satirical, ugly, beautiful, uncompromisingly direct.

"just to letcha know the book arrived today, hooray. It's wonderful, well worth humping elephants up mountains… how's ya hernia?!" - Rob (Australia)

"Thank you so much for the wonderful daevid book! You all did not disappoint me once since 1992." - Riccardo (Italy)

"Have now received 'The Book' and the struggle with the elephant was well worthwhile - it is marvellous (the book, not the elephant!). Please pass my thanks to everybody involved - not least the author, daevid!" - Chris (UK)

"It is a honor for me to be chosen one of the candidate to whom the copies with daevid's message in his own hand are given. Please give my best regards to him." - Hatsuki (Japan)

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