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A Savage Peace

Jack Grapes


Self-published, 1965 96pp

Very rare first book of 67 poems by Marcus J. Grapes (now known as Jack Grapes), self-published in 1965 while still living in New Orleans. Cover drawing and illustrations by Susan Weinberg. Book was printed in a limited hand-numbered edition of 100 copies.

The Author

Jack Grapes
is an award-winning poet, playwright, actor and teacher, recipient of numerous fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council. He's the author of 13 books of poetry, and also wrote and starred in Circle of Will, which ran for several years in Hollywood and won drama critic awards for Best Comedy and Best Performance by an Actor.