23. What If, poems 1969-87, by Andrew Hoyem
What If, poems 1969-87, by Andrew Hoyem, with a frontispiece portrait etching of the author by Jim Dine, 1987.
Numbers 23 and 22 in the list of publications are similar in design and identical in format. Hoyem and Dine became known to each other through mutual friends in the literary world of the late 60s and early 70s. Dine was then living in London and writing poetry as he pursued his art. Both have had previous volumes of poetry published. To celebrate their collaborations, Arion Press issued these books simultaneously in limited hardcover and trade paperback editions.
Format: 9-1/4 by 6 inches, 92 pages. Printed from Monotype Romulus on Rives mouldmade paper. Bound in boards with a three-piece cloth design. Etching signed by the artist. Edition of 100 copies, $100.00. Out of print.
Trade edition format: 8-3/4 by 5-3/4 inches, on Mohawk Letterpress paper, Smyth-sewn and bound in coated coverstock with reproduction of etching on cover. $17.50. Available.