Friday, March 21, 2008

Jonathan Williams

We were sad to hear of the recent passing of Jonathan Williams, a wonderful avant-garde author and photographer, and the founder of The Jargon Society Press. He was a student of Black Mountain College, like so many of the great artists of his generation, and as an independent publisher supported the careers of many important authors: Robert Creeley, Charles Olson, Denise Levertov, and Robert Duncan, to name a few. In 2002 Godine published a selection of his photographs accompanied by short biographical entries, entitled A Palpable Elysium. Included within are portraits of Ezra Pound, Henry Miller, William Carlos Williams, Louis Zukofsky, Robert Duncan, Charles Olson, and others. We offer the book at a special rate through our website, in honor of this American original.