Judson Crews: Books

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SECTION A:
This index includes books, chapbooks, and booklets

1. Crews, Judson. PSALMS FOR A LATE SEASON
New Orleans: Iconograph Press, 1942
First edition, 16 pages, 500 copies. After-word by Kenneth Lawrence Beaudoin. The author’s first book.

2. Crews, Judson. THE SOUTHERN TEMPER
Waco: Motive Bookshop, 1946
First edition, saddle-stapled wrappers in white dust jacket, 32 pages, 2000 copies. The author’s second book. An essay about the south, southern writers and the people of the South. According to Crews, “Most copies were destroyed or lost by being put out on a consignment basis.”

3. Crews, Judson. NO IS THE NIGHT
Waco: The Motive Bookshop, 1949
First edition, wrappers in printed dust jacket, 32 pages, 125 numbered copies, signed by the author. Hand-printed by Crews at the Wells Press in Taos.

4. Crews, Judson. A POET’S BREATH
Ranches of Taos: Motive Book Shop, 1950
First edition, saddle-stapled illustrated wrappers, 4.25” x 5.5”, 24 pages, 200 copies.

5. Crews, Judson. COME CURSE TO THE MOON
Taos: Motive, 1954
First edition, comb-bound boards, 100 copies, mimeograph printed

6. Crews, Judson. THE ANATOMY OF PROSPERPINE
Ranches of Taos: Motive, 1955
First edition, comb-bound boards, 100 copies, mimeograph printed

7. Crews, Judson. THE WRATH WRENCHED SPLENDOR OF LOVE
Ranches of Taos: Motive, 1956
First edition, comb-bound boards, 100 copies.

8. Crews, Judson. THE HEART IN NAKED HUNGER
Taos: Motive , 1958

9.Crews, Judson. TO WED BENEATH THE SUN
[Taos]: [Motive Book Shop], [1958]
First edition, comb-bound boards, 5.5” x 8”, 26 pages, 100 copies. The images used to illustrate the book appear to come from nudist, girly, travel, and other magazines. Each copy presumably is unique.

10. Crews, Judson. THE FEEL OF SUN AND AIR UPON HER BODY
Eureka: Hearse Press, [1959]
First edition, comb-bound illustrated boards, 5.5” x 8”, 32 pages, 125 copies. Offset printed. Published as the 10th Hearse Chapbook. The images used to illustrate the book appear to come from nudist, girly, travel, and other magazines. Each copy presumably is unique.

11. Crews, Judson. THE OGRES WHO WERE HIS HENCHMEN
Eureka: Hearse Press, [1960]
First edition, comb-bound illustrated boards, 5.5” x 8”, 34 pages, 125 numbered copies. Cover illustration by Ben Tibbs. Offset printed. Published as the 12th Hearse Chapbook.

12.  Crews, Judson. INWADE TO BRINEY GARTH
Taos: Este Es Press, 1960
First edition, comb-bound illustrated boards, 5.5” x 8”, 32 pages, 200 copies. Illustrations by Eric Gill.

13. Crews, Judson. A UNICORN WHEN NEEDS BE
Taos: Este Es Press, 1963
First edition, comb-bound illustrated boards, 5.5” x 8”, 38 pages, 250 copies. Cover by Ben Tibbs. Offset printed.

14. Crews, Judson. HERMES PAST THE HOUR
Taos: Este Es Press, 1963
First edition, comb-bound illustrated boards, 5.5” x 8”, 40 pages, 250 copies. Offset printed. The images used to illustrate the book appear to come from nudist, girly, travel, and other magazines. Each copy presumably is unique.

15. Crews, Judson. SELECTED POEMS
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1964
First edition, stapled printed wrappers, 4.75? x 7?, 16 pages, 100 copies. Block prints by Lester Czaban Jr. Letterpress printed. (T&H P-19)

16. Crews, Judson. YOU, MARK ANTHONY, NAVIGATOR UPON THE NILE
Taos: Este Es Press, 1964
First edition, comb-bound illustrated boards, 5.5” x 8”, 62 pages, 350 numbered and signed copies. According to Crews only 350 copies, not 500 as planned, were completed. Offset printed. The images used to illustrate the book appear to come from nudist, girly, travel, and other magazines. Each copy presumably is unique.

17. Crews, Judson. ANGELS FALL THEY ARE TOWERS
Taos: Este Es Press, 1965

18. Crews, Judson. THE STONES OF KONARAK
Santa Fe: American Poet Press, 1966

19. Crews, Judson. NATIONS AND PEOPLES
Cherry Valley Editions, 1976

20. Crews, Judson. NOLO CONTENDERE
Houston: Wings Press, 1978

21.  Crews, Judson. THE NOOSE: A RETROSPECTIVE
Placitas: Duende/Tooth of Time Books, 1980

22. Crews, Judson. TO HELP YOU MAN
Ranches of Taos: Motive, 1981

23. Crews, Judson. THE CLOCK OF MOSS
Boise: Ahsahta Press, 1983

24. Crews, Judson. HICA OSIT
Albuquerque: Suck-Egg Mule, 1985

25. Crews, Judson. TO A DEAD VEHICLE
Albuquerque: Namaste, 1986

26. Crews, Judson. ACTIVITY TICKET
Pittsburgh: Harry Calhoun, 1985

27. Crews, Judson. AGAINST ALL WOUNDS
Parkdale: Trout Creek Press, 1987

28. Crews, Juson. GROSS MOTHER OF VERSE
Albuquerque: Suck-Egg Mule, 1988

29. Crews, Judson. TROJAN HORSES
San Francisco:Incendiary Publications, 1989

30. Crews, Judson. INCOGNITO
Long Beach: Guillotine Press, 1989

31. Crews, Judson. SYMBIOSIS
Chicago: Oyster Publications / New Romantics Publications, 1990

32. Crews, Judson. BLOOD DEVISABLE BY SAND
Las Cruces: Buzzard’s Roost, 1991

33. Crews, Judson. HENRY MILLER AND MY BIG SUR DAYS
El Paso: Vergin Press 1992

34. Crews, Judson. MANNEQUIN ANYMORE THAT
Albuquerque: Zerx Press, 1993

35. Judson Crews. THE BRAVE WILD COAST: A YEAR WITH HENRY MILLER
Los Angeles: Dumont Press, 1997

Anecdotal bibliographic notes are from a letter to Marvin Malone from Judson Crews in The Wormwood Review, Issue No. 19 (Storrs: Wormwood Review Press, 1965