This book was first published in 1972 by the Graphic Arts Workshop of the Portland Museum of Art School in Oregon, as a limited edition of 200 copies. On the right-hand side pages Benton ingeniously portrays the essence of one type of bird, simply by arranging the letters of the bird's name. Its simplicity is breathtaking--and flocks of fun!
William Benton received his early training in music and worked as a jazz musician before becoming a writer. His seven books of poetry include Marmalade, Normal Meanings, and The Bell Poems. His poetry has also been published in The New Yorker and The Paris Review.