Against All Wounds

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Light blue front cover of Against All Wounds.

Part of the “Backpocket Poets” series from Trout Creek Press, this 4-inch by 5-inch pocket-sized chapbook lives up to its series name. Judson Crews is known as a poet, editor, small press publisher, and bookseller who ran the Motive Book Shop in Taos, New Mexico, a Southwestern hub for avant-garde poetry. Through his work as a bookseller and publisher, and in his own writing, Crews was an advocate for causes including freedom of sexual expression and anti-censorship.

Judson Crews. Against All Wounds. Parkdale, Oregon: Trout Creek Press, 1987.

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Title page of Against All Wounds. The inside of the cover is a burnt orange.

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Inside pages of Against All Wounds displays two poems titled "Chased by a creature great as the mind's" and "An expanse of emptiness looking much."

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Inside pages of Against All Wounds displays poems titled "A warped returning. Worse than" and "A dancer caught off center, crying Mercy."

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Back cover of Against All Wounds portrays a black-and-white photograph of poet Judson Crews wearing a newsboy cap and aviator sunglasses.