Don't Believe the Hype???

See what all the fuss was about. Jack Spicer loved this poem and then, James Alexander, its author when Spicer first read The Jack Rabbit Poem in late 1958 or so. Printed in March 1966, perhaps with a wink to the March Hare, this chapbook was Alexander's second Open Space publication after the more ambitious Eturnature the year before.
Supposedly, Alexander wrote the poem before he knew about White Rabbit Press and Jack Spicer, which added to its allure for Spicer, but by 1966, months after Spicer's death, the chapbook seems to me to be a tribute to Spicer and nod to his fruitful relationship with White Rabbit Press.


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