Amigo - a Sexual Odyssey

Dick Higgins


Book, 23.4 x 16 cm, language: English, publisher: Unpublished Editions, Barton, Vermont.
Materials: ink, paper

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2025/627).

Literary synopsis Higgins' homosexuality is most notably illustrated in his novel *Amigo*, a book-length poetic memoir of his love for a younger man. Relation of the novel to the artist’s practice In 1971, Higgins settled in West Glover, Vermont, near Stinehour Press which has been called "the finest letterpress book printer in North America." The presence of Stinehour influenced what and how Higgins published. Higgins founded Unpublished Editions in 1972 as an offshoot of Something Else Press when his novel *Amigo* was rejected for publication. Unpublished Editions was a hybrid between the traditional small press and an artists' cooperative. Its members included Higgins, Knowles, Cage, Philip Corner, Geoffrey Hendricks, Jackson Mac Low, Pauline Oliveros, and later, Jerome Rothenberg. It was renamed Printed Editions in 1978 and discontinued in 1985.

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