my poetry is the world

work number:
executed: 2002
classification: works on paper
object/work type: printed matter
technique/material: 140 pages (23.5 × 16.5 cm) with the text 'my poetry is the world / i write it every day / i rewrite it every day / i see it every day / i read it every day / i eat it every day / i sleep it every day / the world is my chance / it changes me every day / my chance is my poetry', written in 1972 and translated in 64 languages; paperback in beige cover with the word 'chance' in Tibetan language printed on the cover and the word 'change' on page [4]
the special edition contains 2 color photographs (15 × 10 cm) mounted on pages [1] and [3], titled 'the poet in his poetry' (1972 and 2000); the special edition is bound in canvas and in slipcase
dimensions: 25.0 × 17.5 × 3.0 cm (slipcase)
signature and inscriptions: []
edition: 300 copies, numbered + special edition 9 copies, numbered and signed
published by [eschenau editions] : eschenau 2002
edited by Lydia Megert, Paris
printed by Vonhausen & Barent, Hassfurt
current location:
collecting history:
related works: 2 photographs 'the poet in his poetry' executed in 1972 and 2000
rights & reproduction: herman de vries
published references
catalogue raisonné herman de vries. les livres et les publications : catalogue raisonné (centre des livres d'artistes : Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche 2005) images repr. on pages 204-209, 203 (cat. number 94a-b).