herman de vries. my poetry is the world

catalogue number: hdv 2002.081.2
date created: 2002
classification: artists' books
work type: artist's book
medium: 140 pages 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', first written in 1972 and since 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 colour 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: 23.5 × 16.5 × 1.3 cm
slipcase 25 × 17.5 × 3 cm (special edition)
signature and inscriptions: handwritten number in the colophon (the special edition is also signed)
edition: 300, numbered 1/300 - 300/300 + special edition of 9, numbered and in slipcase
edited by Lydia Megert, Paris
published by [eschenau editions] : eschenau 2002 and printed by Vonhausen & Barent, Hassfurt
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related works: a second edition with translation in 88 languages was published in 2020
photo/scan: archive Lilian & Co Seegers
rights & reproduction: herman de vries
published references
text herman de vries 'my poetry is the world', also spoken by the artist
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 (catalogue number 94a-b).