"Here we have a rare insight into Rene’s working process with drawings, drafts of poems, finished poems, witty remarks and memories. Rene wrote this notebook as a work in itself therefore the decision to keep it as a facsimile." - Extract from Rita Barros' foreword.
Rene Ricard was an American poet and painter (1946-2014). From the late 1960s, he was one of America's most controversial arbiters of taste. His work has appeared in influential literary, art, and popular publications and has contributed profoundly to the cultural discourse of his era.