Christopher P. Stephens, Bookman

Chris Stephens has been a book dealer since 1965 - earlier if you count childhood buying and selling.

Stephens has sold major collections to university libraries all over the world. He has operated appealing bookstores in Mt. Carroll, Illinois, Hastings on Hudson, NY and several in NYC, NY. He is a wholesale dealer to other bookstores all over the world.

Chris loves books.

Stephens now maintains a lively internet operation out of his new home in Scranton, PA.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Siv Cedering and Dan Wilcox

photo by Dan Wilcox
March 1986
Siv Cedering read her poetry at riverrun in 1986. Dan Wilcox was there and photgraphed her. Wilcox posted this paragraph on December 27, 2007 on his own very interesting blog.
I recently found out that one of my favorite poets from the 1980s, Siv Cedering, died in November from pancreatic cancer. I saw her read once & took some photos of her at the riverrun bookstore in Hastings-on-Hudson in March 1986 (one of my very earliest photos of a poet). What I liked about her work was its "thingness." Check out her poem "Hands" on

Cedering was a poet, a sculptress, a painter and an illustrator. She wrote novels and children's books, TV shows and she translated. Her work won many awards.
Cedering was born in Sweden. She lived in New York with her husband, Hans Van de Bovenkamp.
Dan Wilcox is a poet and a poet enthusiast as well as a photographer and political activist. He runs a very lively blog about poets and readings and other things.

  Novels by Siv Cedering: The Pighouse Game, The Ox
Poetry collections by Siv Cedering: Cup of Cold Water, Letters from the Island, The Helge, Mother Is, How to Eat a Fortune Cookie, The Juggler, Letters From the Floating World: Selected and New Poems, Letters From An Observatory

Siv Cedering website

Dan Wilcox' poetry blog

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