God with Revolver is the re-issue of Rene Ricard’s first volume of poetry, originally published in 1989 as part of the Hanuman Books series.

Dedicated to the dramatic experience of a heartbreak, this collection of poems, composed over several years, seems to be written in a single breath. With its raw sincerity and wit, God with Revolver is a vibrant testament to 1980s New York that still speaks to its readers in all its intensity, poignancy, and emotional vulnerability.

God with Revolver
Rene Ricard

Edited and translated into French by Manon Lutanie and Rachel Valinsky, from the original book, God with Revolver: Poems 1979–82, published by Hanuman Books (New York, 1989).

With an introduction by Raymond Foye and an afterword by Patrick Fox.

Design: Manon Lutanie.

Published in June 2022
Printed in Italy
1,500 copies
14 × 22,4 cm, 5 1/2 × 8 7/8 in., 224 pages
Bilingual edition (French, English)
ISBN: 978-2-918685-16-6
Prix: €22 + shipping costs

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