Wednesday, November 20, 2013



A Note on the Text 

This edition is based on the complete ARK published by Living Batch Press in 1996. The text has been checked for accuracy against typescripts and previous publications of the poem. Some corrections have been made accordingly, with several missing lines restored. 

Previous editions of the poem vary the leading to reflect single-and double-spacing in Johnson's typescript. However, for greater legibility, this edition adopts a basic leading that is uniform.

Peter O'Leary
editor of ARK

Ronald Johnson
Flood Editions, 2013