E-list # 138

Poetry

NY, Greenfield Review, (1978). A collection of poems published by Joseph Bruchac's Greenfield Review Press. Fine in stapled wrappers. [#025512] $60
Pittsburgh, Carnegie-Mellon, 1986. Fourth book of poetry. Fine in a fine dust jacket and signed by the author. [#001538] $45
Greensboro, Unicorn Press, (1974). Uncorrected proof copy. Inscribed by Halpern. Fine in wrappers. [#001541] $35
(seattle), Broken Moon Press, (1989). Poems by Hamill; paintings by Garwood. Signed by both Hamill and Garwood. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#031922] $25
Princeton, Contemporary Poetry Press, (2013). First published in 1980, this is a new edition, with a foreword by Carlos Fuentes. This copy is inscribed by the author to the Chinese poet Bei Dao: "For the great poet Bei Dao -- on a wonderful meeting and in memory of [?], Mahmoud Darwish, Ramallah and freedom and justice." Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Laid in is a typescript copy of Hamod's poem "Sabra/Shatilla: In Sorrow," which does not appear in the collection. [#032647] $150
NY, Norton, (1994). Poetry and prose poems. Inscribed by the author in the month of publication: "For ___ ____-/ you are part of/ these stories &/ songs/ with ongoing/ love,/ Joy Harjo/ 12/94." Fine in a fine dust jacket (not price-clipped, as most of the jackets were), with a black & white photo of the author and her daughter laid in. [#025523] $100
Urbana, U. of Illinois Press, (1971). His second collection of poems. This is the hardcover issue, signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket with slight wear near the spine base. [#000140] $30
(n.p.), Sumac Press, [ca. 1971]. Broadside poem, 6" x 9", memorializing Yesenin, and dedicated "to D.G.," Harrison's co-founder of Sumac, Dan Gerber. This is the first poem in Harrison's collection Letters to Yesenin. One of 33 copies only according to Harrison, although Gerber has put the number between 80 and 100 copies; still, one of the rarest Harrison "A" items. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen, a longtime friend of Harrison. And together with Dan Gerber's own Sumac Press broadside, Sources. The Gerber broadside, also 6" x 9", has a little edge-foxing, otherwise both items are fine. [#032283] $850
(Tulsa), (Cardinal Press), (1982). A collection of poetry, illustrated by Hauptman and with an introduction by Meridel LeSueur. Inscribed by the author to the poet Jay Wright: "Listen to this hiss and roar -- undulating fury of the dance." Only issued in wrappers; fine. [#014490] $45
(Oberlin), Cleveland State U., (1976). Advance review copy of the author's first book written in English. Inscribed by the author in 1979. Very good in wrappers. [#001560] $45
Undated. A one-page reproduction of typescript by the Irish Nobel Prize winner, inscribed by Heaney at the bottom of the page. One stanza (the fifth) from his poem "Clearances," first published in 1986 and collected in The Haw Lantern in 1988. Photocopy, with a photocopied change by hand made to the last line, from "Inscribed with love in sheets she'd sewn from flour sacks," to "Inscribed in sheets she'd sewn from ripped-out flour sacks," the published version. Inscribed by Heaney to John Crelan: "John - Sorry this took so long to get to you. Seamus." Mat tape to upper corners; inscription slightly faded; near fine. [#032648] $400
Fremont, Sumac Press, (1972). The author's first book, a collection of poems. One of 100 numbered copies signed by the author of a total hardcover edition of 126. Additionally inscribed by Heller to poet Cid Corman, whose accession notation is written at the bottom of the front endpaper: "For Cid/ I've tried to make the book/ justify its last three lines. I hope/ you enjoy, are moved, by some of this.../ with friendship, respect & love./ Mike." The last three lines of the book read: "for the otherness is beautiful/ and terror and delight/ in the same moment flood the heart." Cloth mottled; about very good in a near fine dust jacket, designed by Heller. A nice association. [#001572] $70
NY, Vanguard, (1974). Signed by the author and additionally inscribed to another poet and novelist: "To ___ ___, with/ admiration, and in/ friendship, and in/ love, all the rest of/ the way./ Bill Heyen/ Allendale, Mich./ 7/14/75." With the ownership signature of said poet on the front flyleaf. A nice association copy. Foredge stained; spine and board edges sunned; very good in a near fine dust jacket with dampstaining on verso. [#020275] $45
Lewiston, Confluence Press, (1977). A poetry chapbook, published in an edition of 300 copies. Inscribed by the author in 1978 to James and Lois Welch. Slight sunning to edges; near fine in self-wrappers. [#025535] $45
Marvin, Blue Cloud Quarterly, 1976. Translations by Heynen, a poet and fiction writer, from Sioux originals. Issued as Blue Cloud Quarterly, Vol. 22, No. 3. Mailing address of Joseph Bruchac; fine in stapled wrappers. [#025534] SOLD
(n.p.), Tangram, 2011. Broadside poem. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. 9" x 12"; fine. Together with the small, undated Tangram broadside of Hirshfeld's The Supple Deer. 5" x 7", also from the library of Peter Matthiessen, and fine. [#031938] $45
(Kalamazoo), Westigan Review Press, 1979. Poetry chapbook. Inscribed by the author to Peter [Matthiessen]: "With thanks for pointing out to me the mountains behind my house." Near fine in saddle-stitched self-wrappers. Laid in is an additional photocopy of a typescript of a poem, "Tomales Bay, November 28, 1980," with one holograph correction. [#032481] $70
Minneapolis, Coffee House, 1988. Her fifth collection of poems. This collection deals primarily with issues of urban relocation and its effect on Native American peoples. Inscribed by the author to another Native American poet, "... For ____ _____, And the red cedar, the poems, and the survival of our lives and stories. And for the roads we follow..." and dated 1992. With the poet's ownership signature. Very slight spine roll; else fine in wrappers. [#025547] $125
(n.p.), Lannan Foundation, 1995. Program for a reading sponsored by the Lannan Foundation on February 7, 1995. A single sheet, approximately 11" x 14", folded once to make four pages. The program contains one poem each by Hogan and Rose and is signed by both authors. A short bibliography of each author is also provided on the program. Hints of creasing; else fine. [#025552] $70
NY, Knopf, 1996. Later printing of the Lamont Poetry Selection for 1987. Inscribed by the author to another poet in 1998. Near fine in wrappers. [#022938] $30
NY, Glenn Horowitz, 2001. One of 150 copies, this copy signed and additionally inscribed by the author "with all my love." Corner crease to the front flap; else fine in saddle-stitched wrappers. [#019688] $100
Berkeley, Rhymers Club, 1967. Handbill announcing a poetry reading by Hoyem at the University of California in Berkeley in May, 1967. Folded for mailing, with envelope. Fine. [#019183] $30
NY, Norton, (1975). A review copy of this collection of poems of the American West, by a Montana poet whose poetry was twice nominated for the National Book Award, and who was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in two different genres -- fiction and poetry. Hugo also became editor of the prestigious Yale Younger Poets series a few years after this book was published. This copy is inscribed by the author. Hugo's signature is uncommon. Spine-slant; else fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small tear at the upper rear spine fold, with publisher's review slip laid in. [#000170] $200
NY, Norton, (1975). Poems of the American West, by a Montana poet whose poetry was twice nominated for the National Book Award, and who was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in two different genres -- fiction and poetry. Hugo also became editor of the prestigious Yale Younger Poets series a few years after this book was published. This copy is inscribed by the author to a Native American poet: "Fellow poet, [?] and may all you love well remain/ Dick." Hugo's signature is uncommon. Homemade bookplate of recipient front flyleaf; dust jacket panels clipped and pasted to boards and front flap pasted to front pastedown; fine, such as it is. [#023439] $175
NY, Kauri, 1965. Poetry by the radical poet, self-published as Kauri book No. 2. Signed by the author, with an additional long, warm inscription dated 1966. Mimeographed folded sheets in oversize card stock wrappers. A low-tech, fragile production. Near fine. [#026759] SOLD
(Putney), Year of Dog Press, 1972. A very early Irving appearance, a poem, in one of 650 numbered copies of this attractively printed and bound anthology. This is Copy No. 83. Signed by printers and designers Georgia Gojmerac and Kelly Lee. Robert Bly also contributes, among many others. Fine in a fine dust jacket that is adhered to the rear board, possibly by design. [#032788] $150
NY, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1980). Folded and gathered sheets of this posthumous collection of Jarrell's essays and reviews, spanning the years 1935-1964. Edge-sunned, a little spotting and creasing to the last page; near fine. Jarrell, a poet and also the author of one novel and several children's books, was highly respected for his incisive criticism. A scarce advance issue of this collection. [#012861] $150
(n.p.), Hungry Mind/Midnight Paper Sales, 2000. A broadside poem, printed on the occasion of a reading by the author. One of 120 numbered copies signed by Jin. 10-3/4" x 14-3/4". Fine. [#911637] $60
Iowa City, Stone Wall Press, (1969). Johnson's first book, a poetry collection published in an edition of 260 copies. Although not issued as a signed limited edition, this copy is signed by Johnson (using two pens, apparently the first one was failing). Label removal abrasions to front endpages and sticker removal mark on front cover. Sunning to the edges and spine; a very good copy, without dust jacket, as issued. Laid in is an announcement for a 2008 reading by Johnson and others, presumably the event where the signature was obtained. A scarce first book -- preceding his second by over a decade -- by a writer best known for his fiction, winning the National Book Award for his 2007 novel Tree of Smoke. [#029391] $400
NY, Knopf, 1987. The uncorrected proof copy of his fourth collection of poetry. Small stain on lower rear cover otherwise fine in wrappers. [#024363] $80
NY, Grove, (1965). A review copy of this autobiographical novel by the noted African-American poet/playwright, who later changed his name to Amiri Baraka. Jones was closely associated with the Beat movement and has written insightfully on jazz; he was also one of the first, and most important, black authors to gain prominence in the 1960s in the wake of the civil rights movement, and he became one of the principal exponents of a newly emerging Black consciousness and literary ethos. Cloth mottled; near fine in a fine dust jacket. [#023877] $45
NY, Holt Rinehart Winston, (1979). Uncorrected proof copy of her fourth collection of poetry. Name in marker half blotted out on front wrapper (presumably the reviewer to whom the book was assigned); overall very good and inscribed by the author "with love". [#001604] $55
NY, Holt Rinehart Winston, (1973). The uncorrected proof copy of her second collection of poetry. Jong's breakthrough novel, Fear of Flying, published the same year as this collection, redefined the parameters for acceptable commercial fiction in the wake of the newfound freedoms of the Sixties and the women's movement, so much so that its title became a byword, and a part of the vernacular of contemporary political discussion. Inscribed by the author. Fine in tall wrappers with review slip laid in. [#008584] $175
[NY], [Holt Rinehart Winston], 1975. A personalized advance copy of her third collection of poetry. Photocopied pages shot from an uncorrected proof copy, warmly inscribed by the author, and with one poem, "Advice to Myself After Losing My Wallet," crossed out, apparently by Jong. Together with an autograph note signed, on personal stationery, transmitting the sheets and thanking the recipient for some Nabokov books. All items fine in a torn, hand-addressed, postage due envelope. An interesting item from the author of the landmark novel Fear of Flying. [#015617] $250
Amherst, U. of Massachusetts Press, 1970. The softcover issue of this collection of poems, inscribed by the author to another poet in 1976. Fine in wrappers. [#011904] $80
Port Townsend, Copper Canyon Press, 1984. A collection of "Poems for Woman." Inscribed by Kizer to Pauline Kael in January, 1986: "For Pauline, a thin response to her fine fat new book! Love, Carolyn." Kael's Taking It All In had been published in 1984. This is the simultaneous issue in wrappers of Kizer's book; fine. [#022730] $80
Middletown, Wesleyan University Press, (1987). The first book, a collection of poetry in the Wesleyan New Poets series, by the author of the acclaimed memoirs, The Liars' Club and its sequels, and the recently published nonfiction, The Art of Memoir. This collection precedes her first memoir by eight years. This is the hardcover issue. Inscribed by the author to another writer in 1988: "For ___ -- with apologies for insults, memories of a lovely meal, & hopes for more." Fine in a very near fine dust jacket with faint edge creasing to the rear panel. Uncommon in hardcover, especially signed and as an association copy. [#032298] $500
(Lubbock), (Texas Tech Press), (1981). The hardcover issue of this collection of poetry. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#913124] $30
Middleton, Wesleyan University Press, (1980). The author's first book, poetry in the Wesleyan series, this being the hardcover issue. Warmly inscribed by the author to his then-wife, the poet Ai (although the address used is "darling"). Fine in a very good dust jacket. [#012867] $100
Cambridge, Pym-Randall, 1968. One of 600 copies in wrappers. Although not called for, this copy has been signed by the author. Near fine in wrappers. [#001615] $25
Cambridge, Pym-Randall, 1968. Of a total hardcover edition of 400 copies, this is one of 90 numbered copies signed by the author. Oblong quarto; boards bowed, else fine in a sunned, near fine dust jacket. [#001614] $30
Cambridge, Pym-Randall, (1967). Of a total edition of 126 copies in wrappers, this is copy "H" of 26 lettered copies signed by the author. Fine. [#001610] $55
Los Angeles, Black Sparrow, 1968. One of 250 numbered copies in wrappers signed by the author. Fine. [#001613] $35
(Barrytown), Station Hill, (1979). One of 1474 copies in wrappers, of 1500 total, this one having been warmly inscribed by the author. Fine. [#001620] $45
(San Francisco), Soup, 1982. Poetry, with illustrations by Wendy Rose. Fine in stapled wrappers. Uncommon. [#025572] SOLD
Marvin, Blue Cloud Quarterly, (1979). A collection of poems. With an introduction by Paula Gunn Allen, and illustrations by Rokwaho. Fine in white stapled wrappers. [#025569] $30
Marvin, Blue Cloud Quarterly, 1982. A collection of poems. With a cover illustration by Rokwaho. Inscribed by the author to Joe and Carol [Bruchac]. Fine in stapled wrappers. [#025576] $100
NY, Viking, 1986. A promotional flyer for an evening with Kesey, who was on tour with "The Thunder Machine Band" promoting his book Demon Box. Contains three previously unpublished and still-uncollected Kesey poems. A single sheet, folded to make four pages. Fine. [#011915] $40
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1966. A review copy of the poet's first, and only, novel. Inscribed by the author in 1995. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket with one tiny tear at the spine base. [#021576] $100
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1971. A collection of poems by the National Book Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. This is the issue in wrappers. Inscribed by the author to Peter [Matthiessen] in the year of publication. Spine-faded, with rubbing to covers; very good in wrappers. [#032486] $300
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1985. The second printing of the trade edition. Inscribed by the author in 1995, with a photograph of the author and the recipient laid in. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#021597] $45
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1985. The limited edition. Number 149 of 200 numbered copies signed by the author. Fine in a fine slipcase. [#021595] SOLD
Concord, Ewert, 1982. A limited edition printing an essay that first appeared in New York University's events calendar, Pleasures in Learning. Number 117 of 150 numbered copies signed by the author. This copy is additionally inscribed by Kinnell. Fine in saddle-stitched wrappers. [#021588] $45
NY, Knopf, 1990. Poetry, inscribed by Kinnell to the poet Ai "with love" in 1992. This is the simultaneous issue in wrappers; fine. [#012872] SOLD
NY, Atheneum, 1961. The first book to be published in the U.S. by this Irish poet. Winner of the Irish Arts Council's Triennial Book Award. This is the issue in wrappers; there was also a simultaneous hardcover edition. A near fine copy, and signed by the author. [#008179] $45
Port Townsend, Copper Canyon, 1984. The uncommon uncorrected proof copy of these "poems for women." Stapled sheets with a black tape spine. A low-tech production, suggesting very few were done. Kizer won the Pulitzer Prize the following year, for her collection Yin. Fine, with publisher's promotional sheet laid in. [#014851] $125
Bloomington, Indiana U. Press, (1961). The first regularly published book, a collection of poems, by a writer whose work is strongly associated with the Pacific Northwest and who later won the Pulitzer Prize. This is cloth issue, and is inscribed by the author to Oscar (Williams) "with love" in 1963. Williams is best-known as an anthologist but began by writing poetry: he won the Yale Younger Poets Award in 1921. A nice association copy of an important first collection. In addition to the inscription on the front flyleaf, Kizer has also added her contact information on the rear flyleaf. Fine in a near fine, spine-faded, price-clipped dust jacket. [#006460] $150
New Haven, Penny Poems, 1959. A broadside poem by Langton, published as No. 52 of Penny Poems. This copy is inscribed by Langton: "Merry Christmas & Happy New Year & love/ Dan & Eve." 7" x 10", folded in thirds and hand-addressed on verso as a self-mailer. A bit of foxing to verso, else fine. [#029325] $45
Alondro, Henny Penny Press, 1956. Henny Penny Press Chapbook #1. Number 18 of an unspecified limitation. Larsen was a West Coast poet who was friends with Richard Brautigan, among others. Near fine in spine-tanned stapled wrappers with small organic abrasions to the rear cover. [#017135] $35
NY, Exposition Press, (1969). A volume of vanity press poetry by Kelly, distinguished by a front cover blurb by Harper Lee, from a period of time when it was not uncommon for vanity publishers to simply warehouse their print runs for a predetermined length of time and then destroy them, with the majority of copies receiving distribution coming out of the author's allotment. For most vanity press works -- regardless of how many were originally printed -- the number of copies that ever made it into the marketplace probably averages in the low dozens. That fact, combined with the fact that Harper Lee published so little other than To Kill a Mockingbird, makes this a rare occurrence in print by the author of one of the best-loved American novels of all time. Kelly was a native of Excel, Alabama, which is less than 10 miles from Lee's hometown of Monroeville, Alabama. Fine in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with wear to the spine crown. [#026286] $350
Highlands, Jonathan Williams, 1958. The "Author's Edition" of this early collection of poetry, her fourth book, printed as Jargon 19. One of 50 copies, of a total edition of 500. While this edition is called for to be signed by Levertov on the front flap of the dust jacket, this copy lacks its jacket and is instead inscribed by Levertov with "love" on the first blank. Fine in plain white wrappers. [#023539] $400
NY, Atheneum, 1974. A poetry collection that was only issued in softcover. Signed by the author in full on the title page and additionally inscribed to Peter [Matthiessen] and his wife. Covers creased; spine lettering faded; very good in wrappers. [#032492] $400
(Santa Barbara), Unicorn Press, (1971). Poetry chapbook by this Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who later became Poet Laureate of the U.S. One of 500 copies in wrappers, of a total edition of 750. Inscribed by the author to Peter [Matthiessen]. Foxed, musty; very good in wrappers and a very good dust jacket. [#032490] $350
NY, Atheneum, (1972). An early collection of poems, only issued in softcover. Signed by the author in full on the title page and additionally inscribed by Levine to Peter [Matthiessen] on the half title: "For my friend Peter -- one of the great spirits of this place. With thanks & love, Phil." Foxed and a bit creased; very good in wrappers. Levine's address has been added to his biographical statement, likely in Matthiessen's hand. [#032491] $450
(Milwaukee), (Gunrunner Press), (1968). Poetry by the legendary figure of the Cleveland underground and counterculture, author of The North American Book of the Dead, among others. Levy was a writer and, with bookseller Jim Lowell of the Asphodel Bookshop, a publisher and distributor of his own and others' writings. An outspoken anti-establishment writer, he committed suicide at the age of 26. This is the uncommon first edition of this title, one of 300 copies printed, although it appears scarcer than that: most of Levy's books were printed in Cleveland, and this one seems to have not survived in the quantities that some of the others, even with smaller limitations, did. It was later reprinted in 1974 and again in 1988 and in a bilingual French-English edition in 2011, with all of the later editions being more readily available than this first edition. Mild edge sunning, else fine in stapled wrappers. [#032302] $500
(Boston), (Self-Published), [1978]. A dedication copy of this self-published collection of poems and stories. Dedicated "to my parents, to my brothers, to my friends, and to Jean," this copy is inscribed by Lightman to his parents: "Dear Mother and Dad, Turning thirty has been agony, but expressing myself has made it a little easier. There's a lot of me in this book, and it's a joy to share it with you. Love, Alan/ 10/20/78." Apparently a computer printout, rectos only, on various paper stocks, and at least one holograph correction. 56 pages; hardbound by A.M. Sulkin Company a custom and short-run bookbinder in Boston, MA. Author and title gilt-stamped on the front cover, along with his parents' names: "Dick and Jeanne." A fine copy. The original ribbon copy typescript of one additional poem, "Sonnet 4," folded and laid in. No copies listed in OCLC. [#031714] SOLD
(Princeton), (Self-Published), (1970). The author's first book, poems written over the preceding five years and collected by him during his senior year at Princeton. Arranged in three sections: "Time-like," "Space-like," and "In-between," and as such evidence of his early interest in combining his studies of literature and of physics -- preceding his acclaimed book Einstein's Dreams by nearly a quarter century. 83 pages, including a two-page Foreward [sic] by the author. Photocopied typescript, printed on rectos only; hardbound with author and title gilt-stamped on the cover. Covers mildly splayed; near fine. No copies listed in OCLC WorldCat. [#031713] SOLD
(Santa Fe), Tooth of Time, 1982. Poetry and drawings; the author's first book. One of 750 copies in wrappers, the entire edition. Inscribed by the author to Joe [Bruchac]. Fine in wrappers. [#025593] $80
(Fugitive Poets: MOORE, Merrill and DAVIDSON, Donald)
London, Oxford, 1924. A 1924 reprint of this 1798 volume of lyrical ballads, inscribed by Fugitive poet Merrill Moore to fellow Fugitive Donald Davidson. Moore has also written his own name and from whom and where and when he received the book initially. The rear pastedown has a note, in Davidson's hand ["The language of prose. 'The Female Vagrant.' 70"] about a verse on page 70 that he has marked with a marginal notation. A very good copy without dust jacket and a very good association copy between two of the most prominent figures of one of the major American literary movements of the 20th century. [#010526] $350
(Hampton), Hampton House, 1971. Antiwar poetry illustrated by photographs from Wide World Photos of Vietnam war victims. Fine in stapled wrappers. Polemical, damning poetry ("...we who damn/and desecrate our country's name/with other patriots' blood...") Uncommon. [#010361] $40
Detroit, Broadside Press, (1973). A review copy of this book of poetry by the African-American poet, published by a small Black-owned press. With a "Nominated for a National Book Award for Poetry" sticker on the front cover and a photocopied paragraph about Lorde and the nomination laid in. Fine in stapled wrappers. [#026791] $60
Albuquerque, West End Press, (1992). Probably his most well-known collection of poems. Introduction by Jimmy Santiago Baca. Inscribed by the author to Joe [Bruchac] in the month of publication. Fine in wrappers with promotional flyer laid in. [#025601] $125
(St. Louis), Time Being Books, (1994). A collection of poems and prose poems, this being the simultaneous issue in wrappers. Inscribed by the author: "For John Crawford,/ the editor of these/ poems./ Best wishes,/ Adrian C. Louis/ 6-12-94." Fine. Uncommon. [#025602] $100
(Jamaica), Bull Thistle, 1998. An attractive fine press limited edition of his poems, his first such volume. One of 276 copies. Fine in tall string-tied wrappers, laid into a fine dust jacket. [#028301] SOLD
Marvin, Blue Cloud Quarterly, 1979. A collection of poems, his third book. Fine in gold stapled wrappers. [#025598] $55
(n.p.), Lannan Foundation, 1996. Program for a reading sponsored by the Lannan Foundation on July 14, 1996. A single sheet, folded once to make four pages, approximately 6" x 9". The program contains one poem by each author and is signed by the authors. Near fine. [#025606] $70
NY, Atheneum, 1974. Advance review copy of the first American edition. Inscribed by the author. Slight edge-sunning; else fine in like jacket. [#001671] SOLD
Surrey, Sceptre, 1970. Subtitled "a funeral-song to America, for her negro dead in Vietnam." A rice-paper broadside, folded into wrappers. Of a total edition of 150 copies, this is number 50 of 50 numbered copies signed by the author on the wrapper. Fine in near fine wrappers, with a few light splatters on the rear cover. [#010363] $60
(Port-au-Prince), (Imprimerie Renelle), (1956). A small, hand-printed volume by this Haitian surrealist poet, with a cover illustration and frontispiece by Milo Rigaud. Signed by the author on the front cover, with an additional full page inscription by the author to poet Barbara Howes on the first blank, written in 1964. Stitching absent; staining to covers; a good copy in wrappers, held together with a wraparound band addressed to Howes in Magloire-Saint-Aude's hand. An excellent literary association: not only was Howes a well-respected poet in her own right, who was twice nominated for the National Book Award, she also was editor of From the Green Antilles: Writings of the Caribbean, one of the first collections to bring Caribbean writing to a mainstream American audience. [#018561] $750
(Chicago), (Adams Press), (1967). Poems, episodes, prayers, maxims and an autobiographical sketch by Mahngotaysee, Chief Strongheart, a Cherokee. Inscribed by the author. Foxing to covers and prelims; else near fine in wrappers. Uncommon self-published volume. [#025608] SOLD
(Port Townsend), Copper Canyon Press, (1998). A review copy. Fine in wrappers with review slip laid in. [#913283] SOLD
(Anthology)
NY, Hill & Wang, (1970). "An anthology of New Black Poetry." This is the simultaneous issue in wrappers and is inscribed by Clarence Major (in pencil): "peace & struggle! always!" Other contributors include Sonia Sanchez, Sam Cornish, Audre Lorde, Nikki Giovanni, Al Young, and others. Covers rubbed; near fine. [#012892] $45
Detroit, Broadside Press, (1972). A review copy of this collection of poems by this African American writer. Major won a Pushcart Prize for his poetry in 1976. Fine in stapled wrappers, with review slip laid in. Uncommon as an advance copy: Broadside Press was a small Black-owned and operated press in Detroit and while many of their publications are not especially scarce, one seldom sees prepublication copies of them. [#026797] $45
(Anthology)
NY, Random House, (1969). A review copy of this collection of poetry, edited by Walter Lowenfels, with contributions heavily weighted toward African American writers and those associated with the 1960s counterculture. This copy is inscribed by Clarence Major, one of the contributors. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket with review slip laid in. [#012891] $45
(Sydney), (Thinking Fisherman Publications), (1993). The first separate publication of this poem by the Australian writer, originally included in his first book in 1970. Number 1 in the Paperback Poets series. Illustrated by and signed by noted Australian artist Noel McKenna. Fine in stapled wrappers and dustwrapper. [#913652] $400
Woodstock, Overlook Press, (1999). Poetry by the playwright and filmmaker. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#024759] $125
NY, Bantam, (1986). The first attempt, it would seem, at making Vietnam war poetry into a mass market item -- the announced first printing for this title being 35,000 copies. Boards slightly bowed; covers slightly mottled; very good in near fine dust jacket creased on the front flap. Inscribed by the author. [#010364] $45
(Sag Harbor), Canio's Editions, (1997). Poetry, by a writer with experience as both a commercial and sportfishing boat captain. Inscribed by the author to Peter [Matthiessen] and his wife. Matthiessen has provided a blurb for the rear cover. [#032430] $100
NY, Delacorte, (1971). Illustrated with photographs from various productions. Inscribed by the author. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. [#001709] $55
NY, Delacorte, (1971). A novel by McClure, one of the key figures of the Beat movement, known more as a poet and playwright than a novelist, and author of the acclaimed play The Beard. Inscribed by McClure to Peter Matthiessen, "For Peter Matthiessen, naturalist & prose poet, with admiration, Michael." Minor foxing to page edges and endpages; near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to the edges and folds. A good literary association. [#028467] $150
NY, Truck Press, 1978. Of a total edition of 1026 copies, this is one of only 100 hardcover copies numbered and signed by the author. Illustrated with fold-out photographs of the production of this play, taken by Stewart Brand. Minor dust-soiling to the edges, otherwise a fine copy of this attractive production. [#001721] $70
(Winston-Salem), Jackpine Press, (1977). Inscribed by the author to Peter [Matthiessen]: "Peter, my friend, these poems are from my mis-spent youth. Which is, I fear, ongoing." Near fine in wrappers. [#032101] $45
(Thomaston), (Northwoods), (1984). Inscribed by the author to Peter [Matthiessen] in 1994: "Here's why I gave up on poems and cast my lot with fiction." Fine in wrappers. [#032102] $70
Carbondale, Southern Illinois University Press, (1976). The second collection by this African-American poet and the first book in the Sagittarius Poetry Series, which was designed to publish "outstanding but commercially 'awkward' volumes" of poetry. Warmly inscribed by the author to another poet and his wife in 1977. Fine in a spine- and edge-sunned, near fine dust jacket. Preface by John Gardner. [#020408] $60
(NY), (I. Reed Books), (1979). The first book by this acclaimed African-American poet. Inscribed by the author to another poet in 1981. Read, rubbed; near fine in wrappers. [#023005] $45
Dublin, Seafront Press, 1972. One of 300 copies. This copy inscribed by the author to poet John Hollander in 1974. Hollander was twice nominated for the National Book Award, in 1973 and 1974. Fine in stapled wrappers. [#001731] $45
Bloomington, Indiana University Press, (1970). The poet's first book. Inscribed by the author to another poet in the year of publication "with love and best wishes, Sandy." Recipient's handmade bookplate on front flyleaf. Near fine, with various portions of the dust jacket clipped and pasted on the boards and endpages. [#022758] $70
NY, Ecco Press, (1983). The hardcover issue. Inscribed by the author to another poet in the year of publication: "For ____ -/ reunion in a church -/ our real miracles being/ in poetry." Fine, with portions of the dust jacket clipped and pasted to the boards and endpages. [#023552] $40
NY, Ecco Press, (1973). The second book by this award-winning poet, this being the hardcover issue. Inscribed by the author to another poet in 1983 "in old friendship." Recipient's handmade bookplate on front flyleaf. Near fine, with various portions of the dust jacket clipped and pasted on the boards and endpages. [#022759] $60
NY, Ecco Press, (1973). The second book by this award-winning poet, this being the hardcover issue. Inscribed by the author to another poet and his wife in 1974 "with love, thanks,/ and good memories." Fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#020424] $60
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