The Terrible Children
[NY], (Samuel R. Delany), (1967). Her first book, a collection of 17 poems published by her then-husband, the science fiction writer Samuel Delany. As best as we can tell, all but one of the poems ("Runner") were published in later collections. A homemade production: assembled by Delany, Hacker, and Harvey Caughlin. Delany took the cover photo; the cover lettering was done by artist Russell FitzGerald. The last poem has three holograph changes to the text, presumably in Hacker's or Delany's hand. Hacker's first regularly published book, Presentation Piece, was not published until seven years later: it won the National Book Award for Poetry. Together with 2019 email correspondence with Delany about the creation of the book and about his not having a copy of it, even though Hacker "wrote the eponymous poem about the two of us, shortly before we were married." According to Delany, there were only a small number of these assembled, and more than half of them were never distributed. 8 1/2" x 11" sheets. Side-stapled. Near fine. [#034700] SOLD
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