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All books are first printings of first editions or first American editions unless otherwise noted.

click for a larger image of item #34458, The Poetry of My Politics Homestead, Olivant Press, (1968). The second volume of "My Many Lives: the Autobiography of Walter Lowenfels." Lowenfels was a poet, editor, journalist, and left-wing political activist. He was arrested by the FBI in 1953 for conspiracy to overthrow the government; in the 1960s he was a prominent anti-Vietnam-war activist; in 1975 he edited an international anthology, For Neruda, For Chile, in the aftermath of the 1973 Chilean coup. An uncommon publication, produced from typescript. OCLC locates only three copies. Very good in a very good dust jacket that is too short for the book and has an edge tear on the lower rear panel. [#034458] $200
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click for a larger image of item #34642, From the Belly of the Shark NY, Vintage Books, (1973). The uncorrected proof copy of this anthology of poetry by Native Americans, including Eskimos, Hawaiians, Chicanos and Puerto Ricans. Edited and introduced by poet Walter Lowenfels, with additional introductions by Simon Ortiz and Gloria Truvido. Other contributors include James Welch, Joseph Bruchac, Gerald Vizenor, Robert J. Conley, Duane Niatum, Gladys Cardiff, and Besmilr Brigham, among many others. Published as a paperback original, even the first edition is uncommon. An early proof in what became the "Native American Renaissance," presenting a multicultural view of American literature. This copy, though unmarked, is from Lowenfels' estate. Minor edge sunning; near fine in wrappers. [#034642] $200
NY, International Publishers, (1968). First Edition in wrappers only. Very Good. [#705966] $20