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

Tucson, Blue Moon Press, 1978. A collection of short stories. Cover photograph by Lee Marmon. Inscribed by the author to a Native American poet "in brotherhood and strength." Near fine in wrappers. An excellent association copy. [#025678] $150
Berkeley, Turtle Island, 1977. Poems, with artwork by Native American artist Aaron Yava. This is one of 1900 copies in wrappers, not to be confused with the edition that came out in 1984. Signed by the author. Erasure front flyleaf; near fine. [#025675] $95
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(Tsaile), Navajo Community College Press, (1983). Edited by and signed by Simon Ortiz. A collection of short fiction by Native American writers, including Silko, Louise Erdrich (preceding her first book of poetry or fiction), Hogan, Bruchac, Cook-Lynn, Paula Gunn Allen, Mary TallMountain, Robert Conley, and many others. This is the scarce hardcover issue: small spot to lower edge; else fine in a mildly rubbed dust jacket. [#025237] $95
NY, Harper & Row, (1976). The first regularly published book by this Acoma poet and the seventh volume in Harper's Native American Publishing Program. An important book, which we have found to be somewhat uncommon in the hardcover issue. Simultaneously published in cloth and paper, this is the issue in wrappers. Inscribed by the author to another Native American poet: "I'm happy to express my thanks to you ... for your support of my work." With the poet's ownership signature. One short tear on foredge of front cover; still near fine in wrappers. A good association copy. [#025673] $80
click for a larger image of item #25685, From Sand Creek Oak Park, Thunder's Mouth Press, (1981). A powerful collection of poems, which many consider his best book to date and which one prominent poet and critic was quoted as saying should have won the Pulitzer Prize if the judges had had any courage. The title alludes to an infamous massacre of unarmed Cheyenne and Arapaho men, women and children in 1864, and the poems address moral, spiritual, and political issues -- in particular, the process of victimization and the possibility of finding some kind of redemption -- with urgency, clarity and poetic grace. This is the simultaneous issue in wrappers. Warmly inscribed by the author to Joe [Bruchac] in the year of publication. Fine. [#025685] $60
Tucson, University of Arizona Press, (1992). Collects three of his earlier, out-of-print volumes of poetry -- Going for the Rain, A Good Journey, and Fight Back -- adding a lengthy (30+ pages) introduction in which Ortiz reflects on language, writing, and the specific considerations of being a Native American writer. This is the simultaneous issue in wrappers. Inscribed by the author to Joseph [Bruchac] in 1993. Fine. [#025687] $60
click for a larger image of item #25672, Going for the Rain NY, Harper & Row, (1976). The first regularly published book by this Acoma poet and the seventh volume in Harper's Native American Publishing Program. An important book, which we have found to be somewhat uncommon in the hardcover issue. Simultaneously published in cloth and paper, this is the cloth issue. Mild foxing to endpages and page edges; near fine in a near fine dust jacket with slight wear at the crown and foxing on verso. [#025672] $40
Cambridge, Candlewick Press, (2003). The uncorrected proof copy of this collection of stories and poems by young American Indians, ages 11-22. Introduced by Ortiz. Near fine in wrappers. [#025689] $20
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