THE FIELDS OF PRAISE: New and Selected Poems.
Edition: First printing.
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - A substantial collection by this award-winning African American poet. Cover praise from Mark Doty, Miller Williams, Yusef Komunyadaa (who said 'Rooted in the basic soil of redemptive imagination, the voices in Nelson's poems seek a lyrical foothold in our daily lives. Her words teach us how to praise ourselves by praising each other.') and others. National Book Award Finalist sticker on front cover of dj. Notes on the poems, index. 209 pp. ISBN: 0-8071-21746.
Condition: Fair condition only in a very good dust jacket (a tight copy, but some crinkling and dampstaining to the upper corner of the textblock.)