Edition: 3rd printing.
San Francisco: City Lights Books, (1957). The third (and final) printing of what has been called the scarcest of all the titles in the Pocket Poets Series. Ponsot's first collection of poetry - In an interview, Ponsot describes how this book came about - [Lawrence Ferglinghetti - Larry] and I had known each other in Paris, and we used to exchange poems and talk about them, and he had held on to them and wrote to say that he wanted to do a book. He asked me to send anything else I had, and I did, any scraps that were lying around. You can read them now and see theyÕre much less rewritten than anything IÕve done since," The back cover notes that, as part of the series commitment to a presenting a broad picture of contemporary poetry, this is in "extreme contrast to the bop-apocalypse of Ginsberg's Howl." The first printing consisted of 500 copies, and the succeeding two printings were presumably just as small, or smaller. Small square format.
Condition: Very good in stiff stapled wrappers (ownership of poet Elizabeth Harrod, dated in 1962)