Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.
Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 1996. SIGNED first edition - A collection of poems by this African American writer, illustrated with art by Jose Bedia. Warmly INSCRIBED on the title page- "Here's to the power of language sluicing through poetry. Hope you enjoy some of these poems" - and dated in 2002, by this award winning poet and writer, who was, briefly, the first poet laureate of California. 126 pp. Tipped inside the front cover and on the first page are articles related to his resignation as poet laurate of California. Laid in is the newsletter "Poetry Now" with two poems by Troupe, and announcing his appearance the Sacramento Poetry Center's annual writer's conference. ISBN: 1-56689-0446.
Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.