THE MUD ACTOR.
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1982.). SIGNED first edition - African American poet's first book, influenced in part by the time he spent in Japan. Divided into three parts, the first on childhood, the second voices from fin de siecle France, and the longest and most significant, ending in the powerful "Hiroshima" is set in Japan. A title in the National Poetry Series, selected by Al Young. SIGNED on the title page. Author's postscript and notes. xii, 84 pp. ISBN: 0-030613698.