BLACK SPIRITS: A Festival of New Black Poets in America.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Random House, (1970) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An anthology containing the works of thirty Black poets which grew out of a poetry festival produced by Woodie King Associates presented at the Apollo Theater and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Imamu Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones), artistic consultant; foreword by Nikki Giovanni; introduction by Don Lee. Includes work from Don Lee, Clarence Major, Mari Evans, Larry Neal, Sonia Sanchez. Toure, Quincy Troupe and more. Notes on contributors. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "For... I hope this will be a beginning - the theatre needs you" and SIGNED Woodie King, Jr. King, a producer and director on both the stage and screen was the founding director of the New Federal Theater in New York City, and much more. He was a recipient of a Paul Robeson award, an Obie Award for Sustained Achievement, inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame and more. Books signed by King are very uncommon. 252 pp. ISBN: 0-394476204.
Condition: Very near fine in black cloth with silver and red lettering on the spine (name underneath the front flap of the dj) in a very good dustjacket with some bleeding from the black cloth to the interior of the dj, a bit of wear to the ends of the spine.