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  • Abbey, Edward (edited by David Peterson, illustrated by Michael McCurdy)
    EARTH APPLES: the Poetry of Edward Abbey

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first publication of 71 poems, culled from his journals, originally written between 1952 and 1989. A lovely small book, illustrated with woodcuts by Michael McCurdy.112 pp. ISBN: 0-312-112653.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 5601
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • MASKS AND IKONS. by Abbott, Kathleen.
    Abbott, Kathleen.
    MASKS AND IKONS.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    London: Enitharmon Press, 1973. First edition - A collection of poems issued in an edition of just 400 copies, of which 20 were specially bound. Illustrations on the cover page and the outer wrappers by Juliet Standing. Designed and printed at Daedalus Press, Stoke Ferry, Norfolk. 45 pp plus the colophon. ISBN: 0-901111-49X.

    Condition: Near fine in light green wrappers with self flaps (name of poet Elizabeth Harrod on first page.)

    Book ID: 68151
    Keywords: fine press, Poetry
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  • THINGS FALL APART and Related Readings. by Achebe, Chinua.
    Achebe, Chinua.
    THINGS FALL APART and Related Readings.

    Edition: First thus.

    Boston: McDougal Littell. (1997.). Hardcover - A title in the Literature Connections series, designed for use in schools. In addition to the novel by Achebe, this includes poetry by Senghor, Mark Strand and Simon Ortiz, an essay "Shooting the Elephant" by George Orwell and more, 222 pp. ISBN: 0-395-775590.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 58862
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  • SAINT FRIEND. by Adamshick, Carl.
    Adamshick, Carl.
    SAINT FRIEND.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (slim trade paperback format. )

    San Francisco: McSweeney's Publishing, (2014). First edition - A title in the McSweeney's Poetry Series and the author's second collection of poetry (his first received the Walt Whitman Award), This is "a freewheeling explosion of celebrations, elegies, narratives, psychologically raw persona pieces (one in the voice of Amelia Earhart), and a handful of punchy lyric poems with a desperate humor.. . Opening with a five-page anthem called 'Layover,' it begins:'They keep paging Kenneth Koch at the airport./Someone should let the announcer know/ he is dead, that there is no city he can go to,/ that no one is expecting him. Once, I applied/ to be a horse'." 59 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 77670
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  • THE CARDBOARD HOUSE by Adan, Martin. Translated by Katherine Silver.
    Adan, Martin. Translated by Katherine Silver.
    THE CARDBOARD HOUSE

    Edition: First printing.

    St. Paul, MN: Graywolf Press, (1990.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The great Peruvian poet's first book and his only complete work of prose (although described as a novel, it is more a long prose-poem), written between 1924-27 and first published in Spanish in 1928 when Adan was only 20 years old. Translated and with an introduction by Katherine Silver. SIGNED on the title page by the translator, Kathleen Silver. (Silver commented that this was her favorite book among all that she translated) A title in the Palabra Sur Series. 103 pp. ISBN: 1-55597-1296.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75480
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  • FIVE FINGERS REVIEW: No. 5, 1987. by Addonizio, Kim and Lisa Bernstein, editors. Laux, Dorianne and Juan Felipe Herrerra, signed.
    Addonizio, Kim and Lisa Bernstein, editors. Laux, Dorianne and Juan Felipe Herrerra, signed.
    FIVE FINGERS REVIEW: No. 5, 1987.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Five Fingers Review. 1987. SIGNED first edition - A journal of poetry and prose, SIGNED by TWO poets at their contributions - Dorianne Laux and Juan Felipe Herrerra. Other contributors include Clark Coolidge, Stan Rice, Jack Marshall, Cole Swenson, Carol Dorf, Sara Vogan and more. Notes on contributors. 138 pp plus ads. Cover by Chris Biddle.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76076
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  • POETRY, Volume 200 (CC) Number 3, June 2012. by Addonizio, Kim, signed; Di Piero, W. S. and others, contributors. Christian Wiman, editor.
    Addonizio, Kim, signed; Di Piero, W. S. and others, contributors. Christian Wiman, editor.
    POETRY, Volume 200 (CC) Number 3, June 2012.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago: Poetry Foundation, 2012. SIGNED first edition - Includes a selection of poems by W. S. di Piero as the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize Portfolio and also new poems by Stuart Dybek, Kim Addonizio, and others plus a selection of poems from 100 years (all women), comments and reviews.SIGNED by Addonizio at her poem "Heraclitean." Notes on contributors. Cover art by Yuko Shimizu..

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 55378
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  • POETRY, Volume 186 (CLXXXVI) Number 5, September 2005. by Addonizio, Kim, signed; Williams, C. K; Meghan O'Rourke, Phyllis Rose and others, contributors. Christian Wiman, editor.
    Addonizio, Kim, signed; Williams, C. K; Meghan O'Rourke, Phyllis Rose and others, contributors. Christian Wiman, editor.
    POETRY, Volume 186 (CLXXXVI) Number 5, September 2005.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago: Poetry Foundation, 2005. SIGNED first edition - Includes poetry by C. K Williams, Meghan O'Rourke, Marilyn Nelson, Kim Addonizio,and others, comments by Phyllis Rose, Daniel Hoffman and more, reviews. SIGNED by Kim Addonizio at her poem "Verities." Notes on contributors. Cover art by Marcel Dzama.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 47884
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  • Addonizzio, Kim and David St John, signed; Levine, Philip; Charles Simic, James Tate, and others, contributors.
    POETRY MAGAZINE, January through December 2003 (12 issues, full year.)

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago: Modern Poetry Association, 2003. SIGNED first edition - In addition to the poets listed above, these include contributions from Charles Wright, Charlie Smith, Marvin Bell, Stephen Dunn, Robert Bly, Rita Dove, Yousef Komunyakaa, Gary Soto, Turner Cassity, Maxine Kumin, Tom Disch, John Updike, Kim Addonizio, Linda Pastan, Mary Oliver, Chana Bloch, John Hollander, W. S. Merwin, Sandra Gilbert, and many others. TWO issues are SIGNED: The March issue by David St John at his excerpt 'from The Face' and the June issue by Kim Addonizio at her poem "Eating Together." Each issue includes notes on the contributors, book reviews, commentary and advertisements,.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overwise tight and clean - appear almost unread and uncirculated. Spines reinforced with red cloth tape.

    Book ID: 33536
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • TAMARIND AND MANGO WOMAN. by Adisa, Opal Palmer.
    Adisa, Opal Palmer.
    TAMARIND AND MANGO WOMAN.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    Toronto: Sister Vision Press, 1992. SIGNED first edition - Collection of poetry by this Afro-Caribbean writer, born in Jamaica. INSCRIBED by Adisa on title page - For --- "May the words transport you to my land" - and dated in1993. 118 pp. ISBN: 0--20813712.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 74903
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  • Adoff, Arnold.
    SLOW DANCE HEART BREAK BLUES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Lothrup, Lee & Shepherd, (1995.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of poems written for, and from the minds of, young adults. Illustrated with artwork -striking collages - by William Cotton. SIGNED by the author on the dedication page.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 32420
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  • TURTLE DANCE: Poems of Hawaii. by Aehegma, Aelbert.
    Aehegma, Aelbert.
    TURTLE DANCE: Poems of Hawaii.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    Naalehu, Hawaii: Oceanic Publishing, 1984. First edition - "Limited Special First Edition honoring Hawaiian statehood." One of two thousand copies. A poetic celebration of Hawaii, illustrated with block prints by D. E. Addlesberger (who studied print making with Jean Charlot.) 64 pp plus a final print, colophon, etc. ISBN: 0-916467-007.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (a bit of crinkling to the lower edge of the text block)

    Book ID: 47673
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  • Aguilar, Mila D. (introduction by Audre Lorde)
    A COMRADE IS AS PRECIOUS AS A RICE SEEDLING

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    New York: Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press, 1984. First edition - A collection of poems by this radical Filippina revolutionary, who was imprisoned in the Philippines at the time of the publication of this book for her opposition to the Marcos regime. Introduction by Audre Lorde, cover design and drawings by Katherine Ekau Amoy Hall.

    Condition: Very good+ in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 10310
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • Ahearn, Catherine.
    LUNA-VERSE: Love Poems.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Toronto: Aya Press, 1984. First edition - By the poet laureate of Ottawa. Aya Press Poetry series number 6. ISBN: 0-920544-38x.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 22928
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  • Ai
    KILLING FLOOR

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1979. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's second book of poetry, and the Lamont Poetry Selection for 1978. ISBN: 0-395-275338.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket (1 closed tear, some soiling to dj)

    Book ID: 20170
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • Ai
    SIN

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's third collection of poems. ISBN: 0-395-379075.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 20171
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • FATE by Ai
    Ai
    FATE

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - Her fourth collection of dramatic monologues - Margaret Atwood called her work "daring, disturbing, ambitious poems that go for the heart of America.". ISBN: 0-395-556368.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 41567
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • SIN by Ai
    Ai
    SIN

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1986. Author's third collection of poems - called by Margaret Atwood "daring, disturbing, ambitious." 80 pp,. ISBN: 0-395-379083.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated white wrappers (gift inscription inside front cover.)

    Book ID: 51792
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  • GREED by Ai
    Ai
    GREED

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - Ai has been called "the hardest-hitting poet of her generation." Dramatic monologues from voices as diverse as J. Edgar Hoover, Jack Ruby, a battered woman, a priest accused of sexual abuse and more. 96 pp. ISBN: 0-393-035611.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 13303
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • KILLING FLOOR by Ai
    Ai
    KILLING FLOOR

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1979. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's second book of poetry, and the Lamont Poetry Selection for 1978. ISBN: 0-395-275938.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good- dj (price-clipped, 'ring' on cover of dj)

    Book ID: 18443
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • Aigla, Jorge H.-
    SUBLUNARY: Poems.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    San Francisco: Pennywhistle Press, 1989. First edition - The first collection of poetry by this Mexican-born writer. Introduction by Charles G. Bell. A title in the first Pennywhistle Chapbook series. Most poems are in English, some are presented in both Spanish and English.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated white wrappers.

    Book ID: 11626
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  • A WAYFARER'S GUIDE. by Aiken, Laura R,
    Aiken, Laura R,
    A WAYFARER'S GUIDE.

    Edition: Chapbook.

    By the author, n.d. First edition - A slim collection of poems. Unpaginated (36 pp)

    Condition: Very good in sewn cream wrappers.

    Book ID: 68971
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • Aitchison, James
    SOUNDS BEFORE SLEEP

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Chatto & Windus (Hogarth Press), 1971. dj. Hardcover first edition - Scottish poet's first collection - a title in the Phoenix Living Poets series.

    Condition: Near fine in a dustjacket which is missing approx 1 inch along the upper edge of the front cover.

    Book ID: 10264
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • [Akhmatova, Anna 1889-1966, pseudonym of Anna Andreyevna Gorenko ] Reeder, Roberta
    ANNA AKHMATOVA: Poet and Prophet.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The definitive biography of this Russian writer, one of the most tragic and greatest poets of the 20th century and a writer who revolutionized modern poetry . The author spent 10 years writing this, has devoted much of her scholarly life to the study of Akhmatova, edited the Complete Poems and had access to hundreds of otherwise restricted documents. Presents a vivid picture of life among Soviet writers during the Revolution, and under Stalin and finally under Krushchev. Photographs. Very entensive notes and bibliography. Index xv, 619 pp. ISBN: 0-312112416.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 37830
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  • ANGELS RIDE BIKES AND OTHER FALL POEMS / LOS ANGELES ANDAN BICICLETAS. by Alarcon, Francisco X.; Maya Christina Gonzalez, illustrator.
    Alarcon, Francisco X.; Maya Christina Gonzalez, illustrator.
    ANGELS RIDE BIKES AND OTHER FALL POEMS / LOS ANGELES ANDAN BICICLETAS.

    Edition: Later printing.

    San Francisco: Children's Book Press, (1999) dj. Hardcover - Bilingual English/Spanish look at autumn in Los Angeles"In the poet's imagination, mariachis play like angels, angels ride bikes, and the earth dances the cha-cha. The images and the poems bring to life the people and places from Alarcn's childhood." Colorful illustrations / illustrationes by Maya Christina Gonzalez. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-89239160X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76832
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  • EXCEPT BY NATURE. by Alcosser, Sandra.
    Alcosser, Sandra.
    EXCEPT BY NATURE.

    Edition: First printing.

    St. Paul, MN: Graywolf Press, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - Her second collection of poems and prose-poems, winner of the James Laughlin Award (judges were Lynn Emanuel,Yusef Kominyakaa and David St John) Judge's statement.70 pp. ISBN: 1555972993.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58410
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  • Aldington, Richard, translator (Folgore da San Gemignano.)
    A WREATH FOR SAN GEMIGNANO.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1945. dj. Hardcover first edition - A translation by Richard Aldingtonof the famous monthly cycle of sonnets by the 13th century Italian poet, Folgore as a homage to the Tuscan town of San Gemignano , which was destroyed in World War II. Introduction by Aldington, and duo-tone illustrations by Netta Aldington. A lovely production, printed at the Spiral Press.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (some toning and wear to the dj.)

    Book ID: 22511
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  • Alexander, Caroline.
    THE WAY TO XANADU.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - Second book by this Florida born author, a unique blend of travel writing and literary scholarship. Although Samuel Taylor Coleridge's images in his poem 'Kubla Khan" were composed in an opium reverie, he was inspired by travel books of the time - Alexander traveled to three continents - from the steppes of Central Asia to North Florida with its mighty fountains, Kashmir's holy cave of ice and to 'Mount Abora' in Ethiopia - to discover first hand 'the miracle of rare device', the sources of Coleridge's inspiration. Bibliography. 205 pp. ISBN: 0-679419004.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 36821
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  • THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD: Memoir. by Alexander, Elizabeth.
    Alexander, Elizabeth.
    THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD: Memoir.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grand Central Publishing, (2015). First edition - A beautifully written and very moving account of the sudden death of her husband by this noted African American poet - and also a picture of a rich and loving marriage. Ficre Ghebreyesus, born in Eritrea and a refuge from the war there, was known both as a gifted artist and a creative chef, when he died at just 50. 209 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (corner slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 63252
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  • CRAVE RADIANCE: New and Selected Poems 1990 - 2010. by Alexander, Elizabeth.
    Alexander, Elizabeth.
    CRAVE RADIANCE: New and Selected Poems 1990 - 2010.

    Edition: First printing.

    Minneapolis: Graywolf Press, (2010) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first career retrospective by this award-winning African American poet. It includes twenty pages of new poetry, along with selections from her previous work, including the poem - Praise Song for the Day - which she read at Barack Obama's inauguration. Notes. 255 pp. ISBN: 978-1555975685.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (bump to bottom edge, price-clipped).

    Book ID: 67593
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