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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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  • VANILLA CUSTARD. by Alexander, Judith Morgan.
    Alexander, Judith Morgan.
    VANILLA CUSTARD.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, printed in a limited edition of 1000 copies.

    Point Reyes Station, CA: Floating Island Publications, 1988. SIGNED first edition - A collection of poems, short prose pieces and photographs (most shot in Mexico). Warmly INSCRIBED on the half title page "To my dear friend --- Oh if only we could get the taste of vanilla custard in our mouths again" etc. and dated in the year of publication. 89 pp. ISBN: 0-912449-233.

    Condition: Very good+ in glossy purple illustrated wrappers (2 x's on bottom edge, some sunning to the spine)

    Book ID: 54308
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  • NAVIGABLE WATERWAYS. by Alexander, Pamela (Foreword by James Merrill)
    Alexander, Pamela (Foreword by James Merrill)
    NAVIGABLE WATERWAYS.

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

    New Haven: Yale University Press, (1985). First edition - Her first collection of poetry. Volume 80 of the Yale Series of Younger Poets - the winning volume in the 1984 competition with a foreword by poet James Merrill, who was the judge. . xii, 75 pp. ISBN: 0-300033974.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 62551
    Keywords: first book, Poetry
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  • WAR DANCES. by Alexie, Sherman.
    Alexie, Sherman.
    WAR DANCES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (2009.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Collection of short stories and poems, both humorous and passionate, by this National Book Award winning author. This book won the 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. SIGNED on the title page. 209 pp. ISBN: 9780802119193.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 63160
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  • ONE STICK SONG. by Alexie, Sherman.
    Alexie, Sherman.
    ONE STICK SONG.

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

    Brooklyn, NY: Hanging Loose Press, (2000.). SIGNED first edition - Alexie's fifth collection of poetry, SIGNED on the title page, 91 pp. ISBN: 1-882413-768.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 52299
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  • THE SUMMER OF BLACK WIDOWS. by Alexie, Sherman.
    Alexie, Sherman.
    THE SUMMER OF BLACK WIDOWS.

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

    Brooklyn: Hanging Loose Press, 1996. SIGNED first edition - The fourth collection of poetry by this award-winning author, an enrolled Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian. SIGNED on the title page. 139 pp. ISBN: 1-882413-342.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 51937
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  • HANGING LOOSE 74. by [Alexie, Sherman, signed] Robert Hershon and Dick Lourie, Editors.
    [Alexie, Sherman, signed] Robert Hershon and Dick Lourie, Editors.
    HANGING LOOSE 74.

    Edition: First printing.

    Brooklyn, NY: Hanging Loose Press, 1999. SIGNED first edition - A journal of poetry and short fiction published three times a year. Notable for the fact that every issue includes works by writers still in high school. SIGNED by Alexie at his poem 'TheTheory of Cockroaches.' Also includes contributions from Ha Jin, Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel, Stephen Beal, Eula Biss, Lee Briccetti, Hayan Charara, Julie Cox, Susan Firer, Cliff Fyman, Ariel Greene, Linda Healey, Carmen Hoover, Daniel Kane, Richard Lehnert, Morton Marcus, Norman MacAfee, Maggie Nelson, Ron Overton, Tim Robbins, Barry Seiler, Harvey Shapiro, Angel Varga, Janine Pommy Vega, Paul Violi, Chuck Wachtel, Wang Ping, Bill Zavatsky, and more. Section of 8 photographs by Nancy Miller Elliott, who also provided…

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    Brooklyn, NY: Hanging Loose Press, 1999. SIGNED first edition - A journal of poetry and short fiction published three times a year. Notable for the fact that every issue includes works by writers still in high school. SIGNED by Alexie at his poem 'TheTheory of Cockroaches.' Also includes contributions from Ha Jin, Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel, Stephen Beal, Eula Biss, Lee Briccetti, Hayan Charara, Julie Cox, Susan Firer, Cliff Fyman, Ariel Greene, Linda Healey, Carmen Hoover, Daniel Kane, Richard Lehnert, Morton Marcus, Norman MacAfee, Maggie Nelson, Ron Overton, Tim Robbins, Barry Seiler, Harvey Shapiro, Angel Varga, Janine Pommy Vega, Paul Violi, Chuck Wachtel, Wang Ping, Bill Zavatsky, and more. Section of 8 photographs by Nancy Miller Elliott, who also provided the cover photographs of Miles Davis (on the front) and a man in a snowstorm (on the back.) 139 pp. We specialize in literary journals, and have many others - including many not yet catalogued and listed on line. ISBN: 0440-2316.

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    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 46160
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  • PLOUGHSHARES. VOLUME 20, NO 1, Spring 1994. by [Alexie, Sherman, signed] Welch, James, editor.
    [Alexie, Sherman, signed] Welch, James, editor.
    PLOUGHSHARES. VOLUME 20, NO 1, Spring 1994.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Emerson College, 1994. SIGNED first edition - A collection of stories on poems on the theme of "tribe" edited ad with an introduction by James Welch. SIGNED by TWO authors: by Sherman Alexie at his short story "Flight" and by Alberto Alvaro Rios at his story "Outside Magdalena, Sonora." Also includes contributions from Diane Glancy, Simon Oritz, Scott Momaday, Debra Earling, Charles H. Webb, Thylias Moss, Ophelia Navarro and many others. A profile of James Welch by Don Lee. Book reviews. 220 pp. We specialize in literary journals, and have many others - including many not yet catalogued and listed on line.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 54978
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  • Algarin, Miguel.
    LOVE IS HARD WORK: Memorias de Loisaida.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback

    New York: Scribner's, (1997.). First edition - A collection of poetry by the founder of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe - both a personal memoir and a portrait of life in NY's Lower East Side (Loisaida.). ISBN: 0-684-825171.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff illustrated wrappers (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 13748
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  • LOVE IS HARD WORK: Memorias de Loisaida. by Algarin, Miguel.
    Algarin, Miguel.
    LOVE IS HARD WORK: Memorias de Loisaida.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    New York: Scribner's, (1997.). SIGNED first edition - A collection of poetry by the Afro-Puerto Rican founder of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe - both a personal memoir and a portrait of life in NY's Lower East Side (Loisaida.) INSCRIBED on the first page and dated in the year of publication. Introduction by Ishmael Reed. Index of first lines. 155 pp. ISBN: 0-684-825171.

    Condition: Good only in stiff illustrated wrappers (some curling and edgewear to the covers, stain to lower edge of textblock)

    Book ID: 57509
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  • ALOUD: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets' Cafe. by Algarin, Miguel and Bob Holman, editors. Jessica Hagedorn and Luis J. Rodriguez, signed.
    Algarin, Miguel and Bob Holman, editors. Jessica Hagedorn and Luis J. Rodriguez, signed.
    ALOUD: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets' Cafe.

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

    New York: Henry Holt, (1994.). SIGNED first edition - Anthology containing the works of over 100 modern American poets, including Martin Espada, Paul Beatty, Sapphire, Ntozake Shange, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Luis Rodriguez, Eileen Myles, Wanda Coleman. Patricia Spears Jones, David Henderson, Sandra Maria Esteves and many others. SIGNED by TWO poets: Jessica Hagedorn at her poem "Latin Music in New York" and INSCRIBED by Luis J. Rodriguez at "Meeting the Animal at Washington Square Park." The selected works were all first performed at New York City's Nuyorkian Poets' Cafe --- founded by poets Miguel Algarin, Miguel Pinero, and others. 1994 American Book Award Winner. Notes on the poets, 514 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-32576.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 51208
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  • ALOUD: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets' Cafe. by Algarin, Miguel and Bob Holman, editors. Luis J. Rodriguez, signed.
    Algarin, Miguel and Bob Holman, editors. Luis J. Rodriguez, signed.
    ALOUD: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets' Cafe.

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

    New York: Henry Holt, (1994.). SIGNED first edition - Anthology containing the works of over 100 modern American poets, including Martin Espada, Paul Beatty, Sapphire, Ntozake Shange, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Luis Rodriguez, Eileen Myles, Wanda Coleman, Thulani Davis, Victor Hernadez Cruz, Patricia Spears Jones, David Henderson, Sandra Maria Esteves and many others. SIGNED by Luis J. Rodriguez at "Meeting the Animal at Washington Square Park." The selected works were all first performed at New York City's Nuyorkian Poets' Cafe --- founded by poets Miguel Algarin, Miguel Pinero, and others. 1994 American Book Award Winner. Notes on the poets, 514 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-32576.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 69721
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  • Allardt, Linda.
    SEEING FOR YOU.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: State Street Press, 1981. SIGNED first edition - One of 400 copies, signed on title page by the poet.

    Condition: Near fine in cream colored wrappers, with a very good, somewhat faded, outer blue illustrated wrapper.

    Book ID: 4688
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • FLIGHT AND PURSUIT: Poems. by Allen, Dick.
    Allen, Dick.
    FLIGHT AND PURSUIT: Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - His fourth collection of poems, with several which reflect his interest in comtemporary physics and cosmology (Allen was also the editor of "Science Fiction: The Future" and he begins this book with a quote from Ursula Le Guin's "Left Hand of Darkness." 53 pp. ISBN: 0-807114278.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75883
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • OVERNIGHT IN THE GUEST HOUSE OF THE MYSTIC: Poems. by Allen, Dick.
    Allen, Dick.
    OVERNIGHT IN THE GUEST HOUSE OF THE MYSTIC: Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1984. dj. Hardcover first edition - His rather hard-to-find third collection of poems, including some which reflect his interest in comtemporary physics and cosmology (Allen was also the editor of "Science Fiction: The Future" ) 51 pp. ISBN: 0-807111651.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76507
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • FOUR POETS ON POETRY. by Allen, Don Cameron, editor. (Moore,Marianne; R.P. Blackmur, Yvor Winters, and Mark Van Doren,contributors.)
    Allen, Don Cameron, editor. (Moore,Marianne; R.P. Blackmur, Yvor Winters, and Mark Van Doren,contributors.)
    FOUR POETS ON POETRY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, (1959.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The Percy Graeme Turnbull Lectures originally presented as part of The John Hopkins Poetry Festival in November 1958, edited and with an introduction by Allen. Essays include R.P. Blackmur on Edwin Muir, Yvor Winter on "Poetic Styles, Old and New", Marianne Moore on Dame Edith Sitwell, and Mark Van Doren on Thomas Hardy. Index, 111 pages.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (previous owner's name - that of poet Elizabeth Harrod, some edgewear to dj, short tear to back coverj.)

    Book ID: 78428
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  • WALT WHITMAN HANDBOOK. by Allen, Gay Wilson.
    Allen, Gay Wilson.
    WALT WHITMAN HANDBOOK.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    Chicago: Packard and Company, (1946). Hardcover first edition - A guide to critical studies, biographies, essays and other works about Walt Whitman Preface, chronology table, index. Sticker showing 'Hendricks House, New York, as the publisher affixed to the title page. xvii, 560 pp.

    Condition: Very good in beige cloth (a few pencilled brackets and underlining and writing on pages), lacking the dust jacket .

    Book ID: 54653
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  • PSYCHIC UNREST. by Allen, Lillian.
    Allen, Lillian.
    PSYCHIC UNREST.

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

    Toronto: Insomniac Press, (1999). First edition - A powerful collection of poetry by this award winning writer, born in Jamaica who moved to Canada in 1969. "Psychic Unrest is full of sea and rain, love and disappointment, blues and golds, rhythm and revolution." 102 pp. ISBN: 1-895837553.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wraps, with self-flaps.

    Book ID: 55767
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  • (Allison, Dorothy; Claribel Alegiria, May Stevens, Maureen Brady and others, contributors.) Elly Bulkin, Jan Clausen, Irena Klepfisz and Rima Shore, editors.
    CONDITIONS: SIX.

    Edition: First appearance in print of these works.

    Brooklyn, New York: Conditions, 1980. SIGNED first edition - A feminist magazine of writing by women with an emphasis on writing by lesbians. Includes poetry by Alegria, Gloria Anzualdua, Judith Vollmer and others; fiction by Allison ("I Am Working on My Charm"), Stevens, Sauda Jamal, Camille Norton,etc ; an interview with "An Old Dyke" - Doris Lundin - by Elly Bulkin; a rememberance of the Russian poet, Sophia Parnok; reviews and more. SIGNED by Allison at her contribution. 270 pp plus advertisements.

    Condition: Good condition in stiff illustrated wrappers (some rubbing and wear to the covers.)

    Book ID: 32810
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  • CLIO'S CHILDREN: Dosteevsky at Semyonov Square and Other Poems. by Allman, John.
    Allman, John.
    CLIO'S CHILDREN: Dosteevsky at Semyonov Square and Other Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: New Directions, (1985) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second collection of poetry, narrative poems which portray scenes from the lives of historical figures such as Frederick Douglass, Marie Curie, Ezra Pound, Georgia O'Keefe, Emma Goldman and others, arranged chronologically. Among the poems are Crazy Horse In A Little Flat Place At The Edge, D.W. Griffith Filming The Birth Of A Nation, Bruno Bettelheim At Dachau and others. Notes. 93 pp. ISBN: 0-811209350.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79582
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  • NOWHERE ELSE IN TOWN: The Davis Poetry Anthology. by Alongi, John; Laura G. Johnson, Mark Kuroczko and Mark C. Lennon, editors
    Alongi, John; Laura G. Johnson, Mark Kuroczko and Mark C. Lennon, editors
    NOWHERE ELSE IN TOWN: The Davis Poetry Anthology.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Davis, CA.: (1979). SIGNED first edition - Collects poems by many writers from many parts of the United States who were all living and working in Davis at the time this was published. INSCRIBED on the title page by Laura (Laura Johnson, one of the editors.) Notes on contributors, 77 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrapper, with sunning to the spine and edges of the cover.

    Book ID: 78738
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  • Alonso, Ricardo
    CIMARRON

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

    Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1979. First edition - Afro-Cuban writer's first book of poems, written in the traditions ofboth Caribbean and African American poetry. Cimarron means runaway slave - the descendants of the cimarrones live in the barrios - ghettos of the US now.

    Condition: Very good in stiff wrappers (rubbing to the covers.)

    Book ID: 7534
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • Alta.
    FREEDOM'S IN SIGHT.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    (np) Noh Directions Press, 1970. A collection of poems dealing with both personal issues (the loss of a child by miscarriage) and public ones (the assassination of Martin Luther King.)

    Condition: Very good in stapled wrappers.

    Book ID: 4482
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • THE GIRL WITH THE OCELOT and Other Poems. by Altrocchi, Julia Cooley (1893-1972).
    Altrocchi, Julia Cooley (1893-1972).
    THE GIRL WITH THE OCELOT and Other Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Bruce Humphries, (1964.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Includes a long dramatic monologue, 'Black Boat,' on the death of 200 African American seamen in the Port Chicago disaster during World War II. 150 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (tear to upper edge of back cover of dj,.)

    Book ID: 51788
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  • THE GIRL WITH THE OCELOT and Other Poems. by Altrocchi, Julia Cooley (1893-1972).
    Altrocchi, Julia Cooley (1893-1972).
    THE GIRL WITH THE OCELOT and Other Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Bruce Humphries, (1964.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Includes a long dramatic monologue, 'Black Boat,' on the death of 200 African American seamen in the Port Chicago disaster during World War II. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper - "For a long-standing much admired friend, Fred Carpenter, in the hope that he may be interested in the chiaroscura of the last poem in this book." 150 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (tanning to spine of dj and to back cover,.)

    Book ID: 76084
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  • HOMECOMING. by Alvarez, Julia.
    Alvarez, Julia.
    HOMECOMING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (1984.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. Very uncommon hardcover edition of the first book by this writer (who spent her earliest years in her parents' native Dominican Republic) to be published by a major press. Since this was issued simultaneously in both soft and hardcover, the hardcover printing was very small. The central section of these poems is called 'housekeeping; and reconstruct her experiences as her mother teaches her housewifery skills, there is the underlying irony that 'at 33' Alvarez is not the 'heroine of her mother's stories' for she has neither a house, husband nor children. A title in the Grove Press Poetry Series edited by Robert Pack. 93 pp. ISBN: 0-394-538552.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (short closed edgetears , sunning to the edges of the back cover of the dj, as is common with this dustjacket.) Still a lovely copy of a very hard to find book.

    Book ID: 30635
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  • THE COUNTRY AT MY SHOULDER. by Alvi, Moniza.
    Alvi, Moniza.
    THE COUNTRY AT MY SHOULDER.

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

    Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 1993. First edition - First collection by this poet who was born in Pakistan, lives in England. At the heart of this collection is a series of poems called "Presents from Pakistan" which explore the importance of the 'country at their shoulder' a homeland left behind, or a birthplace never seen again. .A title in the Oxford Poets Series. 56 pp. ISBN: 0-19-2831259.

    Condition: Fine in glossary illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 45665
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  • MORE OF ME DISAPPEARS. by Amen, John,
    Amen, John,
    MORE OF ME DISAPPEARS.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Merrick, NY: Cross-Cultural Communications, 2005. First edition - His second collection of poetry, illustrated by several black and white photographs by the author (who is also a songwriter and musician). Cover praise from Jimmy Santiago Baca, Ai and others. 75 pp. ISBN: 0-893048887.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 70199
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • GARBAGE. by Ammons, A. R.
    Ammons, A. R.
    GARBAGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A long narrative poem on garbage - sometimes funny, sometimes thoughtful - inspired by the author's drive past a burning mountain of the stuff in Florida on I95. Winner of the National Book Award. and considered one of his best books. 121 pp. ISBN: 0-393-035425.

    Condition: Fine in fine first issue dust jacket without the award sticker on the cover.

    Book ID: 74390
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  • BRINK ROAD: Poems. by Ammons, A. R.
    Ammons, A. R.
    BRINK ROAD: Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & London: W. W. Norton & Company, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - Collection of more than 150 poems dating from 1973 to 1996 - none of the poems had previously appeared in book form. Ends with the long poem "Summer Place." The title refers to a road in upstate New York. 230 pp. plus final illustration. ISBN: 0-393039587.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (corner slightly bumped, but otherwise tight and clean)

    Book ID: 74392
    Keywords: Poetry
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