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  • THE SOUND OF DREAMS REMEMBERED: POEMS 1990-2000. by Young, Al.
    Young, Al.
    THE SOUND OF DREAMS REMEMBERED: POEMS 1990-2000.

    Edition: Reprint (orig published in 2001.)

    Berkeley, CA: Loveletter Editions. (2006.). SIGNED first edition - Young has been the California Poet Laureate, the recipient of NEA, Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships, as well as the PEN/Library of Congress Award for Short Fiction and the PEN/USA Award for Non-Fiction. Yusef Komunyakaa says this collection "invites readers to travel the depth and breadth of his bountiful imagination. There is a deep singing inside of Al Young's poetry, with a hint of Ocean Springs beneath a distilled signifying in the hands of a master code switcher. This seasoned voice knows the music and folklore, the history and lingo..." INSCRIBED on the half title page and dated in 2007. Cover art and illustrations by Vivian Torrance. 134 pp. ISBN: 1427601143.

    Condition: Very good - a new copy but missing the title page (a publishing error, not removed.)

    Book ID: 56959
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  • THE SOUND OF DREAMS REMEMBERED: POEMS 1990-2000. by Young, Al.
    Young, Al.
    THE SOUND OF DREAMS REMEMBERED: POEMS 1990-2000.

    Edition: Reprint (orig published in 2001.)

    Berkeley, CA: Loveletter Editions. (2006.). SIGNED first edition - Young has been the California Poet Laureate, the recipient of NEA, Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships, as well as the PEN/Library of Congress Award for Short Fiction and the PEN/USA Award for Non-Fiction. Yusef Komunyakaa says this collection "invites readers to travel the depth and breadth of his bountiful imagination. There is a deep singing inside of Al Young's poetry, with a hint of Ocean Springs beneath a distilled signifying in the hands of a master code switcher. This seasoned voice knows the music and folklore, the history and lingo..." INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in 2007. Cover art and illustrations by Vivian Torrance. 134 pp. ISBN: 1427601143.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 56960
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  • Young, Al
    DANCING

    Edition: 2nd printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    New York: Corinth Books, (1973.). SIGNED - An early printing of this African American writer's first book, a collection of poetry, first published in 1969. SIGNED on the title page. Cover art by Ronald Dahl. 63 pp.

    Condition: Fine (as new) in stiff yellow wrappers.

    Book ID: 21153
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • SOMETHING ABOUT THE BLUES: An Unlikely Collection of Poetry [With CD] by Young, Al.
    Young, Al.
    SOMETHING ABOUT THE BLUES: An Unlikely Collection of Poetry [With CD]

    Edition: First printing.

    Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks / Media Fusion, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Like Harlem renaissance poet Langston Hughes, who first popularized the blues as a poetic form, California Poet Laureate Al Young has written about the blues, played the blues and drawn inspiration from the blues." 120 poems in the book plus this includes an audio CD with "More than 60 minutes of gripping, dynamic blues poetry (often with a live band), plus Langston Hughes' soulful reading of 'The Weary Blues'.SIGNED on the title page. "Square format. 208 pp.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (both book and cd are as new).

    Book ID: 56838
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  • BLACK LAB. by Young, David.
    Young, David.
    BLACK LAB.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. dj. Hardcover first edition - A cycle of poems attuned to the Midwestern seasons, and to love and loss - that of his father and of his wife to cancer. Notes. 68 pp. ISBN: 0-307-263223.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 58130
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • BEYOND THE GREAT MOUNTAINS: A Visual Poem about China. by Young, Ed.
    Young, Ed.
    BEYOND THE GREAT MOUNTAINS: A Visual Poem about China.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (2005.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A beautiful book by this Caldecott award winning artist, one which can be enjoyed on many levels. "Ed Young's spare prose, as lovely as a rice-paper painting, describes in measured detail the beautiful and mystical land that the author so clearly loves. The unique format and gorgeous paper-collage illustrations, highlighted with Chinese characters, combine to convey the many facets of China to form a poetic picture of the land's grace, depth, and majesty. Author's note and a list of the Chinese characters then and now. Square format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-8118-43432.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy, but with a remainder line.)

    Book ID: 50242
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  • BEYOND THE GREAT MOUNTAINS: A Visual Poem about China. by Young, Ed.
    Young, Ed.
    BEYOND THE GREAT MOUNTAINS: A Visual Poem about China.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (2005.) dj. Hardcover - A beautiful book by this Caldecott award winning artist, one which can be enjoyed on many levels. "Ed Young's spare prose, as lovely as a rice-paper painting, describes in measured detail the beautiful and mystical land that the author so clearly loves. The unique format and gorgeous paper-collage illustrations, highlighted with Chinese characters, combine to convey the many facets of China to form a poetic picture of the land's grace, depth, and majesty. Author's note and a list of the Chinese characters then and now. Square format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-8118-43432.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 50243
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  • HANDS: Poetry. by Young, Gary.
    Young, Gary.
    HANDS: Poetry.

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

    Los Angeles: Illuminati, 1979. First edition - Cover by Judith Voboril. This copy has poet Gary Cooke's ownership notation. Uncommon. 59 pp. ISBN: 0-89807-004x.

    Condition: Very near fine in stiff yellow wrappers.

    Book ID: 67579
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • WINGS IN THE WINDS: Pictures and Poems. by Zabeth (Schreirer)
    Zabeth (Schreirer)
    WINGS IN THE WINDS: Pictures and Poems.

    Edition: First edition.

    By the author, n.d. (ca 1970). SIGNED first edition - A collection of poems by this writer now living in Southern California, illustrated by the author. SIGNED on the second page with the words "who loves life, beauty and art." Unpaginated.

    Condition: Near fine in tan stapled wrappers.

    Book ID: 61251
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • BIG, BAD AND A LITTLE BIT SCARY: Poems That Bite Back! by Zahares, Wade.
    Zahares, Wade.
    BIG, BAD AND A LITTLE BIT SCARY: Poems That Bite Back!

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Zahares's wonderful illustration enhance this collection of poems about animals who might "bite back" - a collection which includes such verses as "Sparrow Hawk" by Russell Hoban and "Viper" by Eve Merriam, and poems by John Gardner, Hillaire Belloc, Maxine Kumin, Dick King-Smith, Karla Kuskin, and Ogden Nash and more. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-670-035130.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 44782
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  • WOLF TRACKS ON THE WELCOME MAT: Poems. by Zarzyski, Paul.
    Zarzyski, Paul.
    WOLF TRACKS ON THE WELCOME MAT: Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cedarville, CA: Carmel Publishing Co / OreanaBooks, (2004). Hardcover first edition - A collection of poems by this cowboy poet which range "from the rodeo arenas of Paul Zarzyski's youth, to nourishing translations of the natural world, oftentimes with unexpected tenderness and vulnerability. . . [from] the wide-open spaces of Montana to the resilient territory of the heart." 136 pp. Wraparound dust jacket by Theodore Waddell. ISBN: 1-886312230.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76423
    Keywords: cowboy poet, montana, Poetry
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  • Zarzyski, Paul. Photographs by Barbara Van Cleve.
    ROUGHSTOCK SONNETS: Poems and Photographs.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Kansas City: Lowell Press, (1989). SIGNED first edition - A collection of poems by this cowboy poet and photographs by Barbara Van Cleve which range from the rodeo arenas to the wide-open spaces of Montana. INSCRIBED by Paul Zarzyski on the half title page and dated in 1991. Introduction by Jay Dusard. xiv, 62 pp. Square format. ISBN: 0-932845355.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers with self flaps.

    Book ID: 76866
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  • LATE AFTERNOON WOMAN: A Crimson Edge Chapbook. by Zeidenstein, Sondra.
    Zeidenstein, Sondra.
    LATE AFTERNOON WOMAN: A Crimson Edge Chapbook.

    Edition: First printing.

    Goshen CT: Chicory Blue Press, (1992). First edition - Zeidenstein's first chapbook of her own poetry, and the first title in the Crimson Edge Chapbook series. Zeidenstein founded Chicory Blue Press to create a place where women past sixty can find their voices and be published. Includes 15 poems and an afterword. 35 pp. ISBN: 0-961911131.

    Condition: Very near fine in stapled wrappers with self flaps. Uncommon.

    Book ID: 77977
    Keywords: first in series, Poetry
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  • ALL: The Collected Short Poems 1923 - 1958. by Zukofsky, Louis.
    Zukofsky, Louis.
    ALL: The Collected Short Poems 1923 - 1958.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1965) dj. Hardcover first edition - Poems are arranged chronologically in three sections: 55 Poems (1923-1935), Anew (1935-1944), and Barely and Widely (1956-1958). Index of titles and first lines. Praise fromKenneth Rexroth and William Carlos Willians, and a long blurb on the back cover of the dust jacket by Gilbert Sorrentino, one in which he emphasizes the importance of Zukofsky to modern American poetry. 157 pp. .

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some toning to pages and dust jacket, name of previous owner, poet Elizabeth Harrod, on front endpaper, some edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 78118
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS, POETICALLY EXPRESSED; BEING A COMPLETE FLORA'S ALBUM.
    THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS, POETICALLY EXPRESSED; BEING A COMPLETE FLORA'S ALBUM.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Leavitt, Trow & Co., 1849. Hardcover - Tinted frontispiece and several small tailpieces throughout. An appealing small volume, just 4 1/2 inches tall, 3 inches wide, bound in stamped red cloth with gilt decorations and lettering on spine and front cover, all edges gilt. Index.128 pp.

    Condition: Good overall - foxing throughout, tear to side of spine near bottom of book. Small bookseller sticker inside front cover (A. J. Barker, Taunton)

    Book ID: 62518
    Keywords: botany, Poetry, vintage
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