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  • "BEAUTIFUL" (A Painted Poem) by Baraka, Amiri (LeRoi Jones)
    Baraka, Amiri (LeRoi Jones)
    "BEAUTIFUL" (A Painted Poem)

    Edition: Limited, signed edition.

    Charleston, WV: Parchment Gallery Graphics, nd (1996). SIGNED first edition - Broadside poem; a single sheet, printed on recto only, measuring 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches, containing an illustration and text by Amiri Baraka. Issued in conjunction with an exhibition of Baraka's "painted poems," this depicts an African-American man, wearing a beret, printed in soft blues, blacks, greens and browns, with the text "Don't ever be sad enough not to believe in whatever makes you beautiful." Limited to 199 numbered copies (out of a total edition of 225) each individually numbered and SIGNED by Amiri Baraka.

    Condition: A fine copy, with a separate colophon leaf, in the original printed publisher's envelope.

    Book ID: 68636
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  • "PLAY ON!" (A Painted Poem) by Baraka, Amiri (LeRoi Jones)
    Baraka, Amiri (LeRoi Jones)
    "PLAY ON!" (A Painted Poem)

    Edition: Limited, signed edition.

    Charleston, WV: Parchment Gallery Graphics, 1996. SIGNED first edition - Broadside poem; a single sheet, printed on recto only, measuring 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches, containing an illustration and text by Amiri Baraka. Issued in conjunction with an exhibition of Baraka's "painted poems," this depicts an African-American man, in a brimmed, printed in magenta, blacks, greens and browns, with the text "Suppose you wanted to know the truth about everythigng" Limited to 199 numbered copies and 26 hors de commerce copies - this a one of the 26 copies labeled p/p SIGNED by Amiri Baraka.

    Condition: A fine copy, with a separate colophon leaf, in the original printed publisher's envelope.

    Book ID: 68637
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  • LOOK OUT. by Berry, Wendell.
    Berry, Wendell.
    LOOK OUT.

    Edition: First thus.

    Washington, D.C.: Shoemaker & Hoard, 2003. First edition - A powerful single poem by Berry - a call to action against the Lords of War whose joy lies in the destruction of the earth - printed on a single sheet, 16 1/2 inches tall by 11 inches wide, illustrated with a red and white graphic, printed in black on cream paper. Issued to "mark the first year of Shoemaker & Hoard and their publication of Berry's Citizenship Papers.' No limitation stated, but uncommon.

    Condition: Near fine (slight crease at the bottom edge from being rolled)

    Book ID: 46328
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  • Bly, Robert.
    Broadside: "ON THE OREGON COAST. "

    Edition: First printing.

    Voices on the Vine, 1994. First edition - A single poem dedicated to William Stafford and printed shortly after his death in 1993. Twelve lines printed in dark blue on light blue translucent paper, measuring 8 1*2 by 11 inches. . This poem was included in "Meditations On The Insatiable Soul" and was read by Bly in the documentary film "William Stafford and Robert Bly: A Literary Friendship." Daniel Murray was the publisher of Voices of the Vines broadsides issued in conjunction with poetry readings at Palmer Vineyards on the North Fork of Long Island, New York.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 80818
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  • GODZILLA IN MEXICO / GODZILA EN MEXICO. by Bolano, Roberto.
    Bolano, Roberto.
    GODZILLA IN MEXICO / GODZILA EN MEXICO.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: New Directions, 2008. First edition - Poem in both English and Spanish from "The Romantic Dogs," printed on a single sheet of stiff white paper, 17 1/2 inches tall by 6 inches wide. Black and white photograph of Bolano at the top, text in black.

    Condition: Very near fine.

    Book ID: 68884
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  • BROADSIDE: "He sprang, taking his adversary by surprise." by Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
    Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
    BROADSIDE: "He sprang, taking his adversary by surprise."

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Black Oak Books/Okeanos Press, 1990. First edition - An untitled attractive broadside which contains a two paragraph excerpt from "East is East," printed at Okeanos Press and issued on the occasion of a reading by the author at Black Oak Books in Berkeley, California. Small drawing a fish below the text. Heavy cream paper measuring 7-1/4" wide x 11-3/8" tall.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 81642
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  • BADMINTON IN HOT WEATHER. by Cadnum, Michael.
    Cadnum, Michael.
    BADMINTON IN HOT WEATHER.

    Edition: First printing.

    Canton, Connecticut: Singular Speech Press, nd [1993]. SIGNED first edition - Small broadside. Creamy white card with a single poem, printed to announce the forthcoming collection of Cadnum's poems. SIGNED by Cadnum. Measures just 10.5 cm by 14.5 cm.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 43437
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  • Broadside: "PEACE AWAKENS. . . " . by Ginsberg, Allen.
    Ginsberg, Allen.
    Broadside: "PEACE AWAKENS. . . " .

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: Da Capo Press (2006). First edition - An except from "Times Square, August 28, 1945" - six lines beginning with "Peace awakens, finds her breath," Printed letterpress in September 2006 for Da Capo Press to celebrate the publication of 'The Book of Martyrdom and Artifice." A single sheet of stiff cream colored paper with decorative blue borders at the top and below the poem - untrimmed bottom edge - measuring 8 1/2 by 11 inches. ISBN: eph vbf 012024.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 58317
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  • BENEATH THE SNOW, THE BADGER'S STEADY BREATHING. by Hirshfield, Jane.
    Hirshfield, Jane.
    BENEATH THE SNOW, THE BADGER'S STEADY BREATHING.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Poetry Flash, 2006. First edition - Small broadside printing a single poem from "After" issued as a gift for the New Year. Printed in dark brown on heavy cream stock, measures just 7 1/2 inches tall by 2 1/4 inches wide.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 87817
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  • BENEATH THE SNOW, THE BADGER'S STEADY BREATHING. by Hirshfield, Jane.
    Hirshfield, Jane.
    BENEATH THE SNOW, THE BADGER'S STEADY BREATHING.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Poetry Flash, 2006. SIGNED first edition - Small broadside printing a single poem from "After" issued as a gift for the New Year. Printed in dark brown on heavy cream stock, measures just 7 1/2 inches tall by 2 1/4 inches wide. Although not called for, this has been SIGNED by Jane Hirshfield.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 87816
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  • BREAKING (from The Book of Medicines) by Hogan, Linda.
    Hogan, Linda.
    BREAKING (from The Book of Medicines)

    Edition: Limited edition.

    Berkeley, CA: Poltroon Press, 2002. First edition - One of 150 copies printed in letter press for the Environmental Poetry Festival, Berkeley, 7 September 2002 by Poltroon Press (an innovative small press founded in 1975 by Frances Butler and Alastair Johnson) A lovely production, consisting of a single poem, printed in black on cream colored stock with a pale aqua seascape woodcut, 13 inches tall by 10 inches wide. Broadside, single sheet.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 65464
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  • NOT YET. by Howard, Ben.
    Howard, Ben.
    NOT YET.

    [Berkeley, CA] [Tangram Press] nd. First edition - A small poetry broadside, attractively printed in two colors on cream stock. While this does not include any printing information, it was by Tangram Press in Berkeley. Faintly penciled on the verso is the notation 1/120. Measures just 7 inches by 5 inches.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 87105
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  • Logan, W. H.
    A PEDLAR'S PACK OF BALLADS AND SONGS with Illustrative Notes.

    Edition: First edition.

    Edinburgh [Scotland]: William Patterson, 1869. Hardcover first edition - Uncommon first edition of this work compiled from older broadsheets. Includes Logan's comments about the history of the various ballads, the events to which they refer, and variations. Illustrated with small en-texte drawings. Preface, ix, 479 pages. Bound in smooth dark green cloth with a paper label on the spine.

    Condition: Poor but repairable condiition: Front cover detached. Embossed seal on title page, previous owner's name inside front cover, but contents are otherwise clean and tight.

    Book ID: 32401
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  • from THE SLAVE TRADE: VIEW FROM THE MIDDLE PASSAGE. by Major, Clarence.
    Major, Clarence.
    from THE SLAVE TRADE: VIEW FROM THE MIDDLE PASSAGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, n.d. (1998.). First edition - An attractive small broadside, an excerpt from this poem included in 'Configurations' published by Copper Canyon Press in 1998. Letterpress printed on heavy cream stock, title in red, text in black, measuring 5 1/2 inches wide by 8 inches tall.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 55283
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  • FLAGSTAFF. by Maytag, Ken.
    Maytag, Ken.
    FLAGSTAFF.

    Edition: Signed broadside.

    Santa Barbara: Unicorn Press, 1968. SIGNED first edition - Poem on a long single sheet folded five times to fit into envelope, printed on pale green paper with darker green illustrations and black letter. Cover has a small illustration and states "350 copies of Flagstaff, a Unicorn Longside, published January 2, 1968. Printed by Noel Young." The sheet then unfolds into a long thin broadside, . 21 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches, with a drawing along the left hand side. SIGNED by Ken Maytag at the bottom and dated. Nov 14-15 67.

    Condition: Fine in a very good example of the original cream envelope.

    Book ID: 58573
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  • ART. by Miles, Josephine (1911-1985)
    Miles, Josephine (1911-1985)
    ART.

    Edition: Single sheet,

    Berkeley, CA: Oyez, 1986. First edition - A short poem reprinted in memory of the poet on cream cardstock, measuring 5 inches wide by 8 inches high. "Oyez" is embossed in the lower corner.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 64839
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  • BROADSIDE: "Absence has qualities . . ." from "The Lost Father." by Simpson, Mona.
    Simpson, Mona.
    BROADSIDE: "Absence has qualities . . ." from "The Lost Father."

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Black Oak Books/Okeanos Press, 1992. SIGNED first edition - An untitled attractive broadside which contains an excerpt from "The Lost Father," printed at Okeanos Press and issued on the occasion of a reading by the author at Black Oak Books in Berkeley, California. Although not called for, this has been SIGNED by Simpson. Printed in two colors on cream paper measuring 6 3/8" wide x 12 1/2" tall.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 81659
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  • Snyder, Gary.
    CORMORANTS.

    Washington, D.C.: Shoemaker & Hoard, 2004. First edition - A single poem from "Danger on Peaks," printed on a single sheet, 12 inches tall by 10 inches wide. Cream background with a blue side border with Snyder's name in cream, title in blue lettering, small blue illustration, text in black.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 41021
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  • Young, Al (1939-2021)
    GEOGRAPHY OF THE NEAR PAST.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Poltroon Press for Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival, 2006. SIGNED first edition - Broadside consisting of a single poem from "Heaven: Collected Poems 1956-1990," measuring 9.5 12.75 inches, printed in black and silver on heavy sky blue stock. Small Illustration by Grace T. Gomez. Issued in an edition limited to 150 copies. Although not called for, this has been SIGNED by Young.

    Condition: Very near fine (slightly curling at one end)

    Book ID: 87815
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