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  • LEFT HAND. by Cesa, Margaret.
    Cesa, Margaret.
    LEFT HAND.

    Edition: First printing.

    [By the author], 1974. First edition - Apparently her first book, a collection of poems,divided into several sections - meditation on loss, California school for the blind - and illustrated by Nancie Gunkelman, Unpaginated. Cesa is perhaps best known for her award winning biography of Native American artist Pop Chalee - "The World of Flower Blue" - published in 1997.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff illustrated white wrappers.

    Book ID: 41704
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  • WHITE THORN. by Darrough, Rose.
    Darrough, Rose.
    WHITE THORN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Dallas, Texas: Kaleidograph Press, (1938) dj. Hardcover first edition - A slim collecton of poems by this California author - the title poem and "Shut-in" both won the San Francisco Redeiell Poetry Cup in 1936 and 1937 respectively. 49 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a good dustjacket (tears and edgewear to the dj, missing approx 1 inch at base of dj spine, but it protected the book quite well). Uncommon.

    Book ID: 72888
    Keywords: california poet, Poetry
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  • ON TIME: Poems 2005 - 2014. by Kyger, Joanne.
    Kyger, Joanne.
    ON TIME: Poems 2005 - 2014.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    San Francisco: City Lights Books, (2015). First edition - Arranged chronologically these poems form a daybook of a poet - "moving between the personal and the political, the natural and the spiritual in a restless quest for sanity." 126 pp. Cover by Arthur Okamura (1932-2009), to whom this book is dedicated. Square format. ISBN: 978-0872866805.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67190
    Keywords: california poet, Poetry
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  • THE SIMPLE TRUTH: Poems. by Levine, Philip.
    Levine, Philip.
    THE SIMPLE TRUTH: Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of 33 poems, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Notes, 69 pp. ISBN: 0-679-435808.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket .

    Book ID: 65159
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  • MYSTERIES OF MAGRITTE. by Norse, Harold.
    Norse, Harold.
    MYSTERIES OF MAGRITTE.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers, the trade issue.

    San Diego: Atticus Press, 1984. SIGNED first edition - Poems spanning the years from 1954 to 1984. A 4 pp foldout broadside poem, signed in the plate, is bound-in at the center of the book. SIGNED by Norse on title page. 28 pp. ISBN: 0-912377-070.

    Condition: Very good in gold illustrated wrappers (some fading/discoloration to the front cover.)

    Book ID: 80822
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  • CONSIDERING HOW EXAGGERATED MUSIC IS. by Scalapino, Leslie (1944-2010)
    Scalapino, Leslie (1944-2010)
    CONSIDERING HOW EXAGGERATED MUSIC IS.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    San Francisco: North Point Press, 1982. dj. SIGNED first edition - A substantial collection by this award-winning Northern California poet, who had close ties to the Beats. Includes three of her previous books of poetry - The Woman Who Could Read the Minds of Dogs, Instead of an Animal, and This eating and walking at the same time - as well as two sections of new poems. SIGNED on the title page, and uncommon thus. ISBN: 0-86547-0669.

    Condition: Very good in glossy white wrappers with pale gray lettering in a good outer illustrated dust jacket (some edgewear to the dj, price-clipped)

    Book ID: 83182
    Keywords: california poet, Poetry
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  • DANGER ON PEAKS: Poems. by Snyder, Gary.
    Snyder, Gary.
    DANGER ON PEAKS: Poems.

    Edition: First thus - the deluxe audio edition.

    Berkeley, CA: Counterpoint, (2014) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A beautiful new edition of these very personal poems, issued 10 years after the original publication. SIGNED by Snyder on the title page. Includes two CDs of Snyder reading the poems. Slightly oversized format. List of the audio CD tracks, 119 pp. Dust jacket illustration of Mt St Helens by Tom Killion. ISBN: 978-1619024519.

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

    Book ID: 66445
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  • DANGER ON PEAKS: Poems. by Snyder, Gary.
    Snyder, Gary.
    DANGER ON PEAKS: Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    Washington, D.C.: Shoemaker & Hoard, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of 55 poems and prose poems, both serious and playful, many with very personal introductions by Snyder describing the circumstances behind the poems, from his first climb of Mt St Helens on the same day in August 1945 when the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima to the destruction of the Buddhas in Bamiyan.SIGNED on the title page. Photograph of Mt St Helens. Notes. 112 pp. ISBN: 1593760418.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56015
    Keywords: california poet, Poetry
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  • DANGER ON PEAKS: Poems. by Snyder, Gary.
    Snyder, Gary.
    DANGER ON PEAKS: Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    Washington, D.C.: Shoemaker & Hoard, (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of 55 poems and prose poems, both serious and playful, many with very personal introductions by Snyder describing the circumstances behind the poems, from his first climb of Mt St Helens on the same day in August 1945 when the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima to the destruction of the Buddhas in Bamiyan. Photograph of Mt St Helens. Notes. 112 pp. ISBN: 1-593760418.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74966
    Keywords: california poet, Poetry
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  • IN THE BUDDHA FACTORY. by Soldofsky, Alan.
    Soldofsky, Alan.
    IN THE BUDDHA FACTORY.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Kirksville, MO: Truman State University Press, (2013). First edition - His highly praised first significant collection of poetry (preceded by three chapbooks). Among the comments are those from Sandra McPherson ("Formally elegant, wonderfully attentive to tone, 'In the Buddha Factory' mixes reverence, good humor, grievous tragedy, and affirmation in enlightening ways. The result is a collection that honors each detail; every poem here approaches its subject with wonder and respect.") and Edward Hirsch ("Soldofsky is a poet with a metaphysical bent and a strong sense of place, a traveler who keeps coming home to California, a spiritual wanderer keenly alert to the incongruities of modern life and the hyper-reality of the 21st century. His carefully constructed, long-awaited first book…

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    Kirksville, MO: Truman State University Press, (2013). First edition - His highly praised first significant collection of poetry (preceded by three chapbooks). Among the comments are those from Sandra McPherson ("Formally elegant, wonderfully attentive to tone, 'In the Buddha Factory' mixes reverence, good humor, grievous tragedy, and affirmation in enlightening ways. The result is a collection that honors each detail; every poem here approaches its subject with wonder and respect.") and Edward Hirsch ("Soldofsky is a poet with a metaphysical bent and a strong sense of place, a traveler who keeps coming home to California, a spiritual wanderer keenly alert to the incongruities of modern life and the hyper-reality of the 21st century. His carefully constructed, long-awaited first book is a work of full maturity, high achievement.") Notes. 94 pp. ISBN: 978-1612480886.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 77918
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