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  • GENERATIONS by Cornish, Sam
    Cornish, Sam
    GENERATIONS

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Beacon, 1971. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - African American author's first regularly published collection of poetry (a chapbook of the same name was published in 1966.) SIGNED on the title page. Cornish was named as Boston's first Poet Laureate in 2008. Preface by Ruth Whitman. Illustrated with photographs. 81 pp. ISBN: 0-8070-64149.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (stamp of prev owner on endpapers, old price on endpaper, light stamp on dj, but otherwise tight, and very clean.)

    Book ID: 31142
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  • GENERATIONS. by Cornish, Sam.
    Cornish, Sam.
    GENERATIONS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Beacon, 1971. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - African American author's first regularly published collection of poetry (a chapbook of the same name was published in 1966.) SIGNED on the title page. Cornish was named as Boston's first Poet Laureate in 2008. Preface by Ruth Whitman. Illustrated with photographs. 81 pp. ISBN: 0-8070-64149.

    Condition: Fine in very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 20541
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  • GENERATIONS by Cornish, Sam
    Cornish, Sam
    GENERATIONS

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Beacon, 1971. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - African American author's first regularly published collection of poetry (a chapbook of the same name was published in 1966.) SIGNED on the title page. Cornish was named as Boston's first Poet Laureate in 2008. Preface by Ruth Whitman. Illustrated with photographs. 81 pp. ISBN: 0-8070-64149.

    Condition: Fine in a very good dustjacket (spine faded on dj, pc.)

    Book ID: 20542
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  • SUN UNDER WOOD: New Poems. by Hass, Robert.
    Hass, Robert.
    SUN UNDER WOOD: New Poems.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Hopewell, NJ: Ecco Press, (1996.). First edition - Fourth collection of poems by this United States poet laureate. Attractive cover features the 1935 painting 'Red Sun' by Arthur Dove. Notes. 77 pp. ISBN: 0-88001-5578.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 54111
    Keywords: poet laureate, Poetry
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  • HUMAN WISHES. by Hass, Robert.
    Hass, Robert.
    HUMAN WISHES.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Hopewell, NJ: Ecco Press, (1989.). First edition - Collection of poems by this United States poet laureate. Notes. 86 pp. ISBN: 0-88001-2129.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 57755
    Keywords: poet laureate, Poetry
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  • PRAISE. by Hass, Robert.
    Hass, Robert.
    PRAISE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ecco Press, (1979. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second book by this award winning poet, SIGNED on the title page with the words "best wishes." 68 pp. ISBN: 0-912-94661x.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket. (poet Elizabeth Harrod's name stamped on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 46586
    Keywords: poet laureate, Poetry
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  • NOTEBOOKS OF A CHILE VERDE SMUGGLER. by Herrera, Juan Felipe.
    Herrera, Juan Felipe.
    NOTEBOOKS OF A CHILE VERDE SMUGGLER.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Tucson: University of Arizona Press, (2002). SIGNED first edition - A work by this US poet laureate which defies characterization . "Tuning in voices from numerous time zones, languages, and minds, Herrera recalls his childhood and coming of age, his participation in the Chicano Movement, and the surreal aspects of postmodern America. . . Pushing forms to the edge of possibility while forcing readers to rethink reality as well as language, Herrera invokes childhoods and neighborhoods, stand-up clowns and Movimiento gypsies, grandmothers of the bunuelo kitchen and tragicomic soliloquies of dizzy-headed outcasts of paradise." SIGNED and dated on the title page. 186 pp. plus 4 photographs. ISBN: 0816522154.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (as new)

    Book ID: 70032
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  • JABBERWALKING. by Herrera, Juan Felipe.
    Herrera, Juan Felipe.
    JABBERWALKING.

    Edition: First printing.

    Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, (2018) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Juan Felipe Herrera, the first Mexican-American Poet Laureate in the USA (from 2015-2017), is sharing secrets: how to turn your wonder at the world around you into weird, wild, incandescent poetry. Can you walk and talk at the same time? How about Jabber Walk? Can you write and draw and walk and journal all at the same time?" Herrera is here to show you how to do this in this book which combines exuberant prose and poetry, drawings and photographs, in a beautiful book. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Somewhat oversized square format, 138 pp. ISBN: 978-1536201406.

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

    Book ID: 75508
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  • WHAT GOES WITHOUT SAYING: Collected Stories. by Jacobsen, Josephine.
    Jacobsen, Josephine.
    WHAT GOES WITHOUT SAYING: Collected Stories.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press. (1996.). Collects 30 of the best short stories by this award-winning poet and writing. 330 pp. ISBN: 0-801863384.

    Condition: Fine in stiff illustrated wrappers (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 42491
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  • GOLDEN EMPIRE. by Norris, Gordon W. (1907-1961)
    Norris, Gordon W. (1907-1961)
    GOLDEN EMPIRE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Bruce Humphries, Inc. Publishers, (1949) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Collection of poems written in tribute to both the landscape of Caliifornia and the people who settled there, published in honor of its centennial. INSCRIBED by Gordon W. Norris on the front free endpaper: "For Don and Yolanda Chadwick, with best wishes from one Californian to his friends. Gordon W. Norris, Poet Laureate of California, May 10, 1955." Norris became poet laureate of California in 1953, and helped that position until his death - this was his best known work. 96 pp

    Condition: Very good in original yellow cloth with red titles on the spine, in a good only dust jacket with edgewear, some tears, but complete.

    Book ID: 75585
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  • AN EARLY AFTERLIFE: Poems. by Pastan, Linda.
    Pastan, Linda.
    AN EARLY AFTERLIFE: Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1995) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection by this award-winning poet which "explore and illuminate the mysteries and dangers beneath the common surfaces of ordinary life.". ISBN: 0-393037274.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (pale yellow rectangle on front endpaper).

    Book ID: 63536
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  • THE FIGURED WHEEL: New and Collected Poems, 1966-1996. by Pinsky, Robert.
    Pinsky, Robert.
    THE FIGURED WHEEL: New and Collected Poems, 1966-1996.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1997). SIGNED - A significant collection of poems by this former Poet Laureate of the U.S. INSCRIBED on the half title page and dated in 1999. Notes, 308 pp plus index of titles. ISBN: 0-374525064.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 72861
    Keywords: poet laureate, Poetry
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  • AMERICANS' FAVORITE POEMS: The Favorite Poems Project Anthology. by Pinsky, Robert and Maggie Dietz, editors.
    Pinsky, Robert and Maggie Dietz, editors.
    AMERICANS' FAVORITE POEMS: The Favorite Poems Project Anthology.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An anthology of 200 poems, together with comments from the Americans who chose each poem as their favorite - the poets range from classics by Chaucer, William Blake, Coleridge. the Brownings and Robert Burns to modern poets like Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka, Elizabeth Bishop, Margaret Atwood, Robert Hass, Rita Dove, Louise Gluck, and many more. INSCRIBED on the half title page by Robert Pinsky words and dated December 14.1999. Index. xix, 327 pp. ISBN: 0-393048209.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (upper corner bumped, lower corner of last few pages creased)

    Book ID: 73406
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  • AMERICANS' FAVORITE POEMS: The Favorite Poems Project Anthology. by Pinsky, Robert and Maggie Dietz, editors.
    Pinsky, Robert and Maggie Dietz, editors.
    AMERICANS' FAVORITE POEMS: The Favorite Poems Project Anthology.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An anthology of 200 poems, together with comments from the Americans who chose each poem as their favorite - the poets range from classics by Chaucer, William Blake, Coleridge. the Brownings and Robert Burns to modern poets like Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka, Elizabeth Bishop, Margaret Atwood, Robert Hass, Rita Dove, Louise Gluck, and many more. INSCRIBED on the title page by Robert Pinsky with the words "Good wishes to --- I hope you enjoy these" and dated December 14.1999. Index. xix, 327 pp. ISBN: 0-393048209.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Laid in is a photograph of Pinsky, an invention to a symposium at which Pinsky was the speaker and to a buffet reception in his honor at the University of the Pacific, and two snapshots of the event.

    Book ID: 63700
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  • THE BEST OF IT: New and Selected Poems. by Ryan, Kay.
    Ryan, Kay.
    THE BEST OF IT: New and Selected Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (2010) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her first book after her surprise appointment as US Poet Laureate, winner of the Pulitzer Prize (which described this as "a body of work spanning 45 years, witty, rebellious and yet tender, a treasure trove of an iconoclastic and joyful mind") and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. SIGNED on the title page, and uncommon thus. Index. 270 pp. ISBN: 978-0802119148.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63993
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  • ELEPHANT ROCKS. by Ryan, Kay.
    Ryan, Kay.
    ELEPHANT ROCKS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - An early collection of poems by this former US poet laureate. 84 pp. ISBN: 0-802115861.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (short closed tear to the bottom edge of the back cover of the dj).

    Book ID: 71657
    Keywords: poet laureate, Poetry
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  • SOMETIMES IN THE OPEN: Poems from California's Poets Laureate. by Stanley, Bob, editor.
    Stanley, Bob, editor.
    SOMETIMES IN THE OPEN: Poems from California's Poets Laureate.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Sacramento, CA: Sacramento Poetry Center Press. 2009. First edition - Sixty-five poets are covered, including US poet laureate, Kay Ryan, California state poet laureates Carol Muske-Dukes and Al Young, and city and country poet laureates Lawrence Ferlinghetti, devorah major, Terry Ehret, Julia Connor, Christina Hutchins, Barry Spacks, Mary Rudge, Jose Montoya, Glenna Luschei, Jack Hirschman, Dennis Schmitz, Viola Weinberg and many others. Preface by Bob Stanley, biographical notes. xii, 118 pages.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76961
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  • THE CONTINUOUS LIFE: Poems. by Strand, Mark.
    Strand, Mark.
    THE CONTINUOUS LIFE: Poems.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991. dj. Hardcover - His first collection of new poems in 10 years, published to co-incide with his selection as Poet Laureate of the US. 62 pp. Dust jacket painting by Wayne Thiebaud. ISBN: 0-394-588177.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 54187
    Keywords: poet laureate, Poetry
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  • THE CONTINUOUS LIFE: Poems. by Strand, Mark.
    Strand, Mark.
    THE CONTINUOUS LIFE: Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - His first collection of new poems in 10 years, published to co-incide with his selection as Poet Laureate of the US. 62 pp. Dust jacket painting by Wayne Thiebaud. ISBN: 0-394-588177.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 54243
    Keywords: poet laureate, Poetry
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  • NATIVE GUARD: Poems by Trethewey, Natasha.
    Trethewey, Natasha.
    NATIVE GUARD: Poems

    Edition: First thus.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (2007.) dj. Hardcover - An attractive new edition of the author's Pulitzer prize winning collection of poems, poems which bring together two strands of the racial legacies of the South - many are a tribute to her mother, whose marriage to a white man in the 1960s was illegal in her native Missippippi and other poems which are a tribute to the role of the black regiment, the Lousiana Native Guards, during the Civil War. This edition includes a cd of the poems read by the author. In addition to her many other awards, in 2012, Trethewey was named US poet laureate. Notes. 49 pp. ISBN: 0-547-05548X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.) CD pocket is still unopened.

    Book ID: 56028
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  • Van Duyn, Mona.
    FIREFALL

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - First poety collection following Van Duyn's Pulitzer prize winning book, and published during the year that she was Poet Laureate in the US - the poems have a variety of forms, from long narrative to "minimalist" and range from witty to moving. Van Duyn has also been the recipient of the National Book award and the Bollingen Prize for poetry.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dj (appears unread, but some mottling to the top stain.)

    Book ID: 11481
    Keywords: poet laureate, Poetry, woman
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  • HEROES & HEROINES: Poems by Whittemore, Reed (1919-2012)
    Whittemore, Reed (1919-2012)
    HEROES & HEROINES: Poems

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, (1946) dj. Hardcover first edition - Poet's first book, published shortly after his service in the Army during World War II. Illustrated with drawings by Irwin Touster. Whittemore was the United States Poet Laureate twice and, as a student at Yale, he was a co-founding editor of the small and influential literary magazine Furioso. 80 pp plus final drawing.

    Condition: Very good in in magenta cloth with blue lettering in a fair only black dust jacket with rubbing and wear to the edges and folds, tape repair at top of dj spine (prev owner's address label) .

    Book ID: 79680
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