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  • NEW POEMS: 1980-88 by Haines, John. Introduction by Dana Gioia.
    Haines, John. Introduction by Dana Gioia.
    NEW POEMS: 1980-88

    Edition: First printing.

    Brownsville, OR: Story Line Press, 1990. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His tenth volume of verse, and one of his most significant. SIGNED by Dana Gioia at his introduction. Recipient of Western States Book Award - the judges (Jorie Graham, Elizabeth Hardwick, William Kittredge and N Scott Momaday) commented that Haines "has written of the wilderness with profound wonder, perception, and thanksgiving. . . His work, his whole work, enriches us." xx, 93 pp. ISBN: 0-934257-442.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (rubbing to the dj.)

    Book ID: 56099
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  • MY TOWN. by Lee, David.
    Lee, David.
    MY TOWN.

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

    Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, 1995. First edition - Winner of the Western States Book Award in Poetry - the judges commented that "via low humor and tall tales, Lee searches for the soul of a small town where everybody knows if you flounder or fail." 137 pp. ISBN: 1-55659-0741.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 9779
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  • MY TOWN. by Lee, David.
    Lee, David.
    MY TOWN.

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

    Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, 1995. SIGNED first edition - Winner of the Western States Book Award in Poetry - the judges commented that "via low humor and tall tales, Lee searches for the soul of a small town where everybody knows if you flounder or fail." SIGNED on the title page. 137 pp. ISBN: 1-55659-0741.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 68313
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  • Mairs, Nancy.
    IN ALL THE ROOMS OF THE YELLOW HOUSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Lewiston, ID: Blue Moon and Confluence Press, (1984.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Her first full collection of poetry, which won the first Western States Book Award for Poetry in 1984 (the panel of judges, headed by Robert Penn Warren and Carolyn Kizer, also awarded her forthcoming book of essays an Honorable Mention in the nonfiction category.) Although Mairs suffers from multiple sclerosis, she leads a full life- and in fact, her ability and determination to not be defined by MS is often a subtle underlying theme of her books: in this book, she describes the title as referring to moving from a restricted attic into a place of her own making . Although there is no limitation given,…

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    Lewiston, ID: Blue Moon and Confluence Press, (1984.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Her first full collection of poetry, which won the first Western States Book Award for Poetry in 1984 (the panel of judges, headed by Robert Penn Warren and Carolyn Kizer, also awarded her forthcoming book of essays an Honorable Mention in the nonfiction category.) Although Mairs suffers from multiple sclerosis, she leads a full life- and in fact, her ability and determination to not be defined by MS is often a subtle underlying theme of her books: in this book, she describes the title as referring to moving from a restricted attic into a place of her own making . Although there is no limitation given, the dust jacket refers to this clothbound edition as a limited edition, and states that it will not be issued again in hardcover. 78 pp. ISBN: 0-933188277.

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    Condition: Fine in yellow cloth (of course) in a near fine yellow dust jacket (light edgewear to the dj).

    Book ID: 35749
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  • MY AMPUTATIONS. by Major, Clarence.
    Major, Clarence.
    MY AMPUTATIONS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Fiction Collective. (1986.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Winner of the 1986 Western States Book Award for Fiction. SIGNED on half title page. 205 pp. ISBN: 0-914-590960.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 2005
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  • MY AMPUTATIONS. by Major, Clarence.
    Major, Clarence.
    MY AMPUTATIONS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Fiction Collective. (1986.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Winner of the 1986 Western States Book Award for Fiction. 205 pp. ISBN: 0-914-590960.

    Condition: Ex-library with some markings, but overall tight and clean in a very near fine, unmarked, dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47787
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  • AUGUST ZERO. by Miller, Jane.
    Miller, Jane.
    AUGUST ZERO.

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

    Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, (1993). First edition - Her fourth collection of poems, winner of the Western States Book Award in poetry. 90 pp. ISBN: 1-55659061X.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67154
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  • THE IGUANA KILLER: Twelve Stories Of The Heart. by Rios, Alberto Alvaro.
    Rios, Alberto Alvaro.
    THE IGUANA KILLER: Twelve Stories Of The Heart.

    Edition: First printing.

    Lewiston, Idaho: A Blue Moon and Confluence Press Book, (1984.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Award-winning Arizona born author's first collection of short fiction, winner of the 1984 Western States Book Award in Short Fiction. The twelve stories in this book are set along the Southwest border; they explore growing up Hispanic, and weave together three distinct worlds: Mexico, the United States, and childhood.SIGNED on the title page. Illustrated with etchings by Antonio Pazos. The limited clothbound issue. 119 pp plus colophon. ISBN: 0-933188-285.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 45972
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  • MY NAME IS WILLIAM TELL: Poems. by Stafford, William.
    Stafford, William.
    MY NAME IS WILLIAM TELL: Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    Lewiston, Idaho: Confluence Press, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Uncommon hardcover edition of this book, winner of the 1992 Western States Book Award Lifetime Achievement in Poetry. Index of titles. 78 pp. ISBN: 0-917652-975.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66301
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  • THE FEVER OF BEING. by Urrea, Luis Alberto.
    Urrea, Luis Alberto.
    THE FEVER OF BEING.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Albuquerque: West End Press, (1994.). SIGNED first edition - Mexican American writer's third book and first collection of poetry - most in English, but some in Spanish. Winner of the 1994 Western States Book Award for Poetry. INSCRIBED on the title page "-- Hermano, love" and signed simply Luis. 82 pp. ISBN: 0-931122-783.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (crease to upper corner of front cover).

    Book ID: 59056
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  • THE FEVER OF BEING. by Urrea, Luis Alberto.
    Urrea, Luis Alberto.
    THE FEVER OF BEING.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    Albuquerque: West End Press, (1994.). SIGNED first edition - Mexican American writer's second book and first collection of poetry - most in English, but some in Spanish. SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the 1994 Western States Book Award for Poetry. 82 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in cream printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 57160
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  • IRON HOUSE: Stories from the Yard. by Washington, Jerome.
    Washington, Jerome.
    IRON HOUSE: Stories from the Yard.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Vintage Books, (1995). SIGNED - Winner of the 1994 Western States Book Award for Creative Nonfiction. "His manuscripts were destroyed, his typewriter seized, his life threatened, but Jerome Washington wouldn't stop writing." Vietnam veteran (a medic from 1960-62), anti-war activist and writer, Washington was imprisoned in Attica and Green Haven for over 16 years - from 1972 to 1989. SIGNED on the first page. Index of named places. 166 pp. ISBN: 0-679-764054.

    Condition: Fine in printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 74900
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  • Washington, Jerome.
    IRON HOUSE: Stories from the Yard.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    Ft. Bragg, CA: QED Press, 1994. First edition - Winner of the 1994 Western States Book Award for Creative Nonfiction. "His manuscripts were destroyed, his typewriter seized, his life threatened, but Jerome Washington wouldn't stop writing." Vietnam veteran (a medic from 1960-62), anti-war activist and writer, Washington was imprisoned in Attica and Green Haven for over 16 years - from 1972 to 1989. 159 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed wrappers. Publisher's material laid in. An uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 41801
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