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The Changes

by Morse, Samuel French; ; William Austin Kienbusch [Association]

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Denver: Alan Swallow, 1964 First printing of the first edition. Signed by Samuel French Morse directly on the title page; additionally, French wrote the following inscription on the front-free endpage: "For Bill Kienbusch / who is often / 'Colloquial as August when we're / here' / June 1965 / Sam" American artist, William Austin Kienbusch (1914-1980), a magna cum laude graduate of Princeton, was best known for his semi-abstract landscapes of Maine. Representations of his work are on exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C. Morse finished his inscription to Kienbusch using the first line of the last stanza from the concluding poem for this volume: "A Poem in Praise of Hancock Point," p.91. (The referenced poem was also included in Morse's, The Collected Poems, 1995.) "Colloquial as August, when we're here-- / A rhyme for rustics, like a villanelle. / We listen for but almost never hear / The kind of talk that makes our meaning clear." Book with light toning along the upper gutter of the front endpage, else in fine condition; dust jacket with light rubbing along folds, mild wear to extremities, and faint toning to back cover margins, else fine. A lovely association copy of historical relevance.


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The Changes
Morse, Samuel French; ; William Austin Kienbusch [Association]
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Poetry, Literature, a Wallace Steven's scholar and recipient of the Emily Clark Balch and the Arthur Davison Ficke prizes for poetry. From 1983 to 2009, Northeastern University Press awarded the Samuel French Morse Poetry Prize in his honor.

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