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Collected Poems
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Collected Poems

By Kenyon, Jane

Graywolf Press, 2007. First printing. Contains all her published poems from four collections as well as her posthumous work and her translations. Book unread, as new. DJ likewise as new. 357 pp. . 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

$100.00

The Waste Land (Harvest Book)
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The Waste Land (Harvest Book)

By Eliot, T.S.

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1997. First printing of this 75th Anniversary edition with an Afterword by Christopher Ricks. Unread, as new. 47 pp.. 1st Thus. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$35.00

Jimmy's Blues : Poèmes
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Jimmy's Blues : Poèmes

By Baldwin, James

Actes Sud, 1985. First printing of this bilingual edition, with French and English on facing pages. Very good with light aging, edgewear, previous owner ink notation to inside back cover. 105 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$40.00

Powerful Long Ladder
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Powerful Long Ladder

By Dodson, Owen

Noonday Press, 1980. Unstated printing of Noonday 395 with $1.95 cover price and cover design by Patricia de Groot from a photography by Mario Jorrin. Very good with rubbing to cover, some wear at binding edge. 103 pp. . 1st Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$30.00

Montage of a Dream Deferred
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Montage of a Dream Deferred

By Hughes, Langston

Henry Holt & Co., 1951. Stated first edition. Black cloth, red titles. A collection of poems, both familiar and not as well known. Book very good with pull to one signature but binding still sound. DJ somewhat more fragile, with loss to spine-ends, a couple of edge tears, sunning to spine. Price of $2 intact. 75 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$325.00

The Mercy: Poems
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The Mercy: Poems

By Levine, Philip

Knopf, 1999. First edition stated. Blue cloth spine, gray boards, gilt titles. Author won the Pulitzer Prize for a previous book. Book very good with spotting to boards and inside DJ. DJ near fine. 78 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine.

$25.00

To Be of Use: Poems
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To Be of Use: Poems

By Piercy, Marge

Doubleday & Co., 1973. First edition stated. Inscribed to former Boston Poet Laureate Sam Cornish on ffep. Dark gray cloth, white titles. Illustrated with woodcuts by Lucia Vernarelli. Book very good with discoloration to back gutter. DJ very good with edgewear, stain at heel of spine to reverse, one short tear. 107 pp.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$150.00

Black Feeling Black Talk Black Judgement
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Black Feeling Black Talk Black Judgement

By Giovanni, Nikki

William Morrow & Co., 1968. First edition (NAP). Black cloth, red/yellow titles. The jacket flap copy contains a statement by the poet on her then-current political attitude toward her work, although she states that her poems are 'about black love.' Book very good with aging to paper, very small ink notation on ffep. DJ very good minus with considerable production-caused wrinkling to lamination. 98 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$100.00

Resurrection: Poems
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Resurrection: Poems

By Cooley, Nicole

Louisiana State Univ Pr, 1996. First printing. Half-mustard cloth, half-marbleized patterned boards, black titles. Poet has been awarded the 1995 Walt Whitman Award and other honors. Book near fine, DJ also near fine with a few pressure dents. 79 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$30.00

The Thicketof Spring: Poems 1926-1969
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The Thicketof Spring: Poems 1926-1969

By Bowles, Paul

Black Sparrow Press, 1972. First edition. Signed and numbered #111/200 on rear colophon. Olive cloth spine, tan boards, red/black titles and illustration to front. Book very good with small stain at lower front board, age darkening. Acetate DJ also very good with rubbing/scratching. 56 pp.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$200.00

My House: Poems
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My House: Poems

By Giovanni, Nikki

William Morrow & Co., 1972. First edition (NAP). Brown cloth, With a Foreword by Ida Lewis. Book very good with overall aging to paper. DJ also very good with aging, some rubbing. 69 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$45.00

Let America Be America Again: And Other Poems
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Let America Be America Again: And Other Poems

By Hughes, Langston

Vintage Books, 2004. First printing. With a Preface by Senator John Kerry. Contains nine of Hughes' best-lover poems. Very attractive chapbook with laid paper, french flaps. Unread, as new. 21 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$45.00

Black Poetry
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Black Poetry

By Randall, Dudley, Ed.

Broadside Press, 1969. First edition and printing. Inscribed to former Boston Poet Laureate Sam Cornish 'brother poet' and dated 1/25/70. Contains poems by Samuel Allen, Arna Bontemps, Gwendolyn Brooks, Countee Cullen, Margaret Danner, Nikki Giovanni, Leroi Jones, Etheridge Knight, Don L Lee, Sonia Sanchez, Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes and other notable poets. Very good with rubbing to cover, edgewear, small stain on cover reverse. 48 pp.. Signed by Editor. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$175.00

Contemporary American Poetry
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Contemporary American Poetry

By Hall, Donald, Ed.

Penguin Books, 1979. Eighth printing, 1979 with cover design by Stephen Russ and an Introduction by the editor. Includes poets such as Robert Lowell, Reed Whittemore, Robert Duncan, Howard Nemerov, Denise Levertov, Richard Wilber, Anthony Hecht, Robert Bly, Robert Creeley, John Asbury, Adrienne Rich and other notables. Very good with aging to paper, small . 1st Edition. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good.

$20.00

A Voice in the Mountain
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A Voice in the Mountain

By Davison, Peter

Atheneum, 1977. First edition stated. Inscribed by Davison on half title to poet Sam Cornish. Very good with spotting to edges and endsheets, dulling to cover. 61 pp.. Signed By Author. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$50.00

Under a Cat's-Eye Moon
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Under a Cat's-Eye Moon

By Vertreace, Martha M.

Clockwatch Review Press, 1991. First printing. Back cover blurbs by Peter Meinke and Eve Shelnutt. Very good unread copy with rubbing, small surface tear to back cover. 79 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$15.00

Anonymous Sins & Other Poems
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Anonymous Sins & Other Poems

By Oates, Joyce Carol

Louisiana State University Press, 1969. First edition (NAP). Faux-parchment patterned red boards, gilt titles. Book very good plus / near fine with little wear. DJ was in equivalent condition but removal of old Brodart caused surface tears to front panel, else very good with very minor edgewear. 77 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$55.00

Poetry December 1968
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Poetry December 1968

By Hine, Daryl, Ed.

Poetry Magazine, 1968. Volume 113 Number 3. Includes work by W.S. Merwin, May Swenson, Robert Duncan, Josephine Jacobsen, Mark McCloskey, and Robert Chatain. Very good with small stain at cover and spine. 72 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$15.00

Blue Iris: Poems and Essays
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Blue Iris: Poems and Essays

By Oliver, Mary

Beacon Press, 2004. First printing. Green cloth spine, green boards, gilt titles. A collection of (mostly) poems and essays about plants, some previously-published, some new..Book near fine with a couple of scratch marks to interior pages. DJ likewise near fine with small dent to front panel. 72 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$40.00

A Street in Bronzeville
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A Street in Bronzeville

By Brooks, Gwendolyn

Harper & Brothers, 1945. Small octavo. Black cloth stamped with orange and gilt titles and decoration. Stated second edition (ie, printing) with pub's code I-U. Book very good with average aging to pastedowns, owner signed ffep, a few soil spots to pages. DJ also very good with original price of $2, small chip/tear at heel of spine. 57 pp.. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$225.00

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