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The knight in the panther\'s skin
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The knight in the panther's skin

By Rustaveli, Shota; Venera Urushadze

Tbilisi: Sabchota Sakartvelo, 1986. 210p., very good hardcover. Translation of the Georgian epic.

$12.00

Shu yu ji zhu
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Shu yu ji zhu

By Li Qingzhao; Wang Yanti

Shandong wen yi chu ban she, 1984. 31, 6, 158 pages; very good paperback. Annotated poems by the female writer of the Song dynasty.

$12.00

New York on Fire
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New York on Fire

By Obenzinger, Hilton

Seattle: The Real Comet Press, 1989. Paperback. 144p., beautifully designed and printed on alkaline paperstock and illustrated with a large number of vignette period photos and drawings; oversize softbound, 11x7.5 inch glossy black and red wraps. One tiny corner-tip is bent, otherwise perfectly sound, clean and unmarked, a nice copy. Half-title has a scrawled inscription from Obenzinger, signed, and dated the year of publication. He works nonfiction into mild unorthodoxy with line-breaks --into modernist poetry in short that remains informative. Factual stuff organized by a poet. Commenced as a commercial project, write a book for a business concern, those who commissioned it went broke and Obenzinger re-fashioned his materials into this oddity endorsed by Dennis Smith, a notable writer on things (in)flamable, by fellow poets Ishmael Reed, Andrei Codrescu and Eduardo Galeano.

$20.00

Prayer warrior: poems of struggle
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Prayer warrior: poems of struggle

By de León, Aya

Oakland: MICD, 2000. 24p., 5.5x8.5 inches, staplebound chapbook, very good. Poems by the Afro-Puerto Rican artist who directed the Mothertongue Institute for Creative Development. The author was on the San Francisco team for the National Poetry Slam in 2000 and won the Burning Bush Publications "People before profits" poetry prize.

$25.00

Thieves in the temple: the reclaiming of hip-hop
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Thieves in the temple: the reclaiming of hip-hop

By de León, Aya

Oakland: MICD, 2001. 16p., 5.5x8.5 inches, staplebound chapbook, very good. Poems by the Afro-Puerto Rican artist who directed the Mothertongue Institute for Creative Development. The author was on the San Francisco team for the National Poetry Slam in 2000 and won the Burning Bush Publications "People before profits" poetry prize.

$25.00

El arte campesino en la revolucíon sandinista
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El arte campesino en la revolucíon sandinista

By Movimiento de Expresión Campesina Artística y Teatral de Nicaragua; ALFORJA

Managua, Nicaragua; San José, Costa Rica: MECATE; ALFORJA, 1982. 65p., staplebound booklet, pages toned, mild handling wear. One photo has the caption neatly blacked out. Includes songs, poetry, photos of performances, etc.

$22.00

En las espléndidas ciudades
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En las espléndidas ciudades

By Murillo, Rosario

Managua: Editorial Nueva Nicaragua, 1985. Paperback. 135p., text in Spanish, lightly shelfworn paperback. Colección Letras de Nicaragua #13.

$12.00

Ausgewahlte Gedichte 1884 - 1926
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Ausgewahlte Gedichte 1884 - 1926

By Mackay, John Henry

Hamburg: Verlag der Mackay Gesellschaft, 1984. Paperback. 191p. + backlist, text in German, very good paperback first edition thus in blue wraps. A selection of poems by the Anarchist/Uranian author and activist.

$25.00

Esprit des Lusiades
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Esprit des Lusiades

By Moreau, Joseph

Coimbra: Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Letras / Imprensa de Coimbra, L.da, 1973. Paperback. Offprint, first separate binding, 9x6 inch buff wraps titled dark blue, staple-fastened, cover shows a little crimping and handling. Item is completely clean and fresh within, and is inscribed and signed (in French) by Moreau on the half-title page, datelining 1975. Os Lusiadas an epic poem published in 1572; this, Moreau's consideration of it, first appeared in Revista da Faculdade de Letras de Lisboa, III serie, n.o 15, 1973.

$15.00

Folk Poems from Chinas Minorities
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Folk Poems from Chinas Minorities

By Alley, Rewi

Beijing: New World Press, 1982. xiv, 147p., very good paperback. Translations by the New Zealander who became a member of the Chinese Communist Party.

$12.00

Poetry Flash: The Bay Area\'s Poetry calendar & review; #146, May 1985;The Publisher as Enemy of the State by Ferlinghetti
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Poetry Flash: The Bay Area's Poetry calendar & review; #146, May 1985;The Publisher as Enemy of the State by Ferlinghetti

By Abbott, Steve & Joyce Jenkins, editors, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Judy Grahn, Robert Hass, et al.

Berkeley: Joyce Jenkins, 1985. Newspaper. 20p. folded tabloid newspaper, reviews, poems, event calendar, very good on newsprint. Special cover story with photo by Ferlinghetti, founder of City Lights. As we speak approaching his 100th birthday.

$20.00

For colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf; a choreopoem [uncorrected proof]
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For colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf; a choreopoem [uncorrected proof]

By Shange, Ntozake

New York: Macmillan Publishing Co, 1977. Paperback. 61p., very good uncorrected proof copy in red wraps, white spine label with titles and publication date of May 27, 1977, mylar jacket. The true first was the Shameless Hussy Press booklet. Grier C.

$75.00

Peace Through the Ages: Translations from the Poets of China
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Peace Through the Ages: Translations from the Poets of China

By Alley, Rewi

Beijing: the author, 1954. 203p., paperback with dustjacket, edgeworn, a reading copy only. Translations by the New Zealander who became a member of the Chinese Communist Party.

$12.00

Poems from the ashes of war: (The Liberian Civil War: expressions in poetry)
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Poems from the ashes of war: (The Liberian Civil War: expressions in poetry)

By Menyongai, Jeremiah B.

Lowell, MA: Printed by Sullivan Brothers, 2000. iv, 116p., very good paperback. Inscribed by the author, who had settled in Massachusetts.

$30.00

The Indio trash compactor murders: poems
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The Indio trash compactor murders: poems

By Shepler, Michael

Crockett: hit & run press, 1979. Paperback. [58p] 5.5x9 inches, personal inscription signed as "Michael" by the author, spine worn otherwise good limited edition trade paperback in original pictorial wraps. One of 500 copies in wraps simultaneous with a 50 copy signed hardcover edition. Harsh, angry poems about Viet Nam, Charlie Starkweather, Tijuana Bibles, sex, death and Los Angeles.

$15.00

Songs of Yosemite
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Songs of Yosemite

By Symmes, Harold

San Francisco: printed by Blair-Murdock Company for the author, 1911. Hardcover. 44p., letterpress, illustrated with indifferently-reproduced b&w photography of waterfalls, presswork on heavily laid-lined paperstock watermarked "Old Stratford", a wouldbe finepress treatment that isn't a clean miss but, per lame content, certainly no great exemplar. Hardbound in 7.5x5.5 inch clothbacked paper over boards, cover-titled, boards are foxed and seriously dirty. Hinges quite sound, textblock good except for foxing to untrimmed deckle, a fair to good copy. We find a generic bookplate on front pastedown and a printed label on rear pastedown announcing "Sold by California Historical Society San Francisco July, 1944" FYI, copyright is assigned to Mabel Symmes; and some poems appear courtesy Sunset Publishing Company. Sample quattrain: "The Scots may vaunt their highland,/The English praise the lea,/But a green Sierran meadow/Surpasses all for me.

$25.00

The Reason for Nasturiums
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The Reason for Nasturiums

By Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee

Berkeley: Berkeley Poets Workshop, 1990. 72p., very good paperback, inscribed by the author.

$20.00

The Evergreen Chronicles: a journal of gay and lesbian writers, vol. 10, #1 Wibnter/Spring 1995
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The Evergreen Chronicles: a journal of gay and lesbian writers, vol. 10, #1 Wibnter/Spring 1995

By Berg, Jim, Susan Raffo, Lisa Berg et al, editors, Ruthann Robson, Shai Levin, Julie Babb et al.

Minneapolis: The Evergreen Chronicles, Inc, 1995. Paperback. 108p., 7x8.5 inches, illustrations, stories, poems, very good first edition paperback journal in black and gray printed wraps.

$12.00

Wu yan Tang shi hua pu [together with] Liu yan Tang shi hua pu
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Wu yan Tang shi hua pu [together with] Liu yan Tang shi hua pu

By Huang Fengchi

Beijing: Wen wu chu ban she, 1982. Pair of slender paperbacks, 7.25x10.25 inches, very good. Tang poems accompanied by drawings.

$17.00

HLFQ: Harrington lesbian fiction quarterly; 21 issue broken run
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HLFQ: Harrington lesbian fiction quarterly; 21 issue broken run

By Stelboum, Judith P., editor, Chrystos, Sarah Schulman, Terry Wolverton et al.

Binghampton: Harrington Park Press/Alice Street Editions, 2005. Paperback. Twenty-one issue broken run [missing one number], fiction, poetry, prose, lightly-worn covers otherwise very good first edition trade paperback literary journals in pictorial wraps. The editorial board for the journal included Dorothy Allison, Blanche MacCrary Boyd, Holly Hughes, Karla Jay, Sarah Schulman, Terry Wolverton et al. Issues included are 1:1-4, 2:1, 3 & 4, 3:1-4, 4:1-4, 5:1-4, 6:1 &2 Missing only volume 2 issue number 2.

$250.00

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