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One Man\'s Mind
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One Man's Mind

By Mask, John

Colorado Springs: Curry Brothers Publishing, 2009. 40p., slender paperback, signed inside the rear cover, light shelfwear. Indiana-born African American author.

$17.00

On the road to Damascus and other poems
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On the road to Damascus and other poems

By Williams, Katrice

Stanford, CA: Stabilized Mindz, 2008. 64 pages, slender paperback, very good, inscribed by the author. Poetry by a then-student at Stanford.

$17.00

Purity. Sea Foam. Still Better. Gantz, Jones & Co\'s SEA FOAM
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Purity. Sea Foam. Still Better. Gantz, Jones & Co's SEA FOAM

By [Sea Foam Baking Powder]

New York: Gantz, Jones & Co. Lacks cover, we have been informed, though no detachment scars are visible; ergo the titling advanced above is cobbled together from interior captions: 8p., four pages of unadorned text and four of color cartooning on a black field. Softbound, a tiny pamphlet in 4x3.5 inch self-wraps, paperstock mildly toned with small stains, a good-only exemplar that as said is lacking an enclosing title-leaf. As is. Ad-copy part of the text is abyssmal; "The BEST in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD. Without an equal.. Your cookery will always be good. You will always have a good cook. It makes every cook a good one" &c &c. The color-pages feature a skinny little Punch named Humpty Dumpty (zero resemblance to Alice's Humpty) with doggerel captioning that tells a story: H.D. puts too much Sea Foam in his dough and.. well.. you have to buy the book!

$15.00

Christopher Street: vol. 10, #8, whole issue #116, October 1987; Love & Death: Sex in the Eighties
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Christopher Street: vol. 10, #8, whole issue #116, October 1987; Love & Death: Sex in the Eighties

By Ortleb, Charels L. editor & publisher, Quentin Crisp, Boyd McDonald, Robert Trent, Bruce Weber, Andrew Holleran, et al.

New York: That New Magazine, 1987. Magazine. 64p., 8.5x11 inches, articles, reviews, news, ads, cartoons, photos, very good glossy magazine in stapled pictorial wraps. AIDS.

$15.00

Stained Glass Word Stop WaR! [inscribed and signed]
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Stained Glass Word Stop WaR! [inscribed and signed]

By Redack, Chandra aka Shahn

San Francisco: Self-published by the author as Stained Glass Soul Media, 2003. Paperback. v, 76p. printed recto-only, personal inscription signed by the poet on page 73, very good first edition paperback in black wraps with red peace sign logo on cover. Lesbian African American activist poet videographer and musician (fighting eviction of artists on Market Street, SF).

$25.00

Home Girls: a Black feminist anthology
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Home Girls: a Black feminist anthology

By Smith, Barbara, editor, Michelle T. Clinton, Michelle Cliff, Jewelle L. Gomez, Audre Lorde, Pat Parker, Alice Walker, et al.

New York: Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press, 1983. Paperback. lviii, 376p., introduction, very good third printing trade paperback in wraps.

$11.00

Christopher Street: vol. 10, #9, whole issue #117, November 1987; Shocking New Story by Joe Pintauro
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Christopher Street: vol. 10, #9, whole issue #117, November 1987; Shocking New Story by Joe Pintauro

By Ortleb, Charels L. editor & publisher, Quentin Crisp, Boyd McDonald, Joe Pintauro, Donna Binder, Tim Dlugos, Andrew Holleran, et al.

New York: That New Magazine, 1987. Magazine. 64p., 8.5x11 inches, articles, reviews, news, ads, cartoons, photos, very good glossy magazine in stapled pictorial wraps. AIDS.

$15.00

Poems About This Roller-Coaster Ride Called Life [signed]
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Poems About This Roller-Coaster Ride Called Life [signed]

By Portillo-Espinoza, Kaira

Baltimore: Publish America, 2009. Paperback. 98p., personal inscription signed by the poet, very good first edition trade paperback original in pictorial wraps. San Francisco poet born to El Salvadoran refugees.

$15.00

Papeles de la Casa\
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Papeles de la Casa" Ramon Lopez Velarde

By Lopez Velarde, Ramon, [and] Armando Adame, introduction

San Luis Potosí, Mexico: Instituto de Cultura de San Luis Potosi, 2000. Pamphlet. 19p., stapled wraps, lightly worn else very good condition. Text in Spanish. Papeles de la Casa. Collection of poems by Mexican poet Lopez Velarde (1888-1921) along with a short biographical introduction.

$12.00

Red Hills Review: a literary magazine; vol. 2, #1, Spring 2006; Interview with Joshilyn Jackson
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Red Hills Review: a literary magazine; vol. 2, #1, Spring 2006; Interview with Joshilyn Jackson

By Park, Julia, editor, David Baker, Teresa Cole, Susan Bono, MK Chavez, Maw Shein Win et al.

Alameda: Scarlet Letter Press, 2006. 56p., 5.25x8.5 inches, fiction, poetry, memoirs, interviews, very good little magazine in stapled red wraps.

$12.00

The eye of the storm, and light verse for heavy hearts
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The eye of the storm, and light verse for heavy hearts

By Allan, Lewis [pseudonym of Abel Meeropol]

Hastings on Hudson, NY: Peter Piper Press, 1969. 64p., staplebound wraps toned somewhat unevenly, interior very good. Errata sheet laid in. Publisher's address has been neatly struck out, with new address in Florida rubberstamped above. Meeropol is best known as the author of the anti-lynching song "Strange Fruit," made famous by Billie Holiday (the lyrics are included in this collection). Abel, with his wife Ann, adopted Julius and Ethel Rosenberg's two children after their execution; the poem at the centerfold is devoted to the Rosenbergs. Other pieces attack racism and the Vietnam War. The House I Live In, also included, became famous through its performance by Frank Sinatra: "The house I live in / A plot of Earth, a street / The grocer and the butcher / And the people that I meet / The children in the playground / The faces that I see / All races and religions / That's America to me...

$75.00

Black men still singing; poems by Maurice W. Britts, et. al
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Black men still singing; poems by Maurice W. Britts, et. al

Robbinsdale, MN: Guild Press, 1990. 60p., slender paperback, very good.

$17.00

Look back and laugh
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Look back and laugh

By Jayme, Michael

Berkeley: Chicano Chapbook Series, 1997. Pamphlet. [12]p., very good in wraps. Poetry, in the series edited by Gary Soto. Chicano Chapbook Series 16.

$30.00

Wisdom made manifest: spiritual poetry
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Wisdom made manifest: spiritual poetry

By James, Larry K.

Galveston, TX: Apollo Sage Publishing, 1999. Slender unpaginated paperback, very good. Signed. African American poet on themes of faith and ethics.

$17.00

Damn You, Frida Kahlo
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Damn You, Frida Kahlo

By Zura, Greg, illustrated by James Kochalka

San Francisco: Kapow/Last Gasp, 2001. [20p] 4.25x5.5 inches, poems, illustrations, very good first edition chapbook in stapled white pictorial wraps.

$12.00

We
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We

By Anbian, Robert

San Francisco: Self-published by the author as Night Horn Books, 1999. Paperback. 56p., 4.25x5.5 inches, a few illustrations, very good first edition paperback pocketbook original in black wraps. Self-described leader of the San Francisco underground poetry scene.

$12.00

Christopher Street: vol. 10, #7, whole issue #115, September 1987; The World of Bruce Cratsley
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Christopher Street: vol. 10, #7, whole issue #115, September 1987; The World of Bruce Cratsley

By Ortleb, Charels L. editor & publisher, Philip Brett, Boyd McDonald, Bruce Cratsley, Christopher Davis, Andrew Holleran, et al.

New York: That New Magazine, 1987. Magazine. 64p., 8.5x11 inches, articles, reviews, news, ads, cartoons, photos, very good glossy magazine in stapled pictorial wraps.

$15.00

Little Stars
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Little Stars

By Harrington, Marina Easley

Pittsburgh: Dorrance, 2007. Paperback. 66p., very good first edition trade paperback original in pictorial wraps. Colombian American living in California.

$12.00

Life, love, and beyond: the poetic storybook
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Life, love, and beyond: the poetic storybook

By Small, James E.

New York: Vantage, 1992. ix, 31p., slender hardcover in dj, very good.

$17.00

A Basket of Chestnuts; From The Miscellanea of Venantius Fortunatus. Translated by Geoffrey Cook, Introduction by Dick Higgins
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A Basket of Chestnuts; From The Miscellanea of Venantius Fortunatus. Translated by Geoffrey Cook, Introduction by Dick Higgins

By Fortunatus, Venantius. Geoffrey Cook, translator

no city NY: Cherry Valley Editions, 1981. Paperback. 76p., softbound first edition (there was simultaneously a hardbound issue), 8.5x5.5 inch trade-size wraps. Blood-red endsheets, meticulous typesetting, a nice production. Slightly edgeworn with a tiny nick at the tail, inscribed and signed by Cook to Larry Fixel a fellow poet. Clean, sound and otherwise unmarked, a very good copy. Fortunatus (circa 540-600 AD) was, through the Carolingian period, perhaps the most venerated Christian poet. He completed a number of shaped or concrete poems, several of which Cook has translated with shapes intact.

$12.00

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