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Seven-Star Bird: Poems
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Seven-Star Bird: Poems

By Daniel, David

Graywolf Press, 2003. First printing. Signed with effusive praise to another poet and colleague. Near fine with very small spot at back cover. 64 pp.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$30.00

Groceries: Poems
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Groceries: Poems

By Scott, Herbert

Univ of Pittsburgh Pr, 1976. First softcover edition. A collection of short poems centered around a grocery store and displaying a keen sense of Americana and family owned businesses..Very good with some cover aging, light soil. 76 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$15.00

Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note
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Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note

By Jones, LeRoi (Amiri Baraka)

Toten/Corinth, 1969. Fifth printing, 1969. With wraparound cover illustration by Basil King.. Poems cover the period of 1957-60. Very good with a few soil spots to cover, small bump at top corner. 48 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$45.00

Scene from the Movie GIANT
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Scene from the Movie GIANT

By Villanueva, Tino

Curbstone Books, 1995. First edition stated. Inscribed by author to another poet on title page. Back cover blurbs by various well-known Latino poets. A near fine copy with light shelfwear. 55 pp.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$35.00

For the Confederate Dead
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For the Confederate Dead

By Young, Kevin

Knopf, 2007. Stated first edition. In this collection of sundry topics, the poet displays his usual formidable skills, with a few notes on the poems included at end. Book and DJ near fine. 156 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$45.00

Hats
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Hats

By Braggs, Earl S.

Earl S. Braggs, 1989. His first book. Signed to Don L Lee with the comment, 'thanks for the dedication to African American literature.' Somewhat-elaborate production with french flaps, tissue endsheets. Very good plus with darkening to cover at spine. Unpaginated.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$55.00

Under Twenty
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Under Twenty

By Krauss, Ruth

Toad Press, 1970. First edition (NAP). With cover design by Bob Perry and illustrations by the author. Some of the poems were published in various periodicals and parts of the book were stages by the Judson Poets' Theatre. Very good with small open tear at top edge front cover, light soil/spotting to cover. 20 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$35.00

Haiku: This Other World
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Haiku: This Other World

By Wright, Richard

Arcade Publishing, 1998. First printing. Red spine, faux-parchment boards, gilt titles. With an Introduction by Julia Wright and an Afterword by Yoshinobu Hakutani and Robert L. Tener. Book unread, near fine. DJ also near fine with slight aging to edges. 304 pp.. . 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$85.00

Broken Death
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Broken Death

By Coleman, Elliott

Linden Press, 1964. First edition (NAP). Purple cloth, gilt titles. Book very good minus with dampwarping to text block. DJ also very good minus with considerable rubbing, spotting to reverse. 43 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$35.00

A Book of Testimony
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A Book of Testimony

By Rothenberg, Jerome

Tree Books, 1971. First edition (NAP). Edition of 300 copies. Very good with light soil to cover. 31 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$35.00

MAN-MAKING WORDS Selected poems of Nicolas Guillen
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MAN-MAKING WORDS Selected poems of Nicolas Guillen

By Guillen, Nicolas

University of Massachusetts Press, 1972. First edition (NAP). Inscribed on title page by translator Robert Marquez, who also co-authored the introduction. Bilingual edition with Spanish on left, English on right. Very good with aging to cover. 214 pp.. Signed by Translator. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$50.00

Shall We Gather at the River
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Shall We Gather at the River

By Wright, James

Wesleyan University Press, 1969. Third printing. Gray cloth, black/blue titles. Poems of 'poverty, loneliness and alienation' (Library Journal). Book very good plus with little wear. DJ very good with mild wear to corners and folds. 58 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$35.00

XAIPE (Cummings Typescript Editions)
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XAIPE (Cummings Typescript Editions)

By Cummings, E.E.

Liveright, 1979. First printing. Green cloth, gilt titles. A republication of this book that was very controversial on its original publication in 1959 and was consequently published in truncated version. This complete version was edited with an Afterward by George James Firmage. Book very good with little wear but with remainder mark at bottom edge. DJ also very good with one tiny edge wear, some edge curling. 71 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$75.00

5. Impersonations
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5. Impersonations

By Dunn, Stephen

Ox Head Press, 1971. First edition (NAP) Hand-sewn chapbook in an edition of 350 copies with linoleum cut by D. Olsen. Very good minus with institutional stamp inside cover, stain at top edge of text block. Unpaginated.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$35.00

American Negro Poetry: An Anthology
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American Negro Poetry: An Anthology

By Bontemps, Arna

Hill & Wang, 1974. Revised edition, twelfth printing, 1988. With a brief Introduction by the editor. Contents arranged chronologically. Contains many of the important African-American writers through the Black Arts Movement. Unread, near new. 232 pp.. Reprint. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$25.00

For My People
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For My People

By Walker, Margaret

Yale University Press, 1942. Sixth printing, 1968. With a Foreword by Stephen Vincent Benet. Winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets award in 1942 and #41 in the series. Very good with rubbing to cover, light soil to back cover. 58 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$45.00

The Oxford Anthology of African-American Poetry
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The Oxford Anthology of African-American Poetry

By Rampersad, Arnold, Ed.

Oxford University Press, 2005. First printing. Orange cloth spine, black boards, gilt titles. With an Introduction by the editor. Contents arranged by theme. Biographies of the poets at end. Book unread, near fine. DJ also near fine with price clipped. 424 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$65.00

In Our Terribleness (Some Elements and Meaning in Black Style)
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In Our Terribleness (Some Elements and Meaning in Black Style)

By Baraka, Amiri

Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1970. Stated first printing. Black cloth, gilt titles. A collage of poems and photos. Book very good plus with all elements present, including mirror on page 5. DJ very good minus, with repaired wrinkle-tear at top of front panel, edgewear and rubbing. Price intact. Unpaginated.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$450.00

Annie Allen
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Annie Allen

By Brooks, Gwendolyn

Harper & Brothers, 1949. Unstated printing, with 1949 being the last date on cr. Black cloth, gilt titles. Winner of the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Book very good with darkening to pastedowns, little other wear. DJ very good with 1 in. tear at top of back panel, repaired with archival tissue, quarter-inch loss to spine-ends, price mostly clipped. 60 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$550.00

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

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