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Beautiful Wreckage: New & Selected Poems
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Beautiful Wreckage: New & Selected Poems

By Ehrhart, W. D

Easthampton, MA, U.S.A.: Adastra Press, 1999. This is the third printing of a collection of poems written between 1970 and 1993 and includes poems from previous collections, uncollected poems (1988-1992), and new poems (1993-1997); the poet Stephen Dunn calls this book "a moving record of how Vietnam hurt him into poetry, and into a moral vision;" inscribed, signed, and dated on the title page (plain tan cover with yellow lettering, author's photo on the back, has slight edge wear; otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy). Inscribed By Author. Trade Paperback. Very Good.

$40.00

Selected Poems

By Bertolucci, Attilio; Tomlinson, Charles (translator)

Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, U.K.: Bloodaxe Books, 1994. This is the first English edition of the poetry of Italy's greatest living poet, translated by the English poet Charles Tomlinson (pictorial cover with painting on the front has slight edge wear, two yellow stickers on spine, a few small dents on the back, previous owner's inscription on front end paper; otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy). Trade Paperback. Good.

$45.00

Oxford Lectures on Poetry

By Bradley, A. C

London, England, U.K.: Macmillan, 1965. First published in 1909, this volume consists of lectures delivered during the author's tenure of the Chair of Poetry at Oxford that were not included in his earlier volume, Shakespearean Tragedy; this volume includes his inaugural lectural, Poetry for Poetry's Sake; the others include The Sublime, Hegel's Theory of Tragedy, Wordsworth, Shelley's View of Poetry, The Long Poem in the Age of Wordsworth, The Letters of Keats, The Rejection of Falstaff, Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare the Man, and Shakespeare's Theatre and Audience (blue textured cloth with gold lettering on spine is very slightly rubbed; otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy). Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$45.00

Heroic Poetry

By Bowra, C. M

London, England, U.K.: Macmillan Press, 1978. This book is a comparative study of one of the oldest forms of poetry, the narrative poem of great exploits; it examines the technique and contents of poems from many different countries and shows how heroic poets tended to compose in much the same ways; 600 pages (pictorial cover with illustration from the Parthenon on the front; slight edge wear and faint creases, otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy). Reprint. Trade Paperback. Very Good.

$25.00

BlackSpirits (Black Spirits): A Festival of New Black Poets in America

By King, Woodie (editor); Baraka, Imamu Amiri (artistic consultant)

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Random House, 1972. This is the second printing of an anthology of the work of thirty leading Black poets from an historic poetry festival produced by Woody King at the Appolo Theater and the Brooklyn Aademy of Music in New York City, an event that marked an important development in Black poetry; foreword by Nikki Giovanni, introduction by Don L. Lee; includes biographies of the poets (black cloth with silver lettering on spine, corners & upper spine end very slightly bumped; otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy). Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$19.95

Frame (1971-1990)
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Frame (1971-1990)

By Watten, Barrett

Los Angeles, CA U.S.A.: Sun & Moon Press, 1997. This book brings together six previously published works of poetry from two decades: Opera--Works, Decay, 1-10, Plasma/Paralleles/"X", Complete Thought, and Conduit, along with two previously uncollected texts: City Fields and Frame; Watten is one of the founding poets and editors of the Language School of poetry and one of its central theorists (white pictorial cover with a few faint creases, very slight edge wear; otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy). Trade Paperback. Very Good.

$45.00

Losses

By Jarrell, Randall

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1948. This is the stated first edition of Jarrell's third book of poetry (black cloth with slightly faded, but still legible, gold lettering on spine, small dent on front cover, pages very slightly tanned; otherwise a clean, tight copy). First Edition. Very Good/No Jacket.

$22.50

The Center of Attention: Poems
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The Center of Attention: Poems

By Hoffman, Daniel

U.S.A.: Random House, 1974. This is the second printing of this book of poetry by the former poet leaureat of the United States; inscribed to his colleague at the University of Pennsylvania, Robert Lucid, and dated March, 1974 (black cloth with very slightly faded, but still bight & legible, gold lettering on spine; otherwise a clean, tight copy). Inscribed By Author. Second Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$25.00

The Ceremonies Of Longing (Pitt Poetry Series)
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The Ceremonies Of Longing (Pitt Poetry Series)

By Sandra Kohler

Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A.: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2003. This is the author's second collection of poetry that explores the patterns of everyday life and the inner drama of imagination; signed by the author on the title page and inscribed to the poet Joan Landis on the half-title page (white pictorial cover; a bright, clean, tight copy). Signed by Author. First Edition. Trade Paperback. Fine.

$19.95

Improbable Music

By Kohler, Sandra

Cincinnati, OH, U.S.A.: Word Press, 2011. This is the author's third collection of poetry; signed by the author on the title page and inscribed to the poet Joan Landis on the half-title page (white pictorial cover; a bright, clean, tight copy). Signed by Author. Trade Paperback. Fine.

$19.95

The Voice of the Poet: Aspects of Style in the Poetry of Emily Dickinson

By Lindberg-Seyersted, Brita

Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.: Harvard University Press, 1968. In this book, the author uses the theories and methods of modern linguistics to explore Dickinson's poetic language; the author taught American literature at the University of Uppsala; publisher's review copy slip included (blue textured cloth with gold lettering on spine; blue dust jacket with black lettering has slight edgewear; otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy). Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$19.95

Statutes of Liberty: The New York School of Poets

By Ward, Geoff

New York, NY, U.S.A.: St. Martin's Press, 1993. This is the first academic study of the New York School of Poets; it provides a critical and historical introduction to this group of writers, including close readings of major works by John Ashbery as well as detailed accounts of Frank O'Hara and James Schuyler; it examines the relationship between American poetry and painting in the Cold War years, and between modern poetry and deconstruction; it concludes with an account of the influence of the New York School on contemporary writers, such as the Language Poets (black cloth with gold lettering, pages very slightly tanned; pictorial dust jacket with photo of Frank O'Hara and other poets on the front, very small scuff mark on side of spine; otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy). First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$95.00

Selected Poems: 1957-1987

By Snodgrass, W. D

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Soho Press, 1987. The collection includes the best poems from the author's first book, Heart's Needle, winner of the 1959 Pulitzer Prize; his second book, After Experience; a privately published book, Remains; poems that appeared in small press or broadside form; some new poems; and excerpts from The Fuehrer Bunker, a series of dramatic monologues from the denizens of Hitler's bunker during the last month of the Reich; inscribed by author on back of half-title page, facing the title-page (black cloth with gold lettering & blue paper-covered boards; blue pictorial dust jacket with painting on front, author's photo on the back, slight crease on upper right edge of rear cover; otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy). Inscribed By Author. Half Cloth. As New/Near Fine.

$35.00

Herakles: A Verse Play

By Goldblatt, Eli

Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.: Tamarisk Press, 1981. Published in an edition of 500 copies as a "single artist" issue of Tamarisk magazine, Vol. IV, No. 1, Fall, 1981; the verse play was originally produced by Alexandra Grilikhes on WXPN radio in Philadelphia on November 5, 1979, with a cast that included the author (white cover with black lettering and graphic, blue endpapers, inscribed by author on title page, cover slightly shelf-worn, otherwise a good, clean, tight copy). Inscribed By Author. Trade Paperback. Very Good. Limited Edition.

$25.00

The Burning Mystery of Anna in 1951

By Koch, Kenneth

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Random House, 1979. A book of poems originally published in the New American Review, the New York Review of Books, the Partisan Review, the Paris Review, and Big Sky (black cloth & gold paper-covered boards with gold lettering, slightly sunned; dust jacket designed by the artist Larry Rivers with photo of the author on the back). Second Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$34.00

Vanzetti's Fish Cart

By Vitiello, Justin

Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.: Mellen Poetry Press, 1991. Inscribed and dated by author on first blank page; previously published in Italian as Il carro del pesce di Vanzetti (blue textured paper covers with gold lettering, slight edgewear, otherwise a good, clean, tight copy; also available in Italian-language edition). Inscribed By Author. Trade Paperback. Very Good.

$20.00

Climbing Down

By Dennis, Carl

New York, NY, U.S.A.: George Braziller, 1976. The author's second book, inscribed and dated "For Charlie, who pretended to drop by accidentally, hoping this book, long awaited, had at last arrived, from Carl, Feb., 1976" (red & brown cover, small scuff mark on upper right edge of rear cover, slight edgewear, faint crease at corner of last page, otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy). Inscribed By Author. First Printing. Trade Paperback. Very Good.

$45.00