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Not a Male Pseudonym
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Not a Male Pseudonym

By Waldman, Anne

New York: Tender Buttons, 1990. No Edition Stated. 12mo (7 3/4 x 5 inches; 189 x 125 mm), 32 pages, in stapled, illustrated wrappers. SIGNED by Anne Waldman on the title page. One of 1,000 copies. Cover by Donna Dennis. Signed copies are scarce to the market. SCARCE. CONDITION: Upper wrapper heavily rubbed, staples a bit rusted, creasing to a few pages. A Very Good copy.

$44.00

New York Poetry [Volume 1, Number 1]
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New York Poetry [Volume 1, Number 1]

By Roday, Steven [Publisher] and Richard Monaco [Associate Publisher and Editor]

New York: Entelechy Press, 1969. First Edition, First Printing. Small 4to (10 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches; 275 x 214 mm), 32 pages, in stapled pictorial wrappers. The first issue of "New York Poetry," a short-lived magazine. Poems by Frank O'Hara, Richard Eberhart, David Galler, David Posner, Clark Coolidge, Walter Kerr, Merrill Sparks, William Cassegrain, Christopher Collins, Antonio Beccadelli, Colette Inez, and Richard Monaco. CONDITION: Soiling and small closed tear to lower wrapper, pages heavily toned. A Very Good copy.

$66.00

The Psalms of Struggle and Liberation
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The Psalms of Struggle and Liberation

By Cardenal, Ernesto

New York: Herder and Herder, 1971. No Edition Stated. 8vo (8 x 6 inches; 213 x 151 mm), 76 pages in pictorial wrappers. A collection of poems by the Nicaraguan poet and priest Ernesto Cardenal (born 1925). Translated into English by Emile G. McAnany from Salmos (Ediciones Carlos Lohle, Buenos Aires, 1969). Foreword by Thomas Merton, photographs by Robert Rush. A rewriting of the Psalms. SCARCE. CONDITION: Light edge wear as well as some foxing to the top edge. Internally clean and unmarked. A Very Good copy.

$138.00

The Two Wars
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The Two Wars

By May, Doris Weldon

No Place of Publication Stated: Self-Published?, February, 1969. No Edition Stated. 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches; 215 x 140 mm), 23, [1] mimeographed pages in stapled pictorial wrappers. A collection of poems. The Two Wars of the title refers to the war in Vietnam ("The Dirty War") and to injustice in America's inner cities ("The REAL War"). "...[O]ur cities are crumbling in decay and the black people are at an end to their patience," the author says in the introduction. Striking cover image, with bombs and skulls. SCARCE. CONDITION: Wrappers soiled, pages heavily toned, four-page section loose from staples. Overall, about Very Good.

$50.00

Almost at the End
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Almost at the End

By Yevtushenko, Yevgeny

London: Marion Boyars Publishers, Ltd., 1987. First U.K. Edition, First Printing. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2; 220 x 140mm), ix,146 pages, in black cloth, gilt titles to spine, in an unclipped dust jacket. SIGNED by Yevgeny Yevtushenko (1932-2017) on the title page. A collection of poems and prose. Foreword by Harrison E. Salisbury, who notes, "...Yevtusheno has embarked on a creative experiment--the combination of prose and poetry in what seems to me to be a new, attractive and enormously effective form. It gives strength and body to his poetics and it lends emotion and color to his prose. Here is an outrush of feeling as tumultuous as anything Yevtusheno has ever written." Translated by Antonia W. Bouis, Albert C. Todd, and Yevgeny Yevtushenko. U.K. and U.S. editions of this book were published in 1987. Signed copies of the U.K. edition, such as this one, are far more elusive than the U.S. edition. SCARCE SIGNED. CONDITION: Gilt spine titles bright and unfaded, pages moderately toned. Dust jacket slightly soiled and rubbed, spine sunned. Large old price label to verso of front flap, with outline of label visible on recto. A Very Good copy.

$220.00

The Face Behind the Face
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The Face Behind the Face

By Yevtushenko, Yevgeny

New York: Richard Marek Publishers, Ltd., 1979. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches; 220 x 150 mm), [xiv], 193, [1] pages, black quarter cloth over gray boards, gilt titles to spine, in a price-clipped dust jacket. INSCRIBED by Yevgeny Yevtushenko (1932-2017) on the front free end paper: "To _____- / to the / most beautiful / statuette / of America. / I like you / much more than / the giant one. / Yevtushenko." Then again inscribed by Yevtushenko to another recipient on the half title: "To _____ / with my deep / gratitude / for hospitality / in your college. / Yevtushenko." A collection of poems, translated by Arthur Boyars and Simon Franklin. U.K. and U.S. editions of this book were published in 1979. Signed copies of the U.S. edition, such as this one, are far scarcer than the U.K. edition. It's also unusual to find a single volume inscribed to two different recipients. SCARCE SIGNED. CONDITION: Sunning to top and bottom edges of boards, ghost of old price sticker to front paste down, embossed ownership stamp to title page. Otherwise, pages are clean, bright, and unmarked. Dust jacket panels soiled (heavily on rear panel), closed tear to rear panel. A Very Good copy.

$193.00

Radical Presence: An Interview With Anne Waldman
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Radical Presence: An Interview With Anne Waldman

By [Anne Waldman] Lea, Sonya

Salt Lake City: Elik Press, 2002. First Edition Thus. 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 3/8 inches; 210 x 135 mm), 22,[2] pages in stapled wrappers. SIGNED by Anne Waldman on the title page. An interview with the poet on a variety of topics: the writing life, Buddhism, activism, the role of the artist in society. This interview first appeared in Tricycle Magazine in spring 2002. SCARCE. CONDITION: Light soiling to wrappers, some general edge wear. Internally clean, bright, and unmarked. A Very Good or better copy.

$33.00

Dark Arcana: Afterimage or Glow
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Dark Arcana: Afterimage or Glow

By Waldman, Anne

Chester, New York: Heaven Bone Press, 2003. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches; 215 x 140mm), 40 pages, in photo-illustrated wrappers. INSCRIBED by Anne Waldman on the title page: "Anne Waldman / For --- / onward." Poems inspired by a trip to Hanoi, one of 1,500 copies. Cover and inside photographs by Patti Smith. Signed copies of this book are scarce to the market. There were no other signed copies in commerce as of August 1, 2019. SCARCE. CONDITION: A Fine copy.

$66.00

Au Lit / Holy or Transgressions of the Maghreb
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Au Lit / Holy or Transgressions of the Maghreb

By Waldman, Anne; Eleni Sikelianos; Laird Hunt

Erie, Colorado: Smokeproof Press, 1998. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo (8 x 5 inches; 214 x 130 mm), 28, [4] pages in in stapled wrappers over stiff white card binding. SIGNED by Anne Waldman on the half title. Poems inspired by a trip to the Maghreb. Cover printed letterpress by Brad O'Sullivan. One of 350 copies. This collection is scarce to the market, and signed copies are even more elusive. SCARCE. CONDITION: Slight creasing to wrappers. A Near Fine copy.

$83.00

The Quenching of the Lamp: Versions from the Therigatha and Theragatha
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The Quenching of the Lamp: Versions from the Therigatha and Theragatha

By Waldman, Anne and Andrew Schelling

Boulder, Colorado: Rodent Press, 1994. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches; 215 x 132 mm), 28, [4] pages in side-stapled wrappers. SIGNED by Anne Waldman on the title page. One of 200 copies, featuring poems as well as two striking illustrations by Robert Schelling and a helpful glossary of Pali and Sanskrit terms at end. SCARCE SIGNED. CONDITION: A Fine copy.

$44.00

People Beneath the Window
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People Beneath the Window

By Cornish, Sam

Baltimore: Sacco Publishers, [1962]. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches; 215 x 135 mm), [48] mimeographed pages in stapled pictorial wrappers. INSCRIBED to Izzy Young, former owner of the Folklore Center in New York, with Young's ownership note on the last page. Scarce first book by Boston's first poet laureate, a collection of poems. Cornish died in August, 2018, at age 82. "On his many walks from his Brighton home, Mr. Cornish traveled Boston's streets, watching the world through his thick glasses, missing nothing." (The Boston Globe, August 23, 2018). CONDITION: Light sunning to spine, small stain to upper wrapper, internally clean and unmarked. A Very Good or better copy.

$220.00

Collection of flyers and handbills for readings by Beat poets

By [City Lights Books] [Shakespeare & Co.] [Beats] [Ferlinghetti]

A collection of nearly 60 flyers and handbills for tributes and readings by poets associated with the San Francisco Beat scene. Most are from 2007-2017, and many of the events took place at San Francisco's legendary City Lights Books. Eight are signed by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, including one for a 1985 reading at Shakespeare & Co. in Paris. Six others are signed by Joanne Kyger, Jack Hirschman, Neeli Cherkovski, Richard Krech, and Soheyl Dahi. Other poets represented in the collection include Diane di Prima, William S. Burroughs, Joyce Carol Oates, Philip Whalen, Ken Kesey, Gary Snyder, Ruth Weiss, Jack Micheline, Kaye McDonough, Kenneth Patchen and others. Most of the flyers measure 11 x 8 1/2 inches (280 x 220 mm) are printed in black-and-white. #101775 CONDITION; Some with light wear and/or pinholes in the corners. All are Very Good or better, many Near Fine.

$523.00

Backwoods Broadsides Chaplet Series: A Complete Set of Signed Lettered Copies (100 Separate Broadsides)

By Pollet, Sylvester [Editor]

Ellsworth, Maine: Backwoods Broadsides / Sylvester Pollet, 1994-2006. First Edition, First Printing. A rare complete set of the Backwoods Broadsides Chaplet Series, featuring 100 different poets. Each is one of only 26 lettered and SIGNED copies. (Our set is letter Y.) Total edition sizes ranged from 300 copies at the beginning of the series in 1994 to 750 copies when the series ended in 2006. Each broadside appears on a single sheet, folded to create 8 panels. 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches (215 x 90 mm) when folded. The series contains a remarkable collection of writers, including established poets such as Amiri Baraka, Robert Creeley, Jerome Rothenberg, Anne Waldman, Alice Notley, Diane Di Prima, Dick Higgins, Jackson Mac Low, Joanne Kyger, Jack Hirschman, Carl Rakosi, Aram Saroyan, Anselm Hollo, and many others. But it's not just big names. There are many emerging or lesser-known poets as well. (Please inquire for a complete list.) Sylvester Pollet (1939-2007) was the mastermind behind this series. He was an associate editor of the National Poetry Foundation and taught creative writing at the University of Maine, Orono. According to the previous owner of this set, "He [Pollet] published work under the Backwoods Broadsides imprint for many years, but the chaplet series was his 'heart' project." Included with the set is Pollet's "farewell" letter to subscribers ending the series in 2006. OCLC FirstSearch shows numerous institutional holdings of individual broadsides (presumably unsigned copies). But as far as we can determine, only the University of Wisconsin has a complete set of the series. There were no other sets in commerce as of March 14, 2019. A rare, complete set, one of only 26 sets signed by the authors. #101776 CONDITION: Fine.

$2200.00

The Sand Burg
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The Sand Burg

By Clark, Thomas [Tom]

London: Ferry Press, 1966. First Edition, First Printing. Small 4to (10 x 8 inches; 251 x 202 mm), [28] pages in stapled glossy wrappers.INSCRIBED by Tom Clark on the title page: "For Bill Beckman / Love Tom / NYC 1967." (? 1967) Clark's first book of poetry, inscribed to the artist Bill Beckman, one of the founders of the East Village Other. One of 500 copies featuring a collection of poems. Great cover art by Joe Brainard. Tom Clark (1941-2018) was a prolific author and a former poetry editor of the Paris Review. Signed copies of this book are uncommon. SCARCE SIGNED. CONDITION: Near Fine, with a bit of soiling to the wrappers but internally clean and unmarked.

$440.00

The Bratsk Station and Other Poems
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The Bratsk Station and Other Poems

By Yevtushenko, Yevgeny

London : Rupert Hart-Davis, 1967. First U.K. Edition, First Printing. 8vo (8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches; 210 x 135 mm), 253 pages, in red cloth, gilt titles to spine. With a dust jacket.INSCRIBED by the author on the front end paper. It's a rather explicit inscription, and we won't repeat it here, but there's a key word that begins with "f." In any case, "Bratsk Station" is an epic poem with numerous references to historical and literary figures and events. Preface by Yevtushenko, Foreword by poet Peter Levi, and translations from the Russian by Tina Tupikina-Glaessner, Geoffrey Dutton, and Igor Mezhakoff-Koriakin.There were no other signed copies in commerce as of March 5, 2019. SCARCE SIGNED. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. A bit of soiling to the top edge, internally clean, bright, and unmarked. The price-clipped dust jacket has very light edge wear and a bit of toning to the lower panel.

$330.00

Endless Life
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Endless Life

By Ferlinghetti, Lawrence

Amsterdam: Lawrence Ferlinghetti, 1980. First Edition, First Printing. 4to (11 x 8 1/2 inches; 280 x 215 mm), 9 leaves plus cover sheet, printed rectos only, stapled twice along the left margin. SIGNED by Lawrence Ferlinghetti on the last page, one of only 25 copies. Ferlinghetti describes this scarce edition, featuring a single poem printed in typescript with corrections, as a "Xerox manuscript edition printed Oct 1980." With a drawing of an angel by Ferlinghetti on the cover sheet.This edition should not be confused with other Ferlinghetti books that have "Endless Life" in the title, such as those issued by New Directions. OCLC FirstSearch shows four institutional holdings: the University of California at Berkeley and Santa Barbara, and at North Carolina and Virginia. No other copies in commerce as of March 3, 2019, which is probably not surprising since only 25 copies were published. A must-have for the Ferlinghetti completist. SCARCE. Condition: A bit of soiling to the cover sheet and some light handling wear. A Near Fine copy of an extremely scarce Ferlinghetti publication.

$660.00

Embracing the Multipede
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Embracing the Multipede

By Levertov, Denise

[Berkeley, California]: Tangram, 1992. First Edition, First Printing. Small 4to (9 5/8 x 6 3/8 inches; 246 x 161 mm), [20] pages in stitched plum-colored paper wrappers, printed white paper title label to spine and panels.SIGNED by Denise Levertov on the title page. A collection of poems, one of only 93 copies on Nideggen mouldmade paper. With an original ink-wash drawing by Thomas Ingmire. A beautiful, fine-press production. No other copies in commerce as of February 15, 2019. SCARCE. CONDITION: A Fine copy.

$330.00

Fragments of a Disordered Devotion
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Fragments of a Disordered Devotion

By Duncan, Robert

San Francisco and Toronto: Gnomon Press and Island Press, 1966. Second Edition, Second Issue. 8vo (8 x 6 1/2 inches / 203 x 165 mm), [24] pages in stapled green wrappers.*A reissue of a 1952 book of poems, featuring a facsimile of Duncan's handwritten poems "newly drawn for this edition." In 1966 the publishers issued the new edition with a cover drawn by Anton Van Dalen, according to the Duncan bibliography. Duncan objected to the Van Dalen cover, so the publishers withdrew that edition and issued this version; the new cover reproduces Duncan's hand-drawn title page. About 500 copies of this second issue were printed. Bertholf A4c.(Robert J. Bertholf, Robert Duncan: A Descriptive Bibliography, 1986). CONDITION: Slight sunning to spine. Near Fine.

$58.00

C Comics No. 2
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C Comics No. 2

By Brainard, Joe [Editor]

New York: Boke Press, 1965. First Edition, First Printing. 4to (11 x 8 1/2 inches; 279 x 215 mm), [108] pages in side-stapled wrappers. A bit of soiling to the wrappers, light toning along the top edge of the front wrapper, and some overall modest handling wear. Internally clean and bright. A Very Good or better copy.The second and last issue of Joe Brainard's "C Comics," a spinoff of Ted Berrigan's "C, a Journal of Poetry." "C Comics" was notable for Brainard's artistic collaborations with poet friends. In this issue, Brainard has drawn comics for texts supplied by a veritable Who's Who of New York School poets: Frank O'Hara, John Ashbery, Barbara Guest, Bill Berkson, Ron Padgett, Kenward Elmslie, Frank Lima, Kenneth Koch, Peter Schjeldahl, Dick Gallup, Tony Towle, and Brainard himself, with texts of "advertisements" supplied by Jimmy Schuyler. In fact, Brainard drew everything in this massive issue except for "Pat," a collaboration between Berrigan and Brainard.Copies of "C Comics" in such nice condition as this are fairly scarce to the market.

$690.00

An Outland Piper
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An Outland Piper

By Davidson, Donald

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1924. First Edition, First Printing. Small 8vo (7 5/8 x 5 1/4 inches; 195 x 135 mm), [x], 81, [1] pages in decorated boards. Rear end paper abraded from removal of label, pages very lightly toned. Otherwise, a Near Fine copy without a dust jacket.*The first book of poems by Donald Davidson (1893-1968). Davidson was an important member of the Fugitive group of writers associated with Vanderbilt University in Nashville in the early 1920s. He was a co-founder of the Fugitive literary magazine and taught for nearly 50 years at Vanderbilt.

$165.00

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