Modern Poetry

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Modern Poetry Books & Ephemera

Black Pow-Wow

Black Pow-Wow

by Joans, Ted

Revolution Is

Revolution Is

by Rap, B

And the Ground Spoke... Poems and Stories

And the Ground Spoke... Poems and Stories

by García-Camarillo, Cecilio, Joy Harjo, E. A. Mares, and Jim Sagel

San Antonio: Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, 1986. First edition. Near fine. 48 pages. An anthology of poems (García-Camarillo, Harjo) and prose (Mares and Sagel), some previously published. Introduction by Bryce Milligan. First edition (first printing). Near fine in wrappers.
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$19.00
The Use of Fire: Poems

The Use of Fire: Poems

by Price, Reynolds

New York: Atheneum, 1990. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 143 pages. First edition. Fine in a fine dust jacket. With a review slip and an author photo laid in.
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$19.00
1933

1933

by LEVINE, Philip

New York: Atheneum, 1974. First Edition. Softcover. Tiny chip to edge of front cover, slight crease to top corner. Near Fine. Glossy wraps. Issued only in softcover. SIGNED by the poet on the title page.
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$93.80
From Eden Book (Maya Quarto Four)

From Eden Book (Maya Quarto Four)

by Meltzer, David

(N.-pl.): (Cranium Press), 1969. First Edition. Pamphlet. Fine. 12 pages. A long poem. 250 copies were printed on Curtis rag; fifty signed and numbered copies on handmade Tovil paper. First edition (first printing). A fine copy in wrappers (paperback). This is one of 50 signed, numbered copies. With a seven-line poem by Meltzer ("Only speech, the music of language...") on a separate sheet, signed with initials. With the original mailing envelope.
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$63.00
Vision Quest

Vision Quest

by Connie Bostic

Catalogue for an exhibition held January 24 - May 17, 2014 at Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, showcasing Homire's life drawing and poetry. Short introduction by exhibition curator Connie Bostic. 48 pages. Bound in semigloss pictorial wrappers. NEW. Cynthia Homire came to Black Mountain College to study pottery with David Weinrib and Karen Karnes, and later married fellow BMC alum Jorge Fick. They opened the Fickery in Santa Fe where she made utilitarian stoneware that he glazed. They held... Read more
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$10.00
The Revived Ashes: A Symphonic Poem Re-Evocating the Attempted Genocide Perpetrated Against Jews During the Nazist Regime of Terror

The Revived Ashes: A Symphonic Poem Re-Evocating the Attempted Genocide Perpetrated Against Jews During the Nazist Regime of Terror

by CUTINO, Salvatore

Beaumont, CA, 1967. First Edition. Quarto (28cm.); staplebound self-wrappers printed mimeograph from typescript; [6],39,[4],10pp.; text printed from typescript on rectos only. Some wear from handling including tiny closed tear at upper cover spine edge, light soil throughout, else Very Good and sound. Long poem about the Holocaust first registed in 1963 with the Writers Guild of America and posthumously published here by the author's son Louis. The text concludes with an essay by the author regarding... Read more
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$150.00
The Living Frieze [Limited Edition; Publisher Monroe Wheeler's Copy]

The Living Frieze [Limited Edition; Publisher Monroe Wheeler's Copy]

by TURBYFILL, Mark

Evanston, IL: Monroe Wheeler, 1921. First Edition. Limited to 350 copies of which this is no. 33. Octavo (22.5cm.); publisher's decorative paper-covered boards in dust jacket printed in green; 83pp.; photographic portrait tipped to frontispiece. Jacket extremities quite chipped along folds, spine panel partly perished with old tape repair and contemporary reinforcement to verso, else Near Fine in a Good example of the rare jacket. Publisher Monroe Wheeler's ex libris to front free endpaper. The... Read more
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$200.00
The Confessions of Peter Pan [Limited Edition, Inscribed & Signed]

The Confessions of Peter Pan [Limited Edition, Inscribed & Signed]

by WALLER, Sir John, 7th Baronet

Oxford: Holywell Press, 1941. First Edition. Limited to 307 copies of which this is no. 135. Octavo; publisher's cream printed staplebound card wrappers; [12]pp. Light toning to extremities, faint crease at bottom fore-edge corner of upper cover, else Near Fine. Inscribed and signed on colophon: "To Herbert Oliver [?] from John Waller. 22 Nov 1950. 'As they mingle with the damned [?]...'" First book by Sir John Waller (1917-1995), published shortly before his service in the Middle East with the Royal... Read more
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$75.00
Tongue Stones

Tongue Stones

by Campion, John

Berkeley: Eco-Tropic Books, 1999. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. 290 pages. Poems; Texas poet. Winner of the 1990 Austin Book Award. Second printing. A near fine copy in wrappers (paperback).
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$19.00
Inspiración infinita... Poemas para alcanzar otros mundos

Inspiración infinita... Poemas para alcanzar otros mundos

Guanajuato, Mexico: La Milpa Cartonera, 2014. Near fine. A poetry anthology photocopied on white paper and sewn into cartonera (cardboard) covers. [2], 22 pages.Cartonera is a publishing movement started in Argentina about 2003. Small press publishers, mostly featuring poetry, print inexpensive chapbooks and bind them with repurposed cardboard with hand-decorated covers. Frequently the covers are made by different people and seldom have a uniform design. While cartonera books are distinctly Latin... Read more
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$50.00
Below the Surface

Below the Surface

by McLeod, Milt

Houston, TX: Wings Press, 1992. First Edition. Pamphlet. Very good. [24] pages. Poetry chapbook. New Texas Poetry Sampler series, no. 6. One of 500 copies, all signed and numbered by the author. First edition (first printing). Very good in wrappers. Signed on the colophon.
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$19.00
New Chicana/Chicano Writing, Volume 1 [Hardcover Issue]

New Chicana/Chicano Writing, Volume 1 [Hardcover Issue]

by Tatum, Charles M. (editor)

Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press, 1992. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. 185 pages. Poetry and prose anthology with contributions from Luis Omar Salinas, Francisco X. Alarcon, Gary Soto, Sandra Cisneros, Juan Felipe Herrera, and others. The scarce hardcover issue; also issued in wrappers (paperback). First edition (first printing). A fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued.
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$31.00
War is Kind

War is Kind

by CRANE, Stephen; Will Bradley (design)

New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1899. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm); black and gray illustrated paper-covered boards, with title label at upper spine; 96,[2]pp; illus. Gentle sunning to spine and upper rear cover, light wear to spine ends and board corners, with minute board exposure to lower corners, a few tiny stains to lower front cover, and a tiny, vintage booksellers ticket to lower rear pastedown; hinges sound, and clean throughout; Very Good+. Attractive copy of this masterpiece of Art... Read more
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$850.00
Dawn Tango / Tango de madrugada

Dawn Tango / Tango de madrugada

by González, Angel

San Antonio, TX: Wings Press, 2006. First Edition. Pamphlet. Fine. A bilingual collection of poems from a comtemporary Spanish poet. Translated by the New Mexican writer E. A. Mares. Published in an edition of 250 numbered copies signed by González and Mares. According to OCLC, only seven copies are held in libraries.29 pages. First edition (first printing).
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$13.00
Centering

Centering

by M. C. (Mary Caroline) Richards

Many were introduced to M.C. Richards through this insightful counterculture classic. The book is based on a series of her talks on the subject of "centering" which were published by Wesleyan Press in 1964. In it, M.C. shares her discovery of the process of centering clay on the potter's wheel as a living metaphor for becoming centered within oneself. Paperback, 159 pages. 25th Anniversary Edition with a new introduction and foreword by Matthew Fox.
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$21.95
Diary: How To Improve The World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse) Continued Part Three

Diary: How To Improve The World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse) Continued Part Three

by Cage, John

West Glover, VT: Something Else Press, 1967. First Edition. Pamphlet. Parts LXI to LXXXIX of Cage's text on the Vietnam War and 1960s political issues. This book is printed in two colors, red and blue, but in a variety of combinations that produce a myriad of colors on the page.16 pages. Great Bear pamphlet 11. First edition. There are two issues of this pamphlet. The most common has only the price on the back cover. This is the much scarcer version with the list of the first ten Great Bear pamphlets... Read more
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$38.00
Again for the First Time

Again for the First Time

by Catacalos, Rosemary

Santa Fe, NM: Tooth of Time, 1984. First edition. Trade paperback. Very good. 68 pages. The author's second book, published in an edition of 750 copies. Catacalos, a writer of Greek and Mexican descent, is a former Stegner Fellow and directed the Poetry Archives at San Francisco State University. She is from San Antonio and still retains a strong following in Texas. Very good in wrappers (paperback) that are rubbed on the front cover.
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$25.00
New and Selected Poems

New and Selected Poems

by Wittenberg, Rudolf

Fort Worth, TX: Latitudes Press, 1984. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. 106 pages. 30 new poems and many others selected from previous books. New York poet. This is one of 200 hardcover copies (there were also 800 in paperback). First edition (first printing, hardcover issue). Near fine in blue cloth. No jacket, as issued (?).
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$19.00
A Hit Squad of Chinks

A Hit Squad of Chinks

by Cleaver, Eldridge

Stanford, CA: C. P. Times Press, 1984. First Edition. Pamphlet. Near fine. [12] pages. 4-1/2 by 6 inches. A three-poem chapbook by one of the founders of the Black Panthers. The title poem is about China. A near fine copy in wrappers (pamphlet). Staples a bit rusted.
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$25.00
Rips

Rips

by Taylor, Chuck

Bryan, TX: Unicorn Press, 2009. First Edition. Pamphlet. Near fine. [24] pages. Poems. Taylor teaches at Texas A & M and is the publisher of Slough Press. Published in an edition of 100 signed copies. Uncommon in libraries, with OCLC locating just three holdings, and only one in Texas (Texas A & M). First edition (first printing). Near fine in wrappers. Signed by Taylor on the colophon. With a one-page autograph letter signed (ALS) laid in.
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$25.00
Nine small mixed media paintings

Nine small mixed media paintings

by Hirschman, Jack

1990. Ephemera. Very Good. Nine mixed media works on paper (one on art board), ranging from 8 by 10 to 8-1/2 by 14 inches. In these poem and word paintings, Hirschman uses pastels, watercolor, felt pen, and ballpoint pen. The paintings are typically political, with "No Nazi" slogans, calls for solidarity, and refrains about oppressed peoples. Hirschman has been called a Beat poet (he was born in 1933) but he calls himself an unreformed Communist. He has been the poet laureate of San Francisco and the... Read more
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$1,188.00
MEMORY OF SNOW

MEMORY OF SNOW

by CSOORI, Sandor

Great Barrington: Penmaen Press, (1983). First Edition. Hardcover. Covers soiled, otherwise Near Fine in a Fine dustwrapper. Michael McCurdy. One of 200 case-bound copies (of a total edition of 750) illustrated by Michael McCurdy with a wood-engraved portrait of Csoori on the dustwrapper cover and the title page. The poet's first book in English, translated by Nicholas Kolumban.
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$25.00
1er Festival International de Poesie de Cogolin 1-7 Juillet 1984

1er Festival International de Poesie de Cogolin 1-7 Juillet 1984

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: A.P.E.R.O. / P.A.C.A., 1984. First edition. Paperback. Near Fine/No dust jacket. Wolf Vostell. 8vo. 252pp, Illus. b&w photos. Cover by Wolf Vostell. This festival, organized by A.P.E.R.O./P.A.C.A. and T. Julian Blaine, celebrating historical and contemporary Avant-garde, took place in Cogolin, France, a small town in Provence a few miles from Saint-Tropez. This is the catalog from the first of three international poetry festivals which took place there,... Read more
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$23.10
XVII MACHINES

XVII MACHINES

by HEYEN, William

Pittsburgh and Derry, PA: Sisyphus Editions, (1976). First Edition. Softcover. Fine. Printed wraps. Copiy #20 of 503. This copy is INSCRIBED and SIGNED to the poet William Meredith in 1977 in Brockport: "For William, with/many thanks for/many kindnesses/Bill." Laid in is a full-page AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS) from Heyen to Meredith. In the original envelope addressed in Heyen's hand to Meredith.
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$187.50
Idi and the Sultan

Idi and the Sultan

by Cleaver, Eldridge

(Stanford): (C. P. Times Press), 1984. First Edition. Pamphlet. Near fine. [12] pages. 4-1/2 by 6 inches. A single-poem chapbook by one of the founders of the Black Panthers. Here he is critical of Idi Amin. First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in wrappers (pamphlet). Staples a touch rusted, very minor spotting to covers.
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$19.00