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

RETURN TO A PLACE LIT BY A GLASS OF MILK. POEMS

RETURN TO A PLACE LIT BY A GLASS OF MILK. POEMS

by SIMIC, Charles

New York: George Braziller, (1974). First Edition. Hardcover. About Fine in a price-clipped, about Fine dustwrapper. Wonderful and early collection of poems by Simic.
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$125.00
The Simple Truth"

The Simple Truth"

by LEVINE, Philip

OH: Logan Elm Press, 1993. Broadside. Fine. First Separate Edition of the poem. Illustrated with a color woodcut. Of 200 numbered copies SIGNED by Levine and the artist Dotti Lipetz, this is an Artist's Proof marked "AP." A very colorful and striking 18" x 12" broadside of this moving poem by Levine, the title poem of his 1994 Pulitzer Prize winning book.
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$375.00
KING COLE

KING COLE

by MASEFIELD, John

London: William Heinemann, 1921. First Edition. Spine darkened. Very Good. Judith Masefield. Parchment-backed boards. Illustrated with drawings by Judith Masefield. Copy #380 of 750 numbered copies SIGNED by the author of a total edition of 780.
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$31.30
The Color of Culture

The Color of Culture

by Jones, Mona Lake

Paperback. Very Good. Second Edition, First Printing, Clean & Unmarked Copy, light edgewear, Signed & Inscribed by the Author on the first front free-page: To Chomanaese, Love, Mona Lake Jones. The Color of Culture is a highly entertaining and enchanting collection of poetry that celebrates our prominence as African-American people. Mona's work will inspire both adults and children alike... 69 pages.
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$9.95
THE ALLIGATOR BRIDE. POEMS NEW AND SELECTED

THE ALLIGATOR BRIDE. POEMS NEW AND SELECTED

by HALL, Donald

New York: Harper & Row, (1969). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a price-clipped, Near Fine dustwrapper. SIGNED by the poet on the title page.
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$62.50
SHATTERHOUSE

SHATTERHOUSE

by CONNELLAN, Leo

(Chester, MA): (Hollow Spring Press), (1983). First Edition. wraps. Stains to front covers. Very Good. Wraps decorated by Bruce MacDonald. One of 1000 copies printed, the first 25 issued signed. There is no indication that this is one of those 25, but it is SIGNED on the title page by the poet. In addition it is INSCRIBED on the front endpaper: "For Robert Penn Warren/with gratitude/Leo." Laid in is a gut-wrenching TYPED LETTER SIGNED by Connellan to Warren dated 14 March 1983 asking for forgiveness... Read more
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$187.50
The Changes Orders Becomings

The Changes Orders Becomings

by Peyton Houston

Jargon 106. In this set of three poems Peyton Houston continues his exploration of the predicament of the human in a universe not too-well understood and of what can be done about it. Afternote by the author. Designed by William E. Loftin, with three drawings made expressly for the book by artist James McGarrell. One of 1000 copies bound in warm, light brown cloth with cream-colored dust jacket. 65 pages. Fine.
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$10.00
SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY

SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY

by MASTERS, Edgar Lee

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1942. Hardcover. Spine darkened, as often the case, with some foxing to the covers. Very Good or better in a Good, intact slipcase with some discoloration. Boardman Robinson. Tall octavo (7" x 10-1/2") bound in full linen with a gilt-lettered leather label. Printed by Joseph Blumenthal at the Spiral Press. Copy #845 of 1500 illustrated by Boardman Robinson and SIGNED by both the author and the illustrator. The only signed limited edition of this classic poem, first... Read more
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$218.80
A Christmas Delirium

A Christmas Delirium

by WILSON, Edmund

N.p., 1955. First Edition. Octavo (20.25cm.); original plain staplebound wrappers in decorative dust jacket, paper label mounted to upper panel; 42pp.; illus. Jacket flaps originally pasted inside wrappers now loose revealing faint, inoffensive glue residue, else Near Fine.
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$50.00
Time Frames: A Speculative Poetry Anthology

Time Frames: A Speculative Poetry Anthology

by GAREY, Terry A. (ed)

Minneapolis: Rune Press, 1991. First, Limited Edition. Octavo. Pictorial glazed boards (hardcover); no jacket as issued; 97pp. Limited to 500 copies. Fine, unread copy. Uncommon collection of science-fiction poetry. Contributors include Ruth Berman, John Grey, Steve Sneyd, Robert Frazier, Geoffrey A. Landis, Ann K. Schwader, Roger Dutcher, Camilla Decarnin, Alan Steward, and John Calvin Rezmerski.
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$35.00
Lachrymae Mateo: 3 Poems For Christmas 1966 [Caterpillar III]

Lachrymae Mateo: 3 Poems For Christmas 1966 [Caterpillar III]

by ESHLEMAN, Clayton

New York: Caterpillar, 1967. First Edition. One of 200 multilithed copies (from a total edition of 300, with the first 100 being mimeographed). Quarto (28cm); multilithed sheets (rectos), side-stapled into printed card wrappers; [6]pp. Light wear and some faint creasing to extremities, else Near Fine. Issued as Caterpillar III.
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$25.00
The Broadside Annual 1972: Introducing New Black Poets

The Broadside Annual 1972: Introducing New Black Poets

by WITHERSPOON, Jill, ed

Detroit: Broadside Press, 1972. First Edition. First printing. Octavo (21.5cm.); original green staplebound wrappers printed in darker green; 22pp. Fine. Includes contributions by Jon Randall, Bruce C. Geary (Sayif Shabazz), and Alvin Aubert. The annual only appeared twice, in 1972 and 1973.
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$30.00
FAUST

FAUST

by JOHANN WOLFGANG VAN GOETHE

1912 MODERN LIBRARY EDITION. HAS BEEN RE-C0VERED WITH LEATHER. BINDING IS SOUND, PAGES UNMARKED. LEATHER COVER HAS SOME DAMAGE ON SPINE.
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$50.00
MODERN EUROPEAN VERSE. THE POCKET POETS

MODERN EUROPEAN VERSE. THE POCKET POETS

by (ABSE, Dannie) editor

London: Vista Books, (1964). First Edition. Softcover. Small skim mark on rear, otherwise Fine. INSCRIBED to the poet William Meredith: "'We are most our own strange selves when we are hosts.'/For Bill,/whose Apollinaire translations/would have been in here had/I known them earlier/Dannie Abse/June '64."
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$100.00
FLOWERS OF EVIL

FLOWERS OF EVIL

by CHARLES BAUDELAIRE, LEWIS PIAGET SHANKS

VG, 1931, NO DJ, LIGHT STAINING ON COVER. VERY GOOD INTERIOR. GREAT COPY. PUBLISHER BOOKMARK INCLUDED.
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$200.00
SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH Inscribed to Poet William Meredith

SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH Inscribed to Poet William Meredith

by FROST, Robert

n.p.. Framed Photograph. Fading to the ink but still readable. A lovely presentation. An 8" x 10" black-and-white portrait of the elderly poet, partly in shadow, matted and framed to an overall size of 12" x 14". INSCRIBED and SIGNED to poet William Meredith: "Robert Frost/to/William Meredith/in friendship/Aug. 9, 1960." With a ticket to a reading by Frost at Connecticut College on 9 December 1962, less than two months before Frost's death.
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$4375.00
The San Francisco Book Review 22 (1972)

The San Francisco Book Review 22 (1972)

by Bail, Jay (ed.), Charles Bukowski, Emily Leider (on Sylvia Plath), Jeff Nuttall, Adrian Birney, Paul Johnson, Richard Morris, et al

San Francisco: The San Francisco Book Review, 1972. 1st edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket (as issued). VG+. 4to, 40pp, stapled self-cover. Includes "Notes on the Life of an Aged Poet" by Charles Bukowski (a memoir with poems), plus Emily Leider on Sylvia Plath and contributions by Jeff Nuttall, et al. Unmarked copy, light wear, staples have some rust.
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$25.00
AMERICAN LETTER FOR GERALD MURPHY

AMERICAN LETTER FOR GERALD MURPHY

by (MacLEISH, Archibald)

n.p., n.d. [1970s]. First Edition. Softcover. Fine. Three large (11-1/8" x 15") sheets of thick deckle-edged paper folded to make 12 pages reproducing the manuscript of a poem by MacLeish written in 1929. Not to be confused with the 1935 book publication printed by Ward Ritchie. Archibald MacLeish was not only a well-known poet but also served as Librarian of Congress, appointed by Franklin Roosevelt, a position he used to reorganize and promote the institution. In addition to winning three Pulitzer... Read more
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$187.50
Straits: Poems

Straits: Poems

by Koch

1998. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. 104 pages. Text unmarked. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. SIGNED and warmly inscribed to previous owner. Slight age and shelf-wear. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 2 pounds. Category: Poetry ; Signed by Author. ISBN: 0375401369. Inventory No: 030256. BZDB373 Poetry ; Signed by Author Unbranded ISBN: 0375401369 Kenneth Koch Straits: Poems
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$35.00
A ROOF OF TGER LILIES

A ROOF OF TGER LILIES

by HALL, Donald

New York: The Viking Press, (1964). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a price-clipped, Very Good dustwrapper with a chip at the base of the spine. INSCRIBED and SIGNED in 1987 by the poet on the title page: "this book still pleases me."
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$75.00
After Strange Gods: A Primer of Modern Heresy (The Page-Barbour Lectures at the University of Virginia, 1933)

After Strange Gods: A Primer of Modern Heresy (The Page-Barbour Lectures at the University of Virginia, 1933)

by Eliot

1934. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Stated First Editrion. 72 pages. Red boards with yellow lettering. dome toning to spine and fading to edges. Some faint pencil underlining and marginalia. Glue stain from removed bookplate on FEP. Book ticket from Gotham Book Mart in back. THe jacket is missing but the flap copy was clipped and kept as a bookmark (laid-in) Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 2 pounds. Category: Poetry ; Inventory No: 030529. BZDB373 Poetry ;... Read more
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$60.00
THE LYRIC YEAR

THE LYRIC YEAR

by [MILLAY, Edna St. Vincent] EARLE, F. (editor)

New York: Mitchell Kennerley, 1912. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in an attractive, Very Good dustwrapper. First State. First appearance of "Renascence," predating Millay's first book by five years. With appearances also by Bliss Carman, Vachel Lindsay, William Rose Benet, Louis Untermeyer, etc. In the very scarce dustwrapper which is about 1/4" shorter than the book and is in quite nice shape with some staining to the spine and a small piece lacking there obliterating the publisher's name and... Read more
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$312.50
Wreck of the Jeanne Goughy

Wreck of the Jeanne Goughy

by Colin Pink

A new collection of poems by Colin Pink, featuring twelve woodcut illustrations by Daniel Goodwin.
The collection hinges around an eponymous epic poem which relates the human cost of a fishing tragedy off Cornwall in 1962. It includes twelve sonnets and ten triolets, reflecting Colin's interest in formal poetic structures, though the subject matter and treatment is anything but. "Love, death, disaster and politics!" is how Colin sometimes summarises his work.
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£12.50
The Quest of the Orchis" in THE INDEPENDENT. June 27, 1901. Frost's Third National Publication

The Quest of the Orchis" in THE INDEPENDENT. June 27, 1901. Frost's Third National Publication

by (FROST, Robert)

New York, 27 June 1901. First Edition. wraps. Small stain to the front cover; minor wear and small chips. Very Good and quite scarce. Contains Frost's third national appearance in print, here as R. L. Frost, after the poem "My Butterfly: An Elegy" which appeared in the same magazine in 1894 and "The Birds Do This," also in this publication in 1896. The importance of this magazine to Frost predated his writing for it. According to Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant, Frost's first encounter with the publication... Read more
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$937.50
Learning Finnish

Learning Finnish

by Volfing, Annette

Annette Volfing is Danish, grew up in Geneva and now lives in Oxford where she teaches medieval German literature. She has previously published a pamphlet ('Ecliptic') with Black Light Engine Room. Much of her spare time is now devoted to learning Finnish.
Natalija Ganina specialises in Germanic Philology at Moscow State University. She is also a visual artist who often draws inspiration from literature.
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£12.50